"Every now and then he'll have a little spell where he doesn't feel quite right. So that slows it down a little bit. I think we're almost there, but we're waiting for that one day where he's completely symptom-free."
-Mike Bell on Dansby Swanson
"Kept fighting. Sometimes that's our game -- single them to death."
"I think they tried to jump me right away when I tried to throw my four-seam fastball. From there, I had to switch my plan and figure something out so I could give the opportunity to my team to compete and get the 'W.'"
-Rubby De La Rosa
It Happened Last Night
The Diamondbacks survived a shaky first inning from Rubby De La Rosa, who then shut down Washington through five. Meanwhile, the Diamondbacks' offense rapped out 17 hits on the night, taking a three-run lead into the eighth inning before they really piled on in the final two frames with six more runs.
The Diamondbacks' first-overall pick of the 2015 draft, Dansby Swanson was expected to be fast-tracked through the system. The young short stop was expected to be in Visalia by now, but a pitch to the face by fellow farm hand, Yoan Lopez two weeks ago has put that plan on hold.
Aaron Blair Continues to Impress
The Diamondbacks' top pitching prospect, Aaron Blair continues to find success this season, making his sixth strong start for Reno in seven attempts.
The MLBAM is quickly grabbing more of the market as viewer habits shift from traditional models to on-demand and streaming media. The new deal, worth an estimated $1.2 Billion, could provoke some very interesting conversations in the next round of CBA talks.
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