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Gibson frustrated by comparisons to 2011

Gibson frustrated by comparisons to 2011

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Gibson frustrated by comparisons to 2011
SAN DIEGO -- The 2011 season was a fun year for the Arizona Diamondbacks as they captured the National League West.

Yes, it was a team, like this year's, that started slowly, and most of the same players are back this year.

D-backs manager Kirk Gibson, though, has had enough of talking about last year, and he made that clear prior to Saturday's game when a reporter referenced the 2011 season.

"I don't think it's productive," Gibson said referring to talking about last season. "It's this year."

Last year's D-backs turned their season around in May and found ways to win games, especially late.

This year's edition went 11-17 in May and has not had the same late-inning magic.

"We need to redefine who we are going to be," Gibson said. "We have to have the desire to get on that track. It's going to be a different path."

The first-place Dodgers lost five in a row heading into Saturday, but the D-backs had managed to go just 3-2 over that span.

"It's frustrating that we're not taking our opportunity," Gibson said. "It's not do or die, but every day is. You have to have that urgency."

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