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Snakebytes 4/27: Doing 2014 things

How's the dust pan feel everyone?


"When he gets in trouble, he doesn't control the count. When you fall behind good hitters, they're going to get you." - Chip Hale oh Hellickson's start

Yesterday's Game


Pittsburgh took advantage of some early opportunities scoring 2 runs in the 1st and the 5th inning; knocking out starter Jeremy Hellickson after 4 2/3. The Pirates would add some insurance runs in the 8th and 9th - but; seriously - how much insurance did they need? A single run seemed to be an insurmountable lead for the D-backs today.


Pirates shut out Diamondbacks to earn series sweep

Francisco Liriano overcame command issues to toss 6 1/3 scoreless innings and the Pittsburgh Pirates completed a three-game sweep with a 8-0 win over the Arizona Diamondbacks.


Pirates shut out Arizona Diamondbacks, earn series sweep: By the Numbers

The Arizona Diamondbacks' offense has been quiet of late, and its silence was deafening Sunday afternoon against the Pittsburgh Pirates.



Other D-Backs Related News

Rockies-Diamondbacks Preview

The Colorado Rockies left-hander will face a struggling Arizona Diamondbacks lineup in the opener to a three-game road series Monday night.


MLB Predictions: Colorado Rockies At Arizona Diamondbacks

We are officially three weeks into the 2015 MLB season. Heading into the season, a common theme around the Colorado Rockies was the only NL West team they had a chance to finish higher than would be the Arizona Diamondbacks.


Diamondbacks struggling to fill in void at third base

Diamondbacks manager Chip Hale knew his team wasn't going to go the entire season without an injury.


Diamondbacks' Brad Ziegler proving durable after knee surgery

Diamondbacks pitcher Brad Ziegler has shown his strength early on in 2015.


Hellickson's outing ends impressive streak by D-backs starting pitchers

(Yeah, I didn't believe half of this headline at first either)



Former D-Backs News

A’s sign Ryan Roberts to minor league contract

Starter Brandon McCarthy exits early in Dodgers' 11-8 win over Padres (his elbow this time, not his shoulder)

Boston Red Sox's Wade Miley struggles again; unlike Farrell, he doesn't think his pace affecting him

Max Scherzer, ‘dealing with a little sprain’ in right thumb, ‘not ready to rule out’ Tuesday start


Other Baseball News

Injured Mets captain David Wright will resume baseball activities Monday

De Blasio: New Yorkers are too mean to me at baseball games

Gordon catapults into crowd for amazing grab

Left hamstring strain forces Puig to DL (le sob.. le boo hoo)