ICYMI: Friars fall on an evening of highs and lows

ICYMI: Friars fall on an evening of highs and lows

When a starting pitcher strikes out 12 batters to set a new career high, it typically coincides with a decisive victory for that pitcher's team. Monday night's game was not a typical one, however, as the Padres were shut out, 7-0, against the Mets after righty Andrew Cashner struck out 12 batters to surpass his previous career high of 11 K's. While Cashner's feat was impressive, the starter only lasted 4 2/3 innings and surrendered six runs -- five earned -- on 11 hits. In spite of the undesirable result, San Diego's pitching staff combined for 16 strikeouts, tied for fourth best in franchise history.

The Padres' offense struggled to mount any sort of production as Mets starter Jacob deGrom threw eight innings of scoreless baseball, surrendering only two hits. deGrom carried a perfect game into the sixth inning before infielder Clint Barmes broke up that bid with a ground-ball single into right field. Will Middlebrooks collected San Diego's second hit in the eighth inning after a heated debate at the plate resulted in the ejection of outfielder Matt Kemp and manager Bud Black. The Padres' defense duly recovered after a first-inning error to turn three double plays against the Mets.

In case you missed it, here are some stories and highlights you may not have seen from Monday:

Padres postgame recap: Cashner strikes out career-high 12, but Mets strike back

Cashner strikes out 12 Mets to set a new career high

Cashner's 12 strikeouts

Spangenberg perfectly times his leap to snag a line drive in the sixth

Spangenberg's leaping catch

Tempers flare as Kemp and Black are ejected

Kemp, Black ejected in the 8th

Getting back to normal as roster health improves: Padres may return to 7-man 'pen, 5-man bench

Taking his days one step at a time: Moving at 'a nice pace,' Myers to take BP as soon as Wednesday

Vote early, vote often and at least #VoteNorris: 2015 MLB esurance All Star Game Ballot #VotePadres

Down on the farm: Pitchers Kelly, Dorminy pace TinCaps' sweep

Buddy's Bullets: Black discusses rotation, Morrow, Kennedy, Alonso … and the Aztecs

Game Note Highlights: Game Notes vs. NYM (06.01) Padres, Cashner Welcome Mets for First of Three-Game Set

Looking forward:

Friar Forecast: Kennedy set to face young Syndergaard

Friday's probable pitchers: Ian Kennedy vs. Noah Syndergaard