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Snake Bytes 4/19: The Swagger’s Back

After a somewhat rough start to the road trip, the Diamondbacks bounced back to take the final two games in LA. Now in San Diego, the team is looking like the one that played in Chase Field to open the season.

Arizona Diamondbacks v San Diego Padres Photo by Denis Poroy/Getty Images

Arizona 11, San Diego 2

Once again, it took Arizona a little while. But, once they reached the fourth and fifth innings, they started having fun with crooked numbers. Shelby Miller dominated after a slow start, and Yasmany Tomás had a three-run home run to punctuate the night’s offensive statement.

Related: Tomás, Miller Power Past San Diego

Related: Overpowering Milller Pitches into 8th (video link)

Miller in ‘Good Place’ After Handling Padres

It was roughly a year ago that Shelby Miller’s season effectively came to an end in San Diego. Now the right-hander is enjoying the sort of success expected by many when he was traded for.

Tomás Improving in Increments

His defense will probably never approach anything close to average, but if he hits enough, it might not matter.

David Peralta Versus the Shift

Despite being a heavy pull-hitter, David Peralta is looking for ways to exploit the empty left side of the field.

Peralta, Pollock Have Fun with Jody Jackson (video link)

Monday night was the first time in Diamondbacks’ history in which the top two batters accumulated four hits each. Jackson approached the hot-hitting teammates to talk about it and the two decided to have fun with her.

Arizona Bullpen Exceeding Expectations (so far)

Carried on Archie Bradley’s shoulders, Arizona’s bullpen, considered by many a team weakness, has been getting the job done.

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Chicago Cubs Want Buy-Back Rights on WS Rings

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