Snake bites

• With Willie Bloomquist (oblique) inching closer to a return from the disabled list, the D-backs are beginning to talk internally about what will happen to their roster when the veteran infielder comes back.

"Bloomquist is the closest, so we've had light conversations about the roster construction and the moves that need to be made," D-backs manager Kirk Gibson said. "But you don't spend a lot of time on it because someone may get hurt."

In his first rehab game with Triple-A Reno on Friday, Bloomquist went 2-for-4 with four RBIs and a run scored.

• Entering Saturday's action, the D-backs hadn't hit a home run in their past seven games. Even without the use of the long ball, the club holds the third-longest streak in the Majors with at least one extra-base hit in 32 consecutive games.

Tyler Emerick is an associate reporter for This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.