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Snake Bytes 4/29: A Rocky Series Start

Robbie Ray managed to strike out nine in 6.2 innings, but Arizona’s offense was unable to muster up much support and the Diamondbacks droppped their series opener with Colorado 3-1.

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Colorado Rockies v Arizona Diamondbacks Photo by Norm Hall/Getty Images

Colorado 3, Arizona 1

Kyle Freeland kept the Arizona offense in check, despite allownig a plethora of base runners, and Trevor Story took Robbie Ray Deep as Colorado took the first game of the series.

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While many Arizona fans cannot wait for Jake Barrett to finish recovering from his stint on the DL, Diamondbacks’ manager Torey Lovullo cautions that the right-hander is not guaranteed to be slotted back into the blg league pen when he is eligible to come off the DL.

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