Snake Bytes, 8/10: Solid Goldy

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Paul Goldschmidt hit his second career walk-off home run as the Diamondbacks took game one against the Mets 5-4.

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"Now it's like I'm not even shocked anymore," Eaton said. "He goes up there and I'm like, 'He hit a walk-off, no big deal, it's just him, he's going to do it.'"

Adam Eaton


"He got ahead with his slider, missed with a curveball and then he threw [a cutter] and luckily it was up, and I was able to hit it hard and get it out of here."

Paul Goldschmidt


"I worked him like anybody else," Atchison said. "Tried to be aggressive, get in there and get ahead. I was able to do that, and then just left a cutter up. He's a good hitter and obviously has some good power to all fields, especially there. He made me pay for a bad pitch."

Scott Atchison


"My mechanics were off a little bit," Corbin said. "I didn't really control my pitches too well tonight, but I think down the stretch I made some pitches, felt a little better."

Patrick Corbin


"We played good defense tonight, period," Gibson said. "The relays were great. That's the way you want your relays to be turned over. Those were big plays."

Kirk Gibson

Daily Diamondback Digest

Solid Goldschmidt, Diamondbacks Take Game One Against Mets on Goldschmidt Walk-off

Patrick Corbin worked through command and control problems to pitch six innings of two-run baseball. The defense gunned down two wayward Mets that tried to take the extra base, one of them at third, the other at home. The Diamondbacks put together timely hitting, the last hit being the timeliest of all - a one out, bases empty, opposite field home run by Diamondbacks first baseman, Paul Goldschmidt. The win makes three in a row for the Arizona Diamondbacks who watched Tampa Bay squander a huge lead against the Los Angeles Dodgers.

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