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SnakeBytes 4/29: Doing Good Things

Another day, another win for the good guys in sedona red as the Diamondbacks take the last game of a 4-game series and cause a tie atop the NL West leaderboard. Patrick Corbin describes his latest outing, Kirk Gibson talks about how Corbin is seeing success, and Gerardo Parra shares his secrets.

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Quotient Quotables

I thought today I was as sharp as I've been. I got a couple of fastballs up and that hurt me a little bit but I was able to keep us in it.

When you're getting ahead with that first pitch, the second pitch you can throw whatever you want. It makes it 100 times easier.

-- Patrick Corbin

He just keeps the ball in play. He just competes. He works on things and understands the tools that he's acquired.

-- Kirk Gibson

When you play every day, you have more confidence. I’m just playing my same baseball.

-- Gerardo Parra

Diamondbacks News

Parra has triple, scores twice in D-backs win - Yahoo! Sports
Patrick Corbin's success has come from a simple formula - be aggressive and throw strike one. Corbin (3-0) scattered nine hits - four coming in his final 1 2-3 innings - and struck out five. Corbin didn't walk a batter for the second straight outing and hasn't allowed a base on balls in his last 15 innings. Not bad for a supposed "5th starter".

'Dominating game' shows Parra thriving as starter | foxsportsarizona.com
Parra has played every game and has started all but three, and it has translated into the best start of his five-year career. He is tied for the National League lead with 32 hits and tied for second with nine doubles, and his all-around contributions play a large part in the Diamondbacks early season success.

Gibson rests Prado, commends attitude amid struggles | dbacks.com: News
Amid a lengthy slump at the plate, Martin Prado was out of the D-backs' lineup on Sunday for the first time this season. The 29-year-old, who started the club's first 28 games, is batting .136 since April 12 and has just one hit in his last 22 at-bats.

Gerardo Parra Is Doing Good Things | FanGraphs
Parra has reached base in all but one game this season, and reached base multiple times in nine of them. That has been ointment for the snake bites Arizona has inflicted upon itself. As we sit here today, Parra and Paul Goldschmidt are the only qualified hitters on the team who have hit well throughout the month.

2013 MLB Baseball Relative Power Index | ESPN
Take a look at these 2013 MLB teams ranked by ESPN.com's baseball Relative Power Index and you'll see a familiar name on the top.

Tony Campana steals second, third, home consecutively | CBSSports.com
D-Backs minor-leaguer Tony Campana stole second, third and home in succession on Saturday night for Triple-A Reno. Check it out.


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Nate Jones is in Agony | NotGraphs Baseball
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