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Joe Saunders, Jarrod Parker and Mark Reynolds are among the former Diamondbacks seeing major action in the 2012 postseason.
There was a plethora of former Arizona Diamondbacks featured in the postseason this year, and many have already made an impact a few games into the divisional series.
For the Baltimore Orioles, Joe Saunders earned the win over the Texas Rangers in the NL Wild Card Game, tossing 5⅔ innings with four strikeouts and only one earned run. Former third baseman Mark Reynolds has also been able to play through his foot injury, going 1-for-6 with a walk while starting both games at first base for the Orioles.
In Detroit, former D-backs closer Jose Valverde converted his save opportunity in Game 1 of an ALDS with two strikeouts on just 11 pitches. From the opposing dugout, former top-prospect Jarrod Parker made his postseason debut, hanging with Justin Verlander through 6⅓ innings with five strikeouts and three runs allowed (two earned).
Recently traded shortstop Stephen Drew may be know for his glove work, but he has hasn't provided much with his bat yet: He has two hits and two strikeouts over nine at bats. Former D-backs farmhand Ryan Cook has also struggled this postseason, allowing a game-tying run Sunday in the eighth inning thanks to a wild pitch.