Last year the D-backs promoted outfielder Wily Mo Pena in time for Interleague Play to have him serve as the team's designated hitter. This year it does not seem like they will add a player for it.
"We haven't talked about it yet," D-backs manager Kirk Gibson said.
Closer J.J. Putz tossed an impressive ninth inning against the Dodgers on Tuesday after struggling in previous outings with his command.
The difference, according to Gibson, was adjustments Putz made in his mechanics after pitching coach Charles Nagy noticed a flaw on video.
After a night game Tuesday in Los Angeles, the D-backs arrived in the wee hours of the morning in Denver. It seemed to leave Gibson a little giddy from sleep deprivation.
"It feels good when you don't get any rest," Gibson said. "I think it's exciting when you don't get sleep like that."
Why would that be?
"'Cause you get to be awake longer," he said.