Six weeks into the season, Trevor Cahill was tied for the major-league lead in wins.
Since then, the A's starter is the major-league leader in losses.
On Thursday, Cahill had yet another rickety outing, falling for the seventh time in his past eight decisions. His opposing number, Ricky Ro- mero, recorded his third career shutout as Toronto breezed to a 7-0 win at the Coliseum. Oakland has been shut out a league-high 12 times.
The Blue Jays have won five of their past six and have scored 46 runs in those six games. Romero is on roll with a 0.89 ERA in his past five starts, all victories. He also is on a career-long roll against Oakland, with a 4-0 record and a 1.49 ERA in five starts.
Cahill started the year looking as if he might repeat his All-Star season of 2010; he won his first six decisions and put up a 1.72 ERA. Since then, he is 3-12 with a 5.30 ERA.
"It's frustrating, because I feel like I figure it out over a couple of starts and then go in a funk," Cahill said. "There's no consistency. I'll just try to improve and get some momentum over the next seven or eight starts for next year."
Blue Jays, Ricky Romero shut down Oakland A's 7-0
San Francisco Chronicle | Aug 19