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Who was rad, who was bad this weekend against the Padres

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Apr 17, 2016; San Diego, CA, USA; Arizona Diamondbacks left fielder Yasmany Tomas (24) celebrates with teammates in the dugout after hitting a two run home run during the first inning against the San Diego Padres at Petco Park. Mandatory Credit: Jake Roth-USA TODAY Sports
Apr 17, 2016; San Diego, CA, USA; Arizona Diamondbacks left fielder Yasmany Tomas (24) celebrates with teammates in the dugout after hitting a two run home run during the first inning against the San Diego Padres at Petco Park. Mandatory Credit: Jake Roth-USA TODAY Sports
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Meat Loaf once said in a song you’re probably too young to remember “Two out of three ain’t bad.” It’s a thing. Ask your parents.

That proved true for the Diamondbacks this weekend. The team won its first series of the year, taking two of three from the Padres. There were plenty of rads to go around, although the hand injury to Shelby Miller could be troublesome.

Rad: Yasmany Tomas: 

Tomas went 7-for-14 in the series, including a two homer game today.  He is finally starting to look like the player the Diamondbacks spent $68 million on last year.

Bad: Shelby Miller:

Miller suffered a freak cut on the mound that forced him out of the game in the second inning on Saturday.  The fact that this game went 14 innings probably didn’t earn him any favor with the team’s relievers.

Rad: Zack Greinke

Zack Greinke’s ERA fell from 9.90 to 6.75 on Friday after allowing two runs on six hits in 7.2 innings. A major step in the right direction.

Bad: Jean Segura

The hope for a .500 batting average is waning for Segura, who went 1-for-10 this series. He has come back down to earth, which is expected.

Rad: Brandon Drury: 

The youngster went 2-for-4 with a triple and a homer yesterday. He went 3-for-7 overall on the series, so Jason Lamb better watch his back.

Bad: Paul Goldschmidt

“Bad” and “Paul Goldschmidt” are two (well really three) words that have never been uttered in the same sentence. But hey, there’s a first time for everything– especially when you go 1-for-7 in two games.

The Diamondbacks will head to San Francisco for a four-game-set against the Giants.

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