PHILADELPHIA -- Given that he was once an All-Star pitcher, Atlanta right-hander Trevor Cahill might not be comfortable with the fact that his completion of six innings is now viewed as progress.
Cahill certainly showed some improvement as he tossed six innings during Sunday afternoon's 5-4 loss to the Phillies. But the 27-year-old surrendered a three-run home run to Ryan Howard in the first inning and allowed Ben Revere a go-ahead triple in the fifth inning.
Mark Bowman is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.