Cashner adds to Red Sox starting woes

Jim Monaghan
Content Coordinator

The good news - Andrew Cashner will not be on the Red Sox 2020 roster.

The bad news - unless they DFA him, he will be on the roster for the remainder of the 2019 season.

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Cashner's performance against the $*%#ing Kansas City Royals Tuesday night was a mess.

Staked to a 1-0 lead in the bottom of the third inning on an RBI single by Andrew Benintendi, Cashner (pictured) issued a two-out walk in the top of the fourth to Hunter Dozier and promptly served up a first-pitch home run to Jorge Soler and just like that, the lead was gone.

That was followed by a leadoff home run in the fifth, and three more runs in the sixth on an RBI single by Dozier and another two-run blast by Soler.

Cashner's brief Red Sox career has been nothing short of dreadful. He is 1-4 with eight home runs allowed in his five Boston starts. In 28.2 innings, he's allowed 38 hits and 12 walks, and posted an earned run average of 7.53.

This is a guy who was 9-3 with the Baltimore Orioles and suddenly he can't get anyone out when it counts.

Cashner was expected to give the team innings at the back end of the rotation and based upon how he pitched with Baltimore this season, it was fair to say that pitching with a potent offense behind him was reason for at least guarded optimism. The fact that he was the only roster move the Red Sox made as the trade deadline approached makes him kind of the Poster Boy for what's gone wrong this year for the team.

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