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SnakeSounds: 7/8 vs. Cardinals

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ST. LOUIS, MO - JULY 8: Reliever David Hernandez #30 of the Arizona Diamondbacks celebrates a victory over the St. Louis Cardinals at Busch Stadium on July 8, 2011 in St. Louis, Missouri.  (Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images)
ST. LOUIS, MO - JULY 8: Reliever David Hernandez #30 of the Arizona Diamondbacks celebrates a victory over the St. Louis Cardinals at Busch Stadium on July 8, 2011 in St. Louis, Missouri. (Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images)
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I wish it had been 1-2-3, it'd have been a little easier. But it's never easy when you're out there, trying to close out a game.
-- David Hernandez

No problem. I was so thoroughly convinced Hernandez was going to nail this one, that I went out for a walk in the bottom of the ninth and wandered down to Chase Field. Quite a hive of activity down there, I have to say. Must admit though, I was very pleased to get the text message from KTAR confirming the win - and seeing, when I got back, how that inning unfolded, I think stepping out for some fresh air was definitely a wise move. It pushes us up to 1.5 games behind the Giants, pending their result of their game [ongoing at time of writing, but they are down three in the ninth]. Here's Kirk Gibson, Ian Kennedy, grand-slam king Kelly Johnson and Hernandez, to talk us through this one.

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