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Snake Bytes 7/15: Post-All-Star Game Hangover

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The All-Star Game is now over, leaving us all with one of the only days on the calendar without any sort of professional sports activity to focus on. Hopefully the Diamondbacks' players are getting some much needed physical and mental rest.

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Quick Quotes

"They are tough pitchers and things didn't go as planned, but we had fun out there. We played OK, but we would have liked to score more runs than we did."

-Paul Goldschmidt

"Hopefully, this is the first of more to come. The crowd was great the entire game, and it was just a great experience. I wish I could have done more with my at-bat, but we are facing filthy pitchers out there."

-A.J. Pollock

It Happened Last Night

American League 6, National League 3

Mike Trout led off the game with a home run to right field off of Zack Greinke. Paul Goldschmidt led off the second inning with an infield single and then managed to come around and score on a throwing error and a bloop hit to right by Johnny Peralta. Clayton Kershaw then came in and allowed two runs on three hits and a walk in is one inning of work in the fifth and the game was essentially over.


Diamondbacks Digest

Goldy Does "Goldy Things" at ASG

The Diamondbacks' first baseman was one of the few National League position players to have a relatively good night in the 86th All-Star Game.

Dansby Swanson, Other First-Rounders Remain Unsigned

Despite the signing deadline only two days away, the prospect of signing the first overall pick of the 2015 draft looks to be a strong one. The Dodgers' Kyle Funkhouser (1-35) is beginning to look like a favourite for the highest drafted player not to sign out of this draft.

Around Baseball

MLB Unveils Greatest Living, Franchise Four

Say what you want about the players voted into the All-Star Game and whether or not they belong there. The fans got most of these ballots right, including Hank Aaron, Willie Mays, Sandy Koufax, and Johnny Bench for the four greatest living players.

MLB Considers Shortening Schedule

Cap-tip to GuruB for finding this during the game last night. It seems Rob Manfred and Tony Clark are doing their due-diligence to discuss the issue of shortening the season to 154 games as part of the next CBA.

Division-Deciding Match-Ups

Which match-ups will be key to deciding the fate of each division in the second half?