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Snake Bytes 7/9: D-backs Run Out of Pitchers

Zack Greinke couldn’t finish 5 innings. About 11 innings later, it cost the D-backs the game and a series victory.

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Padres 4, Diamondbacks 3

This game was long and quite brutal. In the end, the D-backs ran out of pitchers, but got a valiant effort out of catcher Jeff Mathis. Despite offering some decent pitching, he did give up a solo home run in the 16th which proved to be decisive. It is hard not to forgive this loss as the pitching was mostly great and the offense just couldn’t capitalize. The Rockies are next and the D-backs are still in first place.

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