Snake Bytes: 5/7

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The Diamondbacks clubbed three home runs and the team's young pitching came through in grand fashion as Arizona overcame a 3-run first inning deficit to defeat the team with MLB's best record.

Quick Quotes

"I think Pollo's probably going to be our center fielder. Inciarte can play anywhere, as well. But for right now, his first game back, I decided to put him out there."

-Kirk Gibson

"I was churning on the inside, without a doubt," said Marshall. "First batter coming in to face was Gomez with a guy in scoring position, so a little extra jacked up for that. I just made a couple good pitches and he got out and the next inning was more back to calmed down, back to the usual, getting ahead of guys and throwing strikes."

-Evan Marshall

"Overall, the guys hung in there," said Gibson. "We had some big hits tonight -- three home runs -- even though we haven't been hitting home runs. So it was good to see."

-Kirk Gibson

Daily Digest

Diamondbacks Use Home Runs, Young Pitching to Mount Comeback Win

The Diamondbacks hit three home runs on Tuesday evening, including NL ROM Chris Owings' first of his career to mount a comeback after falling behind 5-2 in the first inning. Young call-up Evan Marshall came into the game in a crucial situation and managed to get Carlos Gomez out to end the inning before being rewarded with the win by Aaron Hill's home run in the next inning. Addison Reed came to close out the game in dominant fashion.

Related: Diamondbacks Win Challenge at First

The Diamondbacks were rewarded handsomely when Kirk Gibson challenged a call at first base. The call was overturned, allowing Parra to remain on first for Paul Goldschmidt to bring home with a home run two batters later.

Evans Strong in Debut / Minor League Promotions

Evan Marshall wasted no time in leaving his mark on the big league club, earining the win in his first appearance in which he slammed the door on a potential Brewers' rally. Marshall was promoted to the top club along with Mobile standout Chase Anderson. Other moves included the promotions of Matt Stites, Jimmie Sherfy, and Aaron Blair.

Pollock Returns and Other Tidbits

A.J. Pollock returned to the starting lineup for the first time in a week. Kirk Gibson has yet to decide who will take over in Bolsinger's next scheduled start, though Collmenter and Anderson seem to be two likely candidates.

Kevin Towers on the Diamondbacks' Home Woes

The Diamondbacks GM Kevin Towers was on the air discussing the team's brutal start to the season at home. (Audio available here.)

Tweaks or Turnover? Rival Executives Asked About Future of Diamondbacks

Both approaches have significant challenges to overcome.

Can Things Get Worse?

A look at how the Diamondbacks got to where they are and what the future now holds for the 2014 season.

Around MLB

Williams Victim of Hit-and-Run

Washington Nationals manager and former Diamondback coach Matt Williams was surprised by a hit-and-run this morning. Except this variety wasn't on the field. The Nationals' skipper was in his car giving his weekly radio interview when his vehicle was struck by a car fleeing police.

ASU and the All-Packard Stadium Team

There are plenty of reasons to dislike Arizona State University. Like them or hate them though, the team has produced more MLB players than any other school - including some pretty big names.

The Return of the Thief

Dave Cameron at Fangraphs looks at what just might be the resurgence of stolen bases as part of the game.

Stardom Delayed

Ken Rosenthal looks at a number of players not currently on big league rosters that, if not for concerns about Super Two status or an extra year of eligibility, probably would be in the big leagues right now. The list includes a pair of names familiar to Diamondback fans.

Video Highlights


Chris Owings - Rookie hits first career home run

Chavez- Chuck and duck, but still get the out

Nate McClouth- Ignores wall to make the highlight reel

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