SnakeBytes 5/20: the Read-At-Your-Desk-And-Hope-Your-Boss-Doesn't-See Edition

hotclaws, you're starting to warm up to him now, right?(Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)


Isn't the morning always better after a Diamondbacks win, especially one that was such a drubbing of a division rival?  It's not going to get any easier to night, when the Diamondbacks face reigning two time Cy Young winner, Tim Lincecum.  But why focus on that yet, when there are news clippings to read? 

Today we go around the league, starting off with recaps, a Brandon Webb sighting, LaRoche/Giants rumors, Oakland A's new ballpark news, the Rays' absolute dominance right now, and the Mets general incompetence, amongst other items.  To the Snakebytesmobile!

Diamondbacks Recaps

[azcentral.com] Arizona Diamondbacks rout San Francisco Giants
"But this was a pretty good all-around game for us. That was some explosive offense and a really, really good pitching performance out of Kennedy. That's about as much as we can ask out of him and our team. That was pretty flawless baseball and a long time coming."

[mercurynews.com] Arizona Diamondbacks pound San Francisco Giants 13-1
The last time the Giants gave up six homers in a game, there was an intern at the White House named Monica Lewinsky.

D'backs' 6 homers inflict Giant beating
- Freddy Sanchez ended his rehabilitation assignment with Triple-A Fresno and went 0-for-4 in his 2010 Giants debut Wednesday night. Soon, the front office might want to promote one of Sanchez's former Grizzlies...

Diamondbacks News

[azcentral.com] Arizona Diamondbacks' Brandon Webb to change arm slot
"I just have to," Webb said. "I have to retrain. Even though I'm almost 10 months out of surgery and I've been throwing for five months, I've been almost wasting my time throwing bad."

[azcentral.com] Arizona Diamondbacks bullpen: Better days ahead?
"There were a lot of guys tip-toeing on this road trip about what was going to happen," he said. "We made two very significant moves that cost Howry and Boyer their jobs on this club and everybody takes note of that."

Inside Pitch: Oh, Danny boy - FantasySourceFastball - Fantasy Source Fastball - Sporting News
Starts out talking about Haren's baffling start to the '10 season, before ending on former Sun Devil Mike Leake's fantastic debut with the Reds (Strasburg, who?)

SFGate: San Francisco Giants : The Splash : LaRoche tells his side of the Giants offer story

Around the League

Sanchez returns, responds
Everyone wondered what took Freddy Sanchez so long to return. His response: He actually got here faster than the doctors predicted. As he prepared for his 2010 debut Wednesday night, Sanchez said he was told the normal...

The Tampa Bay Rays play "liberal arts baseball" - HardballTalk - Baseball - NBC Sports
As evidenced by the deconstruction of the limping and wounded New York Yankees last night, the Tampa Bay Rays have taken their place as the new beasts of the AL East.  And, even though the delivery was muddled and aggravating,...

Yep, the Rays Are Really, Really Good -- The Sports Section
Their 10–6 win over the Yankees hardly felt as competitive as the score indicates.

Another Boost For San Jose Baseball Stadium - KCBS

Maybe If They’d Had TWO Triple Plays and Inside-the-Parkers -- The Sports Section
The Mets lose again.

Back to back: Albert Pujols tops SN's top 50 MLB players list - Sporting News - MLB - Sporting News

WBIR.com | Knoxville, TN | Up-and-coming pitchers face off in Reds-Braves clash

Basically, Mike Leake is awesome.

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