8/24 Old friends

On Sunday, Andrew Cashner will get the start against his former team, the Cubs.

“I feel like I’ve grown a lot as a pitcher and a lot as a person,” Cashner said Saturday. “I was young [when he was with the Cubs], didn’t really know what was going on, and I feel like I have a lot better of an idea of what I want to do out there on the mound.

“I’ve got a lot of really good friends over there,” Cashner said. “I came up with a lot of those guys, and I’ve got a lot of good friends that you’ll never make again. It’s good seeing them, but I wouldn’t trade being in California for anything.”

Cashner has pitched well in two straight games, but has taken the loss in both. He’s 5-3 with a 2.38 ERA at PETCO Park compared to 3-5 with a 4.93 ERA on the road.

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