PHOENIX -- Call it unlucky. Call it streaky. Whatever the spin, 2012 has been about as inconsistent a season as they come for Diamondbacks pitcher Trevor Cahill.
Though Cahill's ninth loss of the season Wednesday night was not all that bad of an effort, it served as an example of all that has been hard to figure about his first season with the D-backs.
"I'm not really where I want to be, but it's just one of those things you've got to grind out," Cahill said. "I felt a lot better today so hopefully I can just take that as a positive and go from there."
Cahill got off to a rough start in the 4-2 loss as he has much of the season. He allowed a first inning run for the 11th time in 20 starts after surrendering a leadoff triple to Rockies outfielder Dexter Fowler and a sacrifice fly to second baseman Marco Scutaro. That bumped his first inning ERA this season to 7.65, compared to 3.14 after the first inning.
D-backs manager Kirk Gibson discussed said before Wednesday's game Cahill ...