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Snake Bytes 7/14: Timeliness in Atlanta

Zack Godley had a timely quality starts and Nick Ahmed came through with a hit at the right time to lift the Diamondbacks to a 2-1 victory in game one of the series in Atlanta

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MLB: Arizona Diamondbacks at Atlanta Braves Jason Getz-USA TODAY Sports

Arizona 2, Atlanta 1

Zack Godley struck out seven batters and retired 16 of the 19 batters he faced to log another quality start for Arizona.

Godley Delivers Quality Start

Zack Godley’s outing is just what the doctor, and Torey Lovullo ordered.

Nick Ahmed Smacks Go-Ahead in 7th

Zack Godley kept his team in the game through six innings. Nick Ahmed took care of the rest with an RBI single in the top half of the seventh.

Miller, Diamondbacks Awaiting Results

Shelby Miller underwent an MRI on his surgically reconstructed elbow Thursday. Now the Diamondbacks and their pitcher await the opinion of the doctor who performed the surgery.

Make No Mistake, Greinke Headed to HoF

Joe Posnanski is calling his shot, making the argument that Zack Greinke is among the most elite of the new breed of pitchers, a breed that didn’t exist before 2000. That newness should not prevent Greinke from being inducted, rather, it should be yet another reason for writers to update their standards when voting for candidates.

Doolittle: Diamondbacks Among Top Teams in Need of Manny

After running 10,000 simulations based on the trade, the overall impact of adding MAchado was surprisingly (for some) tame.

[The Athletic] While Machado Would Be Nice, Diamondbacks Need Pitching More

I tend to agree with sentiment.

[The Athletic] Ahmed Hitting Better, Not Worried About Machado

Nick Ahmed is quietly having the best offensive season of his career. He has decreased his ground balls and increased his hard-hit rate. Still, if the Diamondbacks were to acquire Manny Machado, it would likely mean that Nick Ahmed would be relegated to the bench. The slick-fielding shortstop isn’t worried about that. He’s only concerned with making the most of whatever opportunities Torey Lovullo gives him.