• The D-backs weren't sorry to see Garrett Jones missing from the Pirates' lineup on Wednesday, with a left-hander, Wade Miley, on the hill. Jones has a lifetime average of .353 in Chase Field, with three homers and 10 RBIs in 15 games.
• The Pirates' starting lineup on Wednesday -- even with Marte (10-for-32, .313) atop it -- had a collective .167 batting average entering the game.
• A.J. Burnett, scheduled to start Friday night's first meeting with the Reds this season, on the seven Pirates batters hit by Cincinnati pitchers last season: "Obviously something is going on there. That's not our priority. Our priority is to win baseball games. So we'll take care of business when we have to."
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