The Arizona Diamondbacks were hoping that after designating right-handed pitcher Trevor Cahill for assignment last month, that a stint in the minor leagues would help him recapture his old form.
Until Wednesday, that is.
Cahill pitched six scoreless innings and allowed just two hits and three walks in the Reno Aces' 7-0 victory over the Tacoma Rainiers.
The 26-year-old retired the first 10 hitters he faced, a streak that ended when he walked Tacoma's Corey Hart with one out in the fourth inning. Stefen Romero got the first hit off Cahill -- a one-out single in the fifth. Abraham Almonte led off the sixth with a single.
In his last two starts, Cahill has allowed nine hits and two earned runs over 11.2 innings of work. He has struck out 11 and walked five.
He now owns a 1-1 record and a 3.32 ERA in four starts for the Aces.