When staff ace Brandon Webb was taken out of the game on Opening Day against the Colorado Rockies everyone thought he was just having a bad game. Then came word of shoulder stiffness and the inevitable waiting period to see if the soreness would go away.

The days stretched into weeks that soon became months. Any team that loses their ace is bound to feel the dramatic effects of not having a number one starter. While it has been bad not having Webb this season, the loss was tempered by the fact that the Diamondbacks had a second ace up their sleeves.

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