Sometimes all it takes for a pitcher to get on his game is one little thing to go his way. Sometimes, that one little thing doesn't even have to be on the mound.
Padres starter Andrew Casher was not all that sharp at the beginning of his start against the Diamondbacks in Arizona. Cash allowed four runs in the first three innings.
But in the top of the 4th, he lined a single to right field that scored Yonder Alonso and tied the game at four. Chris Denorfia and Everth Cabrera followed with RBI doubles, the Padres scored five times in the inning to take a 7-4 lead.
That seemed to jump-start Casher.
He got the D-Backs on a mere five pitches in the bottom of the 4th and didn't allow another hit until the 7th. Cashner ended up getting his fourth win of the year.
On offense, Cabrera went 3-for-5 and drove in a career high-tying four runs. He finished a triple shy of the cycle.
Add it all up, and you have a 10-4 Padres win.
On Sunday the Friars go for the series win behind Jason Marquis, who's looking for a win in his 6th straight start.