PHOENIX The Diamondbacks passed the hero hat again Sunday, after another of the relentless comeback victories out of which they carved their identity last year.
The D-backs tied a franchise record by overcoming a six-run deficit in a 7-6 victory to finish a season-opening sweep of San Francisco on Sunday, the m.o. that resulted in 48 comeback victories, an NL West pennant and a trip to the 2011 NLDS.Only the names occasionally change.
Lyle Overbay had two big hits, Wade Miley threw four innings of hitless relief for the victory, Craig Breslow held the lead and Bryan Shaw got his first major league save by throwing three cut fastballs by Buster Posey with two outs and runners on first and second in the ninth.
It is not that the usual suspects were nowhere to be found.
It is that the last two years, every D-back has become a likely contributor.
Overbay, Miley and Breslow were making their first appearances of the season; Shaw, the first in a save situation in his career.