Set career highs in several categories, including games started (31), innings pitched (184.2) and strikeouts (165)...Led the Majors with 22 unearned runs allowed, six more than the next highest total (Mark Buehrle, 16)…his unearned runs total were the sixth-most in franchise history and the most since Bobby Jones allowed 26 unearned runs in 2001 (tied with Steve Arlin in 1971 for the highest total in franchise history)....Posted a streak of 21 consecutive home starts allowing two-or-fewer earned runs from 6/11/13 - 4/29/15, a Major League record…his streak surpassed the previous record of 20, held by Orel Hershiser at Dodger Stadium from 4/26/85 - 4/29/86 (Jose Fernandez also posted a 20-game streak at Marlins Park from 4/13/13 - 5/4/15)....Posted a combined 2.43 ERA (54 ER, 200.1 IP) at home since 6/23/13, allowing two-or-fewer earned runs 24 times and threeor-fewer 27 times…his home ERA in that time ranks sixth-best among Major League starters with at least 150.0 IP in their home ballpark, trailing only Clayton Kershaw (1.66), Jacob deGrom (1.87), Zack Greinke (1.99), Jake Arrieta (2.01) and Johnny Cueto (2.19)....Had a 3.12 run support average in 2015 (64 runs of support in 184.2 IP), the second-lowest average in Major League Baseball behind only Shelby Miller (2.54) for Atlanta and the ninth-lowest mark in Padres history since full play-by-play data started being kept in 1974 (min 150.0 IP)…the Padres scored Cashner one-or-fewer runs of support 18 times in his 31 starts and two-or-fewer 19 times (runs scored while he was in the game). • In games when the Padres scored two-or-more runs in support of Cashner, he posted a 6-3 record while the team went 8-5…in games when he got three-or-more runs in support, Cashner went 6-2 and the team went 8-4....Set a career-high with 12 strikeouts on 6/1 vs. NYM despite pitching just 4.2 innings…dating back to 1914, Cashner was one of two pitchers to ever strikeout 12-or-more batters in an outing of less than 5.0 innings pitched, joiningAlex Cobb, who struck out 13 in 4.2 innings pitched for Tampa Bay against the Padres on 5/10/13 at Tropicana Field...Cashner started the season 2-7 with a 3.00 ERA (21 ER, 63.0 IP) over his first 10 starts of the season (through 5/30)…dating back to the 1940 season, Cashner was one of eight Major League pitchers to have seven-or-more losses with an ERA of 3.00-or-better through his first 10 starts of a season and the first since Mets starter Jim McAndrew started the 1968 season 3-7 with a 2.17 ERA....Posted a 1-3 record with a 2.25 ERA (8 ER, 32.0 IP) and 32 strikeouts against 11 walks in five starts at Petco Park against divisional opponents…among pitchers with at least five home starts against divisional opponents, Cashner's 2.25 ERA ranked ninth-best in the National League (STATS, Inc)....Averaged 94.8 mph with his fastball this season, the fifth-best average of any National League starter, trailing only Matt Harvey (95.9) for NYM, Gerrit Cole (95.6) for PIT, Carlos Martinez (95.3) for STL and Jacob deGrom (95.0) for NYM....In his start on 4/29 vs. HOU, struck out the first six batters he faced, a new Padres record…his mark surpassed the previous record of four, done several times, last on 5/31/09 by Chad Gaudin vs. COL.
Made 19 starts total, missing time with a pair of stints on the 15-day DL…went 5-7 with a 2.55 ERA (35 ER, 123.1 IP) on the year...First DL stint from 5/17-6/7 with right elbow soreness (20 games) and the second from 6/23-8/23 with right shoulder soreness (51 games)...Was the first starting pitcher in Padres franchise history and the first Major Leaguer since Joe Magrane-STL in 1988 to post an ERA of 2.55-or-better while having a winning percentage of .417-or-lower...His 2.55 ERA was the seventh-lowest in the National League among pitchers with 100.0-or-more innings…under that same criteria, his ERA was the lowest since Jake Peavy posted a 2.54 ERA (63 ER, 223.1 IP) during his Cy Young Award winning season of 2007...Made his first career Opening Night start on 3/30 vs. LAD… with just 32 career starts entering Opening Night, Cashner had the second-fewest career starts by an Opening Night pitcher in franchise history, behind only Pat Dobson, who had just 20 career starts before making the Opening Day start for the Padres in 1970...Ended the season with a streak of allowing two-or-fewer earned runs in 18 consecutive starts at Petco Park from 6/11/13 through the final home game of 2014, a franchise record...surpassed the previous record of 14 games by Randy Jones from 9/2/77 - 6/24/78...as of the end of the 2014 season, the streak is the second-longest active streak in Major League Baseball, trailing only Miami's Jose Fernandez who has done so in 20 consecutive games at Marlins Park...Threw his first of two complete-game shutouts on 4/11 vs. DET, allowing one hit with a career-high 11 strikeouts… having also thrown a complete-game, one-hit shutout on 9/16/13 at PIT, was the first Major League pitcher since Toronto's Dave Stieb in 1988-89 to record two one-hit, complete-game shutouts in a span of five starts (STATS, Inc.)...Threw his second complete game shutout of the season and the third of his career on 9/15 vs. PHI...Having allowed just two hits in his CG SHO on 9/15 and one hit in each of his prior two shutouts, Cashner became the sixth Major League pitcher since 1969 to throw three-or-more complete game shutouts with two-or-fewer hits allowed within his first 50 career starts and the first since Orel Hershiser threw six from 7/14/84 - 7/23/85...Threw just 92 pitches in his CG SHO on 9/15, tied for the seventh-fewest pitches in a nine-inning, complete game effort in Padres franchise history, and the lowest total since Clay Hensley's 91 pitches on 5/14/06…his pitch total tied for the second-fewest in franchise history during a CG SHO, behind only Hensley's 91 pitches on 5/14/06...On 4/24 at WSH, came in to play LF in the 11th inning, his first career defensive appearance somewhere other than pitcher...Recorded his first career triple on 9/20 vs. SF off Yusmeiro Petit…having also tallied a bunt single and a walk that night, was the first Padres pitcher to reach base three-or-more times in a single game since Jon Garland did so on 9/14/10...Named National League Player of the Week for the week of 9/15 after he pitched to a 2-0 record with a 1.06 ERA (2 ER, 17.0 IP) with 14 strikeouts against two walks while holding opponents to a .109 average (6-for-55) over two starts.
Unanimously voted Clyde McCullough Pitcher of the Year by the San Diego chapter of the Baseball Writers Association of America in his first full Major League season...Set career-high in wins (10), starts (26), complete games (1), innings (175.0) and strikeouts (128)...Led the Padres in ERA, ranked second in wins (10), innings (175.0), strikeouts (128), complete games (1) and third in starts (26)...Began the season in the bullpen, posting a 3.86 ERA (4 ER, 9.1 IP) with nine strikeouts in five relief appearances before moving to the rotation for good on April 20 at San Francisco...Was 10-9 with a 3.04 ERA (56 ER, 165.2 IP) with 119 strikeouts as a starter, including 19 quality starts...His 3.09 ERA ranked 11th in the National League and he ranked 12th in opponents batting average (.233)...His 3.09 ERA was the fourth-lowest among qualified Padres starters since the club moved into Petco Park in 2004, only trailing Jake Peavy (2.88 in 2005 and 2.54 in 2007) and Mat Latos (2.92 in 2010)...Was 5-4 with a 1.95 ERA (17 ER, 78.1 IP) with 52 strikeouts at Petco Park, the third lowest ERA by a Padres starter at the home park behind just Chris Young (1.69 in 2007) and Jake Peavy (1.74 in 2008)...Tossed 19th individual one-hitter in Padres history, the 27th overall one-hitter for the 45-year-old franchise, on September 16 at the Pirates…performance was named the Head & Shoulders Pitching Performance of the Month for September, as voted on by fans at MLB.com...His September 16 effort marked the first pitcher in baseball to face the minimum 27 batters in a nine-inning effort and not record a no-hitter since Roy Oswalt tossed a three-hit shutout against the Pirates for Houston on September 11, 2008...Is the first Padres pitcher in history to face just 27 men in a nine-inning complete game...he is the 14th Padres pitcher to record a one-hit shutout and just the third to do it without issuing a walk, joining Jimmy Jones (September 21, 1986 at Houston) and Mat Latos (May 13, 2010 at San Francisco)...According to Elias, on September 16, he retired the first 18 batters he faced, becoming the third Padres pitcher in the last 27 years to retire the first 18 or more batters, joining Kevin Brown (September 10, 1998 vs. Dodgers, perfect through 18 batters) and Chris Young (September 7, 2008 at Milwaukee, perfect through 23 batters)...Posted a 2.14 ERA (18 ER, 75.2 IP) in the second half, the sixth-best ERA in the National League and tied for seventh in the Majors…his .194 opponent average ranked sixth in the Majors (min. 50 IP)...Was 2-1 with a 0.76 ERA (2 ER, 23.2 IP) with 21 strikeouts in three September starts, tied for lowest September ERA in the Majors (min. 20 IP) with Seattle's Hisashi Iwakuma...was the second-best ERA in any month by a Padres starter who made at least three starts (Dave Dravecky, April 1986, 0.75 ERA in five starts)...Limited right-handed hitters to a .217 (72-for-332) batting average, 13th-best in the National League...Set Padres record for most assists by a pitcher in a nine-inning game with seven on June 23 against the Dodgers...Posted a 1.70 ERA (12 ER, 63.2 IP) with 50 strikeouts from the start of August through the end of the season, the second-best ERA in the Majors (min. 60.0 IP) during that stretch to the Dodgers' Zack Greinke (1.49)...Hit his first career home run on July 27 against Arizona's Josh Collmenter, a solo shot in the sixth inning at Chase Field...Did not allow more than three earned runs in his last 12 starts and 22 of his 26 starts overall...Finished the season by not allowing an earned run over his final 16.0 innings pitched over his last two starts, and allowed just three earned runs over his final five starts from August 25 - September 22, going 2-1 with a 0.72 ERA (3 ER, 37.2 IP) in that stretch...Collected a hit, stolen base and a run scored on April 26 against San Francisco...he's the first pitcher to hit that trifecta in his rst win as a starter since Bart Johnson had a hit, stolen base and run scored in his first win in the Major Leagues for the White Sox on Sept. 16, 1969 (credit: Elias Sports Bureau)...only four Padres pitchers have collected a run, hit and stolen base in a game: Cashner joins Greg Maddux (July 23, 2007 vs. COL), Adam Eaton (June 6, 2004 vs. MIL & July 21, 2000 vs. COL) and Doug Brocail (July 11, 1993 vs. MON)...His .231 average at the plate was the second-best among qualifying pitchers in the Majors to the Dodgers' Zack Greinke (.328)...Recorded four bunt singles, the most in the Majors among pitchers since Omar Daal recorded five in 1999 for Arizona...was the second-most ever by a Padres pitcher, trailing Kevin Brown's five in 1998, while tying Brown among all Padres pitchers with six infield hits.