Cahill will likely back up spot starter Mike Montgomery on Saturday in Colorado, the Daily Herald's Bruce Miles reports. This will be a tandem spot start essentially, and any owner hoping to get a win out of this game from the Cubs' side would be better off picking up Cahill, as Montgomery almost certainly won't log five innings -- as he hasn't pitched more than two innings since July 17. Of course, the game is also in Coors Field, so it would be wise to just avoid Montgomery and Cahill on Saturday if the rate states are important. Cahill should continue to serve as a long man/swing man for the foreseeable future.
Cahill (2-3) pitched five shutout innings on two hits and two walks while striking out three to earn the win Tuesday against the Brewers. Cahill (knee) was recalled from the disabled list to start the first game of a doubleheader, and served as the 26th man on the roster, so expect him to be sent down to Triple-A by the end of the day. However, after making 33 appearances out of the bullpen this year, he gave the Cubs an excellent start by throwing 83 pitches to cover five innings.
Cahill was officially activated from the disabled list to start Game 1 of Tuesday's doubleheader against Milwaukee. The move is essentially a formality at this point, as the Cubs announced over the weekend that Cahill would get the nod in Game 1. Cahill is technically being recalled as the team's 26th man for the doubleheaders, so he'll likely be optioned to Triple-A following Game 2.
Cahill (knee) will start the first game of Tuesday's doubleheader against Milwaukee, ESPN.com reports. Cahill's start could be a short one, as he never topped four innings during an extended six-game rehab assignment with Triple-A Iowa, throwing between 36 and 68 pitches in his final three starts. After Tuesday, he'll likely be used as a long reliever and could be the first choice for spot starts.
Cahill (knee) will start a game during Tuesday's doubleheader against the Brewers, ESPN's Jesse Rogers reports. It was widely speculated that Cahill would be called upon to get a spot start next week, as the Cubs needed a sixth starter and he was the only logical option. He has joined the Cubs, but likely won't be activated from the DL until prior to Tuesday's doubleheader. It is unclear if he will start the day game or the night game. The Cubs have been stretching Cahill out at Triple-A during his rehab assignment and he has thrown between 36 and 68 pitches in each of his last three outings. With that in mind, it is hard to expect him to throw more than 80-90 pitches in Tuesday's start, but if he can log five innings, that could be enough for him to walk off with the win, given the strength of his offense and the feebleness of the Brewers' offense.