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Snake Bytes 6/28: Diamondbacks Win Ugly

Taijuan Walker had a rocky outing. The defense kicked the ball all over the field to the tune of three errors, and Nick Ahmed wound up with a broken throwing hand. Still, the Diamondbacaks managed to pull out an extra-inning win.

MLB: St. Louis Cardinals at Arizona Diamondbacks Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

St. Louis 5, Arizona 6

Despite not striking out a single batter and walking five through six innings, Taijuan Walker only allowed two runs in that span. Then he went back out for the seventh and things got messy in a hurry. The Cardinals scored three in the frame, only one of which was earned. The Diamondbacks chipped away though, scoring two in the eighth, though the cost was high. Nick Ahmed took a Trevor Rosenthal fastball off the hands, suffering a fracture in the right hand. He is now out indefinitely. The Diamondbacks tacked on another in the ninth to tie it before Chris Herrmann finally sent the team home winners with a one-out RBI-single in the tenth.

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Nick Ahmed Out with Right Hand Fracture

After the dramatic victory, Torey Lovullo broke the somber news, Nick Ahmed’s right hand suffered a small fracture when it was hit by a Trevor Rosenthal fastball.

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Having one of the slowest pop-times in baseball is not helping Miguel Montero’s case any, but having watched the travesty myself, it is hard to argue that Montero does not have a valid point. Also of note, all seven stolen bases came against Arrieta in the first four innings. Once Arrieta was pulled, the Nationals stopped trying to run, and the game was still close.