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Snake Bytes 5/18: Finally - A Home Series Win!

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For the second night in a row, the Diamondbacks took the field and took care of business, putting away the New York Yankees in rather dominant fashion, leading to the team's first home series win of the season.

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"Somebody asked me inside about does this, coming here, does it give you any bad memories. I said, ‘We lost but it was still the most exciting World Series I've been a part of. It was unbelievable.' There were so many things that happened. Of course, our losing two games here and then the three games, especially games four and five, in New York were crazy. It was like groundhog day.

"But we had a lead and they beat us. We didn't lose, they beat us. That's what happens."

-€” Joe Torre on the 2001 World Series between his Yankees and the Diamondbacks

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Yankees 3, Diamondbacks 5

Zack Greinke was sharp, going 7+ innings and allowing 3 runs. Paul Goldschmidt, Nick Ahmed, and Jake Lamb were all big contributors on the offensive side of things. The win lifted the Diamondbacks to their first home series win of 2016.

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De La Rosa to Miss Next Start

Nagged by blisters and a sore groin, Diamondbacks (finally) emerging starter, Rubby De La Rosa, will miss his next start. With two days off in the upcoming week, the rotation will simply slide forward a day, allowing left-hander Robbie Ray to cover the missed start on regular rest.

Hudson Relishing High Leverage Role

Daniel Hudson has had to make significant changes in how he approaches the game coming out of the bullpen rather than starting. He seems to be adapting well.


Outfield Production a Pleasant Surprise

Losing A.J. Pollock for the season was a nasty blow to the Arizona Diamondbacks. No one is expected to replace him in full. However, led by Chris Owings shifting into center field, the outfield has managed to hold things together, even with David Peralta and Yasmany Tomás also missing time due to injuries.

Castillo Making His Case

Diamondbacks catcher, Welington Castillo has made great strides since leaving Chicago to improve himself as an all-around catcher. The results are starting to show in Arizona.

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Just How Bad is Cincinnati's Bullpen?

As a Diamondbacks fan, I may get frustrated at some blown leads or too many walks. Looking at the Reds' bullpen makes me appreciate Brad Ziegler, Daniel Hudson, Andrew Chafin, and Tyler Clippard all the more though.