Cashner Offers Cubs Glimpse into Future (and Hope) with First Start


On Tuesday afternoon, the Chicago Cubs came another step closer towards learning if their super-prospect Andrew Cashner could one day become the next Greg Maddux; or instead find his name in the same bin with guys like: Mike Harkey, Lance Dickson, Mark Prior and Angel Guzman. Or maybe he’ll end up somewhere in between.

Cashner made his first MLB start, and pitched extremely well in a no decision. In 5 1/3, he gave up just two hits and one run, walked run and struck out two. But unfortunately he left the game early due to tightness in his arm, and manager Mike Quade’s desire to err on the side of caution. Especially this early in the season.

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