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Snake Bytes 5/17: Descalso Cannot Do It Alone

When Daniel Descalso is your best hitter batting third - you’ve got problems.

MLB: Milwaukee Brewers at Arizona Diamondbacks Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

Diamondbacks 2, Brewers 8

Matt Koch pitched poorly, but maybe everyone deserves a bad start. We’ll see how he responds. Perhaps more concerning, is the offense is not scoring runs or even getting that many hits. That has to change if the D-backs want a shot to win the NL West. Injuries are not totally to blame. The team is hitting poorly almost across the board with Descalso being the lone bright spot. He hit his 5th homer and is doing his job.

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Daniel Descalso Shares Mindset for Big Moments

Descalso has been trying to convince his teammates, like Chris Owings who is back in center, to go out there and have fun. Don’t worry about looking like a fool, just do your best sort of thing. That sort of attitude seems to help him in critical moments.

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