"It felt fine. I'm not too worried about the swing, mechanically or anything like that. I mean you don't want to hit bad, but that's not the focus. There was no pain and it felt good."
- Paul Goldschmidt
"We're going to work together for a long time," said Stewart, who wasted little time in his second day on the job. "Our conversation was a good, long conversation. He got me up to speed on the organization, and we're going to be just fine.
- Dave Stewert on Kevin Towers
The D-backs prevailed with some power hitting, as Mark Trumbo hit a pair of homers in a 5-2 win over the Cardinals on Saturday night to even the series at Chase Field. Trumbo's three-run blast in the seventh off reliever Seth Maness was the decisive blow and prevented the Cardinals from clinching their second straight National League Central title -- for at least another day.
Time has passed, but Colangelo's shadow has barely receded. It looms over a Diamondbacks organization that has been unable to recapture its glory in his absence. Once vilified for helping get the team's ballpark built, Colangelo is now revered for his role in bringing the Valley what remains its only major sports championship.
The Diamondbacks' front office got a bit deeper Saturday, when former general manager Kevin Towers agreed to remain in the organization after a meeting with new GM Dave Stewart.
D-backs first baseman Paul Goldschmidt took batting practice with his teammates on Saturday for the first time since sustaining a fractured hand on Aug. 1. Regardless of how he feels, though, Goldschmidt will not play in Sunday's season finale against the Cardinals, that much is for sure.
When since-dismissed Diamondbacks manager Kirk Gibson sat rookie infielder Chris Owings for the final game of the team's final road trip on Wednesday, it was related to the shoulder injury that Owings suffered in late June. Gibson said he'd seen something in Owings' swing to suggest that the injury was bothering him again.
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