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Arizona Diamondbacks Notes, Quotes 2009-04-22


Arizona Diamondbacks Notes, Quotes 2009-04-22
--C Miguel Montero, who had only 28 at-bats against left-handed pitchers last season, made his first appearance against a lefty Tuesday when he started in place of C Chris Snyder, who has two hits in 23 at-bats. Montero, who hit his first homer of the season Monday, singled in two at-bats against Colorado LHPs Franklin Morales and Glendon Rusch.

--RHP Bobby Korecky has given up three runs and six baserunners in 2 2/3 innings in his first two appearances with the D-backs this season after giving up two runs on two walks and a double in two-thirds of an inning Tuesday. The D-backs bullpen has been scored upon in 12 of 14 games this season.

--RHP Dan Haren is 0-3 with a 1.89 ERA after a 2-0 loss in San Francisco on Friday despite three quality starts. The D-backs have scored one run in the 19 innings he has been on the mound. Since 1983, the only other pitcher to start 0-3 with an ERA under 2.00 was Cubs RHP Juan Cruz, according to Elias Sports Bureau.

BY THE NUMBERS: 1 -- Runs the D-backs had scored in the 19 innings that RHP Dan Haren had been on the mound in his first three starts this season, all quality starts and all losses.

QUOTE TO NOTE: "When you don't swing the bat, you put a lot of pressure on your pitching staff to be perfect." -- Manager Bob Melvin.


Author:Fox Sports
Author's Website:http://www.foxsports.com
Added: April 22, 2009

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