Another one-run loss has the Padres mired in a 4 game losing streak that started on Saturday. Since the Padres have won the last 3 games a resurgent Cashner has started, the Padres will look to get back on track against the right-handed Jeff Samardzija.
After a relatively disastrous start to the season, Andrew Cashner has gotten back on track with only one run allowed over his last two starts. He'll be put to the test against a Giants lineup that is rarely short on offensive power and has a marked advantage against Cash (0-4, 6.91 ERA at AT&T Park). Brandon Crawford (6-14, 1 HR) and owner of his own rule Buster Posey (11-25, 2 HR) have each had success against Andrew Cashner.
The Giants will be sending out Jeff Samardzija against his former bullpen mate. Samardsandwich gave up a run with six hits over 7 2/3rds innings in his last outing against Miami. Samardzilidga has had success against San Diego, boasting a 3-1 record with a 2.76 ERA over six games. Jon Jay has had the most experience against Samzarzada, going 8-18 against the former White Sox pitcher. His former teammate Alexei Ramirez is 3-15.
The Padres will look to build on some solid (in some respects) batting out of the top of the order, especially out of the hot bat Wil Myers is currently wielding. Myers is batting a ASG-worthy (go vote!) .383 over his last 11 games. Conversely, Derek Norris needs to step it up, as he's currently not-ASG-worthy with a 1-16 batting record over the last 5 games.
Today's game is a matinee at 12:45PM Pacific Time, so no worries about your sleep schedule today.
Game Time: 12:45 Left Coast Time
Radio: The Mighty 1090, La Poderosa 860 (Spanish)
TV: FSSD, Fox Deportes San Diego (Spanish)