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D-backs' manager Kirk Gibson: The mood of the team is still good

Since the 2014 MLB season started March 22, the Arizona Diamondbacks have spent all but one day in last place in the National League West.

They've been besieged with injuries, most notably pitchers Patrick Corbin and David Hernandez missing the entire season after undergoing Tommy John surgeries. There are currently 11 players on the disabled list.

Home hasn't been kind to them; their 14-29 mark at Chase Field is by far the worst home record in baseball.

In other words, not much has gone right for this year's club. However, it hasn't affected the mood of the team, according to manager Kirk Gibson.

"It's good, they've been good," Gibson told Burns and Gambo Tuesday on Arizona Sports 98.7 FM when asked about the club's disposition. "I give them credit for that, I'm proud of them. The energy is good -- we've played pretty good, aggressive baseball."

There's no denying that the Diamondbacks have played better following a disastrous start to the season that saw them go 9-22 in March/April with a run differential of -62. Since May 1, they're 23-25 with a respectable run differential of -4.

"We've played hard, we've played it right to the last out, the last strike," Gibson said. "It is frustrating. The losses hurt. But we've kind of vowed that we wouldn't give in, we're not going to give in. We regroup every day.

"I still believe there's going to be a good run in this team and we'll get back to .500."

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School: Arizona State University

When you started with Bonneville Phoenix: October 2011

Favorite sports memory: Watching Cardinals win NFC Championship over Philly in January 2009 with my Dad...ASU wins 1987 Rose Bowl...Suns defeat Lakers in 1990 NBA Playoffs...2001 World Series

Favorite all-time athletes: Don Mattingly, Jeff Hornacek, Walter Davis, Anquan Boldin

Favorite sports movies: Friday Night Lights, The Natural, Hoosiers

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