Apr 8, 2014; San Francisco, CA, USA; Arizona Diamondbacks starting pitcher Trevor Cahill (35) throws to the San Francisco Giants in the first inning of their baseball game at AT&T Park. Mandatory Credit: Lance Iversen-USA TODAY Sports

Dodgers-Diamondbacks Game 3 Preview: Trevor Cahill's Turn

Its time to stop the bleeding. To do that the Diamondbacks will turn to Trevor Cahill to be the stopper. After a horrible spring filled with struggles on the mound, and injuries, Cahill hasn’t exactly gotten better in the regular season. After three starts he is 0-3 with a 7.90 era. Cahill is facing an important start as the team is growing impatient with his struggles. In his last start against the Giants, Cahill lasted just 3 and two thirds innings and allowed five runs. Command of his sinker is the key for Cahill. General Manager Kevin Towers and Manager Kirk Gibson have each given Cahill the vote of confidence and believe he can rebound. It starts today against the Dodgers. He will need to stop the bleeding, pitch well, and hopefully the team can salvage a game. Here is all you need to know about today’s game:

Up Next:

What: Dodgers@Diamondbacks

When: 1:10pm

Where: Chase Field

TV/Radio: FSAZ/KTAR-FM (98.7)

Matchup: RHP Dan Haren (1-0 0.75 era) vs. RHP Trevor Cahill (0-3 7.90 era)

Need to Know: Cahill has failed to make it past four innings in two of his three starts, going three and two thirds against the Giants in San Francisco…In the second game of the season he faced the Dodgers in Australia giving up five runs in four innings…Haren is facing his former team for the fourth time…He is limiting opposing hitters to a .167 average and has allowed only a single hit with RISP…The Dbacks offense needs to start hitting with two outs and runners in scoring position.

Dbacks Lineup courtesy of azsnakepit:

  1. Gerardo Parra – RF
  2. Aaron Hill – 2B
  3. Paul Goldschmidt – 1B
  4. Eric Chavez – 3B
  5. Mark Trumbo – LF
  6. A.J. Pollock CF
  7. Chris Owings – SS
  8. Tuffy Gosewisch – C
  9. Wade Miley – P

Projected starters for the next two games:

Monday: At Chase Field, 6:40 p.m., Diamondbacks RHP Bronson Arroyo (1-0, 4.82) vs. Mets RHP Zach Wheeler (0-2, 5.73).

Tuesday: At Chase Field, 6:40 p.m., Diamondbacks RHP Josh Collmenter (0-0, 2.25) vs. Mets RHP Jenrry Mejia (1-0, 4.09).



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