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Snakebytes 4/11: Which State Please?

I'd like the number for a win in California. Either in L.A., San Diego, or San Francisco please.

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Mostly Real Quotes

"When it comes right down to it, episode four is still the best one.  But Episode seven was a great Star Wars.  I just hope Rogue One doesn't destroy the luster of the series." - Ghost of Gene Shalit

"I think he battled. I put him back out there with about 90 pitches because I thought his best inning was the fifth. I felt like he was getting stronger. He just left a slider up to [Jorge] Soler, but he battled through it." - Chip Hale

"I was ready. I can hit a fastball, I can't hit much else. ... Fortunately, I was able to get the ball in the air and get us on the board early." - Jake Arrieta

"Overall it wasn't very good and needs to be better. I'll do what I can to do better from here on out. Just too many mistakes, getting hit hard early and then started pitching better later, but just not good enough so far. I've got to start pitching better from here on out." - Zack Greinke

The Bad News

Goldy, Brito homer to back Miller in loss to Cubs - Cubs starter Jake Arrieta did it all Sunday, and walked off the mound with another victory in hand after he outdueled D-backs starter Shelby Miller in Chicago's 7-3 win at Chase Field. The Cubs are 5-1.

Arrieta homers, pitches 7 innings to lead Cubs over Arizona - The Diamondbacks are 2-5 after losing series to Colorado and Chicago. ''It was frustrating at times but we played some good baseball,'' manager Chip Hale said. It's seven games in. It's not how we wanted to start but you know what, you tip your caps to the Cubs and the Rockies. They outplayed us and they won the series.''

Sedona Red Recap: D-backs still without a win from a starter after losing to Cubs - Seven games, seven attempts by an Arizona Diamondbacks starter to earn a victory in 2016.

Arizona Diamondbacks Injury News: With Broken Elbow, A.J. Pollock Will Miss at Least Three Months - A.J. Pollock's season may be over before it even begins, and the Arizona Diamondbacks have previously known about the risk of him aggravating a previous issue, but decided to let him play through it. The team announced that he no longer will be resuming any activity related to baseball for three months, at least.

Arizona Diamondbacks: Starters Give off Bad First Impression - It was like meeting your daughter's boyfriend for the first time.

The Meh News

Greinke makes no excuses, expects to improve - Yes, D-backs right-hander Zack Greinke did settle in after a three-run first inning Saturday night to keep his team in the game, which the Cubs ended up winning, 4-2.

Diamondbacks CEO says team wants Phoenix to run Chase Field - Arizona Diamondbacks Chief Executive Derrick Hall said Sunday that the franchise wants the city of Phoenix to replace Maricopa County as Chase Field's landlord, a move he said would ensure the Major League Baseball team's long-term future in downtown.

What to expect from Arizona Diamondbacks rookie Jake Barrett - Holding down a bullpen spot for the Arizona Diamondbacks, home-state product Jake Barrett has already pitched in three of Arizona's six regular season games. Let's take a look and see what he might become.

Shelby Miller is the difference maker for the D-backs - At just 25 years old, Arizona Diamondbacks starting pitcher Shelby Miller has already seen it both ways.

The Good News

Brito's first homer boosts his confidence - The first pitch in the bottom of fifth inning of Sunday's 7-3 loss to the Cubs is one Socrates Brito will always remember.

Diamondbacks' Matt Buschmann: Makes MLB debut Sunday - Buschmann made his MLB debut in Sunday's loss to the Cubs, giving up a hit and a walk but no runs in one inning of work.

Diamondbacks' Paul Goldschmidt: Power display versus Cubs - Paul Goldschmidt was 2-for-4 with a solo home run and a double in Sunday's loss to the Cubs.

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