Monday -- D-backs 3, Marlins 2; De La Rosa goes 9 as Arizona ends skid. Tuesday -- D-backs 4, Marlins 2; Pollock delivers pinch-hit game winner. Wednesday -- D-backs 6, Marlins 1; Anderson shines as Arizona wins third straight. Thursday -- Archie Bradley (2-1, 3.27) vs. Mat Latos (1-4, 5.54), 8:30 a.m.
Manager Chip Hale's pitching staff held a meeting following the weekend sweep at the hands of the Phillies. In terms of detail, Josh Collmenter only went as far as calling the gathering a "group hug," but it's clear the staff knows it must do better. It hasn't been all on the pitching staff. Arizona couldn't muster a run in the series finale against the Phillies and in general, the D-backs haven't put together many all-around solid games -- starting pitching, relieving and hitting -- of late.
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Turn up for Tomas
The D-backs signed Yasmany Tomas with the idea he was a power hitter, but it didn't show until this past series at Philadelphia. The third baseman went 4-for-9 at the plate with two hits in each of his last two games. More newsworthy, he was feet short of clearing the fence early on Saturday before later hitting his first homer of the season. And on Sunday, he showed solid instincts at third by charging a bunt and barehanding the ball to throw out the runner.
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With Tomas' developing, it's become tough for Hale to play another hot bat in Aaron Hill. So Sunday, he played both (Tomas at third and Hill at second) and shifted Chris Owings to shortstop in place of Nick Ahmed. Yet Ahmed -- who earned starting duties because of his defensive abilities -- has also gained steamed at the plate lately. He has a meaningful four-game hitting streak going with three RBI in that span.
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(Another) changing tide for the Marlins
Arizona will be the first team to get a shot at the Marlins after the team fired manager Mike Redmond on Sunday. The more surprising news for a franchise that's had six managers since 2010 came in Redmond's replacement. General manager Dan Jennings, a longtime scout and front office man, will make his first foray into the dugout. FOXSports.com's Ken Rosenthal doesn't think that'll work out well, but the D-backs will be the first to find out how adept he is at managing a game.