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Snake Bytes 4/28: Pollock Leads the Way

Arizona center fielder, A.J. Pollock continued to remind the baseball world just how good he can be when healthy, leading Arizona’s offense in a series opening victory against Stephen Strasburg and the Washington Nationals.

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MLB: Arizona Diamondbacks at Washington Nationals Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports

Arizona 5, Washington 4

A.J. Pollock had a fine night, went 3-for-4 with a home run and a triple while also supplying some great defense in center field. Zack Godley got slapped around a bit in his five innings of work, but managed to keep his team in the game. After that, Arizona’s bullpen took over and was dominant, showing no signs of rust whatsoever.

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After taking Stephen Strasburg deep in the second inning, Pollock showed off his defensive capabilities by stealing away a hit to shallow center in the bottom of the fifth.

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