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Nothing like a day off to recharge body, mind and soul. I'm sure the Diamondbacks enjoyed theirs, because I sure didn't get one. Mind you, it's partly my own fault: when I got home from work at 2 am, I was introduced (by my wife, I might add!) to the delights of Kitten Cannon [warning: not recommended for PETA advocates], and spent far too long trying to set a personal best. Our son Robert currently holds the house record, with 2,229 ft. Beat that...

Not much to discuss on the Diamondbacks front; a vaguely amusing story in the Banana about how the pitchers have a little competition going amongst themselves, with points awarded for various things like K's, bunts, etc. and taken off for walks or striking out. Prize for the month is dinner at Monti's Steakhouse - which, by coincidence, is where we're going to eat tonight ourselves. If I can prise Chris away from Kitten Cannon, that is. ;-)

I was hoping Dayn Perry would have posted his latest drivel over on, in which he explains why Arizona are really the worst team in the majors and stomps his little foot. But no sign of it yet. Instead, there's a short but positive piece on Javier Vazquez which appears to be written by someone who - in marked contrast to Dayn - knows what they're talking about.

Heroes and Zeroes, Series 13: vs. Colorado, on road
Gonzalez: 5-for-12, 4 RBI, 4 BB
Webb: 8 IP, 9 H, 4 ER, 1 BB, 7 K
Cruz: 4-for-13, 2 HR, 4 BB
Glaus: 2-for-10
Halsey: 4.2 IP, 8 H, 4 BB, 8 R

Hard to pick this series, with no one hitter dominating proceedings. But Gonzo has bounced back nicely - and has proven his point with his bat, not his tongue. Any pitcher who goes eight innings in Coors is heroic, while Cruz would make the list, simply for not being McCracken. On the downside, Glaus should have done better at altitude, while the wheels fell off Halsey with alarming speed, even allowing for four unearned runs.