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Snake bites

• After watching his team commit several fundamental errors in Saturday's opening game, D-backs manager Kirk Gibson was happier with their performance in Sunday's win over the Rockies.

"Today was much better," Gibson said.

• Right-hander Charles Brewer threw two shutout innings of relief Sunday. The right-hander was 11-7 with a 5.99 ERA last year for Triple-A Reno. The Pacific Coast League, and Reno in particular, can be tough on a pitcher's ERA.

"You saw he used all of his pitches today," Gibson said of Brewer. "His secondary stuff was pretty sharp as well."

Last year, Wade Miley made the team after no one thought he would when camp opened, and Gibson said something like that could happen again.

"We're looking to have our eyes opened, so that could be a guy like Charles Brewer," Gibson said. "That's certainly within reason."

• Right-hander Bo Schultz shut the Rockies down in the ninth inning to preserve the win. Signed as a free agent last year after pitching for Grand Prairie of the independent American Association, Schultz has reworked his mechanics to throw more over the top.

"He's got good stuff," Gibson said.