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Snakebytes 7/10: I Binged "Diamondbacks" Edition

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Mostly Real Quotes

"I didn't realize you could do that.  When it came off the bat it just felt like a regular broken bat." - Jake Lamb on his single which got hit twice in one swing

"It's a dream. Every time in the Dominican a kid goes to play baseball, you just want to be one more that made it in the sport. We have the same dream." - Welington Castillo on reuniting with Rubby De La Rosa

"It's been fun watching him. He's adjusted to the big league level pretty well, and he goes about his business with a lot of energy. You can hit him anywhere in the order. Another guy hitting as well as he's hitting is going to help our team." - A.J. Pollock on the play of Tomas

"We didn't feel like we were a losing team. Obviously we had a lot of situations where we felt like we could win games and for some reason it just didn't happen. Our expectations of ourselves are really high, well above .500." - A.J. Pollock on the season

Team News

Diamondbacks' Welington Castillo, Rubby De La Rosa enjoying reunion - Every fifth day or so, Diamondbacks catcher Welington Castillo's cellphone is flooded with messages from home.

Diamondbacks-Mets Preview - It took the Arizona Diamondbacks 13 attempts to get back to .500 for the first time since being 8-8. Getting over that mark and remaining there heading into the All-Star break will require a series win over the New York Mets.

Pit Preview

Taylor’s route ‘something different, that’s for sure’ - Josh Taylor's professional baseball career detoured from Lakewood, New Jersey, to Geneva on Sunday.

Chip Hale, who might've been the next Mets manager, returns to New York - Covering the Mets when Chip Hale was third base coach from 2010-2012, you figured you were watching a future manager.


It's at this point Bing stopped giving relevant results about the Diamondbacks and more results about the Mets and Phillies.  Bias much? So I went to the usual sites  for DBacks news but avoided using Google.

Tomas cleaning up in debut season with D-backs - When Yasmany Tomas began the year with Triple-A Reno, it seemed uncertain that the 24-year-old Cuban outfielder would justify the six-year, $68.5 million contract he signed with the D-backs this past offseason.

Diamondbacks reach .500 mark but look to accomplish more - There were no champagne celebrations after the Diamondbacks beat the Texas Rangers 7-4 on Wednesday at Globe Life Park. No obvious signs of joviality or even a sigh of relief.

Other News

MLB 2015 Midseason Awards: MVP, Cy Young, Rookie Of The Year Winners Before The All-Star Break

Why Cole Hamels makes the most sense for the Dodgers