Snake bites

• D-backs catcher Miguel Montero has tried a number of different things to snap out of his season-long slump. On Saturday, he tried some positive self-talk as he walked around the clubhouse before the game, telling anyone who would listen that it was about to be "Miggy Time."

Montero did collect a single in the game, but entered Sunday's game with a .184 batting average. He went 0-for-3 with a walk and two strikeouts, and is now hitting .180.

"He's been battling," Gibson said. "We're going to get him going, he's going to get it going. You start to analyze things, you pretty much cover it A to Z and it gets tough. You have to go up there and not be over-thinking the situation. If you do, it makes it tough, you analyze things you don't need to analyze."

• You knew first-base umpire Brian O'Nora must have missed the call in the seventh inning Saturday night -- when he ruled Marcell Ozuna had gotten his hand back to first ahead of Montero's pickoff throw -- just by the reaction of first baseman Paul Goldschmidt.

Replays showed Ozuna was indeed out, and the fact that Goldschmidt said just a few words to O'Nora spoke volumes. Goldschmidt said he could not remember talking to an umpire about a call before that. It also was a clear sign to those sitting in the Arizona dugout.

"I know he had him," Gibson said. "When you see Goldy talking to the umpire, it's a pretty good indication. When I saw Goldy talking to him I had a pretty good idea that Goldy had some basis for that. He said what he had to say and walked away."

• According to the Elias Sports Bureau, the last time a leadoff homer was hit on the game's first pitch, and it ended up being the only run in a 1-0 visiting team win, was Sept. 14, 1993, when the Pirates beat the Marlins.

That game, however, was shortened after six innings due to rain. The last nine-inning game to be decided that way was Sept. 2, 1963, when the Reds' Pete Rose homered off Mets starter Jay Hook.

Steve Gilbert is a reporter for Read his blog, Inside the D-backs, and follow him on Twitter @SteveGilbertMLB. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.