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Snake Bytes 5/12: Nolan Does Arenado Things

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The Diamondbacks cam back from a six-run deficit to tie the game at seven, only to have Nolan Arenado go deep against Tyler Clippard in the eighth inning to secure Colorado an 8-7 victory, denying the Diamondbacks a second consecutive sweep.

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Diamondbacks 7, Rockies 8

Robbie Ray had a rough outing, but Arizona’s bats finally came to life after he left the game in the fifth inning. A solo-hot by Nolan Arenado off of Tyler Clippard in the eighth inning wound up being the difference in the game.


AP Recap

Efficiency and Run Support Continue to Elude Ray

Robbie Ray’s outing on Wednesday was not a good one at all, despite a career-high nine strikeouts in under five innings. A curious mix of issues makes pinning down the problem difficult.

Miller Trade: Worst in 25 Years?

Yahoo’s Jess Passan reminded listeners on Wednesday of his stance on the Shelby Miller trade and also discussed the struggles of Paul Goldschmidt.

Greinke-Cueto to Face Off for Homestand Opener

The Diamondbacks made offers to two aces this last winter. They signed one of them. Those two now toe the rubber opposite each other as the Arizona Diamondbacks host the division rival San Francisco Giants tonight.

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Maeda vs Syndergaard

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Scherzer Tallies 20 Ks

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Facts about Scherzer’s 20 K Outing

MLB Investigating Boston Red Sox

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