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Snake Bytes 6/28: Ray of Sunshine

Robbie Ray is back and it is good. D-backs look to win 7 of 8 on this east coast swing today.

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Arizona Diamondbacks v Miami Marlins Photo by Mark Brown/Getty Images

Diamondbacks 2, Marlins 1

Robbie Ray is back and right on track. Daniel Descalso hit another essential homer. And Boxberger is getting scarier every outing. But the D-backs are poised to win the series against the Marlins with Zack Greinke on the mound this morning. He may have lost some velocity, but also certainly knows how to pitch. Today’s game will mark the end of the first half for the D-backs this year. Those of us who predicted them to be in the 90-win range are taking comfort, but a lot of baseball is left to be played.

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