Great start to 2012 season
Great start to 2012 season

Arizona Diamondbacks Win Game, Road Series Over San Diego

Two sweet moments last night for Phoenix professional sports fans, both within a few minutes of each other:



First, the Phoenix Coyotes nipped the Chicago Blackhawks 3-2 in overtime out at the Jobing.com Arena, taking a 1-0 lead in the first round of the interminable Stanley Cup playoffs.

It was an almost-mandatory win for the Yotes, being that it was a home game and the visitors from the Windy City had tied the game at 2-2 with just 15 seconds left in regulation. Phoenix is a scrappy team, and it would be nice to see them win a post-season series, just one.

Then, over in San Diego at Petco Park, closer J.J. Putz finished off former Arizona star Orlando Hudson with a nasty fastball after a nine-pitch at-bat to give the D-Backs a satisfying 3-1 win.

Aaron Hill and Jason Kubel had clutch hits for Arizona, which jumped to 5-1 on the young season, and Ian Kennedy threw six strong innings to earn his second win in as many starts.


The D-Backs should be formidable this year, though ups and downs in a 162-game schedule are inevitable. We just hope those downs come later than sooner.

Next up, the Colorado Rockies up at homer-crazy Coors Field in Denver.

First pitch tonight is scheduled for 5:40, and the game will be televised on KSAZ (Channel 34) and KTAR 620-AM.

Daniel Hudson is slated to start for Arizona, and he's pretty good. 

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