Snake Bytes: 4/24

David Banks

A five-run ninth inning rally by the Diamondbacks led to a rare Arizona victory on the 100th anniversary of baseball at Wrigley Field.

Quick Quotes

"Finally, we got something to go our way. We finally got something that gave us a little bit of a sign and hope and we took advantage. It was a great comeback and we battled. The ninth inning, we battled every at-bat, everybody put good at-bats together and we capitalized."

-Miguel Montero

"Holy cow, we got a break. Wow."

-Wade Miley

"Baseball is a tricky game," Prado said. "That's the beauty about not losing the faith that something good might happen at any time in the game."

-Martin Prado

Daily Digest

Diamondbacks Win in Comeback Style on Wrigley's 100th Anniversary

Chris Owings walked. Gerardo Parra had a 10-pitch bat-bat in which he fouled of five consecutive two-strike pitches. A ball hit the corner of the bag to take a wicked bounce. A.J. Pollock, unable to start still contributed with his wheels. Everything fell the right way for the Diamondbacks in the ninth inning on Wednesday, providing the team and Trevor Cahill (in relief) with a rare 2014 victory. Addison Reed came on and closed things out in the bottom of the frame.

Mark Trumbo out Indefinitely

Struggling Arizona slugger, Mark Trumbo has been place on the 15-day disabled list (for now) with a stress fracture in his left foot, reportedly the result of his ongoing battle with planar fasciitis.


Ron Wolfley on the Diamondbacks

Are the players not taking enough of the blame? Should Paul Goldschmidt be a more vocal leader?

Lost in the Desert

Sports on Earth examines how the Diamondbacks have found themselves where they are, and what needs to happen for things to improve.

Around MLB

Yankees' Pineda Caught with Pine Tar - Again

The New York Yankees' Michael Pineda was ejected from his start on Wednesday for having pine tar on his neck with which to doctor the ball. This is the second time this season the hurler has been called out for using a substance on the ball to possibly improve performance.

The Rangers' Martin Perez Throws Second Consecutive Shutout

Across his last three outings, Perez now has 26 consecutive scoreless frames.

Jose Fernandez vs Alex Wood

The two put together a spectacular pitching duel the other night. Now Fangraphs gives us a closer look at just what happened, including a detailed (with gifs) examination of how Fernandez carved up a certain former Diamondback and ate him for dinner.

Video Highlights

The Diamondbacks Score 5 in the 9th

One Night Across MLB - 3 Grand Slams

Trout Robs Harper of Hit with Diving Play

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