SnakeBytes 6/8: Walk-off edition

Norm Hall

30% of the D'backs victories at home are walk-off wins.

Quotes

"If it goes in the air, the first thing you think of is to freeze," Ross said. "But I saw the trajectory and how soft it was hit and got a good read. Fortunately, it fell in and I ended up scoring the run."

- Cody Ross on scoring the game winning run

"I think we did show some character tonight. They brought in Kimbrel, that's no easy task. We stayed aggressive, we went first pitch on him, tried to get the guy in scoring position and Aaron Hill comes off the bench with an awesome at-bat."

- Kirk Gibson


Recaps

Diamondbacks rally to top Braves in 11 innings - azcentral

Showing shades of their 2013 selves, the Diamondbacks fought back from late deficits twice to defeat the Atlanta Braves in 11 innings on Saturday at Chase Field.

Parra's bloop walk-off caps D-backs' wild win - dbacks.com

The D-backs rode a roller coaster of emotions Saturday night before finally beating the Braves, 4-3, at Chase Field. Gerardo Parra's one-out broken-bat, bloop single in the bottom of the 11th proved to be the game-winner as Cody Ross came around from second to score on the hit.

D-backs get to Kimbrel, win in 11th - Fox Sports Arizona

Gerardo Parra's bloop single brought Cody Ross home from second in the 11th inning to give the Arizona Diamondbacks a 4-3 victory over the Atlanta Braves on Saturday night. One night after he set the Braves franchise record for career saves, Craig Kimbrel blew his third of the season in 19 opportunities.

D-backs top Braves in back-and-forth game: By The Numbers - Arizona Sports 620

Here's a closer look at the walk-off win, by the numbers.

Daily D'backs

Toussaint is crown jewel of D-backs' Draft class - dbacks.com

Regardless of how the last two days went, the D-backs may have walked away with the steal of the Draft in the first hour. With their first pick -- No. 16 overall -- the D-backs took high school right-hander Touki Toussaint out of Coral Springs (Fla.) Christian Academy. MLB.com ranked Toussaint No. 8 in this year's Top 200 Draft prospects.

D-backs wrap up MLB draft with 30 picks on Saturday - Arizona Sports 620

The third and final day of the Major League Baseball's 2014 First-Year Player Draft took place on Saturday, and the Arizona Diamondbacks have 30 new names to add to their organizational roster.

Diamondbacks aren't rushing reliever J.J. Putz back from the disabled list - azcentral

The Diamondbacks don't seem to be in much of a hurry to reactivate veteran reliever J.J. Putz from the disabled list. Putz has been on the DL since May 6 with right forearm tightness, but threw in back-to-back games with Triple-A Reno on Thursday and Friday.

Diamondbacks rookie David Peralta catching on with bat - azcentral

David Peralta has a closed left-handed stance, a quick and aggressive swing and — so far, at least — a tendency to spray hits from center field to right field.

Anderson, Harang square off in series rubber match - mlb.com game preview

The matchup of starting pitchers in the finale of the three-game series between the Braves and D-backs on Sunday at Chase Field is between two right-handers who weren't even on their respective rosters until Spring Training turned into the regular season.

Randall Delgado impresses against former team - azcentral

Not much has gone right for Randall Delgado this season. He began the year in the rotation but pitched his way out of it. His stint in the bullpen hasn't been much better. But his performance in the 11th inning in Saturday night's 4-3 win over the Atlanta Braves served as a reminder of what the Diamondbacks saw him in when they acquired him as part of the Justin Upton trade last year.

Around Baseball

Johnny baseball? - mlb.com

Trout hits game tying grand slam - mlb.com

Draft concludes after 40 rounds, 1,215 selections - mlb.com

After three days, 40 rounds and more than 1,200 picks, the 2014 First-Year Player Draft concluded Saturday. The final day was comprised of Rounds 11-40 and put 900 players in position to take the next step on their baseball journeys.

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