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Snakebytes 7/6: "I Googled 'Diamondbacks'" Edition

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In honor of my meet up with piratedan7 this weekend, I Googled "Diamondbacks" to get these articles as he suggested. Of course, that's what I do every time it's my turn to do Snakebytes soooo....

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Mostly Real Quotes

"Obviously, he's not. That's just the way it goes. We feel like his ability to catch, he could handle that in the major leagues. Bat-wise, he probably needs some work." - Chip Hale on Oscar Hernandez

"It's exciting. It'll be fun. I had fun the last couple of years. Hopefully, this year will be the same. I'll go out there and try to win the game." - Paul Goldschmidt on playing in the ASG

"If they don't do something about it soon, I'm going to lodge a complaint with the league office." - Tony La Russa on how the All Star ballot system works

"He's taking some good passes at the ball, we're seeing his `A' swing more consistently. He looks like he's ready to roll." - Walt Weiss on how well Troy Tulowitzki has been swinging

So Yeah.... That Happened

Tulowitzki's homer leads Rockies to 6-4 win over D-backs - Colorado Rockies manager Walt Weiss watched Troy Tulowitzki just miss a couple of pitches against Arizona on Saturday night and knew his star player would connect with one soon.

Snakepit Recap

Umpire forced out of game by foul ball by Arizona Diamondbacks' Chris Owings - Home plate umpire Fieldin Culbreth had to leave a game between the Colorado Rockies and Arizona Diamondbacks on Sunday after being hit by a foul ball.

Team News

Arizona Diamondbacks acquire two minor-league pitchers from Philadelphia Phillies - The Diamondbacks swapped international bonus pool slots with the Philadelphia Phillies while also acquiring a pair of minor league pitchers in a trade on Sunday morning.


Arizona Diamondbacks' Paul Goldschmidt voted NL All-Star starting first baseman - Diamondbacks first baseman Paul Goldschmidt was named the starting first baseman for the National League All-Star team, the second year in a row he's been voted the starter by fans and his third selection to the team in his career.

Full List Of ASG Starters

Arizona Diamondbacks - PlayerWatch - C Oscar Hernandez was activated from the disabled list Saturday after playing 13 rehab games while returning from a fractured hamate bone suffered in spring training. A Rule 5 pick last winter, Hernandez had to be activated when healthy or offered back to Tampa Bay for $25,000, half the price the Diamondbacks paid when claiming him. Hernandez, who turns 22 on July 9, has never played higher than Class A.

Arizona Diamondbacks: Top 5 non All-Stars - Yesterday the 2015 All-Star game starters were announced. There were no surprises here for the Arizona Diamondbacks: Paul Goldschmidt, after leading the previous update by around three million votes, had secured the starting position at first base, and as it stands he's the only All-Star from the D'Backs.

Other News

Report: Braves still shopping Chris Johnson

Did you know? Facts about All-Star starters

Power Rankings: Huge jump for Angels, Cards remain steady

Introducing: The Submarine Riseball

Chris Young: The Hometown Babe Ruth