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Snake Bytes 6/24: Oops!

After an impressive roadtrip in which the Diamondbacks went 7-1, including a sweep of the Phillies, the Diamondbacks returned to Chase Field - then promptly dropped the first game to the Phillies, looking rather flat in doing so.

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Philadelphia 6, Arizona 1

Patrick Corbin did his part Friday night, but the offense and the bullpen both had a rare off-night, unable to solve the lowly Phillies.

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Rubby De La Rosa Attempts Another Comeback

After the 2011 season, Rubby De La Rosa underwent Tommy John suregery. Then in 2015, as it seemed he was both recovered and also possibly taking the final step in his development, something tightened up in his pitching elbow. Instead of going under the knife a second time, the right-hander decided to undergo first, platlet-rich injections, then later stem-cell treatment on the arm. Now, withthe Diamondbacks in the thick of the race for the NL West, Rubby De La Rosa has returned once more to the mound.

Around MLB

Urias’ Season Over, Future Uncertain

The Dodgers’ Julio Urias will undergo anterior capsule surgery on his left shoulder, a major operation that is expected to shelve the 20-year old for 12-14 months, after which there will be considerable work to be done to see if he can return to form.

Stop Worrying

The marked increase in strikeouts around baseball is just one of the many things that those worrying over length of games seem to take issue with.

Looking at Tampa Bay’s Attendance Woes

No team in baseball is in more need of relocation than the Tampa Bay Rays.

Trade Rumblings

Kansas City will not be Sellers

Dayton Moore always knew the time would come when the moves made to win the World Series would finally reach end-of-life. The resulting team was always going to be temporary. They still have a bit more than half a season together though, and he’s going to get the most wins he can out of the product he assembled.

Mets are Open for Business, Ready to Sell

Unhappy, injured Asdrubel Cabrera has asked to be traded. It seems like he is going to get his wish. The New York Mets have faced reality and are prepared to start moving players, especially veterans and expiring contracts.