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Snake Bytes 6/24: Sympathy for Sisyphus

For the tenth consecutive time, the Diamondbacks are unable to summit Mt. 500.

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Quick Quotes

"I think we got to [Kendrick] pretty well early on, and then he settled into a little bit of a rhythm. We were trying to be aggressive, he was throwing lot of strikes and we made some quick outs unfortunately."

-Nick Ahmed

"He knows he's got to pitch better. He's going to go down and work on his split-finger fastball. He's going to add that to his repertoire, be able to throw it in games and maybe get away with some mistakes down there where he wouldn't get away with it here. His fastball command has got to get better. We expect him to be back here."

-Chip Hale on Addison Reed

It Happened Last Night

Diamondbacks 5, Rockies 10

For the 10th consecutive attempt the Arizona Diamondbacks were unable to seal the deal and even their win-loss record up despite taking an early 3-0 lead in Denver.


By the Numbers

Diamondbacks Digest

Reed to Work on Splitter in Reno

Addison Reed will be working on fastball control and adding a new pitch to his repertoire while he is pitching for Reno.

Mistakes of the Past Cost the Diamondbacks Toussaint

John Gambadoro feels it is the mistakes of previous regimes that led the Diamondbacks to make the Touki Toussaint trade.

Salary Dump Poorly Timed

Dan Bickley reflects on the odd timing of the Toussaint trade in light of television deals and recent fan excitement with regards to the Diamondbacks.

Arizona Diamondbacks: A Trade History

A slide show of the notable Diamondbacks trades in reverse chronological order

Other Stuff

Grammarly Studies Baseball Fansites

As noted elsewhere, Grammarly did a basic analysis of the written word on sites representing the 30 MLB teams. This study was then printed in the Wall Street Journal. Taking some good humoured pot-shots at the Mets and Phillies the article also points out the Royals as the most verbose and the National League as the best league, despite having the Mets and Phillies occupying the last two slots.

Link to Grammarly