SnakeBytes 4/27: Are you kidding me?

Norm Hall

Winning streak to four? No. A win for Arroyo? No. A ninth inning rally? No. Another loss? Yes.

Quotables

"We should have had enough pitching to get through that game," Diamondbacks manager Kirk Gibson said. "We just didn't play well."

- Kirk Gibson on loss to Phillies

"It just happened so quick," Cahill said. "I think I was overthrowing. It's embarrassing. Bronson threw a great game. I should be able to come and get three outs without letting them take the lead back."

-Trevor Cahill on his outing

Daily D-backs

Arroyo at last as advertised, but 'pen coughs up lead | dbacks.com

The D-backs wasted Arroyo's six innings of two-run, seven-hit ball and lost, 6-5, to snap a modest three-game winning streak. They had a 5-0 lead at one point, but their record dropped to 8-19 and 2-12 at home.

Errors plague Diamondbacks' late-inning collapse - azcentral

The Phillies fell behind 5-0 in the first three innings as Lee struggled. Philadelphia rallied by scoring two runs off Bronson Arroyo in the seventh and four more in the eighth against Joe Thatcher and Trevor Cahill (1-5).

D-backs blow five-run lead as win streak ends | FOX Sports

Bronson Arroyo gave the Diamondbacks a chance, extending their recent streak of quality starts. A shaky outing by the bullpen and some costly mistakes led to another disappointing loss.

McCarthy, Burnett square off in series rubber match | MLB.com Preview

It has been a long road trip for the Phillies.It has been any even longer road back to respectability for the D-backs. On Sunday, the two teams will square off in the series finale with Brandon McCarthy on the mound for the D-backs and A.J. Burnett on the hill for the Phillies.

Without Trumbo, D-backs march on | FOX Sports

Mark Trumbo is unlikely to play again until early June, and the Diamondbacks understand exactly what they will be missing

D-backs unveil Children's Museum exhibit, give $100K; Gibson confirms Trumbo's stress fracture | dbacks.com: News

The D-backs unveiled their Move It! exhibit at the downtown Children's Museum of Phoenix on Saturday and the Arizona Diamondbacks Foundation donated $100,000 to the museum as part of its Grand Slam Grants program. Kirk Gibson corroborated the prognosis of left fielder Mark Trumbo, specifying that the length of his absence due to a stress fracture in his left foot might be even longer than the six weeks Trumbo predicted.

D-backs manager resilient, accountable in face of early season criticism

When Kirk Gibson arrived at Chase Field Friday, he entered a ballpark that his team had played to a 1-9 record in thus far this season. "Home" -- meant to be a welcome sight -- was instead an albatross for the skipper.

Diamondbacks' Miguel Montero shows plate discipline - azcentral

Diamondbacks catcher Miguel Montero isn't specifically trying to draw more walks this season. He's just trying to swing at fewer bad pitches.

Former Diamondback Chad Tracy retires after nine seasons | HardballTalk

Chris Cotillo of MLB Daily Dish reports that veteran Chad Tracy has decided to retire from baseball after a nine-year career in the big leagues.

Around the MLB

Segura's injury | MLB.com

So that happened.

Nothing goes right for Yankees fan | Bleacher Report

Nothing seemed to go right for one New York Yankees fan in the top of the sixth inning Saturday. In a matter of seconds, he whiffed while trying to catch a foul ball, lost his hat and couldn't connect on a high-five with another fan.

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