D-backs to take day off Thursday

D-backs to take day off Thursday

PHOENIX -- The D-backs do not know yet where they may be headed for Game 1 of the National League Division Series.

But one thing is for sure, they will get Thursday off.

Manager Kirk Gibson said he will give his players a break Thursday before the team holds a workout Friday on the eve of Saturday's Game 1 of the NLDS.

The team will go through some fundamental work before Wednesday's regular-season finale, but overall, Gibson thinks having Thursday off will be more beneficial than extra work.

"We've been executing pretty good in games; we really have," he said.