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Arizona Diamondbacks Notes, Quotes 2009-05-18


Arizona Diamondbacks Notes, Quotes 2009-05-18
--RHP Dan Haren will start the D-backs' series opener in Florida on Monday. The D-backs juggled their rotation after Sunday's rainout in Atlanta. RHP Jon Garland, the scheduled starter in Atlanta, will pitch the second game of the Florida series on Tuesday. Rookie RHP Bryan Augenstein was scheduled then, but he will be skipped if the D-backs choose to keep their other starters on regular rest.

--OF Justin Upton has hit safely in 21 of his last 22 games, starting a small hitting streak Wednesday after having his 18-game streak snapped Tuesday. He is hitting .372 with seven homers, 18 RBIs and a .763 slugging percentage in the past 22 games.

BY THE NUMBERS: 100 -- Number of players who have homered in their first major league at-bat after OF Gerardo Parra did it in the first inning May 13.

QUOTE TO NOTE: "I think we're willing to change things to see if we can find the right ingredients." -- manager A.J. Hinch, after the D-backs promoted OF Gerardo Parra and RHP Bryan Augenstein last week.


Author:Fox Sports
Author's Website:http://www.foxsports.com
Added: May 18, 2009

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