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SnakeSounds: 8/14 vs. Mets

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A Pyrrhic victory is a victory with such a devastating cost to the victor that it carries the implication that another such victory will ultimately cause defeat. The phrase is named after King Pyrrhus of Epirus, whose army suffered irreplaceable casualties in defeating the Romans at Heraclea in 280 BC and Asculum in 279 BC during the Pyrrhic War. -- Wikipedia
So the Diamondbacks won the game - and swept the series - but lost starting pitcher Jason Marquis, most likely for the rest of the season? Admittedly, his two starts hadn't been great, but it leaves their rotation back to where it was before he arrived, looking perilously thin at the back-end. As Kirk Gibson point out, it's the team's sixth fracture of the year, after Matt Williams, Zach Duke, Geoff Blum, Stephen Drew and Xavier Nady. What will the team do? Here's Kirk Gibson, Marquis, Paul Goldschmidt (who enjoyed a three-hit day, two of them for extra-bases) and Henry Blanco (who drove in two runs).

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