Perhaps a day off was what the Diamondbacks needed to reset after a painful sweep at the hands of the Giants, capped by consecutive blown saves. Despite wins in two of their last three series, the D-backs entered the off day beaten down by the bullpen struggles.
"This is a tough time," D-backs manager Kirk Gibson said after Wednesday's game. "We've just got to pick ourselves up. The off day will be a good time to come in tomorrow, go to San Diego and move on."
As the D-backs start a six-game West Coast swing, here's a look at where things stand before they meet the Padres.
Pitching matchups: Friday -- LHP Wade Miley (2-0, 2.37 ERA) vs. RHP Jason Marquis (2-2, 4.20). Saturday -- LHP Patrick Corbin (3-0, 1.91) vs. LHP Clayton Richard (0-3, 7.94). Sunday -- RHP Ian Kennedy (1-2, 4.78) vs. RHP Edinson Volquez (1-3, 6.39).
Who's hot for the D-backs: Saturday starter Patrick Corbin has yet to give up more than two runs in a game. He is one of three pitchers in the majors to open the s...