Left-hander Patrick Corbin became just the third visiting pitcher in the history of Coors Field to strike out 10 or more in a complete-game win, holding the Rockies to one run on three hits to lead the D-backs to a 5-1 victory on Monday night.
Jhoulys Chacin's April success hasn't carried over into May, but the Rockies right-hander will try to get back on track when he faces Ian Kennedy and the D-backs on Tuesday night at Coors Field.
When he pitched for the Rockies from 2010-12, Matt Reynolds had more success than most at Coors Field, and the left-hander will be counted on for more of the same during the D-backs' series at mile-high altitude this week.
Last year as a rookie, one of D-backs left-hander Wade Miley's greatest strengths was his lack of thought on the mound, but with a year of experience under his belt it is harder to do that.
D-backs outfielder Gerardo Parra went deep off Marlins pitcher Tom Koehler on the first pitch of Arizona's 1-0 victory on Saturday. The last time a game was essentially decided by a first-pitch home run? You have to go all the way back to Sept. 2, 1963.
Both the Marlins and right-hander Ricky Nolasco came into Sunday's game riding losing streaks. Both of those came to an end, as Nolasco tossed a gem to lead the Marlins past the D-backs, 2-1, at Marlins Park.
What's not to enjoy about center fielder Gerardo Parra these days? He came into Sunday's game hitting .327 and was third in the National League with 55 hits. Add to that his usual stellar defense -- he threw out another runner trying to score on Saturday -- and his teammates are willing to tolerate a little clubhouse noise.
The emergence of rookie shortstop Didi Gregorius, along with the strong play of third baseman Eric Chavez, has cut into infielder Cliff Pennington's playing time. He got the start on Sunday at second base, his first in five days and only his second since May 9.
Through the first six weeks of the season, the main challenge for the D-backs was finding a way to overcome injuries to key players. Over the next six weeks, the challenge for general manager Kevin Towers and manager Kirk Gibson will be how to find room for all those players when they begin to return from the disabled list.
For D-backs left-hander Patrick Corbin, Marlins Park will always be a special place.
Look at the statistical leaders in Major League Baseball these days and you'll find D-backs first baseman Paul Goldschmidt's name littered at the very top.
After pitching eight shutout innings in his last start, only to see the bullpen lose the lead in the ninth, Brandon McCarthy went the distance against the Marlins on Saturday to earn his first victory in a D-backs' uniform, 1-0.
For those wondering what kind of reception D-backs closer Heath Bell would receive in his return to Marlins Park, the answer was none.
Right-hander Daniel Hudson threw four innings in an extended spring training game Friday, the first time he has faced non-D-backs hitters since undergoing Tommy John surgery last summer.
Injuries to Giancarlo Stanton and Logan Morrison have made the Marlins' lineup even more anonymous than before and that presents the D-backs with some added challenges in this weekend's series.
Paul Goldschmidt hit home runs Nos. 11 and 12 to back Trevor Cahill in Friday's 9-2 win over the Marlins Friday in Miami.
Following a tumultuous season in Miami in which he established career-worst figures in runs allowed and blown saves, Heath Bell is enjoying a fresh start in the D-backs' bullpen.
For most players, isolating a point in their season when things began to click is a difficult task. But for D-backs third baseman Eric Chavez, there's no hesitation at all when reflecting on the first month and a half of 2013.
D-backs manager Kirk Gibson can't put a number on it, but he's sure his club's stellar defense so far this season has translated into at least a handful of victories.
Coming up with five hits with runners in scoring position, including three with two outs, the D-backs rallied to take down the Braves, 5-3, securing a series victory and finishing off their seven-game homestand at Chase Field with a 4-3 record.
Tossing seven scoreless innings and allowing just three hits while striking out five, Patrick Corbin won his sixth game of the year Tuesday as the D-backs snapped their three-game losing streak by shutting out the Braves, 2-0.
Chris Johnson went 3-for-4 with a double and a two-run homer off Arizona starter Wade Miley on Monday night. "I've got some friends over there and some guys that I really enjoy playing with, Wade being one of them," Johnson said, "but it's all part of the game."
D-backs outfielder Gerardo Parra warned Justin Upton not to try and challenge his arm during the game Monday night.
Receiving a mixture of cheers and boos in his first game back in Arizona since being traded in the offseason, Justin Upton powered the Braves against the D-backs on Monday, finishing a triple shy of the cycle as he led Atlanta past his former team, 10-1, in front of 25,052 fans at Chase Field.
Martin Prado understands why he and Justin Upton will be linked together throughout the remainder of their careers. But after attempting to fill the void left by Upton early on this season, Prado declared he is done trying to be something he's not.
D-backs reliever Matt Reynolds knew his scoreless streak would come to an end eventually, but that didn't make it any easier when a team finally broke through against him on Sunday.
For the second consecutive week, the D-backs didn't receive the results they were hoping for when Aaron Hill underwent a CT scan on Monday. Hill is recovering from breaking a bone in his left hand on April 9, and the injury isn't healing as fast as the club anticipated.
Justin Upton was back at Chase Field on Monday for the first time since the offseason trade that sent him to the Braves. Upton was the top pick in the 2005 First-Year Player Draft by the D-backs and played six seasons in Arizona, earning two All-Star nods and making two playoff appearances.
Every lineup, every day, as they are made public by the clubs.
Lefty Patrick Corbin (6-0, 1.57) and the D-backs will open up a three-game set at Coors Field against Jon Garland (3-4, 4.89) and the division rival Rockies on Monday.