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Could this be the year of the first Padres no-no?

46yearsandcountingWith James Shields, Andrew Cashner, Tyson Ross and Ian Kennedy taking the top four spots in the San Diego Padres rotation, could the Friars have their best shot at snapping the franchise’s 46-year no no-no curse?

The newcomer, Shields, took a Kansas City Royals no-no into the sixth inning on May 6, 2013 before losing it on a Dwayne Wise leadoff single. On August 3, 2009, while pitching for the Tampa Bay Rays, Shields held the Royals hitless through seven innings before losing the no-no (and eventually the game).

Cashner has taken two Padres no-hitters into later innings, and both times he had to settle for one-hitters. On Sept. 16, 2013 against the Pirates at PNC Park, he pitched six no-hit innings before yielding a Jose Tabata single to right. On April 11, 2014 at Petco Park, Cashner held the Detroit Tigers hitless through five innings when Rajai Davis hit a one-out single to center.

Kennedy, on April 17, 2014, took a no-hitter into the sixth inning before giving up a Nolan Arenado double down the third base line that hit the bag, making it impossible for third baseman Alexi Amarista to make a save.

On July 20, 2014, Tyson Ross no-hit the New York Mets for four innings before Travis d’Arnaud’s bounced a single down the third base line.

One of those guys is bound to break through, right?

Or maybe the key is the fifth spot, which will likely be given to Brandon Morrow or Odrisamer Despaigne.

Morrow on Aug. 8, 2010 took a Toronto Blue Jays no-hitter into the ninth inning against the Tampa Bay Rays but lost it on a two-out single by Evan Longoria.

Despaigne, on July 20, 2014, took a San Diego Padres no-hitter through 7⅔ innings but lost it on a double by the Mets’ Daniel Murphy. The Padres later won that game on a walk-off infield single in the bottom of the 9th, but it ended like most with no no-no.

So many possibilities for 2015!

Cashner’s first one-hitter, one year ago today.

As the Padres’ no no-hitter count reaches 7,316 games today (Domonic Brown tagged Ian Kennedy in the second for a homer), we celebrate the one-year anniversary of Andrew Cashner’s first of his two one-hitters.

Cashner was holding the Pittsburgh Pirates without a base runner through six innings on Sept. 16, 2013, but José Tabata led off the seventh inning with a single. Tabata was sent back to the dugout on a double play, and Cashner finished the game with as a 2-0 one-hit shutout, facing the minimum 27 batters. He walked none, and the Padres played flawlessly behind him.

Cashner’s second one-hitter was on April 11 of the season, a 6-0 win over the Detroit Tigers.

Cashner joins Jones, Hurst in two one-hitter club

Andrew Cashner on Friday night joined Randy Jones and Bruce Hurst as the only San Diego Padres pitchers to throw two complete-game one-hitters for the team.

Both Mat Latos and Andy Benes had one complete-game one-hitter and one partial one-hitter preserved by the bullpen. Here are details of the one-hitters by Jones, Hurst and Cashner.

5. Randy Jones

May 19, 1975, San Diego Stadium
San Diego Padres 1, St. Louis Cardinals 0 (10 innings)
No-no broken up by Luis Melendez with a 7th-inning single to center

6. Randy Jones

July 3, 1975, San Diego Stadium
San Diego Padres 2, Cincinnati Reds 1
No-no broken up by Bill Plummer with a 8th-inning RBI double to right-center

13. Bruce Hurst

April 10, 1989, Jack Murphy Stadium
San Diego Padres 5, Atlanta Braves 2
No-no broken up by Lonnie Smith with a 3rd-inning two-run homer to left

15. Bruce Hurst

May 18, 1992, Jack Murphy Stadium
San Diego Padres 3, New York Mets 0
No-no broken up by Chico Walker with a 6th-inning single to short

27. Andrew Cashner

Sept. 16, 2013, PNC Park
San Diego Padres 2, Pittsburgh Pirates 0
No-no broken up by Jose Tabata with a 7th-inning single to right

28. Andrew Cashner

April 11, 2014, Petco Park
San Diego Padres 6, Detroit Tigers 0
No-no broken up by Jose Tabata with a 6th-inning single to center by Rajai Davis

Cashner gets Padres’ 28th one-hitter, takes no-no into 6th

onehitters28Andrew Cashner notched the Padres’ 28th one-hitter in franchise history Friday night, leading San Diego to a 6-0 win over the Detroit Tigers at Petco Park.

The Tigers’ only hit against Cashner came in the sixth inning, when Rajai Davis hit a single to center just past second-baseman Jedd Gyorko. The lone blemish marked the Padres’ 7,176th game without a no-hitter. Cashner struck out 11 on the night and walked two.

Cashner secured the one-hitter in the ninth inning by scorching a letter-high 95-mph fastball by a swinging Miguel Cabrera.

“Struck him out. Andrew Cashner – a one-hit shutout,” said play-by-play announcer Dick Enberg. “And a standing ovation from the 30,353 that witnessed a beauty tonight. And what a punctuation mark.”

Cashner also threw the Padres’ 27th one-hitter on Sept. 16, 2013 at PNC Park. His no-no that night broken up by Jose Tabata with a 7th-inning single to right. The Padres beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 2-0.

Cashner having strong spring

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.