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Updated Apr 10, 2013 - 5:41 pm

D-backs GM Towers not surprised by offensive output

Arizona Diamondbacks' A.J. Pollock rounds the bases after hitting a home run during the fourth inning of a baseball game against the Pittsburgh Pirates, Wednesday, April 10, 2013, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Matt York)

A lot of "experts" thought the Arizona Diamondbacks sacrificed offense in the name of "grit" in the offseason.

The season is only nine games old, but that's hardly been the case.

The Diamondbacks have scored 55 runs on the season -- just over six per game -- which ranks second in the Majors behind St. Louis.

So really, no shortage of offense here.

"I thought we would score, I think I said I think we'll score as many or more runs this year," D-backs GM Kevin Towers told Arizona Sports 620's Doug and Wolf Wednesday. "I think we're going to apply pressure throughout the game.

"We still have power. Less strikeous, more contact. More contact, you know, guys will make errors."

Leading the way for Arizona is first baseman Paul Goldschmidt, who is pacing the team in batting average (.343) and RBI (8), while tying with three others with two home runs.

However, the team has five other regulars hitting better than .250, and 13 D-backs have knocked in at least one run.

"It's a pretty deep lineup," Towers said. "We've got weapons all the way through the lineup."

Towers said that means opposing pitchers "can't take a breather," and thus far that appears to be the case.

About the Author

School: University of Arizona

When you started with Bonneville Phoenix: Fall 2008, right before Cardinals Super Bowl run

Favorite sports memory: Being at Game 7 of the 2001 World Series with my dad

Favorite all-time athlete: Larry Centers

Favorite sports movies: The Sandlot, Rookie of the Year, Jerry Maguire

Most crushing sports moment: Grew up in Arizona and went to UA from 2002-06. In short, there are too many to name just one.


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