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Snake Bytes 7/4: Goldy Brings the Fireworks

Paul Goldschmidt launched a three-run home run and Zack Greinke pitched the way an ace is supposed to in leading the Diamondbacks to a 4-2 victory over the Cardinals, snapping a 4-game losing streak.

St. Louis 2, Arizona 4

Paul Goldschmidt’s three-run home run in the bottom of the fifth inning was all the support Zack Greinke needed on Tuesday night. Greinke pitched 6 23 strong innings and surrendered only two earned runs. The Diamondbacks then turned the ball over to the bullpen, where the A-Team went to work on the Cardinals’ hitters.

Goldschmidt, Greinke Snap Skid

The team’s star batter and star pitcher teamed up to quash Arizona’s four-game slide.

Losing Streak Over

Not only did the team snap a four-game losing streak, but they also brought an end to a six-game home losing streak.

Matt McLain Remains Unsigned

With the 2018 draft signing deadline for non-college seniors rapidly approaching, the high school shortstop out of Irvine, California is reported to be looking for a $3,000,000 signing bonus in order to pass on his commitment to UCLA. He is being advised by Scott Boras. The Diamondbacks are able to offer $2,900,985 without incurring penalties. It seems rather safe to think something will get done.

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