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Snake Bytes 4/3 Tough-Luck Edition

Trevor Cahill pitched six stolid innings, giving up only two earned runs, but came away with the loss as Tim Hudson continued his dominance of the Diamondbacks.

Ralph Freso

Quick Quotes

"Even the pitches that he left up, we couldn't get a handle on it, so you tip your cap," said Hill. "He did a great job and we just couldn't manufacture any runs tonight."

-Aaron Hill on Tim Hudson's performance

"I still feel like my fastball command isn't there as much as I would like," Cahill said. "I feel like my changeup wasn't as good as it has been in the past."

-Trevor Cahill on giving up three walks in six innings

"Timing-wise, I have timing right now, and if you don't play for 10 or 12 days in a row, then it's going to be hard to keep it," Pennington said. "This should be the time of year when the backups or reserves play, they should be pretty close to full go."

-Cliff Pennington on getting into the lineup

Daily Digest

Cahill Strong, Hudson Better - Giants Down Diamondbacks 2-0

Trevor Cahill pitched 6 strong innings, allowing only 2 runs on four hits, three walks, and some bad luck in center field but took the loss as Tim Hudson continued his dominance of the snakes, throwing 7.2 innings of three-hit shutout ball.

Arroyo, Lincecum Set to Face-off in Series Finale

While Tim Hudson may have Arizona's number, Bronson Arroyo goes into Thursday's matinee having a 5-2 record with a 1.66 ERA in his last 10 starts against the Giants. Meanwhile, Paul Goldschmidt is expected to be stepping into the batter's box looking to extend his hitting streak to 25 games against Lincecum, against whom he is batting .500 with 5 home runs and 11 RBI to go with his staggering 1.822 OPS.

Miguel Montero and the Power of Positive Thinking

Apparently the secret to Miguel Montreo having success at the plate is to simply get out of his own head.

Will Harris

The Diamondback reliever is a Tommy John success case and had some advice for David Hernandez before going out and filling in for the injured hard-throwing set-up man.

Tim Kurkjian on Instant Replay (audio)

The ESPN baseball analyst talks to Burns and Gambo about instant replay, and how we might expect it to evolve over its three-year test phase.

Mark Trumbo Likes Right Field (for hitting)

Newly acquired power-hitter Mark Trumbo is looking forward to having a hitter-friendly right field with which to work, something that he didn't really have in Anaheim when tasked with getting the ball out of the park on a regular basis.

Around MLB

Did the Short Spring Training Lead to Pitcher Injuries?

Dodgers' pitching coach, Rick Honeycutt, expressed concerns over the lingering effects of the trip to Australia, concerns supported by others on the LA coaching staff, including skipper Don Mattingly.

Rays Extend Chris Archer

Another highly talented young pitcher, another team-friendly pre-arbitration extension - just another day in the annals of the Tampa Bay Rays. Chris Archer has agreed to a 6-year/$25.5 million deal that also includes two additional club-option years.

Tom Verducci 14 Things to Watch for in 2014

Among them, Archie Bradley making his debut and being a big contributor.

Video Highlights

Tony Sanchez's Walk-off Single

Yes, it was only a single, but it came in the 16th inning of the longest game (by time) in Pirates history, capping off a 5 hour 55 minute 3-4 victory for the home team Pirates. The mound-charge is right out of a post-season celebration.

Pedroia's Slick Glove Work

Cozart's Diving Catch

Tulo Goes to the Hole and Then Some