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Snake Bytes 5/27: Better to Sweep Than Be Swept

The D-backs finished off a sweep in San Francisco, bringing their bats to historic proportions.

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Arizona Diamondbacks v San Francisco Giants Photo by Jason O. Watson/Getty Images

Diamondbacks 6, Giants 2

This game was actually the closest of the series, though it was rarely in doubt as the D-backs broke out early in the game. Ketel Marte hit a ball to triples alley, but it cleared the deep fence easily and majestically. That was a bomb. The Diamondbacks scored 34 runs this series. 34! A nice response after getting swept by SD the series before and dropping to .500 at the time.

Related: Ketel Marte Homers as D-backs Sweep Giants

Weaver’s Injury Dampens Record Sweep

Luke Weaver pitched well but had to leave after 5 innings with “forearm tightness”. Unfortunately, D-backs fans know what that means most of the time. If he does need Tommy John surgery, it will be a blow to the team and to a pitcher having a fantastic year. He says it will be a minor injury, but “they” always say that.

Related: Luke Weaver Downplays Leaving Game with Forearm Tightness

Greinke Tabbed for Opener of 4-game Rockies Set

We still have our number one starter at least and he has been lights out for most of this year. The bigger key to this series might be to continue this hot hitting. Hard to lose when you score 34 runs in a series.

By the Numbers: Diamondbacks Erupt Offensively Against the Giants

Check out this article, some of the numbers are crazy.

Called-up Players Provide Added Boost to D-backs Sweep of Giants

Vargas, Locastro, Clarke, and Cron would all clearly like to make the decision of sending them back down a difficult one.

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