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Adam Eaton's Second Dive: Way Better than his First (Photo by Jason O. Watson/Getty Images)
Adam Eaton's Second Dive: Way Better than his First (Photo by Jason O. Watson/Getty Images)
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'Tis the beginning of September, and the beginning of a long battle down to the end, a battle against our NL West foes for all but three games this month. Starting off with four in L.A. and three in San Francisco wasn't the easiest start to this stretch, but at least they ended the week on a high note.

Read on to see how the Diamondbacks performed this past week.

Starting Rotation

Player Trend Notes
Ian Kennedy
Kennedy had a decent showing in Los Angeles, allowing only two hits in six and a third scoreless innings and earning the W. But again he almost pitched a great game in San Fran - two scattered runs, then three runs in the 6th inning, two of those from a long ball into McCovey Cove. The home run continues to plague our ace.
Trevor Cahill
Cahill gave up three runs and couldn't get out of the sixth inning in L.A., and his team came back for the win. Yesterday against the Giants though he was workin' it! He took a no-hitter into the 7th inning.
Wade Miley
Miley scattered three runs through almost-seven innings Sunday against the Dodgers. The team came back to lose that one, though.
Patrick Corbin
Corbin gave up four runs in the 1st inning on Labor Day, threw four scoreless more innings, and was pulled for a pinch hitter in the six-run Diamondbacks6th inning.
Tyler Skaggs
Skaggs had a solid outing against the Dodgers - five innings, just allowing a solo home run to Andre Ethier.


Player Trend Notes
Matt Albers
Albers took the loss in L.A. on Saturday, giving up a solo home run. He earned a hold on Monday, but allowed a hit and a walk in the 8th inning on Tuesday night and was pulled.
Brad Bergesen
Brad pitched two scoreless innings in L.A., but he "blew a save" in San Francisco by allowing the tying run in the 7th inning on Tuesday.
Josh Collmenter
Josh's return from the DL was two scoreless (although not nerve-wracking-less!) extra innings to beat the Giants on Tuesday night.
David Hernandez
Hernandez pitched great the first three Dodger games, with three scoreless innings, but unofficially blew the first Giants game by giving them two runs in the 8th inning to bring them within one.
J.J. Putz
Not a good week for Putz. - J.J. saved the first two Dodger games, blew and lost the last one, then blew the first Giants game the next day.
Matt Lindstrom
After his first poor Arizona outing, Lindstrom pitched three scoreless innings this past week, giving up just one hit and striking out six.
Takashi Saito
While technically off the DL, Saito hasn't yet made a reappearance.
Bryan Shaw
Shaw pitched an inning and a third scoreless in L.A., but pitched the start of the 10th inning Monday in S.F. and took the loss.
Mike Zagurski
Zagurski is slowly becoming one of my favorite members of the Diamondbacks bullpen. This week he gave up a few more inherited runners than would be ideal (3 of 6) but he got out of two huge jams in San Francisco without doing any lasting damage.
Brad Ziegler
Little Z pitched two perfect innings against the Dodgers, and a solid 8th inning Wednesday night, but was one of many in the 'pen to give up a late run to the Giants on Monday afternoon.

Starting Lineup

Player Trend Notes
Chris Young
Young was having a good week - .273 with a home run and three RBI - when he injured his quad on Monday afternoon.
Aaron Hill
The man of the almost-tri-cycle! It was a resurgent week for Hilly, who hit .414/.485/.655 for the week, including a 5-for-5 night on Tuesday in San Francisco.
Jason Kubel
Kubel's slump has continued into September. He hit only .211 this week, though he did win the game against the Dodgers on Friday with an 11th inning home run.
Paul Goldschmidt
Who didn't foresee Goldy having an awesome series in S.F.?? He had three hits in L.A., then came north and hit .462 - six hits, three of them doubles, plus two intentional walks.
Miguel Montero
Montero had at least one hit in every game this week, going 12-for-32 with a home run and four RBI.
Justin Upton
Upton had a monster home run off of Josh Beckett, but otherwise was only 6-for-31 with five Ks.
John McDonald
McDonald had a great week, hitting .350/.435/.500 in the two series. He had a solo home run on Sunday, and went 3-for-10 in two games in San Francisco. Plus, his defense at shortstop was phenomenal the last two games.
Ryan Wheeler
Still sharing time with Johnson at third base, Wheeler was 4-for-12 with a double.


Player Trend Notes
Willie Bloomquist
Also technically off the D.L., Willie had a big pinch-hit RBI in the 6-run 6th Monday, but seems to have reinjured his back and returned to Arizona for an injection.
Adam Eaton
Called up from Reno's playoffs after CY's injury, Eaton has been impressive in his first two major league games. His first hit was a double into the left field corner. He had four hits and scored three times.
Jake Elmore
Elmore went 1-for-9 in Los Angeles, then took a back seat to John McDonald. He was 0-for-2 in pinch hits in San Francisco.
Tyler Graham
Graham is up to be a pinch runner but hasn't yet been in a game.
Chris Johnson
Johnson had a much better week, going 6-for-15 (2-for-4 twice) including a home run and six RBI.
Wil Nieves
Nieves hasn't been in a game in over a week.
Gerardo Parra
Parra had only two hits this past week, both on August 30th.
Cody Ransom
The ping pong ball named Cody Ransom has returned. He was 1-for-3 with two walks in Monday's loss.
Konrad Schmidt
The third string catcher is back up with the club, but hasn't seen any action yet.

Disabled List

Player Trend Notes
Henry Blanco
Blanco was transferred to the 60-day DL, so he won't be back this season.
Daniel Hudson
bandaid plus
Huddy's on week nine of rehab. The brace is off, the range of motion is back, and he's on to strength and conditioning now.

Stats run from 8/30 - 9/5.