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SnakeBytes 6/18: Good Dingers

The Diamondbacks slugged six home runs last night, equaling a franchise record. They weren't the cheap variety, either. Can we petition the league to play more games at Citizen's Bank Park?

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Goldy homered last night, winning Tony Luke's for the D-backs booth courtesy of Bob Brenly
Goldy homered last night, winning Tony Luke's for the D-backs booth courtesy of Bob Brenly
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Last Night's Game

D-backs Belt Team Record Six Home Runs, Rout Phillies
After the Phillies took a 2-0 lead in the first inning, it was all Diamondbacks.

D-backs Tie Franchise Home Run Record
And I think that every one of the home runs was 400 feet by at least one model. The model Quick Pitch was using (likely Statcast) had O'Brien's second at less than 400 feet. ESPN's home run tracker had Tomas's first at less than 400 feet.

Peter O'Brien Hits Two Home Runs vs. Phillies

Tomas Smashes Two Homers, One to Second Deck
Video from ESPN. I guess hitting home runs like that is how you get the Worldwide Leader to acknowledge you.

Diamondbacks News

D-backs Mulling Extensions for Key Relievers

Pleskoff Scouting Report: Zack Godley
I'm not sure if this was already posted or not, but if you haven't seen it, it's well worth a look. Godley was the lesser regarded of the two prospects received for Miguel Montero, but now he looks like the one most likely to have a good Major League career.

Around Baseball

The Smoothest Part of Ian Desmond's Outfield Transition
The Diamondbacks are far from the only team transitioning an infielder to the outfield. Desmond may be making that switch better than most, although a lot of this article would have applied to Chris Owings before he went down with injury.

Looking Ahead

D-backs' Greinke to Duel Phillies' Eickhoff
Eickhoff, acquired in the Cole Hamels deal, has been the best pitcher for the Phillies this year, and his numbers are very comparable to Greinke's, except for the wins. He hasn't been getting run support. For his career, Eickhoff has started 21 games with a 3.11 ERA (131 ERA+) and 1.12 WHIP. He certainly appears to be the real deal.

Today's game starts at 12:05 Arizona time. Even earlier games on Sunday and Monday.