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Snake Bytes 4/9: Keep Rolling

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The D-backs offense stalled until Peralta did what he does. Another nice win for the Diamondbacks behind another strong start.

Arizona Diamondbacks v St Louis Cardinals Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images

Cardinals 1, Diamondbacks 4

Strong pitching by Taijuan Walker was nice to see. But this game took 7 innings before the offense came alive. Just like last year, this team doesn’t give up and David Peralta is still a spark plug. His two-run home run changed the game and the bullpen did its job. Hard not to love this team.

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Lovullo, Yadi Describe What Led to Dustup

This link above describes Lovullo admitting to using naughty language directed toward Molina. If you want a more detailed description of events, click the NY Daily News “Related” link below. Benches cleared with some minor shoving. Unclear if Lovullo will be disciplined.

Related: Yadier Molina Is Restrained After Torey Lovullo Calls Him -

Zack Godley’s Hook Looks Like a Heater

A nice FanGraphs article looking at another D-backs’ starting pitcher. Clearly, Zack is doing something right and a curveball that looks like a fastball out of the hand would certainly qualify as a reason why.

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Giancarlo Stanton Chalks Poor Start to a ‘Bad Week’

He’s batting .167 after a week with the Yankees. He still has 3 home runs despite his ‘struggles’. If only Goldy was struggling like that.

Appreciating the Miracle of Jose Bautista

An interesting article about a player who rose and fell so quickly. Apparently, the league is not too interested in one-dimensional power hitters who do everything else poorly. Matt Holiday and Jayson Werth are not on a MLB roster. Neither is Yasmany Tomas. Interesting.