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SnakeBytes 7/17: Baseball is Still Baseball

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The season may be lost, Tony La Russa may be running the team into the ground via a series of backroom deals, but what happened between the lines last night was still fun.

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Last Night's Game

D-backs Rally in Ninth, Top Dodgers in 12

Jake Lamb Lifts Diamondbacks With Two Clutch Hits
If you're Jake Lamb, that's just another day at the office. Seriously, with his track record of tying and go-ahead hits, expectations were much higher with him up in the ninth than if it had been anyone else, even Goldy.

Puig Unleashes Rage on Helmet
Any time you can make a Dodger do this, it's a good day.

Diamondbacks News

A.J. Pollock's Progess 'Ridiculously Good' Post-Surgery

Brandon Drury Sees Winning Hit as Sign of Growth

D-backs' Hale Wants to See Relentless Attitude Return

Ailing Hammy Could Result in DL Trip for Herrmann

D-backs Refuse to Rush Greinke's Return

Around Baseball

Joe Torre Tells Managers to Stop Arguing Balls and Strikes
Given the umpiring I've seen lately, he would be better served telling umpires to stop blowing calls.

Looking Ahead

Maeda, Ray Close Dodgers' Visit to Arizona

In reverse standings news, the Diamondbacks remain in line for a top-five pick.