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Snake Bytes 4/15: Well, That Happened

Zack Greinke and Clayton Kershaw faced off against each other in the season’s first meeting between the Diamondbacks and the Dodgers. Kershaw was very Kershaw-esque, flirting with a CGSO. Greinke was not so sharp.

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Arizona Diamondbacks v Los Angeles Dodgers Photo by Jayne Kamin-Oncea/Getty Images

Arizona 1, Los Angeles 7

Clayton Kershaw fire 8 13 innings of shutout ball before losing his bid for another complete game shutout to add to his resume when Chris Owings singled home Chris Iannetta with one out in the ninth. On the other side of things, the Dodgers tagged Zack Greinke for five runs across five innings.

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Nick Ahmed Adjusting to Part-Time Role

Nick Ahmed has grown accustomed to being a starter over the course of his baseball career. This season, the defensively talented shortstop is adjusting to life as a bench-player and occasional starter.

Defense Shaky Up Middle

With Nick Ahmed spending most of his time riding the pine, it was known the Diamondbacks’ defense would take a step back. So far that step has been much bigger than most are comfortable with.

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Lamb, Greinke Make List of Top Walk-Up Music

Both Jake Lamb and Zack Greinke have managed to make the list of best walk-up music in baseball.

Mark Trumbo on Launch Angle

Last season’s home run leader contributes his thoughts on the new attention being paid to launch angle in at-bats.