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Snake Bytes 8/24: Race to the Bottom

The Diamondbacks’ bullpen was unable to hold off the Braves for four innings as the Diamondbacks dropped the second game of a four-game series against the worst team in baseball.

Atlanta Braves v Arizona Diamondbacks Photo by Jennifer Stewart/Getty Images

Braves 7, Diamondbacks 4

Archie Bradley flirted with disaster all night long, but managed to gut out five innings while only allowing three to score. Jake Lamb had a good night at the dish. Still, Jake Barrett and the bullpen were unable to close out the game, surrendering four runs over the final two frames to drop the second game of the series against Atlanta. Adding injury to insult, Yasmany Tomás was jammed by a pitch in the fifth inning, causing him to take an awkward swing, creating a painful stiffness in his back that caused him to be pulled from the game in the eighth.

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