SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. Trevor Cahill has altered his diet to eliminate foods his body tolerates with reluctance. He has redistributed his weight through offseason training sessions, and the Diamondbacks have seen a more agile man off the mound this spring.
Lest anyone believe the D-backs do not appreciate the changes, here is what Kirk Gibson had to say before Cahills fourth spring start Sunday.
Hopefully he will be up around 20 wins and 200-plus innings, Gibson said.
Those numbers hardly looked like a stretch hours later, after Cahill had given up just a single and two walks in five innings, overpowering the Dodgers in the D-backs 9-1 victory. Yasiel Puigs looping single to left field was the only ball the Dodgers got out of the infield, a ball pushed just out of shortstop Willie Bloomquists reach. Cahill struck out five, all swinging, and got nine groundball outs. The other was a foul pop to catcher Miguel Montero.
Best hes thrown it this spring, Gibson said afterward. We know fro...