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Pads' Cashner learning delicate balance

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07:08 AM ET 05.24 | Andrew Cashner can bring triple-digit heat, but it comes with side effects. [What would you expect Padres pitching coach Darren Balsley] to say when asked if he'd rather have Cashner sending a charge through the ballpark radar gun with 100 mph fastballs or pitch efficiently so he could get outs deep in a start? "If I could have it both ways ... I would want both," Balsley said, smiling. The truth is, Balsley and the Padres can't have it both ways with Cashner, and, honestly, everyone is perfectly fine with that. "I don't think that he's backing off his pitches," Balsley said. "He's learning efficiency. It's not all about velocity." With Cashner, it doesn't have to be, which is a dramatic departure from a year ago.

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May 24, 2013  09:33 AM ET

It is very simple major league hitters can all hit heat, but to be an effective major league pitcher you must be able to mix in a curve ball and change speeds on your fast ball to get hitters out.

 
May 24, 2013  10:26 AM ET

They're bringing in Steve Dalkowski to work with him on control.

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