News and notes after the Padres dropped to 11-12 on the season following Wednesday’s 7-2 loss to the Houston Astros:
- Andrew Cashner started Wednesday’s contest by striking out the first six batters he faced, a new Padres record. The previous high was four, done several times, last on 5/31/09 by Chad Gaudin vs. COL.
- Cashner has now pitched 21 consecutive games at home allowing two-or-fewer earned runs which set a new Major League record.
- Matt Kemp went 1-4 with 2 RBIs Wednesday. He’s a career .333 (370-for-1110) against left-handed pitchers, which entered Wednesday as the third-highest mark among all active players.
- Wil Myers 21 runs scored this season are the third-most in franchise history during the month of April, behind only Al Martin in April of 2000 (25) and Ken Caminiti in April of 1996 (23). He entered Wednesday’s contest as the Majors’ leader.
(Courtesy: Padres PR)
–Andrew Burer (TWITTER: @andrewburer)