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Snake Bytes: 04/05 - Pacified Padres

Widener kept the stars of San Diego quiet and made sure we could enjoy a quiet and relaxed evening.

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Diamondbacks News

[AZ Central] Taylor Widener’s strong outing offers hope for D-backs in win over Padres

[Arizona Sports] Widener makes 1st career start, D-backs get 1st win of season over Padres

[dbacks.com] Taylor Widener shines in first Major League start

Bumgarner, Smith and Kelly failed where a rookie starter succeeded. It isn’t all lost, people. Taylor Widener brings back the sun in our lives.

Check out our own recap for post-game audios.

[AZ Central] Joakim Soria injury another blow to Diamondbacks bullpen

Soria was just like Clippard one of few to get a guaranteed MLB contract with the D-Backs this offseason. Just like Clippard he might go to the IL after suffering an apparent calf injury.

[mlb.com] What to expect from Geraldo Perdomo in MLB

He went hitless in his first at bats as a starter, although he did reach base on a fielders choice. We saw a defensive gem but also his first (rookie) error. Perdomo still has lots to learn but a lot to offer as well.

Around The MLB

[ESPN] Houston Astros’ strong opening statement and other observations from MLB’s first weekend

If you want to know what you missed this weekend in the MLB: ESPN wrapped it up for you.

[ESPN] Los Angeles Angels star Shohei Ohtani’s two-way showing was a success and there needs to be more of it

Talk of the weekend was certainly not Fernando Tatis Jr. with his 5 errors (although shouldn’t they talk about that too?), but a pitcher who rakes: Shohei Ohtani.

[CBS Sports] MLB weekend winners and losers

CBS points out the winners and losers of opening weekend.

[mlb.com] 30 teams, 30 first impressions

30 first impressions? Thought the Mets and Nats didn’t play...

[Yahoo Sports] Nationals’ game against Braves postponed as COVID-19 outbreak continues

Monday game postponed, Tuesday game is still on.

Across The Pacific

[Japan] Researchers in Japan use supercomputer to analyze why forkballs drop

Why does the forkball drop? A team of researchers in Japan, including those at Tokyo Institute of Technology, announced that they have revealed through supercomputer simulations that the “negative Magnus effect” exerts a downward force on the ball.

[Korea] Korean corporation launches new CPBL video game

I play the MLB Perfect Inning mobile video game of this company, which is by far the best mobile baseball game there is when it comes to gameplay and graphics, but their KBO version is said to be even better.