Found July 01, 2013 on Fox Sports Arizona:
PHOENIX -- The Diamondbacks finished the first half of the season in one of those funky streaks that most teams endure at least once in a season, losing 10 of 15 and scuffling on both sides of the ball. It ticked them off. "Any way you look at it, we haven't played as good defensively as we were earlier in the year," manager Kirk Gibson said during the weekend sweep in Atlanta. "Our bullpen is not nearly as good, our starting pitching hasn't been as good, we haven't hit with any consistency -- so there you have it. We'll have to figure things out. We'll have to switch things around." A broader perspective paints a brighter picture. The cup-half-full folks can point to the fact that the D-backs finished the mini-slump where they started it, two games ahead of the pack in the NL West. The down side is that the big-money Dodgers pulled to within four games of the lead, and there is no question they can throw money around if they so choose at t...
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