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Snake Bytes, 5/12: Mother's Day Edition

The Diamondbacks' winning streak was halted at five on Saturday night as Cliff Lee continued to show why he is still one of the best starters, left-handed or otherwise, in all of baseball.


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"He pitched great, that's not the last game he's going to throw that way. He's thrown a lot like that before," Gibson said. "He had total command of the strike zone, threw the ball wherever he wanted to, in or out, up or down. Just a great job by him."

Kirk Gibson on Cliff Lee's pitching performance

"It says a lot about our team, I can't think of one game where we didn't have a chance," Pollock said. "We've been playing a lot of close games, hopefully we can come up with a 'W' next time."

A.J. Pollock on keeping the game close and trying to post a late rally

"We got our guys up that we wanted to get up right there," Gibson said. "You just tip your cap."

Kirk Gibson on coming up short against the Philadelphia bullpen

Daily Diamondback Digest

Phillies End Diamondback Winning Streak at Five

For the third game in a row, the Diamondbacks' offense struggled mightily, especially with runners in scoring position. With Cliff Lee pitching to form, the Arizona offense failed to capitalize on a few early chances, leading to an eventual 3-1 defeat. A.J. Pollock highlighted the D'back offense stroking two doubles to take the NL lead with 14 on the season.

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Not to be outdone by his rookie teammate, Adam Wainwright tossed a 2-hit shutout on Saturday to continue the Cardinals' dominance of the Colorado Rockies. The two pitchers combined to retire 40 Colorado batters in a row between Eric Young, Jr.'s lead-off single on Friday and Todd Helton's fifth inning walk on Saturday.

Greinke Set to Return to Dodgers Wednesday

After having his collarbone broken by the Padres' Carlos Quentin, Zack Greinke is set to return to the Dodgers' rotation after missing only a month of play. The struggling Dodgers are in need of any boost they can get and could have Greinke back in time for the series finale against the powerful Washington Nationals on Wednesday.

Mother's Day in MLB

As they do every year, all the teams across major league baseball will be honouring women today. Honorary bat girls and pink bats will be in abundance.