SnakeBytes 5/9: Draft Day Hangover

OMG THERE'S A BUG ON HOME PLATE KILL IT - Tom Lynn

Most sports taking a break to worship the handegg annual player placement ceremony and as such, the D-backs had the day off in Chicago to do stuff. Brandon McCarthy will lead the D-backs in tomorrow's series opener against the White Sox.

Quotables

When we got off the first two, three weeks, we weren't playing well … All the way around. We weren't hitting that well, we made the mistakes defensively. The pitching wasn't where the guys wanted it to be. This last two weeks, it's been a lot better. If you're playing good baseball, you're going to start getting some wins. How many? It doesn't mean you're necessarily going to win 10 in a row, but you've got to play well to win.

- Paul Goldschmidt

Oh, for sure, yea. They have some really, really good players, some talented players, some guys that are gamers. But they run things a little bit differently over there and I wish nothing but the best for them.

Adam Eaton on how he's surprised by Arizona's sluggish start

Daily Dbacks

Surging D-backs take on White Sox | MLB.com
The Arizona Diamondbacks are finally showing some life. The D-backs just won a series against baseball's best team, the Milwaukee Brewers, for their second consecutive road series victory, after also taking two of three from the Padres last weekend.

Chris Owings makes impressions | FOX Sports on MSN
After beating out Didi Gregorius for the starting shortstop position this spring, Owings carried that into his first full month in the majors when he was named the NL Rookie of the Month for March/April. Owings, hitting .298 with six doubles and four stolen bases, leads NL rookies with 31 hits, trailing only Chicago White Sox first baseman Jose Abreu (37) as the top rookies hitters prepare to a meet in a three-game series at US Cellular Field this weekend.

J.J. Putz helps lighten the clubhouse mood | azcentral.com
It would be easy to explain Diamondbacks pitcher J.J. Putz's status as the clubhouse prankster if he'd been that way since he was a tyke — planting whoopee cushions in school, pouring salt in the sugar shaker at home or tying shoelaces together in the dugout with a toothy grin sprouting under a cloud of freckles.

Diamondbacks pitch and catch with Josh Collmenter | azcentral.com
Each week, azcentral sports visits with a member of the Diamondbacks. Today's guest is pitcher Josh Collmenter.

Arizona Diamondbacks farm report: May 8, 2014 | Nick Piecoro

Diamondbacks' moves create ripple effect through Minors | dbacks.com
It seemed like a pair of simple moves Tuesday when the D-backs placed reliever J.J. Putz on the 15-day disabled list, optioned starter Mike Bolsinger to Triple-A Reno and called up reliever Evan Marshall from Reno and starter Chase Anderson from Double-A Mobile. But the moves created a ripple effect throughout the D-backs' farm system that had player development director Mike Bell and his staff working overtime.

Derrick Hall hosts Twitter chat with fans | dbacks.com
Arizona Diamondbacks president & CEO Derrick Hall hosted a Twitter chat on Thursday. Fans were able to participate by tweeting their questions using the hashtag #DHallChat.

Around the MLB

Marcus Stroman has a nice slider.

Alex Gordon slides into a wall and wait for it...

Percentage of games with a Manager ejection (1901-2013) via @ScottLindholm

I don't know how Giancarlo Stanton hit this ball out.

The Grace of Tony Gwynn Jr.

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