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Snake Bytes 5/19: Yankees Avoid Sweep

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Nathan Eovaldi was on his game and the Diamondbacks were finally forced to face New York's formidable bullpen trio of Betances, Miller, and Chapman.

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Yankees 4, Diamondbacks 2

Shelby Miller started shaky but then settled in to give the Diamondbacks 5 2/3 innings of work. The Yankees' pitchers were able to keep the Diamondbacks' bats quiet though, surrendering only two hits on the night.

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Hale Continues Trusting in Miller

Shelby Miller's early season has been nothing short of a train wreck. With his last two outings, it seemed Miller might finally be turning things around. Maybe this is why Chip Hale allowed Miller to stay in the game Wednesday night to face the left-handed Jacoby Ellsbury, despite Ellsbury's success on the night and the fact that Andrew Chafin was up and ready.

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Chip Hale Remaining Flexible with Outfield

A.J. Pollock is lost for the season. Yasmany Tomás has had some nagging issues. David Peralta's writst has taken a beating. Socrates Brito had a rough go of things in the first few weeks of the season. Brandon Drury's bat needs to play. Phil Gosselin and Chris Hermann both need some Abs. Somehow, Chip Hale seems to be answering just about every point, mixing and matching his outfield in all sort s of ways.

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