Originally written on Fox Sports Arizona  |  Last updated 5/8/13
LOS ANGELES -- Brandon Webb had games when he threw his pet two-seam sinking fastball maybe 90 times, sprinkling in a dozen other pitches just to tease. Trevor Cahill has not has taken it that far, but manager Kirk Gibson likes the way Cahill has used the sinker more in recent starts.Cahill has given up four earned runs and 14 hits in his last 20 innings, winning two starts and leaving another with a no-decision. His 2.80 ERA is 19th in the league, and his 1.16 WHIP -- hits and walks per inning -- is a near career low. The last couple games, it has been mainly two-seamers," Gibson said. "Just let his ball move. He has a great movement on his ball. Late life. Hard to center. That way, hes been more consistent with the strike zone. When you walk a guy and then give up a hit, thats when you really get in trouble. Im not saying hes exactly like Webb. But he's doing it more. Before, hed get ahead of a guy 0-2. Here comes the curve ball, the changeup, the cutter. Now, he is attacking more...
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