Sometimes things get a little fuzzy after spending an evening in the pub. So here’s a friendly reminder of what you might have missed while you were drinking.
The Padres (69-80) defeated the Philadelphia Phillies (69-81) 1-0 last night in a game that saw Andrew Cashner (4-7, 2.20) pitch a two-hit complete game on just 92 pitches. Also known as a Maddux. Cashner walked just one batter to go with his seven strikeouts.
Jerome Williams (5-7, 5.03) wasn’t too shabby himself, pitching seven and two-thirds innings with no earned runs on just three hits and two walks with six strikeouts. The one run came in the second inning when Cashner reached first base on an error, allowing Rene Rivera to score from third base.
As with most superb pitching performances, there were some great plays on defense. Seth Smith combined with Alexi Amarista to double up Marlon Byrd on a Domonic Brown fly ball in the eighth inning. And Amarista made a play that I’m still not sure actually happened to retire Grady Sizemore for the second out in the ninth inning.
Cashner sizzles, fires two-hit shutout at Phillies (Scott Miller — MLB.com)
Cashner two-hits Phillies in shutout (Dennis Lin — UT San Diego)
Williams’ brilliant start foiled by silent bats (Todd Zolecki — MLB.com)
Seth Smith is back to being a platoon player, I see.
— Billy Lybarger (@LybargerBrewery) September 16, 2014
Somewhat alarming that @berniewilson hasn't commented on A. Cashner's perfecto through 2
— Vedder Cup (@VedderCup) September 16, 2014
Might as well get this out of the way early … Cashner has retired the first nine Phillies tonight.
— Jay Posner (@sdutPosner) September 16, 2014
Mike Tirico mentioned “spider cam” and now I’m sad about Maybin again.
— John Gennaro (@John_Gennaro) September 16, 2014
Phillies pulling a Ben Davis there. Can’t be upset about it.
— Richard (@gdarklighter) September 16, 2014
— Nathan Veale (@VocalMinorityNV) September 16, 2014
— Mike Grace (@GracieLaw79) September 16, 2014
Bunting to beat the shift is the most natural counter-attack hitters have to the shift itself. It needs to be done more.
— Craig Elsten (@619sports) September 16, 2014
I laugh in the face of your "Unwritten Rules" Baseball.
— Tony Losoya (@Tony_Losoya) September 16, 2014
If you told me that 90 minutes into a game it would be time to play Take me out to the ballgame, I would say u loco. But here we are.
— Bobby Cressey (@Bobbycressey) September 16, 2014
Andrew Cashner's "1 hit, facing the minimum" #Maddux vs. Pittsburgh was exactly 1 year ago tomorrow.
— VM David (@VocalMinoritySD) September 16, 2014
@jesseagler 18 balls? That's a whole baseball lineup… unless John Kruk is the first baseman.
— Joe Lies (@TheThinGwynn) September 16, 2014
"That'll increase your pulse rate." #Dickisms
— Grumpy Friar (@grumpyfriar) September 16, 2014
I believe that's called a Maddux.
— SanDiegoJosh (@SanDiegoJosh) September 16, 2014
— Ghost of Ray Kroc (@GhostofRAK) September 16, 2014