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Snake Bytes 8⁄16: It Really Happened

Welington Castillo knocked four hits. Robbie Ray gutted out five innnings of work despite issuing Bartolo Colon his first-ever walk, and the Diamondbacks came away with another win.

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New York Mets v Arizona Diamondbacks Photo by Jennifer Stewart/Getty Images

Mets 6, Diamondbacks 10

Robbie Ray gutted out a five-inning performance and Welington Castillo had a big, four-hit night at the plate as the Diamondbacks continued their mastery of the New York Mets.

Related: Castillo knocks four, drives in two

Related: Colon earns first career walk in 500th game.

Video Proof

Pitching Staff in Flux

Chip Hale spent time discussing the constantly shifting state of the Diamondbacks’ pitching staff.

Arizona Front Office a Mess

Dave Stewart and De Jon Watson’s contracts must be renewed by the end of the month if they are going to be. CBO Tony La Russa is unsure of the status of his contract. Derrick Hall is publicly feuding with Maricopa County. Meanwhile the Diamondbacks want fan support for a losing team and taxpayer support for continued improvements to Chase Field.

Inside the ‘Zona: Diamondbacks Should Part with Tomás this Winter

Yasmany Tomás has seen an uptick in his power numbers this season, making him a difficult to find 25 HR threat. Thanks to the spacious confines of Chase Fiewld, he is also on pace to be one of 10 players since 2011 to hit 25 or more home runs without reaching even one full fWAR.