SnakeBytes 6/28: Great Starts and No-Decisions

You are wrong sir! The greatest Mighty Ducks film is Mighty Ducks 2! - Greg Fiume

Over Patrick Corbin's last 5 starts, he's thrown 35 innings with a 24:7 K/BB ratio and an era of 2.55 while his team has gone 4-1. And even with these great numbers, he has yet to get past the 9 win mark. In today's episode, we hear from Patrick Corbin, Kirk Gibson, and Martin Prado.

Quotables

Just didn't put it on for a couple [of pitches], I think they maybe expected it early. Got to an even count, so I put it on, and it was a great bunt and he got a hit out of it.

- Kirk Gibson

Well, we won today. Obviously I'd like to get a win, but if the team wins, that's what I want. I just want to kind of keep us in the ballgame.

- Patrick Corbin

It's going to be good. There's a lot of people that I know that helped me along the way in my career. I know that it's going to be good to see them and show them my respect. It's emotional, but I think this is something different in my career, and I'm looking forward to playing against my ex-teammates and having a good series.

- Martin Prado

Diamondbacks Round-up

D-backs manufacture win over Nats in 11 | MLB.com
A rain shower delayed the start of the game by just over an hour, but when it finally got going, it was the pitchers' duel everyone expected. Patrick Corbin and Stephen Strasburg battled to a draw Thursday afternoon, but it was the D-backs who eventually came out on top, 3-2, in 11 innings at Nationals Park.

Bloomquist's swollen hand; Prado returns to ATL; Chipper's ceremony | dbacks.com
D-backs infielder Willie Bloomquist hoped his left hand would feel better when he woke up Thursday morning, but instead, it was still pretty swollen.

D-backs, Upton renew acquaintances in Atlanta | foxsportsarizona.com
Last month, the Diamondbacks hosted their former cornerstone, as Justin Upton returned to Phoenix in an Atlanta Braves uniform. This weekend, it's Upton's turn to play host as the D-backs meet the Braves for three games.

Delgado dealing for D-backs in clash with Braves | MLB.com
One of the offseason's biggest deals again will come front and center when the D-backs open a three-game series against the Braves on Friday night at Turner Field. This series will be the teams' final meeting of the year, barring a postseason clash. Considering Atlanta and Arizona both sit in first place, that's hardly out of the question.

Defensive dominance; Willie Bloomquist’s hand; farm report; & other stuff | Insiders
The Diamondbacks have stood out in the field in just about every way imaginable this season. Generally, their outfielders have good-to-great range and/or strong, accurate arms. Their infielders not only make the routine plays, they make spectacular ones as well, particularly shortstop Didi Gregorius and Goldschmidt, who seems to be perfectly positioned more often than not. They haven’t allowed many stolen bases.

Archie Bradley, Matt Davidson picked for Futures Game | dbacks.com
Both drafted out of high school by the D-backs, right-handed pitcher Archie Bradley and third baseman Matt Davidson have grown up in the club's farm system. On Wednesday, they each received an honor indicative of how far they've come since entering professional ball and how bright their forthcoming careers in the Majors could be.

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