Earlier this week, Trevor Cahill was tabbed to start the second game of the two game Australian series for the Arizona Diamondbacks. Let’s hope that outing goes better than the one today. Cahill was cuffed around in his three innings of work, surrendering six runs on eight hits and left trailing 6-4 to the Oakland Athletics.
The right-hander has had a problem with the long ball ever since he came to Arizona in 2012. Today was no exception as he gave up two of them on the afternoon, a solo shot by Sam Fuld and a two-run blast by Brandon Moss. I suppose the one positive you can take away from the game was that Chaill did not walk a batter, something that has also plagued him.
Cahill’s first outing was much better as he went three and a third innings last week picking up a 2-1 victory over the Milwaukee Brewers. He allowed only two hits and one walk while striking out four. That means in six and a third innings of work this Spring, Cahill has surrendered only one walk. That’s a hopeful sign as we head toward Opening Day. Now if he can just do something about those pesky home runs.