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Snake Bytes 9/2: One Too Many Solo Shots

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All this darn winning lately led to Archie Bradley not being available today to seal it.

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Dodgers 4, Diamondbacks 3

It took 4 solo home runs by the Dodgers in extra innings to finally end the D-backs 6-game winning streak. With renewed optimism the Diamondbacks could not quite finish the 4 game series sweep, but the pitchers held in there until right at the end. The D-backs went on a singles tear in the 4th inning to put up the only 3 runs of the night. The Cubs lost, so this late season push for a miracle is still on track.

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Leake Takes Hill Vs. Padres at Chase Field

Let’s just say Leake looked much better in his last start. Hopefully, it will continue during the start of a 3 game series against San Diego.

How Potential D-backs Playoff Roster May Look

I am hesitant to even post this article. Not superstitious, but having the D-backs written off led to a great week of baseball. I guess we could talk about who a Wild Card starter would be, but that would be premature as well.

Archie Bradley Was Not Available to Pitch

I’m not sure if it would have mattered, but your closer usually pitches too much during winning streaks. Might be a reason why it’s hard to keep them going.

Soft Upcoming Schedule Creates Opportunity for D-backs

It is true, lots of games left with the Padres and Reds. Also playing the Marlins and other mediocre teams except for the Cardinals going forward. Perhaps, someone can correct me, but I haven’t noticed much difference in wins against good teams versus poor teams by the D-backs this year.

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ESPN Power Rankings

The D-backs are still in the middle of the pack, but it is true that they have a lot of games with teams ranked below them the rest of the way.