Arizona looks to climb out of NL West cellar

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Arizona Diamondbacks' Miguel Montero (26) is congratulated after hitting a home run off San Francisco Giants' Jonathan Sanchez in the fourth inning of a baseball game Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2009, in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Ben Margot) By Ben Margot Arizona Diamondbacks' Miguel Montero (26) is congratulated after hitting a home run off San Francisco Giants' Jonathan Sanchez in the fourth inning of a baseball game Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2009, in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Ben Margot) By Ben Margot

PHOENIX (AP) -- They lost one of the game's best pitchers for the season after opening day. They booted grounders and threw erratically to the tune of 124 errors -- second-most in the majors.

There were lapses of concentration on the bases as well as in the field, timely hitting was at a premium and the bullpen was often ineffective.

Little wonder the Arizona Diamondbacks staggered to last place in the NL West last season.

Manager A.J. Hinch says the team needs to be tougher mentally this year to overcome when things start spiraling out of control.