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Snake Bytes 4/14: One For the Road

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The Diamondbacks took to the road for the first time on Monday night, downing San Diego 8-4 behind a banner night by Ender Inciarte.

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Quick Quotes

"He's forcing his way in there," D-backs manager Chip Hale said. "It's exciting baseball. He's been a sparkplug for us."

-Chip Hale on Ender Inciarte

"A little better, six innings is good," said D-backs manager Chip Hale. "He'll need to bear down a little more with two outs, he'll do a better job, and this is all part of the maturation process. This is a step forward."

-Chip Hale on Rubby De La Rosa's Outing

It Happened Last Night

Diamondbacks 8, Padres 4

Rubby De La Rosa managed to claw his way through six inning and Ender Inciarte continued his hot start to the season, going three for five with two doubles, a triple, and four RBI. The Arizona win snapped a three-game San Diego winning streak despite what was a strong start by the Padres' Andrew Cashner who struck out nine over six innings, allowing zero earned runs.

Recap

By the Numbers

Diamondback Digest

Inciarte Making Best of Opportunities

It's seven games into the season and Inciarte leads the team in hitting (.393) with four of his 11 hits going for extra bases, three of those coming last night.

Related: Inciarte Creating Tough At-Bats

Gosewisch Receives Pace-of-Play Warning

Diamondbacks' catcher Tuffy Gosewisch was among the first crop of players to receive a written warning from the league regarding its pace-of-play initiative.

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Jon Lester Throws to First

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A 2-1 Double Play? You're Kidding, Right?

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