SnakeBytes 4/11: Campana Backs Comeback

Carry me in the dugout guys, you owe me. - Thearon W. Henderson

The bullpen blew another lead, but the D-backs had other plans as they tied the game and then brought another extra-innings win behind Cliff Pennington and Tony Campana. The return for a 3-game set against the Los Angeles Dodgers this weekend starting Friday.

Quotables

We went through the same thing last year. It's tough. It's tough that it's happened early. It makes it even worse just because we've had a couple of guys struggling in our rotation at the same time, so it seems to magnify itself a little bit when it happens. He's frustrated, we're frustrated, but we're still very hopeful and positive that he's going to get back on track and be OK.

- Kevin Towers on Trevor Cahill's struggles

I'm sure he took the demotion pretty tough, but went down there in the right frame of mind, positive attitude, and he's an injury away from being back up here and hopefully contributing, so we're happy with what he's done.

- Kevin Towers on Didi Gregorius' hot start


Daily D-backs

Tony Campana hit an RBI single with two outs in the 10th inning to give the Arizona Diamondbacks their first back-to-back wins of the season with a 6-5 victory over the San Francisco Giants on Thursday night.

Right-hander Randall Delgado had his second short outing in as many starts, but the offense came through and Tony Campana's RBI single gave the Diamondbacks a 6-5 victory over the San Francisco Giants in a 10-inning, 4-hour, 10-minute game on Thursday night at AT&T Park.

Tony Campana's 10th-inning looping liner was just outside the reach of retreating second baseman Brandon Hicks, and Cliff Pennington was able to come around from second base to score the go-ahead run.

D-backs manager Kirk Gibson challenged his first call of the regular season Thursday night against the Giants, and the skipper is 0-for-1.

Two years ago, the Los Angeles Angels dropped 14 of their first 20 games, and on April 27 they were a whopping nine games back in the American League West.

D-backs infielder Didi Gregorius has had a lot of success at the plate for Triple-A Reno so far this year. Through seven games Gregorius was hitting .385 with three doubles, a triple and a homer. D-backs starter Trevor Cahill's struggles come down to a simple matter of location.

The issues with right-hander Trevor Cahill are no different from what they've been during other stretches of ineffectiveness in his career, General Manager Kevin Towers said. Cahill can't seem to avoid mistakes related to his command.

Around the MLB

Detroit is out in Los Angeles for interleague play tonight, which means America's most valuable treasure Vin Scully has the opportunity to discuss some players he doesn't often see. One Tiger Vin's plenty familiar with is former Angels outfielder Torii Hunter, and the Dodgers announcer took his third inning at-bat tonight to discuss Hunter's crack-addicted father.

Citing past players like Jeff Bagwell and Kevin Youkilis as perfect examples, baseball fans across the country unanimously called for more goofy batting stances in Major League Baseball, sources confirmed Thursday.

Chen-Chang Lee is a pitcher for the Indians. He's from Taiwan. During tonight's broadcast of Cleveland's bout in Chicago against the White Sox, horrible broadcaster Ken 'Hawk' Harrelson painted Lee with some broad and ambiguously-racist strokes.
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