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Arizona Diamondbacks Notes, Quotes 2008-06-28

Arizona Diamondbacks Notes, Quotes 2008-06-28
--RHP Micah Owings had to leave Friday's game in the fifth inning after suffering what he called a lower back strain while covering first base in the fourth. 2B Orlando Hudson fielded a ball that was deflected by 1B Chad Tracy and threw to Owings covering first, and Owings was injured while stretching to receive the ball.

--The D-backs have scored four runs on 22 hits in four games at Dolphin Stadium this season, losing all four. The D-backs have lost by scores of 3-2, 3-1, 4-0 and 3-1 while going 2-for-24 with runners in scoring position. Both hits were singles, and neither drove in a run.

--2B Orlando Hudson has hit safely in 11 of the last 16 games, going 22-for-67 (.328), and drove in the D-backs' only run Friday with a sacrifice fly. Hudson left the game in a double switch in the eighth inning after fouling a ball off his lower right leg for the third time in seven games.

--RHP Micah Owings is 0-5 in his last six starts and has not won since beating Atlanta on May 25. He has given up 27 earned runs in his last 29 1/3 innings. "It's not a time frame for us to feel sorry for ourselves," Owings said. "It's time for us to dig a little deeper and pick each other up and keep working."

--1B Conor Jackson, who entered the game in a double switch, stole second base for the second time in three games Friday to take the team lead with six steals. He has been caught once.

BY THE NUMBERS: 71 -- Through June 23, consecutive games the Diamondbacks had led the NL West, a franchise record. Arizona has led every day since April 7. The 2002 team led the division the final 70 games.

QUOTE TO NOTE: "I expect that out of him, and he expects it, too. He will be an RBI guy. He's just a good hitter. He's at his best when he pushes himself and sets his expectations high." -- D-backs hitting coach Rick Schu, on the 20-25 home run potential of SS Stephen Drew, who had 10 this season through June 22.

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Added: June 28, 2008

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