Bauer-Cashner matchup disappoints 

July, 4, 2012

PHOENIX -- Tuesday night's game between the Arizona Diamondbacks and San Diego Padres, featuring starters Trevor Bauer and Andrew Cashner, turned out to be a dud, between Bauer pitching horribly and Cashner exiting early due to injury.

Bauer came out firing bullets, striking out the side in the first inning, but Padres hitters made some quick adjustments in the second, especially to Bauer's inability to throw his breaking ball for strikes, after which his reduced arsenal and eventual fatigue turned the outing into a disaster. Bauer was 91-95 mph early, with some tailing life on the two-seamers at the low end of that range, and showed his usual arsenal of off-speed stuff -- at least four distinct pitches by my count.

Keith Law

ESPN Senior Writer