HOUSTON - MAY 03: Mark Reynolds #27 of the Arizona Diamondbacks is safe at home as he avoids the tag of catcher Humberto Quintero #55 of the Houston Astros in the second inning at Minute Maid Park on May 3, 2010 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images)
Your daily links, quick and dirty style since I gotta go go go on to my next class and learn up Chinese governing.
[Edit by Jim] Forgot the Player of the Week poll yesterday, so here it is...
[azcentral.com] Diamondbacks get another crack at Roy Oswalt
Arizona Diamondbacks get another crack at Houston Astros pitcher Roy Oswalt, Oswalt is 9-1 with a 1.96 ERA against Arizona.
[azcentral.com] Arizona Diamondbacks beat Houston Astros to snap 3-game skid
Arizona Diamondbacks beat Houston Astros to snap 3-game skid, D-Backs rookie pitcher Cesar Valdez won his first major-league game, a 9-1 victory over the Astros.
[mlb.com] Arizona Diamondbacks at Houston Astros - May 4 - Game Preview
Ian Kennedy aims to continue his solid pitching tonight against Roy Oswalt.
[dbacks.com] Valdez victorious in debut as D-backs roll
Chris Snyder and Chris Young had a nice homecoming and starting pitcher Cesar Valdez's Major League debut was a winning one as the D-backs defeated the Astros, 9-1, on Monday night.
[espn.com] Phillies Fan Says "Don't taze me, bro! "
Because who doesn't think its funny when one of those crazy Phillies fans get a few seconds of high voltage love?
[yahoo.com] Dodgers fan films himself catching Pirate's Home Run
This is pretty darn cool to watch, check it out.
[Beyond the Box Score] 32 Predictions Contest, v.2010 ($50 reward for winner! Mark and Droo make cameos)
Enter Beyond the Box Score's 32 Predictions contest for your chance to win $50. All you need to do is pick the higher number 32 times...
[SB Nation] Ubaldo Jimenez Stays Amazing As Rockies Silence Padres
Ubaldo Jimenez struck out a career-high 13 batters in seven innings to lead the Colorado Rockies to a 5-2 win over the San Diego Padres in the first of a three-game set at Petco Park.
And a couple by Jim
[FoxSportsArizona.com] Storm clouds looming - "Once upon a time, the nearest the Diamondbacks came to political controversy was opposing the funding plan for the Cubs' spring training facility. How long ago that seems."
[SB Nation.com] MLB Power Rankings: The More You Know - Your go-to fifth week MLB power rankings, where the competition's just as hot at the bottom as it is at the top. I provide the commentary for the NL West teams.
Who was Arizona's Player of the Week, April 26-May 3?
Mark Reynolds: 8-for-21, 2 HR (12 votes)
Chris Snyder: 3 HR, 7 RBI (25 votes)
Cesar Valdez: 5 IP, 1 ER (1 vote)
Esmerling Vasquez: 4.2 IP, 0 ER (12 votes)
Chris Young: 7-for-20, 8 RBI (21 votes)
71 total votes