Andrew Cashner struggles in San Diego Padres loss to the Brewers


Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports

San Diego, CA- Andrew Cashner struggled tonight and the Padres were unable to make the most of their opportunities on offense, as they fell to the as Brewers 4-3 in game one of the three game series.

Cashner who struggled with his command to begin the game, continued to struggle in the third as the Brewers scored three runs of Cashner. The inning started off rough for Cashner as he allowed a leadoff double to the opposing pitcher and he would send up scoring on an RBI double by Scooter Gennett. Gennett would score on a sacrifice fly by Ryan Braun and Aramis Ramirez would follow with a solo-homerun to center to give the Brewers a 3-0 lead.

Seth Smith would score the Padres first run of the game in the top of the fourth, as he singled to lead-off the inning and scored on an RBI single by Yonder Alonso. Chase Headley would cut the Brewers lead to 3-2 later on in the inning as he scored from third on a throwing error by Peralta.

Ryan Braun would extend the Brewers lead in the bottom of the fifth, on an RBI single by Braun to score Carlos Gomez and extend their lead to 4-2.

Chris Denorfia would cut the Brewers lead to one again in the top of the seventh with a solo-home run to leadoff the inning. The Padres had the opportunity to tie the game and take the lead before the inning ended as they loaded the bases with one out on a double by Nick Hundley, a throwing error by Jean Segura and a walk to Xavier Nady. Expect once again as I’ve said already too many times the Padres were unable to take advantage of the opportunity, as Seth Smith popped up Short and Chase Headley struck out to end the inning.

Andrew Cashner fell to (2-2) on the season after allowing four runs on seven hits, while striking out four in seven innings of work.