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Snake Bytes 5/6: Archie Archie Archie

It is better to be thought not having a knucklecurve, than to throw one and remove all doubt.

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Arizona Diamondbacks v Colorado Rockies Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images

Rockies 8, Diamondbacks 7

This one was going good. Greinke wasn’t great but good enough. The D-backs took a 4-run lead into the 8th inning. Then Archie Bradley happened. Time to shave the beard? Better yet, get a secondary pitch. His fastball is good, but it doesn’t go 102mph, it doesn’t cut all that much, nor does it sink. He needs a secondary pitch. Even Randy Johnson was relatively ineffective when his slider came out flat. Big leaguers who know only a fastball can be a strike can do major damage. This time it cost the D-backs a game that should have been won easily.

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