Andrew Cashner solid in Padres victory over the Rockies


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San Diego, CA- After pitching a one-hit shutout to lead the Padres to victory last Friday night, Andrew Cashner was solid once again leading the Padres to a 4-2 victory over the Colorado Rockies in game three of the four game series.

Justin Morneau put the Rockies on the board first in the top of the second, hitting a first pitch change-up by Cashner’s into the Park at the Park to give the Rockies the early 1-0 lead.

The Padres would tie up the game in the bottom if the second on a solo-HomeRun by Tommy Medica, his first of the season to tie the game at 1-1.

Alexi Amarista would give the Padres the lead in the bottom of the fifth, as he scored from third on a wild pitch by Jorge De La Rosa to give the Padres the lead 2-1.

Chris Denorfia would extend the Padres lead to 3-1 in the bottom of the fifth on an RBI double to score Everth Cabrera.

Andrew Cashner would get into a bit of trouble to begin the sixth, as the Rockies loaded the bases with only one out. Cashner would get out of it, as he got Pacheco to rollover on a change up and ground into an inning ending double play to end the threat.

Denorfia would add an insurance run in the bottom of the seventh on an RBI single to score Amarista and extend the Padres lead to 4-1.

Cashner would exit the game in the Top of the eighth with Carlos Gonzalez on third and only one out. Joaquin Benoit would get Justin Morneau to fly out to center for the second out if the inning, but it also allowed Gonzalez to score and cut the Padres lead to 4-2.

That’s as close as the Rockies would get as Benoit struck out Nolan Arenado to end the 8th and closer Huston Street would pitch a 1-2-3 ninth, as the Padres defeat the Rockies 4-2. With the save Street now has 5 saves on the season.

Andrew Cashner improved to (2-1) on the season, allowing two runs, only one earned on nine hits, while striking out five in 7.1 innings of work. Cashner also lowered his ERA to 1.27.