PHOENIX -Now that Chris Young has been placed on the disabled list, Plan B has become Plan A. Not that the Diamondbacks are sweating it.
They will miss Young, whose numbers litter the NL leader board and whose defense is so voracious that it occasionally takes a bite out of him, too.
But they have done without before.
After shortstop Stephen Drew went down last July 20, the D-backs let it bother them so much that they won the NL West by only eight games. And they had only 48 comeback victories. And never lost a game that they led after eight innings.
By now, even Kirk Gibson's mom, now 81, knows what is coming.
Gibson spoke to her Wednesday morning, about the time Young was undergoing the MRI that revealed what the D-backs are calling a slight ligament tear in his right shoulder and after Gibson knew he would be without right fielder Justin Upton for a second consecutive day because of his nagging bone bruise in his left thumb.
"She said, 'Well, you're just g...