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Snake Bytes 4/28: Snakes Show Dominance at Coors Field

Merrill Kelly had himself a fine outing and the rest of the team put together a solid team-effort win that resulted in a 9-1 blowout of the Rockies in Colorado.

MLB: Arizona Diamondbacks at Colorado Rockies Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports

Diamondbacks News

Arizona 9, Colorado 1
Merrill Kelly gave the Diamondbacks just the sort of dominant outing they needed from their starting pitching as the Snakes took game one of the set in Colorado.

Kelly Stymies Rockies
Merrill Kelly had issues with the way the ball felt coming out of his hand on Friday night. He was also pitching in Coors. Usually, that would lead to a pitcher getting shelled. Merrill Kelly gutted things out though, managing to pitch six innings of one-run ball while walking only one. Kelly’s performance on the mound and the team performance at the plate largely spared Arizona’s bullpen any sort of taxing to open the series in Colorado.

Arizona’s Team Effort Rocks Colorado

Merrill Kelly took care of business on the mound and Arizona’s offense came piled on runs late, helping the Diamondbacks to a relatively comfortable 9-1 victory in the series opener.

Corbin Carroll’s Speed on Display in Colorado
Move, move, move. Get out of the way, speedster coming through. Poor Perdomo, running at above average speed and still needing to dislodge Carroll’s cleats from his rear.

Ketel Marte with the First Scoring Strike of Friday Night

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The Five Biggest Climbers and Fallers in Playoff Odds
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Lost in Mexico City
Gabe Kapler had himself an unplanned adventure in Mexico City.