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Snake Bytes, 5/9: There be Gold(schmidt) in Chavez Ravine!

Even with Clayton Kershaw on the mound, the Dodgers were unable to avoid a sweep by boys in sedona red. Miley was superb and Goldschmidt had his first multi-homer game of his career,

Stephen Dunn

Quick Quotes

"I'd walk him," D-backs reliever Heath Bell said when asked how he'd pitch to Goldschmidt right now. "He's an unbelievable player. If he was on the East Coast he'd be one of the best in the game. I think he's one of the best in the game as it is, but he doesn't get a whole lot of limelight here in Arizona."

Heath Bell with candid remarks about teammate Paul Goldschmidt

"I knew my numbers weren't good," Goldschmidt said. "But just like if you have good numbers against someone it can change in a hurry, it can go the other way. So just try to have good at-bats and get a good pitch to hit and luckily I was able to get a mistake and hit it hard."

Paul Goldschmidt on his approach to battling Clayton Kershaw

"It felt a whole lot better," said Miley, who improved to 3-1. "I went after guys, challenged guys a little bit more and had some success."

Miley on his rebound to dominance

Daily D'backs Digest

Diamondbacks Sweep Dodgers

It didn't matter that the Dodgers took to the field with their ace on the mound. Wednesday night, Wade Miley matched Kershaw; holding the Dodgers to just two runs over 7.2 innings of work and that was enough for Paul Goldschmidt to do the rest.

Putz to DL, Harris Called Up

J.J. Putz is headed to the 15-day DLafter leaving Tuesday's game having thrown only four pitches before he felt a tingling in his fingers that prompted him to shut down.

For Whom the Bell Tolls

In the absence of J.J. Putz, Kirk Gibson's current plan is to turn to Heath Bell to fill the closer's role. Though he maintained the cardiac arrest atmosphere in the 9th inning of Wednesday's finale in Los Angeles, he got the job done in his first call in that role this year.

McCarthy has Words About Headgear

No stranger to the discussion, or lack thereof, regarding protective headgear for pitchers, Diamondbacks pitcher Brandon McCarthy was busy on Twitter after the A.J. Happ beaning Tuesday night.

Three out of Four Polls Agree

The Diamondbacks rank #15 on 3 of the 4 big power ranking polls. They can be seen here:


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