Snake Bytes 5/25, McCarthy Stays Strong

Norm Hall

Despite struggling for six innings to break through against Padres' starter Eric Stults, the Diamondbacks rode Brandon McCarthy's third consecutive quality start to a 5-2 win to open the three game set at Chase Field.

Quick Quotes


"Just really good command of what he was doing, pretty efficient," manager Kirk Gibson said of McCarthy. "He's got confidence. You can just tell when he gets guys on, he starts making good pitches and getting out of there."

Kirk Gibson on Brandon McCarthy and his third quality start

"Just kind of one of those weird nights where you're almost from the second inning on, you're just kind of battling, just hoping guys hit it at people, and fortunately they did that for me," McCarthy said. "It happens every once in a while, and you have to figure out ways to stay in and at least make pitches and hope that the eight guys behind you can do something."

Brandon McCarthy on working through the night without having his god stuff

"I was hoping he was throwing a fastball," Pollock said. "But my hands stayed back and I was able to at least put the bat on the ball and hit it pretty hard and get the run in."

A.J. Pollock on his approach to extending the inning in the seventh



Daily Diamondback Digest



Diamondbacks Take Game 1 from Padres

Despite struggling to do anything early against the Padres’ starts Stults, the Diamondbacks were finally able to break through against San Diego in the 7th inning, throwing up five runs in the frame in support of Brandon McCarthy who threw his third consecutive quality start. Over his last three starts, McCarthy has surrendered only one run in 24 innings.



Rosenthal Looks Ahead to the Diamondbacks’ Trade Deadline

Ken Rosenthal took an early look at where the Diamondbacks are sitting in the standings and the team’s strengths; pointing out that the team is actually well-situated to have a quiet trade deadline. I wonder if the gunslinger has received that memo or not.



Adam Eaton to Get 2nd Opinion

Injured Diamondback center fielder Adam Eaton received good news on Wednesday that his MRI came back clean. However, as he has never experienced this sort of problem before, he is playing things cautiously and will be going in for a second evaluation with noted specialist James Andrews on Tuesday.

Productive Parra

Gerardo Parra didn’t start the season in line to be an everyday starter. Now, due to injuries to all three Diamondback starting outfielders, Parra is showing what he can do when he is used as an everyday player.



Didi Talks About Hot start

Didi Gregorious was a guest on the Doug and Wolf Show where he discussed his hot start to the season and how he hopes to improve moving forward.

Montero, Prado Continue to Grind

It’s no secret the pair of embattled Diamondbacks have had a terrible first few months of the season. However, the two continue to work on the problem and might just be showing the first signs of turning things around – at least a little bit.



Around MLB


Chris Young

New team. New League. Same old results in Houston.


Anibal Sanchez loses no-no in 9th

While the Minnesota Twins may not be a very good team this year, Joe Mauer is still a very good hitter. With one out in the ninth, Mauer broke up Sanchez’s bid for a second career no-no with asingle to center field.


Miguel Cabrera Trying to Make History

The season is long from over but, Miguel Cabrera is on pace to do something no one else in the long history of the game has ever done – and he’s doing it at an even more impressive pace than many might believe.

Following up on that story, this might just be why.

Futility Watch

Atlanta Braves

Strikeouts: 426 – on pace for 1468 (if they keep improving, they will soon be out of the watch)

Houston Astros

Strikeouts: 462 – on pace for 1559

Record: 14-34 (on pace for 115 loses)

Miami Marlins

Record: 13-35 (on pace for 118 losses)

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