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Snake Bytes 6/30: Well, That Happened

After a solid 7-3 road trip, the Diamondbacks have returned home to be swept by the woeful Phillies.

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MLB: Philadelphia Phillies at Arizona Diamondbacks Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

Phillies 9, Diamondbacks 8

The bats showed up. Starting pitching was adequate. It was the Philadelphia Phillies. Still, Daniel Hudson and the Diamondbacks’ bullpen managed to drop the second game in two days in which the team had a lead after seven, as the Diamondbacks managed to be swept in 10 innings.

Related: Lamb Continues to Shine in Loss

Greinke Decision to Come Friday

The team will wait until after checking in with the right-hander and medical staff on Friday before making a decision about whether or not a stint on the DL will be called for.

Michael Bourn Paying Off

Though Bourn has not turned the clock back to 2012, he has given the Diamondbacks something they are in desperate need of, a defensively capable veteran presence to man center field that understands his role on the team.

Diamondbacks Limp Across Midway Point

The Diamondbacks celebrated game 81 of the season by being swept at home by the Phillies.

Aaron Boone: Diamondbacks Still Have a Chance

“…This is an important three or four weeks coming up for the Diamondbacks.” Colour me unconvinced.

Diamondbacks Could Be Bullpen Sellers

If the recent series and the loss of Greinke push the Diamondbacks into the sellers category, expect the bullpen to provide the outgoing talent.

Ichiro Watch

The future Hall of Famer continues to defy age, going 2-for-5 and raising his season average to .342. This marks the 42-year-old’s 16th multi-hit game of the season and leaves him just 12 hits from 3,000.