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SnakeBytes 5/10: Corbin Bleu(s) Past the Phillies

Patrick Corbin pitched 6+ strong innings once again while driving in a run of his own and the D-backs scored just enough to improve his record to 5-0 on the season. Patrick Corbin talks about keeping up the success, J.J. Putz dodges an injury blow, and Kirk Gibson talks about Justin Upton some more because that's what everyone wants to talk about nowadays.

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Quotient Quotables

I just want to keep this up. I know I've got a lot of starts left, and that's one thing I don't want to fatigue or anything like that. So I just want to keep doing what I've been doing.

-- Patrick Corbin

I think we dodged a bullet. It's not great but it could've been a lot worse. I was pretty pleased, it's a big sigh of relief.

-- J.J. Putz

I hear a lot of people say we didn't have a good relationship, but I disagree. I enjoyed my time with him.

The reality of it is sometimes you have to trade a really good player to fulfill your needs and we certainly did that. It was a bold move in many eyes but [D-backs general manager Kevin Towers] has the experience and I think he did a great job. Justin Upton busted his ass when he was here, let's not forget about that. But that's just baseball, guys are going to get traded, it doesn't have to be a bad thing.

-- Kirk Gibson

Around the Diamondbacks Horn

Corbin leads Diamondbacks to 2-1 win over Phillies | Yahoo! Sports
Patrick Corbin (5-0) scattered four hits over 6 1-3 innings and allowed one run to lower his ERA to 1.75. The left-hander became the first pitcher to throw at least six innings and allow two or fewer runs in his first seven starts of the season since Ubaldo Jimenez had 12 straight such outings for the Colorado Rockies in 2010.

MRI reveals Putz won't need elbow surgery |
D-backs closer J.J. Putz will avoid surgery after an MRI revealed no major damage to his throwing elbow but he will be shut down for at least two weeks. He is the 3rd UCL strain for the organization this season.

Paul Goldschmidt’s tear continues; Heath Bell slams the door; Wade Miley makes an adjustment (or doesn’t); & other stuff |
Rival scouts who had watched Paul Goldschmidt recently were raving about him over the phone this afternoon, one talking about how there’s nothing Goldschmidt doesn’t do well and another marveling at how tough his at-bats are, game after game, night after night.

Hot Corner: Justin Upton’s homecoming |
The Diamondbacks tried for several seasons to trade the ultra-talented outfielder before finally succeeding this past January. General manager Kevin Towers shipped Upton to the Braves for prospects and the versatile Martin Prado.

Inconsistent Arizona Diamondbacks catcher Miguel Montero still positive |
Still unable to get going at the plate, catcher Miguel Montero was out of the Diamondbacks lineup on Wednesday night against Dodgers lefty Clayton Kershaw.

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