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Snakebytes 5/1: A Good Start Spoiled

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The Diamondbacks blow another lead late in the ballgame thereby wasting a stellar start from Trevor Cahill.

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Trevor Cahill has thrown eight shutout, is at 82 pitches and has retired 14 of past 15. He's due up third in the bottom of the eighth.</p>&mdash; Nick Piecoro (@nickpiecoro) <a href="https://twitter.com/nickpiecoro/status/329438171291058178">May 1, 2013</a></blockquote>
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Wow, nice job Trevor!

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Trevor Cahill coming back out for the 9th looking to keep his shutout. <a href="https://twitter.com/search/%23Dbacks">#Dbacks</a> lead <a href="https://twitter.com/search/%23SFGiants">#SFGiants</a> 1-0. Top of the order coming up for Giants.</p>&mdash; FOX Sports Arizona (@FOXSPORTSAZ) <a href="https://twitter.com/FOXSPORTSAZ/status/329442497069740032">May 1, 2013</a></blockquote>
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Sure, he might as well close it out.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>FINAL: J.J. Putz blows another save as the Giants steal a game from the <a href="https://twitter.com/search/%23DBacks">#DBacks</a> with a 2-1 win. <a href="http://t.co/S3FGZXXOv2" title="http://bit.ly/11Wr9Du">bit.ly/11Wr9Du</a></p>&mdash; azcentral sports (@azcsports) <a href="https://twitter.com/azcsports/status/329449787453743104">May 1, 2013</a></blockquote>
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Well then.

Diamondbacks Links

Late homer spoils Cahill's strong outing

What a shame. Cahill was pitching an absolute gem - he needed only 82 pitches through 8 inning - before the bullpen coughed up another late inning lead. It seems at this point a change at closer, at least on a temporary basis, is imminent.

Arizona Diamondbacks’ Paul Goldschmidt downplays his hot start but indicators don’t

Paul Goldschmidt has been more selective at the plate this year, swinging at only 23% of pitches outside the zone, a reduction of about 5% from last year. Seems to be working well for the young slugger.

Recovering Gregorius cleared for baseball activities | dbacks.com: News

Didi has undergone various tests for lingering effects of the concussion he suffered a few days ago and has been cleared to resume baseball activities.

Reynolds feeling strong despite heavier workload | dbacks.com: News

Our new closer?

Around the League

Baseball Prospectus | Manufactured Runs: The Hawk Trap

Hawk Harrelson's trolling probably doesn't deserve rebuttal, but this is the most cogent discussion of the points made by both Brian Kenny and Hawk that I've seen.

More than half the Brewers' lineup goes deep, including the pitcher | The Strike Zone - SI.com

Five different players went yard in the game. That's pretty cool. Ryan Braun was not one of them. That's very cool.

Marginalia

Looking for Love in Baseballing Places – Pt.2 | NotGraphs Baseball

This is so dumb - baseball-related Craigslist missed connections.