SAN DIEGO The Diamondbacks are off to the best start in franchise history, and Chris Young is right there with them.
The D-backs have won four straight, Young has hit in four straight, and even party-pooping Petco Park could not hold Young's line drive into the left field seats in the 11th inning off old friend Micah Owings for a 4-2 victory over San Diego on Tuesday.
Young has two doubles, two homers and six RBIs as the D-backs reached 4-0 for the first time in their 15 seasons. They were 3-0 in 2000.
It is safe to say the offseason tweaks Young made to his hitting approach are taking, not that a little review cannot hurt. Young made a quick dash into the clubhouse in the sixth inning to watch his early swings, saw something, and won the game five innings later.
"I was feeling a little bit out of rhythm. I feel like I missed a couple of pitches I should have hit," said Young, who popped up twice and grounded out in his first three at-bats while hitting in the No. 3 hole while ...