(Okay, so they flew yesterday. I'm not creative today. Getting this up not long before game time today, hehe, sorry.)
Well the most exciting news of the day is the Padres' loss to the Giants, which we enjoyed in yesterday's Daily thread. As the Padres' hopes for the division title dim, ours are getting brighter, but nothing is a lock in this game.
Arizona news: the AP has a feature on the Diamondbacks closing in on a playoff berth. The Tribune talks about scoreboard watching - the players all do it, even if they don't talk about it. Conor Jackson mentions it can be motivating. The Tribune has notes about Doug Davis and his delivery and the success the Diamondbacks had at home. Speaking of delivery, Jose Valverde is a finalist for the "DHL Presents the Major League Baseball Delivery Man of the Month Award". (I sure hope those trophy people don't charge by the letter.) And the Republic has a story on how Chris Young has really blossomed as a player.
Tim Brown picks Melvin for NL Manager of the Year:
Early game time today, 4:05, with Doug Davis going against Ian Snell in Pittsburgh. Let's keep bearing down on those poor Pirates and lower our magic number one game at a time. Go DBacks!