Ladies and gentlemen, the Arizona Diamondbacks are over .500! Sure, it's only one game over .500 (25-24) but there they are in second place in the NL West with a chance to extend their lead over the Rockies with a win in the final game of the series in Colorado.
The D-backs can't get satisfied now and no one knows that better than manager Kirk Gibson.
"The thing is you just can't stop," D-backs manager Kirk Gibson said. "Personally for me, I just try to get these guys to come out, be prepared, play hard every day and hopefully play a good game. I don't really look at where you're at, how many games over .500. Obviously, we have to win many more games over .500. I mean you've got to get over 90 wins to give yourself a chance."
It will be a tough call to get the win behind Micah Owings. The bats are going to have to show up big time and give Micah plenty of run support. Owings game up four runs on seven hits in his first big league start in two years.
Clayton Mortensen (1-1, 2.17 ERA) is going for the Rockies. He's pitches well since being called up from the minor leagues.
Game 4 of the series starts at 5:40 p.m. on Fox Sports Arizona with the live game thread on AZ Snake Pit.
Diamondbacks Farm Round-Up: May 25th - AZ Snake Pit
South Bend's action was postponed yesterday, to be made up in a double-header today. Mobile must have noticed this, because it more than made up for the missing innings by playing a 25-inning double-header (remember: double-header games in the minors are supposed to last seven innings). Mobile swept their double-header, Reno won their game in dominating fashion, and Visalia was out-gunned due to an eighth-inning bullpen collapse (sound fermilier?). Snakelet of the Day: Cody Ransom (Triple-A): 2-3, 2B, HR, 2 BB, 1 K, 3 RBI, 2 R