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SnakeBytes 7/3: Beefy Goodness

The Diamondbacks may be the only team in baseball where back-to-back catchers in the batting order is a good thing.

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Last NIght's Game

Castillo: Patience Key During Slump

Late Homer Puts Arizona Back on Winning Track

D-backs Rally Past Giants on Castillo's 3 run Homer

Diamondbacks News

Tony La Russa Hasn't Lost Faith in Struggling D-backs

D-backs' Cuban Prospect Yoan Lopez Leaves Mobile, Mulls Retirement
It's already been discussed here, but the national media is now picking up on the story as well. $16 million down the drain on a team with one of the lowest payrolls in the sport is always a good thing, right? On a side note, why did the team let a player who had already shown a penchant for running away bring his own car on a road trip?

Around Baseball

Disney Invests Over $1 Billion in MLBAM

Cubs Search for Answers as Jake Arrieta Keeps Struggling
Wouldn't you love it if we had a few more pitchers that could "struggle" the way Arrieta does? His June numbers are still good enough to make him the best Diamondbacks starter on the season.

Looking Ahead

Robbie Ray, who has struck out more than a batter per inning over his last three starts, faces off with Albert Suarez, the Giants' rookie who has filled in well for Matt Cain. Since he came on in relief of Cain in late May, he has held opposing hitters to a .233 batting average, but has an ERA of 4.58. He doesn't walk many or strike out many, so this could be a study in contrasts as 1:10 Arizona time.