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Snake Bytes 3/23: Swept Out of Sydney

Trevor Cahill struggled in his first outing of 2014, allowing five runs through four innings while Mark Trumbo launched his first home run of the season.

Quick Quotes

"Credit to the Dodgers, they executed well, better than we did. We're not happy we lost twice here, but it's a 162-game season."

-Kirk Gibson on being swept in Sydney

"I was getting hit around in spring, but I felt like my command was close. I was able to throw strikes when I had to," Cahill said. "Today, I don't know if it was just the adrenaline, trying to do too much, trying to be too fine. They were swinging at some first pitches and I think I tried to expand a little bit and started falling behind."

-Trevor Cahill on his rocky outing

"We walked a zillion today, hit two guys, and you just can't give a team like the Dodgers that kind of opportunity."

-Kirk Gibson on the pitching struggles

"The reality is, we lost two games here," Trumbo said. "Personal stuff aside, we're going to have to go back and keep working hard. It's kind of a disappointment."

-Mark Trumbo on being swept

Daily Digest

Cahill Stumbles, Trumbo Homers, Dodgers Sweep Series

Although Mark Trumbo launched the first home run of his Diamondback career and Addison Reed struck out three in throwing a scoreless ninth inning, it was still not enough to overcome the shaky outing by Trevor Cahill who only managed four innings of work before surrendering five runs as the Diamondbacks dropped both games of the Sydney series.

A Look at Some Key Numbers from the Sydney Series

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Despite Losses, Sydney not a Waste of Time

Even though the Diamondbacks left Sydney with a season record of 0-2, the team still managed to do what they went there to do, building great relations and expanding international awareness of the sport.

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Video Highlights

Trumbo's Hits 1st HR as a Diamondback