Found July 03, 2012 on Fox Sports Arizona:
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PHOENIX -- The Diamondbacks dropped their third straight game Monday, 6-2 to the San Diego Padres, and considering the ground they have made up in the National League West lately it would seem natural for a such a loss to be particularly frustrating. The D-backs opened a seven-game homestand just five games behind the first place Giants and four behind the Dodgers, suddenly in a close pennant race amid the Dodgers freefall. D-backs manager Kirk Gibson, however, was not concerned with the context of Monday's loss. "I don't think it matters," Gibson said. "Bad baseball is bad baseball. I never like that." Gibson left no party unscathed in his postgame criticism, from the hitters to the pitchers and fielders, but seemed particularly perturbed by an error committed by starting pitcher Trevor Cahill in the sixth inning. "He pitched OK, but he made an important error and it cost us two runs," Gibson said. With one out and the D-backs trailing 3-0,...
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