Andrew Cashner has had an impressive spring, not giving up a run or walk in nine innings of work. Now the next step in our quest is to cut down on his hits allowed.
Cashner gave up five hits in four innings on Monday as the Padres topped the Colorado Rockies 5-0. NoNoHitters.com’s goal, as always, is zero hits in nine innings.
Cashner of course was the one who took a perfecto into the seventh inning late last season and finished the game with a 2-0 one-hitter over the Pittsburgh Pirates. Let’s pick up where September left off.
If there’s going to be a San Diego Padres no-hitter this year, the best chances are on April 27 in Washington against the Nationals, May 15 in Cincinnati against the Reds or Sept. 20 at home against the San Francisco Giants.
Why? Each of those three days – April 27, May 15 or Sept. 20 – share the record for most no-hitters with six.
Throwing no-hitters on April 27 are Jim Tobin, one-time-Padre Tom Phoebus, Steve Busby, Scott Erickson, Derek Lowe and Kevin Milwood. The May 15 crew includes Claude Hendrix, Clyde Shoun, Virgil Trucks, Don Cardwell, Nolan Ryan and Len Barker.
Sept. 20 was good for Larry Corcoran, Jimmy “Nixey” Callahan, Nick Maddox, Frank Smith, Hoyt Wilhelm and Bob Moose.
Welcome to the new nonohitters.com, which is shifting its focus from the Mets’ streak that ended in 2012 to one owned by the only team in Major League Baseball without a no-no – The San Diego Padres.
If you’re a Mets fan, don’t worry. You can still find all of the historical Mets content at mets.nonohitters.com.
But historical content is just that – history – and it was time to bring this site into to the present (though with a ’70s retro look). The circa-1962 Mets had a seven-year jump on the circa-1969 Padres, so The Friars have nearly 1,000 games to surpass the Mets drought of 8,019 games. And then there’s the Philadelphia Phillies, who went 58 years, 1 month and 18 days without a no-no. The 8,945-game-long Phillies began on May 3, 1906, one game after southpaw Johnny Lush threw a 6-0 no-hitter against the Brooklyn Superbas, and lasted until June 21, 1964, when Jim Bunning threw a 6-0 perfect game against the Mets during a Father’s Day doubleheader at Shea.