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Dbacks Need Strong Performance from Jackson, Offense

By Scott Allen

If the Arizona Diamondbacks want to get back to their winning ways, they need to do one thing, win tonight and win the seires against the visiting St. Louis Cardinals

After squandering yet another game on Monday night in a 5-2 loss, the offense came back to life last night with a 9-7 win in a game pitcher Dan Haren wasn’t strong on the mound, but managed to go 4-4 at the plate.

Also starting to get it together is Mark Reynolds, who for some reason was left in the game last night despite gimping around the bases and getting thrown out at the plate.  He has been nursing a quad injury since spring training.  Reynolds had a huge three-run homer in last night’s win. 

Tonight, Edwin Jackson gets the start against the Cards Chris Carpenter.  Jackson is coming off a very strong performance against the San Diego Padres on Friday night.  That start was wasted by none other than the bullpen.  Carpenter is always a tough customer, especially against the Dbacks.  The offense will need to take advantage of any mistakes that come their way and not waste any opportunities, because they may not get many. With a day off coming tomorrow before the Philadelphia Phillies come to town on Friday, a second consecutive win sure sounds nice. 

Scott Allen