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SnakeBytes, May 9th: Well, that sucked

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Yeah, last night it felt like I was playing video-game baseball against SnakePit Jr. On a wonky controller. After breaking both of my thumbs. Oh, and to add insult to injury, Braun's home-run off Boyer was the third-longest in the majors this season, measuring 467 ft, so replacing Mark Reynolds' blast in that spot on the list.

Happy Mother's Day to all mothers. Recaps below, but you might want to skip to after the jump.

Recaps

Team News and Notes

  • [AZCentral] Diamondbacks seek to rebound - "Getting swept by the Brewers wouldn't define the Diamondbacks' entire season. But another lopsided loss could be catastrophic at the moment, Hinch implied. What Arizona needs is just a sound overall game without some of the silly mistakes. That, and the pitchers definitely have to cut down on the walks."
  • [dbacks.com] Abreu swinging hot bat for D-backs - Right up until the first inning last night, anyway... :-(
  • [AZCentral] Diamondbacks' bats helping team stay afloat - "As a group, the entire lineup has managed to contribute on a fairly consistent basis without the likes of the injured Miguel Montero and Conor Jackson. And Justin Upton, who got a day off on Friday, hasn't come close to finding his stride, either."
  • [dbacks.com] Ryal adapting to pinch-hitting role - "I wouldn't say you are ever comfortable, but you want to be confident," Ryal said. "I think you just want to have confidence that you're going to have a good at-bat and do your job"
  • [AJC.com] Ex-Braves excelling for Diamondbacks - "Kelly’s just getting lucky as hell, playing way out of his league," LaRoche joked in a text message. "I haven’t changed a thing. Have some pretty good hitters around me, so they have to throw strikes."
  • [South Bend Tribune] Silver Hawks: Owings blast finishes sweep - "[Chase] Anderson pitched a seven-inning complete game shutout as South Bend snuffed the Dragons, 3-0, in the first game Saturday. Owings capped a Silver Hawks' comeback in the nightcap with a walk-off homer in the eighth inning to power South Bend to a doubleheader sweep...in biting 43-degree weather."

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