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Snake Bytes 9/11: Righting the Ship

After a pair of losses to the Padres, including an embarrassing meltdown on Saturday night, Robbie Ray dominated San Diego’s lineup, striking out 12, while J.D. Martinez and Paul Goldschmidt did their homer thing.

San Diego Padres v Arizona Diamondbacks Photo by Jennifer Stewart/Getty Images

San Diego 3, Arizona 2

Robbie Ray continued his streak of post-injury dominance, striking out 12 while allowing only two runs in six innings of work. J.D. Martinez (2) and Paul Goldschmidt (1), both provided home runs to help back Ray, and Archie Bradley notched his first big league save to secure the win for Arizona.

Related: Arizona Homers Back Ray’s 12 Strikeouts for Win

Archie Bradley Notches First Career Save

In what may be a preview of things to come over the next several years, Archie Bradley notched his first career save to lock down the win in the series finale against the San Diego Padres. The hard-throwing right-hander pitched a perfect inning, striking out all three batters he faced.

Diamondbacks Call Up Christian Walker

The PCL MVP who went 30/100 will join Arizona to contribute his bat to the team’s playoff run. To make roster space, Rubby De La Rosa was moved to the 60-day DL, all but officially ending his season, regardless of Arizona’s playoff success.

Why the Diamondbacks Match Up Well Against the Dodgers

Joseph Jacquez examines why the Dodgers should make sure not to take Arizona lightly once the NLDS rolls around.

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