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SnakeBytes 6/9: Rookies Carry D-backs

A 6-run outburst was just enough to beat the Braves and complete the series win. The Astros come to town for a home/away set with the D-backs.

Gloves in the air if you hit a homer!
Gloves in the air if you hit a homer!
Norm Hall


I was able to throw my curveball for strikes, change was around 82, wasn't very good today. But the fastball was where it was at today, so I was able to go deep.

The first time I faced him I had him 2-2, threw a sinker and he grounded to shortstop. It was, 'OK, maybe there's a bit of a hole on the inside' … But inside is where he can hit it, and he hit it pretty good.

- Chase Anderson

I saw the ball flying, and I was like, 'OK, I got it.' That one feels good. I couldn't stop laughing.

- David Peralta

I'm having trouble driving off my back side and keeping all my weight on my back side. It's been bothering me for a while, so we'll get through [Sunday's] game and talk about a course of action.

- Eric Chavez

Daily D-backs

D-backs erupt in six-run seventh |
Three rookies were the key to the D-backs' series-clinching 6-5 win against the Braves on Sunday. Two of them were not even on the Major League roster to start the season. Chase Anderson, David Peralta, and Chris Owings.

Anderson wins fifth staright after offense errupts in 7th | FOX Sports on MSN
Anderson became the third pitcher since 1998 to win his first five major league starts when the Diamondbacks would not let him leave a 6-5 victory over Atlanta without a rousing sendoff, continuing the support they have shown him all season.

Chavez nursing knee discomfort, DL stint possible |
Eric Chavez has been playing in pain all season. The D-backs' backup third baseman may head to the disabled list soon to try to recuperate from a left knee issue that has plagued him since the year began.

Peralta making strong first impression with D-backs |
Six games into his Major League career, David Peralta is making an impact with both his bat and his glove. Peralta is batting .429 (12-for-28) and has a hit in each game in which he has played. Moreover, he made a leaping grab at the wall in the bottom of the ninth that helped put the Rockies away on Thursday.

D-backs have some decisions to make | FOX Sports on MSN
With J.J. Putz nearing a return, the Diamondbacks' roster situation is getting a little complicated. The organization planned to look at various scenarios following Sunday's game, Gibson said, and the most likely one appears to be third baseman Eric Chavez will be placed on the disabled list to open a roster spot.

Astros set for brief return to NL roots in Arizona |
The Astros will return to their National League roots on Monday when they play their first game of 2014 in an NL park at Chase Field in Arizona. Both the Astros and D-backs are stuck at the bottom of their respective divisions, but both have been playing strong baseball of late.

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Fabulous catch!!! ahhh wait nevermind

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I don't think that counts as an assist