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Snake Bytes 3/18: Win or Go Home

Team USA was undone by a pair of errors on Friday night and now faces a rematch with offensive juggernaut Dominican Republic for a chance to advance to the WBC semi-finals.

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Miller Fans 8 in 3 1/3

Shelby Miller is doing everything he can to try and make people forget his 2016 season ever happened. On Friday Miller struck out eight Seattle Mariners before exiting the game with a 5-2 lead in the fourth, his pitch count having escalated to 73 pitches due to the high number of strikeouts.

Miller Gets Strikeouts, Bradley Looks Sharper

While Miller struk out eight batters in Scottsdale, Arcie Bradley was at work Against the OAkland A’s in Mesa. Bradley looked much stronger, going five full innings and allowing only one run on a solo-shot to lead off the fourth inning.

Diamondbacks’ Pitchers to Begin Hitting Today

Arizona’s pitchers will be climbing into the hitter’s box for the first time this spring with their game against Team Netherlands. That means Zack Greinke will be testing out that oblique of his.

Defensive Shifting a Work in Progress

Torey Lovullo is still working on finding the right mix of defensive shifts that work best for Arizona. The skipper is stying to do what he can to clog up usually open lanes, but is being mindful of playing his people too far out of position.

Walker Dominating Spring with New Look

Taijuan Walker has been tweaking his delivery for years. Now that he is pain free after having surgery last season, his new look seems to be bringing the sort of results everyone always thought might be in him.

Herrmann, Owings Take Pride in Versatility

Chris Herrmann and Chris Owings are both doing what they can for their team, anyplace the team needs them doing it.

Arizona Tweaks Uniforms

Yup, it wouldn’t be another season of Diamondbacks baseball if there were not some tweak to the uniform. At least these changes are mostly subtle ones.

Team USA Falls to Errors

Despite a spirited comeback attempt, Team USA was unable to overcome a pair of errors committed in their game against Puerto Rico.

Team USA Faces Dominican Republic to Advance

One week ago, the Domionican Republic beat Team USA with a thrilling and unlikely seven-run rally in Miami in front of a crowd heavily invested in the Dominican’s success. Now the two will face each other again in San Diego, in front of what is expected to be a crowd largely supportive of Team USA. The winner goes to the WBC semi-finals. The loser will go home (or at least back to Spring Training).