SnakeBytes 9/10: Coors Ravine

Richard Mackson-USA TODAY Sports

The Dodgers tagged the Diamondbacks' pitching staff for 6 home runs en route to an 8-1 victory.

Quotes of the Day

"He has good stuff, but he just has to learn to locate and keep pitches out of the middle of the zone."

- Kirk Gibson on starting pitcher Randall Delgado.

“It’s going to be interesting to see what goes on. Obviously, we love it here in Arizona, and I’d like to be here for a long time, an extended period of time, but I’m in a pretty weird situation going into my first year of arbitration."

- Daniel Hudson on the uncertainty heading into his first year of arbitration.

Diamondbacks News

Uribe hits 3 of Dodgers' 6 HRs in win over D-backs ArizonaSports.com

Giving up the first 4 of the Dodgers' 6 home runs, Randal Delgado lasted just 2.2 innings. The loss comes on the heels of a Dodgers losing streak – 4 straight – which briefly gave the Diamondbacks a glimmer of hope heading into this 3 game series. The Dodgers' magic number now stands at 8.

Yusmeiro Petit’s Penultimate Pitch of Perfection | FanGraphs Baseball

An in-depth analysis of the second-to-last pitch in Eric Chavez's perfect-game-busting at bat. It's amazing that Chavez laid off the pitch.

June 11: The day the NL West changed

June 11th. The Diamondbacks were alone atop the NL west. The Dodgers were scuffling and Don Mattingly's days seemed numbered as the Dodgers' fell further and further out of contention at 8 1/2 games backs. But things change quickly. June 11th was the night of the notorious Diamondbacks/Dodgers brawl. Jack Magruder highlights this day as the turning point in the NL West race – the Dodgers are 55-23 since.

Arizona Diamondbacks ponder Daniel Hudson situation

Daniel Hudson's elbow injuries have made Kevin Towers' job a bit tougher. The GM has to decide whether tender a contract to the arbitration-eligible Hudson despite Hudson not having pitched in a year-and-a-half and with no guarantee of the pitcher's future health.

Randall Delgado’s home run woes; farm report; & other stuff | Insiders

Delgado's penchant for giving up home runs has been an issue all year. His 1.8 HR-per-9 innings number would be the worst in the league if Delgado had enough innings to qualify among the league leaders.

Around the League

Cole bests Darvish, helping Pirates secure first winning season since 1992 | The Strike Zone - SI.com

The Pirates' vaunted young pitcher Gerrit Cole beat Yu Darvish to secure the Pirates first winning season since 1992. For some context, Cole would have been 2 the last time the Bucs had a winning record.

Showalter and Girardi spar verbally during Orioles-Yankees game | The Strike Zone - SI.com

Manager fight! Buck Showalter and Joe Girardi get into it a bit after Girardi accused the Orioles' 3rd-base coach of stealing signs. Lot's of profane lip reading to be done here.

Marginalia

Every Sh***ty Thing That Happened To The Pittsburgh Pirates, 1992-2013

If you've got some extra time. Lots of extra time.

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