PHOENIX -- Sure, the season is not even a third of the way over. And the bulk of the intradivision games, where the results mean more, have not been played.
Still, Diamondbacks manager Kirk Gibson was pretty clear before Saturdays game.
We have to have a push," he said.
The D-backs' first shove followed quickly, a resilient 8-5 win over the Brewers in which they overcame an early three-run deficit against Zack Greinke, who does not have much trouble against the rest of the league but cannot stand the sight of the Diamondbacks.
After spotting Greinke a 5-2 lead, the D-backs put up five runs in the third inning and cruised to victory on the day they secured their catching position by signing Miguel Montero to a five-year, 60 million contract extension.
John McDonalds three-run home run was the decisive blow against Greinke, who gave up 10 hits and three walks while getting only seven outs. It has been like that before: He gave up 11 runs in 4 13 innings against the D-backs on Jun...