Diamondbacks News

DBacks Make it Back Over .500

By Scott Allen

After taking game three of the series this evening in a 2-1 victory over the Colorado Rockies, the Arizona Diamondbacks made it back to a place they’ve rarely seen over the past two seasons – 1 game over .500.

Dbacks manager Kirk Gibson even made note of it in his post game presser, saying it’s nice, but the DBacks can’t settle on just being happy being over .500.  Agreed.  Good teams continue to win, both at home and on the road.  Gibby said to feel safe in thinking you have a shot at the division, you need to win at least 90 games.  Agreed again.

The Dbacks won yet another 1-run affair.  As far as I’m concerned, they can all be 1-run affairs as long as they are on the winning end of things.  Tonight’s game featured another great start by pitcher Ian Kennedy.  He went 8 strong innings.  The game save officially went to J.J Putz, however the real save was Chris Young’s over-the-wall grab in center field to rob Ty Wigginton of a home run.

Now, after splitting yesterday’s twin bill and tonight’s game, the Dbacks can win the Rockies series tomorrow before heading to Houston.  It just might be the start of something great going on here.  Let’s remember though, this is a marathon, not a sprint.  A very long way to go.  Just keep winning baby.