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Snake Bytes 7/22: What Just Happened?

A bad strike three call ended Arizona’s attempt for a ninth inning rally, sending the Diamondbacks into third place in the NL West.

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MLB: Colorado Rockies at Arizona Diamondbacks Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports

Colorado 6, Arizona 5

Zack Godley did his part, but the Arizona bullpen struggled once again. This time, the ultimate culprit wound up being Yoshi Hirano, who gave up the game-tying home run to the Rockies in the eighth inning.

Bullpen Has Rocky Outing

Colorado managed four runs in four innings against Arizona’s relief corps.

Souza Showing Signs of Coming Around

It’s almost August and Steven Souza only last night got himself over the Uecker Line at the plate. Of course, he has also missed far more games than he has played, so the rust is still showing. However, the right fielder had his first three-hit night on Saturday and has started to look more comfortable at the dish.

Goldschmidt Shows Off Base Running Skills

To most observers, the flare was just another ineffective at-bat by an Arizona hitter. To Paul Goldschmidt, standing on third, it was an opportunity to score.

Souza: ‘Paul’s got to do better than that.’

No, Steven Souza is not calling out his teammate Paul Goldschmidt. In a postgame interview, Souza was blunt with reporters when speaking about how he felt about the call that ended the game.

Eight-Year-Old Uses Printed Hand to Throw First Pitch

Hailey Dawson had a special night on Saturday as she took the mound with her Arizona Diamondbacks detailed 3D printed hand to throw out the first pitch.

Diamondbacks Celebrate 7th Annual Inclusion Day

D-backs fans were able to check out various displays from organizations such as “Project 34,” the Barrow Neurological Institute and the Southern Arizona Association for the Visually Impaired after they knocked down piñatas at the “SOL La Terraza” section and accessed the Legends Suites in the upper concourse of Chase Field.

Rest of Season Strength of Schedule Released

Arizona has the seventh easiest remaining schedule. The Dodgers have the seventh most difficult. The other team the Diamondbacks are now chasing, the Rockies, have the easiest remaining strength of schedule in baseball.

How Well Do Good Relievers Hold Up?

The Diamondbacks are looking more and more like they will be one of the teams looking for relief pitching help as the trade deadline nears.