Trevor Cahill wasn't at his best in his NL debut, but the San Diego Padres weren't able to take advantage.
The Arizona Diamondbacks right-hander has not been as fortunate lately.
Cahill will go for his first victory in six starts Sunday when the Diamondbacks and major league-worst Padres close out their series at Petco Park.
Acquired from Oakland during the offseason, Cahill made his Diamondbacks debut in San Diego - about 40 miles from where he grew up - and walked six but allowed just one run in six innings of a 4-2, 11-inning victory April 10.
Since posting a 1-0 record with a 1.35 ERA in his first two starts, Cahill has gone 1-5 with a 4.69 ERA in his last eight.
Getting off to a better start could help Cahill (2-5, 3.96 ERA) get back into the win column, as he's yielded eight first-inning runs in his last five starts.
"I usually feel good in the first inning," he said after giving up three runs in the first frame of Monday's 4-2 loss at San Francisco. "For some reason thi...