The Padres placed Andrew Cashner on the DL with soreness in his pitching elbow.
Nothing in Cashner’s last couple starts indicated potential problems. His velocity’s been consistent all season, and his pitch counts haven’t been outrageous.
What could’ve led to his soreness? Fuck, I don’t know. He’s a pitcher. Pitchers get hurt, because they’re pitchers and that’s what they do. You add that to the fact that pitches for the Padres and, well, this was inevitable.
Obviously this is going to have a major impact on the Padres. They seem to be barely staying afloat and now they’ll be without their best pitcher for at least two weeks. The Padres’ pitching has been excellent, but Cashner was a major reason why, and now there’s very little room for error for the rest of the rotation.
Who’ll replace Cashner? Matt Wisler is the guy most people will want, but he doesn’t appear ready. He’s only had two starts above AA and they were both pretty underwhelming. Casey Kelly? He’s still working his way back from Tommy John surgery and, like Wisler, probably not ready to contribute. Kevius Sampson? Burch Smith? Tim Stauffer? Sure, nah, this is just sad.
Whoever replaces Cashner is going to be significantly less fun to watch, that’s for sure. Who else is going to organize pranks during games? The rest of the team is a fucking bore. Here’s hoping the Texan comes back strong, and soon. I’m already #dry.
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