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SnakeBytes 7/24: The Lazarus Phenomenon

After the more hyperbolically-inclined among us declared the Diamondbacks' dead, they have risen - hanging 10 runs on the Cubs en route to commanding win.

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Quotes of the Day

"She said, ‘What is that? She doesn’t like it."

- Adam Eaton on his wife Katie's reaction to his new Magnum P.I. 'stache.

"Get your mojo back, and you are on your way."

- Manager Kirk Gibson on offensive slumps.

"Like I was saying before the game, it's contagious. When things are going bad you just gotta get it turning the other way so hopefully we can build on that and today will mean nothing if we don't come back and back it up tomorrow."

- Eric Chavez on the team's offensive output.

Diamondbacks Notes

Arizona Diamondbacks bats come alive in win over Chicago Cubs

It looked like more of the same from the Diamondbacks. The Snakes made Travis Wood look like vintage Kerry Wood for the first 5 frames, with Martin Prado's solo homerun accounting for the only offense. Then something miraculous happened, the Diamondbacks began to hit. And hit they did, adding 11 hits in three innings. Unsurprisingly, Patrick Corbin turned in another solid start for the Snakes, improving to 12-1 on the year with a 2.31 ERA.

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