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SnakeBytes 4/23: Series Sweep

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Another big 10th inning delivered the series sweep in Great American Ballpark

David Peralta #6 of the Arizona Diamondbacks celebrates after hitting a triple in the 10th inning against the Cincinnati Reds at Great American Ball Park Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images

Diamondbacks News

(AZ Central) Arizona Diamondbacks sweep Cincinnati Reds behind David Peralta’s huge game

“Any win is a good win,” manager Torey Lovullo said after a 14-11 slugfest victory in 10 innings gave the Diamondbacks their first three-game sweep of the season. “I don’t think it was the way we drew it up from a pitching standpoint, but our guys did enough to execute and win a ballgame.”

(Arizona Sports) D-backs explode for 6-run 10th inning to complete series sweep over Reds

Peralta finished the day with seven RBIs after going 5-for-6 at the plate — only a double shy of the cycle — and scoring two runs. “To have a day like that is a big victory for me,” Peralta said via Zoom postgame. “I’ve been putting in a lot of hard work at the plate trying to be better and today was the day. I’m just going to keep doing it, keep working consistently on that and that was a great sweep for us.”

(Talking Chop) Braves return home for three-game set against the Diamondbacks

Atlanta has had to work around a number of injuries in the early going and that continued during the road trip. Ronald Acuña Jr. left Sunday’s game in Chicago due to a strained lower abdomen. Acuña sat out both games in New York, but Brian Snitker told reporters Wednesday that his condition has improved and that there is a chance he could be back in the lineup as soon as Friday.

(TSN) Jays acquire RHP Beasley from D’backs

The Toronto Blue Jays have acquired RHP Jeremy Beasley from the Arizona Diamondbacks in exchange for cash considerations.

MLB News

(KNBR) Giants’ Curt Casali makes MLB history with another shutout: ‘Pretty proud’

Casali has caught five straight shutouts from five different starting pitchers — Aaron Sanchez his latest — the first who can say that in Major League Baseball history.

Four catchers preceded him with five straight shutouts — 2015 Francisco Cervelli, 1995 Chris Hoiles, 1986 Alan Ashby and 1903 Ed Phelps (6 straight) — but all had overlap from their rotations.

(Fansided) First Pitch: Are Angel Hernandez, Joe West and MLB umpires hurting baseball?

Dylan Yep runs the Twitter account Umpire Auditor, which posts the worst strike zone calls by distance on a daily basis. Yep grew up around baseball and was routinely frustrated by bad calls at the highest level of the sport, brought on when ESPN debuted its ‘K Zone’ in 2014. That inspired Yep to publicize a program to track the previously-untrackable — MLB umpires

(Yahoo! Sports) Red-hot Oakland Athletics on 11-game win streak: Here’s why MLB team has been so good

A franchise notorious for slow starts and hot streaks compressed that lifestyle into a record-setting 20-day stretch during which it made history – becoming the first team to lose its first six games and then win 11 in a row at any point in the season, according to STATS, Inc.