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Snake Bytes 6/11: Goldy at 100

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The Diamondbacks' slugging first baseman has 100 dingers in his pocket now. At his current rate of production he will eclipse 200 before his current contract expires.

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Quick Quotes

"He fell behind, and he threw a breaking ball. It was up, fortunately. We were trying to make a little run right there. Tomas hit one, and he hit the wall, too, and got robbed of another one, so he did a good job."

-Paul Goldschmidt

"It's tough. The guys battled. I'm very proud of them, and I told them that. They have big hearts. They could've easily cashed it in, down 5-1 early and without a lot of success here."

-Chip Hale

"Tomas has done a pretty good job for a rookie. David at times has done a good job. But, yeah, we need some more production out of them. ... I like Tomas in the four hole, but he has to produce a little more to stay there."

-Chip Hale

It Happened Last Night


Diamondbacks 6, Dodgers 7

Home runs by Goldschmidt, Tomas, and Pollock were not enough to beat the Dodgers as the Diamondbacks dropped their ninth straight game in Chavez Ravine.

Recap

By the Numbers

Swanson Jewel of the Draft

The Diamondbacks picked Dansby Swanson with the 1-1 pick and could not be happier.


Hale Wants More for the 4-Hole

Paul Goldschmidt frightens the opposition so much that they would rather face whoever is batting after him, no matter who it is. Unfortunately for the Diamondbacks, the team has not been able to make opponents pay for tiptoeing around the slugging first baseman.

Ray Learning from 2014

Robbie Ray had a mixed bag of results for Detroit in 2014, ranging from exceptional to horrible. Now, after three outings with Arizona, there are signs that Ray might be bringing everything together. Ray credits this with learning from paying attention to the mistakes he made the first time around in 2014.

Related: Might Ray Bring Stability to the Rotation?


Further Reading


Chris Sale Is Good

With the sixth pick of the 2010 Rule 4 Draft, the Arizona Diamondbacks selected Chris Sale Barret Loux. Sometimes what could-have-been/should-have-beens really sting.