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Snake Bytes 6/23: Time to Start a New Streak

The Toronto Blue Jays ended the Diamondbacks’ wining streak at 5 games. Arizona now turns its gaze to the Colorado Rockies.

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Arizona Diamondbacks v Toronto Blue Jays Photo by Tom Szczerbowski/Getty Images

Diamondbacks 2, Blue Jays 5

The Toronto Blue Jays wasted no time ending the Diamondbacks’

five-game winning streak, putting up a three-spot in the bottom of the first

inning. Russell Martin, Edwin Encarnacion, and Troy Tulowitzki all homered in

the matinee game. Arizona starter, Robbie Ray, surrendered only four hits in 5

1/3 innings of work. Unfortunately for Ray and the Diamondbacks, two of those

hits cleared the wall, accounting for four of Toronto’s runs on the day.

Related: AP Recap

Diamondbacks Piling Up the Strikeouts

While still nowhere near the record pace of previous

seasons, the Diamondbacks have now struck out 655 times on the season,

third-most in the majors.

Yerzy Adds Organizational Depth Behind Plate

With only Tuffy Gosewisch and Oscar Hernandez in place to

fill in behind Welington Castillo and Chris Hermann, the Diamondbacks look to

17-year-old Andrew Yerzy to possibly give the organization a catcher to hope on

for the future.

Diamondbacks Leery of Sign Stealing

Even with the bases empty, Chris Hermann was mixing up the

signs to prevent Toronto from stealing an advantage.

Where Art Thou, Patrick Corbin?

Patrick Corbin entered the season with a fresh arm and a new

pitch in his repertoire, so what has happened to the once-darling of the Arizona


Is Offense Over Defense Hurting Arizona?

In 2015 Arizona sported one of the best defenses in

baseball. The combination of Pollock and Inciarte in the outfield was akin to

patrolling the vast expanse with a Dyson vacuum. This season the Diamondbacks

are without either of those players and are relying on bats rather than gloves to

carry outfielders onto the roster.

Around MLB

Dodgers Win in Circus Fashion

First it was the luckiest of lucky catches that will go down

in the boxscore as a popup to first baseman Adrian Gonzalez. Then it was a

gaffe by Washington center fielder, Michael Taylor which led to Yasiel Puig

rounding the bases on a little league home run to walk off the Dodgers on

Wednesday night.

Ichiro Watch

Ichiro Suzuki flashed the leather as well as the bat on

Wednesday. The right fielder went 1-for-4 in the Marlins’ victory and is now 17

hits from the 3,000 plateau.