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Snake Bytes 10/22: The World Series Begins

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The World Series in underway and the Giants are one game closer to securing their third championship in five years.

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Quick Quotes

"I definitely view myself as a catcher," he said. "I'm going to work as hard as I can and do everything I can to be back there."

-Peter O'Brien

"He just needs to catch more," Diamondbacks farm director Mike Bell said. "He needs more consistent reps behind the plate. With his bat, that would be a nice weapon to have (playing catcher)."

-Diamondbacks' Farm Director Mike Bell

Daily Digest

Peter O'Brien Is Catching On

The power-hitting prospect received from the New York Yankees in return for Martin Prado is saying and doing all the right things when it comes to adapting to life full-time behind the plate.

The Diamondbacks Late and Close by the Numbers

Chip Hale hopes to improve the 2015 Diamondbacks during late and close situations. The numbers suggest that's a good place to start.

Around MLB

World Series: Giants Cruise to Game 1 Victory

Hunter Pence and Madison Bumgarner teamed up to take the air out of Kansas City Royals fans' sails.

Mad Bum Continues Postseason Dominance

The Giants had their largest offensive output of the postseason in Game 1 of the World Series. Maybe they should have saved it. Dating back to the 2010 World Series, left-handed pitcher Madison Bumgarner is now 3-0 in three starts in the Fall Classic with an ERA of 0.62 over 22 IP (that is not a typo).

Pablo Sandoval - the New Mr. October

It seems Pablo Sandoval really likes playing on the biggest of stages. After last night's 2-5, 2 RBI performance, Sandoval's October baseball line now reads .328, 6 HR, 18 RBI in 33 games

Sports Leagues File for Restraining Order Against Sports-Betting in New Jersey

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie signed a new sports betting law, the result of which would allow Monmouth Park to open a sportsbook that could start taking wagers as soon as Sunday, 26 October. Sports leagues around the nation have filed for a temporary restraining order to prevent the measure from going into effect.