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Snake Bytes 5/28: Cards Sweep the Knee

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Tuffy Gosewish suffered a knee injury running hard to first base in the sixth inning. Peter Bourjos took out backup catcher Jordan Pacheco sliding into home to break up an inning-ending double play in the bottom of the ninth, and the Cardinals swept the Diamondbacks in the three game series.

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"I can find the at-bats. Is everybody going to be really happy? No. But we'll have to do what we have to do because we've got such quality players and they all need the at-bats, and we'll want to even it out and make sure we get them all going. When the time comes, we're going to have to make a decision on who's going to get the everyday ones."

-Chip Hale

"You look at the talent level, it didn't equate to a team that's going to lose 90-plus games. I was really pleased, I think it was 'Baseball America' moved us into the single figures of organizations with the better systems. That's kind of what I saw."

-Tony La Russa

"I just need to take a look at some things. Not very pleased. Not very happy. It's pretty embarrassing, to be honest. Just got to regroup, come back to the yard tomorrow and get back to work."

-Archie Bradley

It Happened Last Night

Diamondbacks 3, Cardinals 4

An improved performance from the bullpen still was not enough to secure Josh Collmenter a gutsy win as Brad Ziegler fell victim to a rare long ball in the ninth and Jordan Pacheco committed an error after Ziegler induced what would have been an inning-ending double play ball. Compounding the loss was Tuffy Gosewisch being lifted from the game due to an injury suffered to his right knee while running hard to first in the sixth inning.

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