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Snake Bytes 4/18: An Old-Fashioned Pitching Duel

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Patrick Corbin and Johnny Cueto were both brilliant on Tuesday night, creating a performance to make Rob Manfred proud. The two combined for 16 innings of shutout, three-hit baseball game that took an absolutely miniscule 2:05 to complete, with the boys in Sedona Red coming out on top.

MLB: San Francisco Giants at Arizona Diamondbacks Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

San Francisco 0, Arizona 1

Johnny Cueto and Patrick Corbin both continued their strong starts to the season. Cueto carved up the Diamondbacks for seven innings, striking out 11 while surrendering only two hits and no run. Cueto’s brilliant performance will not be the talk of the game though, as Patrick Corbin one-upped him by pitching a one-hit CGSO that ranked among the best performances ever by a Diamondbacks pitcher.

Corbin Brilliant in CGSO

Patrick Corbin put on a clinic on Tuesday night, no-hitting the San Francisco Giants for 7 2⁄3 innings. A great defensive play by Pollock to end the seventh preserved the effort, but a check-swing squibbler to the left side of the infield by Brandon Belt broke up the no-no bid with two outs in the eighth.

Related: Belt’s Single Saves SF from No-No

Related: Corbin’s 100-pitch CGSO Paces Diamondbacks

Lamb, Souza Progressing

Jake Lamb saw action as a DH on Tuesday as he rehabs from a shoulder injury suffered on April 3rd. The Arizona third baseman does not have a timetable for his return yet, but Torey Lovullo likes what he has seen. After suffering a setback in his rehab, Stephen Souza will be returning to the batting cage during this homestand. Throwing remains the biggest issue for the right fielder with the injured pectoral muscle.

Ray Looks to Improve, Keep D-backs Rolling

With two rough starts bookending a very solid start, Robbie Ray will be looking for a bit more consistency (and the strike zone) as he faces off against the Giants, who are countering by starting Chris Stratton

Fox Places Spotlight on Cape Cod League (Twitter Link)

The stories behind on-field success and failure aren’t always what they seem, but players know that an invitation to the Cape Cod Baseball League means they must do one thing, prove they belong in the big leagues. CAPE COD: A JOURNEY TO THE BIGS tells the story of aspiring college and amateur baseball players as they commit on and off the field to make their dreams come true.

CAPE COD: A JOURNEY TO THE BIGS premieres on FOX Sports Arizona on Wednesday, April 18 at 5:30 p.m. before that night’s coverage of the Arizona Diamondbacks & San Francisco Giants game.

Every summer, players from around the country gather in Cape Cod, Mass. in front of top Major League Baseball scouts to try to make their dreams of making “The Show” a reality. But the Cape Cod Baseball League provides more challenges than that. It is a taste of the unseen grind of life in professional baseball.

D-backs Jake Lamb, A.J. Pollock & Nick Ahmed, as well as last year’s first-round pick, Pavin Smith played in the famous Cape Cod Baseball League.

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