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Trevor Cahill is on a serious skid

Trevor Cahill

Oakland Athletics starter Trevor Cahill reacts during the second inning of a baseball game against the Chicago White Sox in Chicago, Thursday, June 9, 2011. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)


The White Rabbit -- fabbo nickname by the way, if it is indeed his nickname and not just his warm up music -- is struggling. Big time. As Paul Gutierrez reports at CSN Bay Area, Cahill has gone 0-5 with a 5.67 ERA in his last seven starts.

Last night’s game was one of his worst. He walked seven guys, including Jeff Francoeur. Twice. That takes some doing. He threw two wild pitches and after the game said that he had no idea where the ball is going. He says it’s mechanical, and the fact that his control is so crazy as opposed to, say, his velocity, suggests that could be true. But man, I can’t recall the time such a good starter went sideways so totally and so unexpectedly like Cahill his without there being some physical problem.