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• The D-backs throw over to first base a lot as a way of limiting the opposition's running game.

"There's a game within the game there," Gibson said. "I throw over a lot in those situations as well. We get into a high-leverage situation, I'll throw over or step off. The hitters don't like that. All of a sudden you throw and you do it again. You try to get people frustrated. There are a lot of things that happen when you get into leverage situations."

That tends to draw boos from the home crowd when the D-backs are on the road.

"I love it," Gibson said. "When they start booing, I go, 'This is what I like. Let's do it a couple of more times.'"

• Gibson said that he's not sure if the club will ask Minor League pitcher Trevor Bauer to tone down his intense pregame long-toss sessions.

"I think it's something where we're going to have meetings coming up here, we'll get everybody in the room and we'll have discussions on it," Gibson said.

The organization will, though, continue to try to work with him about tweaking his approach to hitters.

"He bounces pitches and I watch [Minor League] games and they swing at them," Gibson said. "They don't do that here. That's just an example. They're not going to do it as much, so you're going to have to disguise your pitches or throw more consistently, command more consistently with all your pitches so you will get swing and misses."

• The D-backs throw over to first base a lot as a way of limiting the opposition's running game.

"There's a game within the game there," Gibson said. "I throw over a lot in those situations as well. We get into a high-leverage situation, I'll throw over or step off. The hitters don't like that. All of a sudden you throw and you do it again. You try to get people frustrated. There are a lot of things that happen when you get into leverage situations."

That tends to draw boos from the home crowd when the D-backs are on the road.

"I love it," Gibson said. "When they start booing, I go, 'This is what I like. Let's do it a couple of more times.'"

• Gibson said that he's not sure if the club will ask Minor League pitcher Trevor Bauer to tone down his intense pregame long-toss sessions.

"I think it's something where we're going to have meetings coming up here, we'll get everybody in the room and we'll have discussions on it," Gibson said.

The organization will, though, continue to try to work with him about tweaking his approach to hitters.

"He bounces pitches and I watch [Minor League] games and they swing at them," Gibson said. "They don't do that here. That's just an example. They're not going to do it as much, so you're going to have to disguise your pitches or throw more consistently, command more consistently with all your pitches so you will get swing and misses."