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SnakeBytes 5/15: #BeatenByLA

The D-backs host the Dodgers again as they come to Chase for a 3-game set. The Dodgers (22-20) owe much of their record to the Diamondbacks, as they are 7-1 this season against the home team.

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Look at that flying machine!
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Daily D-backs

Dodgers and D-backs resume rivalry |
The Dodgers and D-backs will rest on Thursday before resuming the newest rivalry in the National League West on Friday at Chase Field. So far it's been a one-sided affair. The Dodgers are 7-1 against the D-backs this season. They've also outscored Arizona, 46-28.

D-backs to host Elvis Night for game against Dodgers | FOX Sports on MSN
The Diamondbacks will pay homage to Elvis Presley this Friday with Elvis Night at Chase Field for the D-backs' game against the Dodgers.

D-backs wowed by Anderson's inspired big-league debut | FOX Sports on MSN
Before every start in the last three years, Chase Anderson has walked to the back of the mound, stooped down behind the rubber and drawn three sets of initials into the dirt with his right index finger. FHA. RDA. LW. Three of the most influential people in his life have passed, and they continue to inspire and motivate.

Arizona D-backs to honor Randy Johnson's perfect game on Sunday |
On Sunday, the 10-year anniversary of Randy Johnson's perfect game, the D-backs will honor him in a pregame ceremony. It will conclude with the Big Unit throwing the first pitch to Robby Hammock, who was behind the plate on May 18, 2004.

Tommy John surgery club member Daniel Hudson still waiting |
Hudson threw off a mound Tuesday — manager Kirk Gibson said he mixed in five sliders among his 25 to 30 pitches — and felt so good he thought he could get major league hitters out. But he's in no rush to return.

A look back: Randy Johnson's perfect game for Arizona Diamondbacks
The Diamondbacks' Randy Johnson pitches during the upper 9th inning in a game against the Braves at Turner Field, May 18,2004.

Bob McManaman recalls covering Randy Johnson

Around the MLB

Carlos Gomez is a smart guy
"Now that I'm wealthy, I've been Googling rich-people conversations so he knows what to talk to wealthy people about."

Madison Bumgarner makes Justin Upton look like a fool.
Glad we traded that guy.

As Jose Fernandez goes down, here's a solution to arm injury epidemic |
It's time for Major League Baseball to lower the mound -- and for the entire amateur market to follow its lead. When I took part in an MLB Network roundtable discussion last week on the epidemic of Tommy John surgeries, what struck me as most profound was the statement of fact by both Mets team physician Dr. David Altchek and biomechanics expert and former pitcher Tom House that the greater the slope of the mound the greater the forces that are applied to the arm.

The Mystery Sabermetrics Still Can’t Solve | FiveThirtyEight
"We’ve protected him," Marlins manager Mike Redmond said Monday. "We’ve been consistent in how we’ve used him, with his workload. We’ve given him extra days. [The injury is] a question I don’t think anybody has the answer to."

Masahiro Tanaka Caught Doctoring Ball | The Onion
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