Worth noting

Worth noting

• D-backs manager Kirk Gibson celebrated his 55th birthday Monday. Gibson was asked before the game if he had gotten any gifts.

"Not yet," he said. "Maybe a victory."

Did his players say much to him about his birthday?

"They asked me if I was 70," Gibson said.

• Since coming off the disabled list 10 days ago, outfielder Chris Young is 3-for-28 (.107), and Gibson has said the club probably brought Young back a little too soon.

"It was uplifting when he came back, but it's hard to get up to speed," Gibson said. "It was a pretty significant injury he had on his shoulder. He hit the wall very hard. I think maybe he's not quite as strong as he will be."

• The D-backs have made several baserunning miscues over the last several games, but that is not going to keep them from continuing to push the limits.

"It gets frustrating I understand," Gibson said of the miscues. "But at the same time, we're an aggressive team. We're going to be aggressive; don't get frustrated by it. In the end, we hope to tighten it up. We get into some games down the road that become more meaningful, we'll be much sharper at it. That's the goal, but in the process, guys make mistakes, because they're trying things, they're making different reads, they're trying to get impactful bases when we need them. That's the way it goes."

• Class A Visalia left-hander Andrew Chafin allowed a run on three hits while striking out 11 in eight innings Sunday. Chafin was the No. 43 overall pick in the 2011 First-Year Player Draft.