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Cashner's start made deep impression

Cashner's start made deep impression

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Cashner's start made deep impression
DENVER -- In his second start of the season on Friday night, San Diego's Andrew Cashner held the Astros hitless through 6 1/3 innings, striking out nine batters.

"I felt like I had better stuff when I was in the Minors and tonight I felt like I still had my fastball there in the seventh," said Cashner, who has come on in relief in 27 of his 29 appearances. "I feel like my legs are really strong right now and I can hold my velocity."

The right-hander had his no-hit bid broken up in the seventh on a single by Carlos Lee and later allowed a homer by Brian Bogusevic that chased him from the game.

The 6 1/3-inning outing was the longest of Cashner's career and four innings more than his season high. Cashner threw 101 pitches, more than double his previous season-high (47).

"He came out good," Black said on Friday, before the Padres began a three-game series at the Rockies. "But I wouldn't pitch him today."

Cashner even eagerly suggested he'd be able to run the bases Friday, if needed.

"That was our conversation about how he felt, went right into pinch-running," Black said with a laugh.

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