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Snake Bytes 6/17: Still Climbing Mount .500

Jeremy Hellickson pitched a decent game against the Angels on Tuesday, but early squandered chances by the offense left the team short in their seventh attempt to regain a .500 record.

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"It's a whole different ballgame if we can get some runs in there."

-Jarrod Saltalamacchia on the team leaving the bases loaded in the first

"Last five games have been played pretty well. We go home now against these guys and we'll see how we do at home."

-Chip Hale on current state of the team

It Happened Last Night

Diamondbacks 1, Angels 4

A.J. Pollock brought home Chris Owings with a sacrifice fly in the second inning, but that would be all of the scoring Arizona would manage. Jeremy Hellickson managed to pitch well, but Albert Pujols eventually got to him and put the Angels on top for good with a 2-run blast in the bottom of the sixth.


By the Numbers

Diamondbacks Digest

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Paul Goldschmidt Dinger Test

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Anthony Rizzo's Evolving Strikeout Rate

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MLB Comments on Astros' Computer Breach

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