SnakeBytes 5/5: Cinco de Mayo

A depressed star. - Denis Poroy

Hopefully everyone is having a great Cinco de Mayo, I know I will as I stuff my face with tacos. The D-backs head to Milwaukee to face the Brewers after taking 2 games in San Diego.

Quotables

(Kendrick and Hall) are both very, very disappointed, and rightfully so. When you spend $110 million and you're 9-22 at the end of April, I wouldn't be happy, either. I'm also disappointed, but I still believe in the core group. I think they will get better. Will I be around to see it? I don't know.

- Kevin Towers

Daily D-backs

D-backs dealt walk-off loss by Padres in series finale | foxsports.com
The Diamondbacks came into their three-game series against the Padres with the worst record and worst ERA in the majors. The D-backs won the first two games and took a 3-1 lead in the fourth inning on Sunday, but they couldn't finish off the sweep, as they allowed the Padres tie it and then win it 4-3 in walk-off fashion.

Diamondbacks can't complete sweep of the Padres | azcentral.com
It was an afternoon that resulted in yet another loss in a season overflowing with them. But regardless of whether you believe in moral victories, there's no denying this was a weekend that represented more progress for the Diamondbacks.

Starting Pitchers start to find its form | arizonasports.com
After 24 games, the only place the Arizona Diamondbacks' rotation could go was up. At the time, Arizona's five-man unit led the league with the fewest quality starts and the worst ERA. They also were in the bottom five in WHIP, opponent batting average and opponent on-base percentage. While its ranking in those respective categories hasn't exactly improved all that much, the desired results have started to come.

Brandon McCarthy's workouts keeping shoulder healthy | azcentral.com
For five consecutive years, McCarthy has landed on the disabled list with shoulder problems, and each time it's popped up between mid-May and early-June. No matter what he's tried — whether it be changing his workouts and throwing regimen — he hasn't been able to shake it.

D-backs GM Towers worried about job security | Yahoo Sports
Kevin Towers recently told MLB.com that he is not sure how much longer he will be with the team. Towers acknowledged that Diamondbacks managing partner Ken Kendrick and president Derrick Hall are disappointed in the team's slow start and that his job may be at stake.

Around the MLB

The Worst of the Best: The Month’s Wildest Swings | FanGraphs Baseball
Here's the first installment of baseball's wildest swings.

Video: Baker's walk-off RBI double | MLB.com
Jeff Baker smacks a double, the double smacks back.

Video: Stanton's go-ahead solo shot | MLB.com
This ball left the yard at 119.9 mph, tying the MLB record.

John Kruk's eyes never once left these hot dogs

Yasiel Puig bat-flip
It's a 9.

All-Prospect Team: April Edition | BaseballAmerica.com
Aaron Blair makes an appearance and another familiar pitching arm finds his way back to relevance.

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