SnakeBytes 4/25: All We Do Is Win, Win

Don't you think it's weird we congratulate ourselves openly out on the opposing teams field? - Brian Kersey

This team can't be stopped. After losing the first two games of the series against the mighty Chicago Cubs, the souls of the Kansas City Packers straightened the Dbacks out and have them on their 2nd 2-game winning streak of the season. The Phillies come to town next for a 3-game set that we're sure to sweep.

Quotables

First of all, I just want to say that I've been reading all the comments about Gibby and KT and I just would be very disappointed if something happened to them. The bottom line is, it's our responsibility to go out there and take care of business. I just wanted to say that, because the blame should be on us. It should be on the players, it should be on us, because we haven't played the way we are supposed to play.

- Miguel Montero

It's a big blow. You prepare and you give others an opportunity to fill in for him. You try to resolve it as quick as you can. It happens all around the big leagues. Though you're disappointed and it gets frustrating, you have to move on and find a way to get around it.

- Kirk Gibson on Mark Trumbo

Daily D-backs

Bolsinger impresses with bat, arm to tally first win | MLB.com
Behind the pitching of Chicago native Mike Bolsinger, the D-backs beat the Cubs, 5-2, on Thursday afternoon at Wrigley Field. Two wins in a row might not seem like much for a big league team but for the Arizona Diamondbacks, though, it's a big step.

Bolsinger earns 1st MLB win, D-backs top Cubs | ArizonaSports.com
Mike Bolsinger earned his first major league win, pitching into the seventh inning and hitting an RBI single as the Arizona Diamondbacks beat the Chicago Cubs 5-2 Thursday.

D-backs' Mike Bolsinger shines: By The Numbers | ArizonaSports.com

D-backs go 3-4 on road trip, prepare for homestand vs. Phillies | ArizonaSports.com
The Arizona Diamondbacks' recent seven-game road trip looked to be shaping up to be a microcosm of the team's season thus far. But the last two games of the series -- and season, for that matter -- proved a reprieve from the previous trend.

Diamondbacks need new mold, different breed of player | azcentral.com
This team needs a culture change, maybe even a personality transplant. It needs edginess on the field and a jolt of electricity in the clubhouse. The Diamondbacks need exactly the type of players they are seemingly trying to avoid, the ones that defy the team's gritty dogma.

D-backs will consider 'any and everything' | ArizonaSports.com
The Arizona Diamondbacks' disappointing, major league-worst start has invoked a strong reaction from observers, who are gaining volume as they call for terminations, demotions, promotions and releases.

Randy Wolf impressive in Triple-A start | ArizonaSports.com
Signed to a minor league contract by the Arizona Diamondbacks earlier this month, veteran left-hander Randy Wolf was impressive Thursday for Triple-A Reno,allowing just five hits and one run over 6 innings.

D-backs' Mark Trumbo on disabled list with foot fracture | dbacks.com
The D-backs placed outfielder Mark Trumbo on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to Tuesday, with a stress fracture in his left foot and recalled outfielder Roger Kieschnick from Triple-A Reno on Thursday.

Montero shows support; Tuffy's 1st Homer; Hill, Ross expect to heat up | dbacks.com
- "There's no blame for any of the coaching staff. They've been here busting their butt and they've been doing their job. We have to go out there and execute." - A player's first Major League home run is usually cause for celebration in a clubhouse following the game, unless you're the D-backs and you just lost 9-2. - D-backs second baseman Aaron Hill and outfielder Cody Ross both got much-needed hits Wednesday afternoon.

Numerous reasons for Arizona Diamondbacks' slide so far | azcentral.com
Entering Thursday, the Diamondbacks had played well and been in control of a game from start to finish just twice in 24 games this season. Their rotation is a wreck, their lineup is not producing and everyone is wondering how long ownership can stomach these results before changes are made.

Around the MLB

Tommy John stunned by rash of surgeries | ESPN
Former major league pitcher Tommy John says it's unreal that so many pitchers need elbow surgery 40 years after he was the first to undergo the procedure that now bears his name.

MLB bigwigs meeting with eye on returning to transfer sanity | CBSSports.com
Baseball is expected to go back to the interpretation of the newly controversial transfer rule, whereby a catch is a good catch. Thank goodness.

A Map of Baseball Nation | NYTimes.com
Facebook data reveals the most popular team in every ZIP code.

"I once hit a ball so hard it did this" - blank_38

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