D-backs 4-0 without great starting pitching
Ian Kennedy and Daniel Hudson were both effective but hardly dominating in their first starts. Josh Collmenter has some work to do, and given the talent behind him in the minors, he'd best do it fast.
Last night against the Padres, Trevor Cahill couldn't harness any of his pitches. Yes, he only gave up a run and two hits in his six innings, but with six walks and five strikeouts he gave new meaning to the phrase "effectively wild". As Nick Piecoro of the Republic noted during the game, Cahill's sinker had so much movement even he didn't know where it was going...let alone the Padre hitters.
My point though, is that despite the rough-around-the- edges rotation so far, the Diamondbacks are the only National League team without a loss (only Detroit is undefeated in the AL — the two teams Ken Rosenthal picked to meet in the World Series...just sayin'). I think Hudson and Kennedy will be fine. Collmenter? Cahill? Wednesday's starter Joe Saunders? To me, that's the key to this season for the D-backs.