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Snake Bytes 5/30: Two in a Row

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Once again, the Diamondbacks offense only managed to put together four hits. This time though, they were patient, took their walks, and capitalized on opportunities, helping them to push across five runs (or more) for the second night, and win, in a row.

Cincinnati Reds v Arizona Diamondbacks Photo by Norm Hall/Getty Images

Cincinnati 2, Arizona 5

Paul Goldschmidt had the night off. Alex Avila started behind the plate. Daniel Descalso batted cleanup. In the end, the Diamondbacks still managed to pull out against the woeful Cincinnati Reds.

Godley, Descalso Secure Series Win

For the first time since May 6th against the Houston Astros, the Diamondbacks have won back-to-back games and secured a series win. Zack Godley found his early-season success again, throwing six innings of two run ball while striking out seven. Daniel Descalso, batting from the cleanup spot in the order, went 2-for-4 on the night with a home run and two RBIs.
Miller Strong in First Rehab Start

Shelby Miller threw 65 pitches for Class-A Visalia on Tuesday. Things went well for him. The right-hander struck out eight, throwing 52 of his 65 pitches for strikes.

Injury Updates: Ray, Pollock, Delgado

Although Lovullo and Ray are playing Ray’s return close to the vest, things looked good enough in yesterday’s evaluation to have him throw 15 pitches from the mound and 10 more from flat ground at Salt River Fields. Pollock’s recovery continues to follow the expected course. Randall Delgado also threw at SRF, throwing a 30-pitch session and hitting 91 with his fastball.

Avila’s Struggles not Producing Murphy Starts

Playing the long game with Alex Avila, manager Torey Lovullo has not yet pulled the plug on the struggling catcher being a part of the catching rotation, giving more of the veteran’s at-bats to John Ryan Murphy.

AZ Central Mock Draft 2.0

Richard Morin has the Diamondbacks selecting Brice Turang, a high school shortstop, with the 25th pick of the draft.