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Snakebytes 4/15: It's Chip Hales Fault

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Yesterday's Game

Dodgers get 5 in seventh, beat D-backs 5-2 - Los Angeles Dodgers rookie Ross Stripling has pitched brilliantly in his first two big league starts - and gotten two no-decisions for it. (I weep for him)

D-backs jump to early lead, but 'pen falters - Two young pitchers put up quality outings Thursday night, but it was the Dodgers who pulled out a five-run seventh inning to take the rubber match with a 5-2 victory against the D-backs.

Hale takes heat for bullpen decision - Thursday night's 5-2 loss to the Dodgers will go down as the D-backs' seventh team loss in 10 games this season, but manager Chip Hale wanted it put in his column.

Arizona Diamondbacks - TeamReport - "I should have gone to Clippard in the seventh there," Hale told reporters. "He's been our seventh-inning guy. My mistake. As a manager, you make some decisions during a game, and sometimes they don't work out. You have to take responsibility. Randall has done so well with runners on base the last two years, I felt like he was the right matchup. I'll take it. Those guys deserve better."

Seventh inning is all Dodgers need to dispatch Diamondbacks (I sometimes want to strangle the guy who makes the headlines)

Other DBacks News

ARIZONA AT SAN DIEGO (Preview) - Zack Greinke's first two starts with the Arizona Diamondbacks haven't gone as planned. A change in venue and a struggling next opponent could yield more expected results.


History buff Ziegler humbled to honor Robinson - Friday when the D-backs take the field at Petco Park they will do so with all players wearing No. 42 as part of the celebration of Jackie Robinson Day across Major League Baseball.

Does Phoenix want ownership of Chase Field? - Arizona Diamondbacks Chief Executive Derrick Hall has said 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.