Originally written on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 10/4/12
The Arizona Diamondbacks found it difficult to repeat their magical 2011 season in defense of their NL West title, when injuries and the lack of a timely hit or a timely stop kept them in the middle of the division for virtually the entire year. The D-backs spent two days in first place and five in fourth -- all of that in the first four weeks of the season -- before spending the final 133 games in third place. They were never more than four games over .500 and never more than five games under. As one player called it, a "medium, mediocre year." The D-backs had stellar seasons from second baseman Aaron Hill, catcher Miguel Montero, left fielder Jason Kubel, first baseman Paul Goldschmidt and left-hander Wade Miley. But even then the D-backs were unable to find the mojo that led them to a major-league-high 48 comeback victories and a 28-16 record in one-run games, the best percentage in the National League. They had 37 comeback victories and were 15-27 in one-run games this seaso...
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