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NL West Notes: D-Backs use pitchers in field, Bonds returns to SF

The latest news from around the National League West.

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In a 13 inning loss to the Pirates on Sunday afternoon, the Diamondbacks were forced to pull out all the stops, including using two of their starting pitchers in place of position players.  Zack Greinke was used as a pinch-hitter, and then Shelby Miller was used as a pinch runner, before a Nick Ahmed ejection forced Miller to be place in left field.

The icing on the cake? Pittsburgh starter Jon Niese was used as a pinch hitter and he picked up an RBI single in this strange game.

More from around the National League West:

  • Barry Bonds showed up to AT&T Park on Friday as a visitor, and he said that he didn't feel weird at all to be their as the enemy.
  • The Dodgers got out of Coors Field on Sunday with a victory, behind a 5-run 9th inning in a crazy 12-10 game.
  • Colorado has some good news coming their way though, as catcher Nick Hundley could be activated on Monday. The plan was for Hundley to catch two games with Triple-A Albuquerque this weekend, and if everything went well, he would be brought back up on Monday.
  • Nick Canepa of the San Diego Union Tribune says that valued Derek Norris is expendable for the Padres. San Diego is not a team with a ton of depth and strength to deal from, and Canepa believes they should use Norris to get better elsewhere.