clock menu more-arrow no yes

Filed under:

Snake Bytes: April 15, 2010,1040EZ Edition

New, comments

If you buy something from an SB Nation link, Vox Media may earn a commission. See our ethics statement.

After an excessively long game like last night, let's take a few minutes to see what the rest of the internet has to say about our beloved Diamondbacks. For the authentic experience, pause two minutes between links so the Dodgers can make another visit to the mound.

First, some recaps, complete with quotes on the game:
  • [AZ Central] Diamondbacks edge Dodgers in marathon 11-inning game - "Literally everybody in the lineup contributed to the win tonight," Young said. "It shows a lot about our offense and the things that I think we can do this year. There was a few times last year when we got down and we just couldn't get that energy to pick it back up."
  • [Dbacks.com] D-backs find a way to get best of Dodgers - AJ Hinch said, "For us to be able to battle back, it's a big win for us. They made us work really, really hard as a pitching staff and they put pressure on our defense and we answered the bell. That's a good sign for us."
  • [Yahoo!] Young's single in 11th lifts D-backs past Dodgers - "It is what it is. They just outplayed us at the end and got the win," Matt Kemp said.
  • [FoxSportsArizona.com] Post-Game Report (April 14): Resilient D-Backs top Dodgers - "It was hard to miss Mark Reynolds, who made three athletic plays at third base. He went to the ground to stop three ground balls, two to his left and one to his right, and each time threw the batter out at first from his knees."
  • [True Blue LA] Dodgers Hurt By The Finish, But Burned By The Start - True Blue LA - "Rather than pin all of the blame for this loss on Ortiz the younger, or even Joe Torre for his bullpen usage patterns, the key to this game was yet another poor outing by the Dodger starting pitcher."

Next, we've got a few injury updates, neither necessarily great news:

A few more things for you to read and pass your afternoon with the nagging feeling there was something you were supposed to do by today:

And that's it for this afternoon, though Nick Piecoro did just post on Twitter that we'll see Kris Benson as our #5 starter this season, making his debut against the Padres on Saturday.  Well, if you're going to ease into the majors, starting against the Padres in Petco isn't a bad way to do it.