SnakeBytes 5/8: Goldy Goldy Gone

Harry How

B-Mac finally looked okay. Didi flashed some leather. Goldy came through in the clutch. And Putz left the game clutching his elbow.

Quotes of the Day

"Once we got to 3-2, it was five fastballs, I think, and I'm just trying to fight. He's got that really good slider and split finger, so trying to make sure in case he threw that to stay back a little bit. I was able to get that last one and get it up in the air enough."

- Paul Goldschmidt on his clutch at bat.

"The hardest thing is just not knowing what it is. I've never felt anything like it before."

- J.J. Putz on his elbow issue.


Diamondbacks Links

Paul Goldschmidt lifts Arizona Diamondbacks over Los Angeles Dodgers

This game looked destined to be another late inning collapse until Paul Goldschmidt put Brandon League's fastball about 400 feet behind him. Some bad news though, as JJ Putz left the game in the 9th inning with elbow soreness.

J.J. Putz’s elbow; Paul Goldschmidt strikes again; Brandon McCarthy’s night; farm report; & other stuff | Insiders

A good round up from Nick. It was nice to see Brandon McCarthy start to turn it around.

Arizona Diamondbacks’ Trevor Cahill on point with ‘simpler’ pitch arsenal

Cahill has been throwing his cutter much less this year to great effect.

Gibson cherishes spending time with Scully | dbacks.com: News

Gibby and Scully are buds, which is an awesome mental image.

Around the League

Matt Harvey loses perfect game but accomplishes even rarer feat | The Strike Zone - SI.com

When did the Mets become compelling?

J.A. Happ injury: Blue Jays starter hit in the head with a line drive - MLB Daily Dish

J.A. Happ was hit in the head with a line drive. The injury looked eerily similar to the one suffered by Brandon McCarthy. Be forewarned, there's a gif in there that you may not want to see.

Recent results suggest free-agency is more of a sucker's bet than ever before | The Strike Zone - SI.com

An interesting look at the value of free agency.

Marginalia

The Baseball Name Hall of Fame, Class of 2013: Where Cache Breedlove finds immortality - SBNation.com

Goat Cochran.

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