Snake bites

Snake bites

• The first two days of the series with the Reds, the D-backs held back the pitcher scheduled to throw his side session that day just in case he was needed out of the bullpen.

But after needing just two innings from the bullpen Monday and none during Patrick Corbin's complete game Tuesday, the bullpen is back to full strength.

"We're fully rested," D-backs manager Kirk Gibson said. "So it's good. We could have gotten in some trouble if we had come in here and had to use a lot of guys."

• While he was on the disabled list with a right-hip contusion, D-backs right-hander Trevor Cahill made some tweaks to his mechanics.

In his first start back last weekend against the Pirates, the early returns were mixed. Cahill did a better job of staying on top of the ball in the first couple of innings, but then once again fell into some bad habits.

"I don't think he threw the ball that bad," Gibson said. "I know you guys thought, 'oh, he was just like he was before.' I think it's way too early to say that. It's not easy coming back and doing that."

Steve Gilbert is a reporter for MLB.com. Read his blog, Inside the D-backs, and follow him on Twitter @SteveGilbertMLB. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.