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SnakeBytes 4/20: Back to losing edition

Mike Bolsinger and the D'backs lost a 4-0 lead on Saturday to drop their record to 5-15.

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"First time through the order was good," Bolsinger said. "But I kind of got away from my game plan a little bit. I left some balls up and when you do that up here, there's consequences."

- Mike Bolsinger on his start against the Dodgers.

"Michael started off really good," D-backs manager Kirk Gibson said. "Really hitting his spots, staying on the corners. "The fifth inning just got away from him," Gibson said.

- Kirk Gibson on Bolsinger's outing.

Daily D-backs

After quick start, Bolsinger hits road block in LA | ARI Recap

The D-backs hoped that their 12-inning win over the Dodgers on Friday night would give them some momentum to turn around their sagging fortunes. It looked like that might just be the case when they led the Dodgers, 4-0, through three innings Saturday night. Things, though, went horribly wrong for the D-backs in the fourth and fifth innings as the Dodgers rallied for an 8-6 win in front of a packed house at Dodger Stadium.

Early lead disappears quickly in D-backs' loss to Dodgers | FOX Sports

Andre Ethier hit a three-run homer and the Los Angeles Dodgers rallied from an early four-run deficit to beat the Arizona Diamondbacks 8-6 on Saturday.

Cahill uses adrenaline, thinks less in first relief outing; Relaxed Thatcher attacking hitters out of bullpen; Worth nothing | News

Desperate to get right-hander Trevor Cahill on the right track, the D-backs shifted him to the bullpen in hopes the change of scenery would help him. The results Friday night against the Dodgers were encouraging. Joe Thatcher this season is pitching like the pitcher D-backs GM Kevin Towers thought he was getting last year when he acquired him from the Padres.

From Yahoo Sports: It appears ownership isn't feeling too well about the direction Arizona is going, which at this point is nowhere.

Diamondbacks are searching for answers, while their owner hints they need to be like the Suns.

For years, some scouts have believed Diamondbacks right-hander Randall Delgado's best role might be in relief. The early returns of his bullpen existence have helped justify that line of thinking. In three outings since being bumped from the starting rotation, Delgado has thrown four scoreless innings, giving up just two hits and two walks while striking out six.

Every March, baseball fans descend upon the Valley of the Sun for MLB Spring Training. While on the surface it seems like the experiences should all be similar, they most certainly are not. From the greatness of Salt River Fields (named the 22nd best stadium experience in the U.S. and Canada last year by Stadium Journey), to the ultra-crowded Maryvale Baseball Park, the Cactus League offers all kinds of experiences for every baseball fan.

In a day and age where the game of baseball has slowly but surely welcomed increasing forms of new-age analytics and technology, an old-fashioned mentality still has it's place. Look no further than the Arizona Diamondbacks' Tony Campana.

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