SnakeBytes 5/23: Swept Away

Simon Says, "Imitate what D-back fans do when you're at the plate!" - Dilip Vishwanat

A case of a better team playing better baseball as the Cardinals swept the D-backs in St. Louis. The D-backs had their chances for sure, but when they score 9 of their 12 runs with 2 outs in the series, something is off. We'll see if the D-backs can turn it around in New York as they face the pitiful Mets starting today.

Quotables

They scored two-out runs on us this whole series. They're very good at it, they have been.

I knew he wanted to stay in the game and I thought he earned that. I gave him a chance to shut them down and chance to get the win, but he gave up the hit and it didn't work out.

Kirk Gibson

I've got to make better pitches in that situation. That's just the way it is. I was trying to go in. It was down, just down the middle. That's what he's trying to do, He's diving a little bit just trying to hit the ball the other way. In that situation he's trying to get back on track and you make a better pitch and it's a different situation.

Wade Miley on his pitch to Shane Robinson

D-backs Daily

D-backs swept in St. Louis | FOX Sports on MSN
Diamondbacks manager Kirk Gibson felt starting pitcher Wade Miley deserved the chance to try to earn a win Thursday against the Cardinals. So Gibson let Miley hit leading off the top of the seventh in a tie game.

D-backs lose their grip on Cardinals again | MLB.com ARI Recap
Third outs proved to be the toughest ones to get for the D-backs during their three-game series with the Cardinals. That wound up being Arizona's undoing as nine of the 12 runs the Cardinals scored while sweeping the series came with two out.

D-backs look for payback vs. Mets | mlb.com
It's been only a little over a month since the D-backs and Mets played each other, but when the teams take to the field in Flushing on Friday night for the opener of a three-game weekend series, they will be two squads that have gone a long way -- in opposite directions -- in that short time.

Ross' surgically repaired hip put to test; Marshall praised for impressive outing | dbacks.com
D-backs outfielder Cody Ross' confidence in his surgically repaired hip was evidenced Wednesday night when he slid into home in the fifth inning. D-backs rookie Evan Marshall pitched out of a bases-loaded jam with one out in the 10th inning Wednesday night when he struck out Jon Jay and got Daniel Descalso to ground out.

Tony La Russa Looks to Fix the Diamondbacks’ Problems | NYTimes.com
After being hired as the Diamondbacks’ chief baseball officer, Tony La Russa is learning the organization from the ground up.

Diamondbacks farmhand Jon Griffin homers in five straight at-bats for Mobile | dbacks.com
D-backs Minor Leaguer Jon Griffin homered in each of his last four at-bats for Double-A Mobile on Wednesday night, then made it five straight homers with a solo shot in his first time up on Thursday.

Around the MLB

Springer picked off 1st
Kicked in the face and then gets hurt all in one motion. Ouch.

Bogaerts hits homer, but the parking attendant steals the show

Torii Hunter goes dumb from eephus pitch.

Y*s**l P**g doubled up
For every great play, he gives you a stupid one to match.

Josh Donaldson loves to go over the tarp

Hunter Pence hits an ugly homer

P**g's outstanding catch | MLB.com
Y*s**l P**g makes an outstanding diving catch on a fly ball to right-center off the bat of Wilmer Flores

This is Danny Worth, and he's a position player throwing a knuckleball

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