Let's take it back to April of 2014. It's the tenth game of the season and our Padres are off to an unimpressive yet not-too-surprising 3-6 start.
Coming off a series loss against the Indians, we're hoping faithful Andrew Cashner can get a win streak going for us and kick off a ten-game homestand in the win column. Cashner is still winless (0-1) going into his third start of the season despite keeping opponents to only three runs over his first two outings. The Padres haven't given him much in the form of run support. Actually, they've given him nothing. But hopefully all of that is about to change as they take on former Friar Brad Ausmus and his Tigers.
Ausmus sends Rick Porcello to the mound to face Cash. Porcello is only on his second start of the season, and his first went swimmingly as he kept the Orioles to one run in 6 2/3 innings of work. The Padres have a better chance if they can get to Detroit's bullpen, who have struggled early in the season.
It's been four seasons since these teams have faced each other, but Detroit has always seemed to get the better of San Diego, winning seven of the last nine games between the two. But hopefully Cashner and co. can come together and pull off this home victory in convincing fashion.
Here's how the boys are set to lineup against the Tigers:
#Padres vs. Tigers tonight at 7:10pmPT to start a 3 game weekend series and 10-game homestand. #Cash on the mound. pic.twitter.com/uXICYBl6lJ— San Diego Padres (@Padres) April 11, 2014
GO FRIARS!! KEEP THE FAITH!!