Two games into the season, D-backs general manager Kevin Towers likes how Arizona has played. "I've seen some emotion," Towers said before Monday's game. "That's what I didn't see the last two weeks of last season. Guys are upset when we lose [a] ballgame, and I didn't see that last year." D-backs manager Kirk Gibson knows what Enright is feeling in his first trip to Wrigley Field. "I remember as a player -- you get in awe a little bit of parks like this," Gibson said. "It's a great atmosphere here, what's not to like about it? I think he'll do fine either way." On May 10, 1988, it was Gibson who was playing in his first game at Wrigley. In that game, Gibson hit a game-winning home run in top of the 14th inning off Les Lancaster to give the Dodgers a 6-5 victory. Cubs: Marmol records save day after blowing one
Cubs manager Mike Quade wanted to get closer Carlos Marmol back on the mound as soon as possible following the right-hander's blown save Sunday. Quade got his wish, as Marmol earned the save Monday afternoon. Quade also was happy with Marmol telling reporters he wanted to get back in action as soon as possible. "That's exactly what he needs to say and that's exactly how he needs to feel," Quade said before Monday's game. "There's the saying that closers need to have a short memory, and he does. He's another guy who has now learned this position and role of his. Just a few years ago, he was an exciting young guy who all of a sudden developed into this incredible closer. I'm glad he feels that way." D-backs bench coach Alan Trammell and Starlin Castro spent a lot of time together last season, when Trammell was the Cubs' infielders coach and worked with Castro on his defense. Prior to Monday's game, Castro stopped to thank Trammell for all the help. "There are still going to be a few blips along the way," Trammell said of Castro's development. "There are still some growing pains. Thinking back to my career, we didn't get it done overnight. I saw him earlier today and had a quick conversation, and he thanked me and that means a lot." Trammell said he'll follow Castro for the rest of his career because, "that's how much he means to me." Worth noting
Cubs pitchers recorded 32 strikeouts in their season-opening three-game series against Pittsburgh, the most in Chicago's first three games since striking out 32 to begin 2003. ... Enright has faced the Cubs once in his career, allowing three runs on seven this in 5 2/3 innings on July 6, 2010.