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Snake Bytes 6/15: The Good, the Bad, and the Bradley

Archie Bradley was throwing a no-hitter through 4 1/3 innings on Tuesday.Four outs later, he left the game, having surrendered five earned runs, including three home runs allowed. Despite the woes, he still struck out nine batters.

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Los Angeles Dodgers v Arizona Diamondbacks Photo by Jennifer Stewart/Getty Images

Dodgers 7, Diamondbacks 4

Things started out well for Archie Bradley and the Diamondbacks, but then the fifth inning rolled around. With one out in the fifth inning, Diamondbacks starter Archie Bradley was still tossing a no-hitter. A solo home run and four productive at-bats later, the Dodgers were up 3-2. Bradley surrendered two more home runs in the sixth inning and was pulled from the game, having thrown 5 2/3 innings, allowing 5 earned runs.

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Zac Curtis Optioned to AA

After starting with 10 strong outings, the young lefty has struggled during his last four outings. The Diamondbacks have not yet announced the corresponding move to fill the 25-man roster.

Shelby Miller Set for Return

Tuesday saw Miller complete his final hurdle, throwing 100 pitches. The right-hander, pitching for high-A Visalia, threw six innings, striking out six and allowing eight hits, and three runs (one earned). Miller will likely return on Sunday versus Philadelphia, replacing Godley in the rotation.

Bourn Addition Working Out

Released by Atlanta to begin the year, the injury to A.J. Pollock made the acquisition of Bourn seem like a no-brainer. It took a bit more than that, but the aging veteran did eventually wind up in Arizona and it is paying off.

ABs for Drury Becoming Hard to Find

After a hot start to the season, Diamondbacks prospect, Brandon Drury, has cooled off considerably. Add to that the return of David Peralta, the promotion of Peter O’Brien, and the continued positive play of Jean Segura, and the breakout season by Jake Lamb, and finding opportunities to get the young utility player meaningful at-bats becomes a difficult problem for Chip Hale.

Manfred’s International Draft Concept Gets Mixed Reviews in AZ Clubhouse

Ever since he took office, Bob Manfred has been pushing for an International Draft. While there are some compelling reasons to make everyone enter the league in the same way, it is hard to deny that the cream of the crop talent would be forfeiting money if the draft became a reality.

Goldschmidt Tops Diamondbacks Draft Picks

Speaking of drafts, SI’s Cliff Corcoran ranked the best drafted player on each team. Unsurprisingly, Paul Goldschmidt topped the Diamondback’s list.

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Diamondbacks FO ranked 22 of 30

A large contract to an aging veteran and trading a pile of young talent for another pitcher are moves that so far, have not worked out for the Diamondbacks, whose severe lack of depth has been put on display here in 2016. On the plus side, Greinke, Miller, Goldschmidt, and Pollock aren’t going anywhere for two more seasons, so there is still time to turn this all around.

Ichiro Watch

On Tuesday, Ichiro went 0-for-1, leaving the Marlins’ outfielder 23 hits shy of the 3,000 hit plateau.

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