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Snake Bytes 6/11: Conquering the Rockies

The Diamondbacks sweep the Rockies, have won 9 of last 12, and Goldy is officially awake.

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MLB: Arizona Diamondbacks at Colorado Rockies Steven Branscombe-USA TODAY Sports

Rockies 3, Diamondbacks 8

Zack Godley pitched well, perhaps showing signs of getting himself right. Goldy, is clearly right. He had a monster series, going 8 for 13 with 4 HRs, and 9 RBIs. Perhaps, Goldy has proven his value by slumping essentially September 2017 to May 2018. This is a different team when he is being his Goldy self.

Related: Goldy Continues Hot Pace As Diamondbacks Beat Rockies

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Mathis Place on Paternity List, Walker Recalled

Apparently, you get a maximum of three days on the paternity list. That might not be enough time with baby, mom, the mother-in-law, and everyone else.

D-backs Paul Goldschmidt’s Incredible Start to June by the Numbers

Lots of fun numbers to enjoy in this article. My favorite is 45, as in the number of points his batting average has gone up. A respectable .254 already. It has been hurting to see his Mendoza line average all year.

Shelby Miller Struggles in Third Rehad Start

Good to get that 3 inning 8ER start out of the way in AA ball. He seems to have just pitched poorly, he’s not injured. Still on track to return to the D-backs rotation at some point.

GM Mike Hazen: Arizona Plans to Stick with 3 Catchers

Hazen does point out that the plan could change in the future. I would say that a catcher should hit over .121 to be worth a roster spot. Just saying.

Around MLB

SCOTUS Rejects Appeals in MLB Antitrust Cases

In case you were following this story, the Supreme Court refused to even take the appeals into consideration. The status quo will continue, perhaps for another 100 years.

Astros Pull Ahead on a Balk Call

Manager AJ Hinch had to make his case to the umpires, but he got the call for the winning run. Take the wins how you can get them.