Andrew Cashner exits after getting just 5 outs

Rob Bradford
August 11, 2019 - 2:27 pm

The Andrew Cashner experiment only keeps getting worse.

Making his sixth start for the Red Sox the righty managed to get just five outs before being lifted in the second inning against the Angels. Before exiting Cashner gave up three runs on three hits and five walks. He was replaced by Josh Taylor, who managed to strand the two runners left on by the Sox starter.

Cashner would manage to throw strikes on just 24 of his 51 pitches.

"No command," said Red Sox manager Alex Cora regarding Cashner. "You saw the walks. He gets the double play in the first inning. We thought OK, get your rhythm. That wasn’t the case. He went to the slider a lot today but it wasn’t there. He didn’t command the strike zone so we ran into trouble. 

Since being traded to the Red Sox Cashner's ERA stands at 8.01.

The day got off on the wrong foot for the righty with a first-pitch double off the bat of Brian Goodwin, who was followed with a walk to Mike Trout. After loading the bases via Shohei Ohtani's single, Cashner limited the damage via a 5-4-3 double play grounder by Albert Pujols.

But while Cashner was able to escape the first with just one run, he got into trouble again in the second thanks to three walks and a two-run single from Ohtani. Another walk, this one to Pujols, ended the day for the starter.

It marked the second-shortest start of his career, having lasted just six pitches in 2016 against Colorado. The only other comparable outing came last season when he was pulled after 1 2/3 innings following 10 runs on seven hits from Texas.

For more on the Red Sox' 5-4 loss to the Angels, click here.