Williams was outstanding, but his opponent, Cashner, was more outstanding. An unearned run in the second inning pinned the loss on Williams, who retired the next 16 batters after that inning and allowed only three hits.
Pounding the strike zone, Cashner allowed a fifth inning bunt base hit to Brown and an eight-inning single up the middle by Byrd in pitching his second complete shutout of the season. The other was a one-hitter against the Tigers in April. Of Cashner’s 92 pitches, only 24 were out of the strike zone.
The Padres have allowed 480 runs, second fewest in the NL. They’ve scored 482, fewest.
The loss ended the Phillies five-game winning streak over San Diego, dating back to last season.
It was the third 1-0 shutout in the majors Monday.
From Elias Sports Bureau
Over a span of 15 regular seasons, from 1999 to 2013, the only pitcher to throw a shutout in a 1-0 victory against the Phillies was R. A. Dickey in 2010, but now Cashner and Julio Teheran (on April 16) have done so this year.
Number of the Day
14 Times the Phillies have been shut out this season.
September 16, 1967
In the bottom of the 11th inning, Rick Joseph hits a one-out, walk-off grand slam to give the Phillies a 8-4 win over Los Angeles. It’s the only pinch-hit, extra-inning grand slam in team history.
September 16, 1997
RHP Curt Schilling fans nine in beating the Mets to become the first Phillies pitcher with 300 strikeouts in season and the 13th in baseball history.
I’ll be signing my book (If These Walls Could Talk):
**Sunday, September 28, Citizens Bank Park, behind section 111, 12:30 p.m.-1:30 p.m.