"You get a chance to win the game in the eighth or ninth and you can't be living in the past."
Paul Goldschmidt on hitting his Grand Slam after three strikeouts to start the game
"Samardzija threw the ball really well," Gibson said. "The one thing we did good against him, we worked the count and got his pitch count up so he couldn't finish the game. Then when we got into their bullpen we got some big hits."
Kirk Gibson on the Diamondbacks day against Jeff Samardzija
"They're a first-place team for a reason. They're scrappy, they know how to play, they move runners over and they do the right things to take good at-bats and make you work as a pitcher."
Jeff Samardzija on the Diamondbacks "gritty" play
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Diamondbacks Take Game 2 on Goldy's First Career Salami
Despite another rain delay and six relatively dominant innings from the Shark, the Diamondbacks held on long enough to get into the Cubs' bullpen, where they were finally able to go to work - bringing home a win, half-price pizza, and tacos. Six Diamondbacks had multi-hit games, including Willie Bloomquist who went 3-for-4, continuing the sort of hitting he was displaying recently in Reno.
Williams, Samardzija Have Words and Other Tidbits
It seems there may just be a war of words brewing betwixt the Cubs Ace and the Diamondbacks Third Base Coach. Meanwhile, Hill is hitting off a tee and Hudson is scheduled to make his first rehab start Tuesday.
And The Winner Is...
The answer seems to still be that there is still little idea who the Diamondbacks will take with 15th overall pick in this year's draft, held on Thursday. In a relatively shallow class, the choices that deep in the draft all come with significant question marks.
Early Season Report Card
The bigger Diamondback offseason moves are examined through the first third of the year.
Oops, They Did it Again
That's right, yet another umpire gaff, yet another game-changing mistake. This time the umpires were in Philadelphia helping the Brewers. At least it wasn't Angel Hernandez and his crew again.
Stephen Drew, Enigma
If ever there was a frustrating player that made it difficult to decide between future star and future scrub, Stephen Drew might just be that player.
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