May 9 — The Washington Nationals gift wrapped, in every possible way, the win for Arizona. The D'backs walked nine tines ("Nine times? Nine times."), as well as got eight hits and reached base twice on an error. The Nats had to use a total of seven pitchers. So why did Washington win 2-1? Try 16 left on base and 1-for-13 with runners in scoring position. Indian givers, everyone of of 'em. (Except Miguel Montero, the pinch hitter who connected for the lone "clutch" hit.)
Brandon Webb Gets Hurt, Possibly Forever — That Opening Day "start," if you can call it that, was all anyone ever saw from him in 2009. He may come back in September, which is the best case scenario, meaning any more setbacks and seven percent of you were right.
The New Manager Is Not Really A Manager At All — There are tons of managers at all levels of baseball. When the D'backs canned Bob Melvin, they went with A.J. Hinch, a man with playing experience but absolutely no managerial experience. Sure, many ex-catchers make great managers, but Hinch still hasn't done anything to change the mindset (read: record) of the team. It hasn't been a disaster, but, um, wouldn't it have made more sense to actually hire, y'know, a manager? I hear Eric Wedge will be available soon.