SnakeBytes 5/4: Still in Houston, Still Waiting for Awful Space Industry Puns

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.

[] Kelly Johnson, Ubaldo Jimenez earn National League's monthly honors
From yesterday...


[Edit by Jim] Forgot the Player of the Week poll yesterday, so here it is...

[] 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.

[] 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.

[] Arizona Diamondbacks at Houston Astros - May 4 - Game Preview
Ian Kennedy aims to continue his solid pitching tonight against Roy Oswalt.

[] 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.

[] 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?

[] Dodgers fan films himself catching Pirate's Home Run
This is pretty darn cool to watch, check it out.

Around SBN

[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.

[SB Nation] Strained Hamstring Sends Rafael Furcal To The DL

And a couple by Jim

[] 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] 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.

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