Arizona Diamondbacks Take Two of Three from Pittsburgh Pirates
Outfielder Chris Young was so bad last season that the Arizona Diamondbacks sent him down to the team's Triple A club to re-teach him how to hit. Apparently, his stint in Reno did him some good because after the first six games of 2010, he's hitting pretty darn well with 11 runs batted in already (he had 42 in all of 2009) after a fruitful three-game series this weekend against the Pittsburgh Pirates.
It wasn't all good news for the D-Backs this weekend, as catcher Miguel Montero hurt his knee in Saturday's 6-3 loss and was placed on the 15-day disabled list on Sunday. Montero stole the starting catching job from Chris Snyder midway through 2009 season and was expected to be a potential 20-homer threat this season. Now relegated to a backup role, Snyder (the superior defensive catcher of the two, by the way) responded with a five-RBI performance Sunday.
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