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Snake Bytes 9/21: Score Late, Win Big

The Diamondbacks made a come back in dramatic fashion and then some.

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

Diamondbacks 13, Padres 7

Not the best start for Robbie Ray. It is getting to the point in the season where anything that happens might just be short-term statistical noise. This does not mean Ray will pitch poorly in the playoffs. Nor does it mean the D-backs will score runs at a furious pace late in games. Let’s get the regular season over with already.

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Bradley Joins in the D-backs’ Fun on Offense

Starting NL pitchers should at least be marginally capable with the bat. Bradley can hold his own. I know he wants to start, perhaps he wants to prove he belongs with sharp hits to center.

D-backs Set Up to Have Greinke Start WC Game

Greinke will be our guy. He’s got the experience and the stuff to win the game, especially with his credentials at home. But that doesn’t mean I’m not scared out of my mind over a one-game playoff.

N.L. Wild Card Tracker: D-backs Fight for WC Positioning

The season is almost over, I just don’t see how the D-backs don’t get the top WC seed. Will the Brewers pass the Rockies? That is the question that is burning at the moment. My hope, of course, is that the Brewers and Rockies end up tied and have to play a game with each other before playing the Diamondbacks at Chase Field.

Rockies Pitcher Blasts Grienke Over Autographs

I love this article. Greinke is awkward and is the master of the blank stare. I gave that stare to my wife once before, but it backfired. Only Greinke can do it. I’m personally glad that Greinke is refusing to sign any autographs for Neshek of the Rockies. Why should he offer comfort to an enemy?

Around MLB

Let’s Improve Wild Card Round

Read this article. I agree.

You Win Some, You Lose Some

The Dodgers were historic until they had a losing stretch like everybody else. Go figure.

The World Series Won’t Give You the Best Team in Baseball

This might actually be true. But that is part of what makes baseball great. In the NBA, we know the Warriors will be there against LeBron at the end. In baseball, a prediction like that would be wrong most of the time.