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SnakeBytes 8/6: Walked-Off

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Remember the first walk-off win of the year? How Yasmany Tomas came through to beat the Cubs, and we thought that might be the spark to get the season trending in the right direction? We finally have our second walk-off of the year!

Goldy scores the winning run
Goldy scores the winning run
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Last Night's Game

D-backs Win on Walk-Off Walk, Tomas' Twin Jacks
Say what you will about Yasmany Tomas (and I've said plenty) he's had a terrific last month at the plate. Since the All-Star break, Tomas is slashing .348/.375/.783 with 8 home runs (all the home runs have actually come in the last two weeks, starting with his multi-homer game in Cincinnati in the final game of that series.

D-backs Snap Skid with Walk-Off Walk in 11th

A History of Diamondbacks Walk-Off Walks
I wrote this back in May, and thought it worth reposting, as Castillo just gave us the eighth in franchise history, and first since 2011.

Diamondbacks News

A.J. Pollock Begins Rehab Trail in Rookie League
And he's back to playing baseball. Since I'm pretty sure he only gets 20 days of rehab, this guarantees that, barring any setbacks (please, no) we'll see him in a Diamondbacks uniform before September. Remember when we discussed him possibly coming back to help in a postseason push? Now, I think the team is hoping that his coming back will keep the attendance from falling below the 2 million mark for the first time in franchise history.

Zack Greinke Nears Return From Injury
He's on track to come back on Tuesday.

Around Baseball

Sergio Romo Got Nearly the Dumbest Win Ever
I actually prefer Tyler Johnson's win in 2006 which is described in the article as well, for reasons that should be apparent when reading the description.

Looking Ahead

Diamondbacks and Brewers face off again tonight, with Patrick Corbin and Matt Garza the pitchers. It's at 5:10 Arizona time.

In reverse standings news, the Diamondbacks are tied with the Twins, 5 games ahead of (behind?) the Barves. There is a four game series with the Braves coming up, so there's still a chance to catch them, but they could also pretty much clinch that first pick in that series.