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SnakeBytes 5/27: A Day To Remember

As the team prepares for the 2nd ever doubleheader at Chase Field, our thoughts go out to all of those who have served our country. If you have served our country in any way, thank you. Patrick Corbin talks about his start, Bud Black gives some praise for our lefty, and Martin Prado talks about his recent surge.

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I was just trying to keep us in the game, I wasn't as sharp today, so I wanted to go out there and battle. I was just happy to help the team win, that's all you're ever trying to do.

-- Patrick Corbin

You can see why his stats are what they are. That's a live left-handed arm. It really is. Live fastball, good slider and an occasional solid changeup. He's a good pitcher. We'll see him again. He'll be around for a while.

-- Bud Black

I'm feeling better, I'm seeing the pitches better. But the most important thing is I'm going up there and attacking, being aggressive.

-- Martin Prado

D-backs Double Helpings

San Diego Padres 5, Arizona Diamondbacks 6 Recap
For the first time this season, Patrick Corbin looked human on Sunday. The left-hander, who entered the game riding a franchise-best streak of nine consecutive starts with at least six innings pitched and two or fewer runs allowed, admittedly didn't have his best stuff. But in the end he did just enough to keep his team in the game and notch his eighth victory on the season.

Best of the West: D-backs host Rangers for twin bill |
Diamondbacks left-hander Tyler Skaggs won his major league debut in the first game of a day/night doubleheader against the Marlins at Chase Field last August, a victory that secured his spot in the D-backs’ starting rotation until the final weeks of the season. Skaggs will have a chance to reprise part of that story on Monday, when he will make his 2013 debut in the first game of a day/night doubleheader at Chase Field against the American League West-leading Rangers. Skaggs will receive the surprise start because Ian Kennedy suffered a laceration on his right index finger when he cut himself with a knife while doing the dishes on Thursday.

Prado's even-keel approach paying off for D-backs |
If you were concerned about Prado, his teammates were not, understanding the guy he is. Prado signed with the Braves at age 16 and gave everything he had to the organization for 12 years. It was not easy as it might seem to be sent elsewhere. Added to that were the unspoken expectations, the invisible print in the four-year, $40 million contract extension Prado signed shortly after joining the D-backs.

Harris finds success focusing on quality strikes |
Following a troublesome couple of outings in which he allowed a combined three runs in two innings of work, D-backs reliever Will Harris has bounced back his last two times on the mound, tossing a pair of scoreless frames.

Skaggs to get called up to give Kennedy time to heal |
D-backs right-hander Ian Kennedy has a laceration on his right index finger, and Tyler Skaggs will get called up from Triple-A Reno to fill in for him on Monday in the first game of a doubleheader with the Rangers.

D-backs' Kennedy to miss start after freak injury |
Ian Kennedy will miss a start because of a cut on his right index finger suffered while washing dishes. Well don't that beat all.

Paul Goldschmidt's start in 2013 not an aberration |
Seems like everyone's hitching their wagons on the Goldschmidt Express. Next Stop: Citi Field for the 2013 All-Star Game!

Arizona Diamondbacks female Gerardo Parra fan caught in ray of sunlight in shadow-covered crowd, looks like real-life Angel in the Outfield |
After that title, I'm not sure I need to even describe anything else.

This Day in Baseball

Kawasaki hero in Jays comeback win -
Blue Jays' Munenori Kawasaki delivers a sensational interview with Sportsnet's Arash Madani after hitting walk off two-run double in the bottom of the ninth against the Orioles.

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Well hot dang Miguel Cabrera.

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Adrian Beltre reaction gifs always get me

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As we all know now, you can experiment a little when pitching against the Padres