"It definitely feels different walking in (to the visitor's clubhouse). To be honest I've been feeling pretty good coming in. I'm not really over-excited or nothing like that. Really feel like another day. This team that I played (with) for a long time and now playing in the other side, that's the only awkward part."
- Miguel Montero
Nick Ahmed's single to left field in the bottom of the 13th inning scored Tuffy Gosewisch to give the Diamondbacks a 5-4 win over the Cubs late Friday night at Chase Field. Paul Goldschmidt hit a two-run homer in the bottom of the 10th to tie the game after the Cubs had scored two runs in the top of the frame against reliever Addison Reed.
He just came off his sixth consecutive multi-hit game. He is batting a remarkable .349 and playing some outstanding defense at third base. So now is as good a time as any. Yasmany Tomas, the 24-year-old Cuban that the Arizona Diamondbacks signed to a 6-year, $68.5 million dollar free agent contract in the offseason, is a legitimate Rookie of the Year Candidate.
D-backs manager Chip Hale knows he's going to have decisions to make when third baseman Jake Lamb comes off the disabled list.
So, really, this three-game weekend set six-and-a-half weeks into the season feels like Montero's maiden voyage into the stadium he called home for his first nine years in the majors.
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The Reed that returned to Chase Field on Friday is working on becoming a completely different pitcher, and so far the results are encouraging. In three appearances on Arizona's seven-game road trip through Philadelphia and Miami, Reed allowed just one hit in four innings of work and didn't allow a run.
Fun Fact: This article was edited after his appearance in the 10th.