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Arizona Diamondbacks Notes, Quotes 2009-05-09

Arizona Diamondbacks Notes, Quotes 2009-05-09
--2B Felipe Lopez had three hits in his first game against Washington, which released him last July when he was hitting .234 with two homers and 25 RBIs in 100 games. Lopez signed with St. Louis and hit .385 in 43 games with the Cardinals. "Being in St. Louis with those guys, a winning team, that all helped. It's not easy to go about your business when you are losing every single day. It makes it hard. A lot of people don't understand," he said.

--The D-backs were 0-for-7 with runners in scoring position before Josh Wilson beat out an infield single with a runner on second in the sixth inning, breaking a streak in which they were 0-for-36 with runners in scoring position. The D-backs finished the game 2-for-13 with runners in scoring position and are 3-for-49 in their last six games.

--Bob Melvin, fired Thursday night after the Diamondbacks returned from San Diego, is the winningest manager in Arizona history, going 337-340 in four-plus seasons. The D-backs are obligated to pay him through 2010, the final year of a contract that was renegotiated after the D-backs won the NL West in 2007. His career record is 493-508 record, including two seasons managing Seattle (2003-04).

BY THE NUMBERS: .212 -- D-backs' batting average with runners in scoring position, through May 3.

QUOTE TO NOTE: "To succeed in anything -- fielding, base running and, of course, hitting, you have to be aggressive and kind of let your baseball instincts take over. It's really just playing the game and finding a way to get it done." -- OF Justin Upton, about his approach during his hitting streak.

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Added: May 9, 2009

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