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Snakebytes 5/26: You Win Some, You Win Some

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Arizona Diamondbacks v Milwaukee Brewers Photo by Dylan Buell/Getty Images

I for one will not be taking these wins for granted. Let’s face it, it’s been a while since the Diamondbacks really felt like contenders. It feels good to actually WANT to turn on the TV, kick back, crack a can, and watch as they out-slug and out-sling their opponents once again. Not since the days of Ian Kennedy, and Justin Upton have we had this much reason to watch and have hope.


Diamondbacks News

Robbie Ray goes seven frames, shuts out Brewers in D-backs’ win - (Every time I see a pitchers arm look like that in a picture, I cringe a little) Heading into Thursday’s series-opener against Arizona at Miller Park, Milwaukee was third in MLB for runs scored and fifth in home runs at their home park. But the offense didn’t show up against the D-backs, and Arizona starter Robbie Ray had a lot to do with it. He pitched a scoreless seven innings and allowed just two hits with nine strikeouts and no walks in Arizona’s 4-0 victory.

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Diamondbacks may have staying power - With that in mind, we conducted a quick and unscientific poll of five scouts and executives to see which of the four teams they feel has the most staying power. Four picked the D-backs, with the biggest reason being the presence of Zack Greinke at the top of the rotation.

Analytics at catcher position showing positive results for Diamondbacks - When the Diamondbacks parted ways with catcher Welington Castillo in the offseason, the organization looked to be placing a new emphasis on the catcher position.

Heyman: Three Diamondbacks could soon hit the trade block - Through 10 starts, the right-hander is 6-2 with a 2.82 ERA, a 0.97 WHIP and 78 strikeouts. Because of stats like those, Jon Heyman of Fanrag Sports Network ranked Greinke atop his list of players who could hit the trade block.

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Young bats have Diamondbacks playing for October - Arizona has won four in a row, nine of their last ten, and 12 of their last 15. Offensive consistency has allowed the D-Backs to blow teams out on a regular basis, and give their pitching staff more confidence on the mound.