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Snakebytes 5/11: Bullpen start! Why didn't we think of this before?

Officially it was a Daniel Hudson start, but Sunday could have been considered a bullpen inquest.

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Quotes N Stuff

So since no one picked out the fake quote on Friday, we'll see if we get a winner this time.

"He really had his fastball working today.  I think people underestimated the power of hashtag SlapHands." - Mike Harkey on Daniel Hudson's outting

"To get the adrenaline going before the game for a big league baseball game was pretty special." - Daniel Hudson

"He could be a starter next year, he could be a setup man, he could be a closer. As long as he is healthy and feels strong going into next season, I think we can decide on that with his input, of course." - Chip Hale on Hudson's future

"The umpires can put a runner where they deem he'll be after an obstruction. A lot of it is based on Wil going to second, hesitating and then making the turn, where he was on the base path, so they placed the runner (at second base). This was Obstruction A." - Bud Black on the 4th Inning obstruction call


So That Happened

Diamondbacks 2, Padres 1: For Mother's Day, a Throwback

With the way the bullpen had pitched all year, there was plenty of cause for trepidation with a bullpen day. There was also plenty of excitement, with the first start for Daniel Hudson in almost three years. He didn't disappoint, striking out five in 3 1/3 innings, and while he left the bases loaded, that probably should have been on Hale for leaving him in a little too long.


Arizona Diamondbacks' Daniel Hudson makes first start since 2012, goes 3.1 innings

It may have been only Sunday, but the Arizona Diamondbacks' series finale against San Diego was a bit of a throwback game.

Hill, Pollock go deep in Diamondbacks' 2-1 win over Padres

Aaron Hill and A.J. Pollock homered to back five pitchers who carried the Arizona Diamondbacks to a 2-1 victory over the San Diego Padres on Sunday.

Reliever Addison Reed picks up Diamondbacks' second save of season

(I just had to post this one because of the headline)


Other Diamondback Related News

Washington Nationals (17-15) at Arizona Diamondbacks (14-16), 9:40 p.m. (ET)

Max Scherzer returns to Arizona to face the franchise that made him a first-round pick in 2006 as the Washington Nationals begin a three-game set with the Diamondbacks.

Nationals-Diamondbacks Preview

The Washington Nationals won another series and continued to produce offensively, even with a more modest performance by Bryce Harper.

Nationals with odds of -135 to win fifth straight vs. Diamondbacks on Monday

(Yup, no respect)

California League Notebook: The Unknown Slugger

The Arizona Diamondbacks are developing a knack of turning "off-the-radar" players into some of their farm systems' most promising standouts — and the Visalia Rawhide have been used as the primary springboard for these unheralded players.

Friar talk: About that obstruction call

It's rather easy to see exactly how the Padres lost a 2-1 decision to the Diamondbacks on Sunday, letting a series win slip through their fingers: Andrew Cashner allowed two more homers and didn't get much run support.


Other News

Coors Field ready for baseball after overnight snow

Best Mother's Day ever? Hero dad makes barehanded catch with baby strapped to chest, gives ball to his wife

Power Rankings: Cards flying high in Central (

Sunday's power rankings (