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Snake Bytes 7/30: Sweeping in San Diego

We went in, we donged.

Push it real good!

The days and nights were warm, and the dongs were super thiccc as the D-backs wrapped up the sweep in SD. Bad news is David Peralta left last nights game early due to shoulder tightness. D-backs are now just a half game out of the division lead, but only a half game ahead of the Rockies for the 2nd wildcard spot. Goldy willing, we shall prevail and take the division.

Recaps:

[Arizona Sports] D-backs hit 3 massive dongs in win to complete sweep over Padres.

All of Arizona’s runs came off home runs. First baseman Paul Goldschmidt hit his 23rd of the season in the first inning, opening up the game for starting pitcher Clay Buchholz.

[ESPN] Goldy, Ahmed and Pollack all homer in win over Padres.

All three Diamondbacks homers came off rookie lefty Joey Lucchesi (5-6). With Ketel Marte aboard on a walk, Goldschmidt lined his 23rd homer off the lower deck of the Western Metal Supply Co. brick warehouse in the left-field corner for a 2-0 lead after just three batters.

D-backs News:

[Arizona Sports] David Peralta exits game due to shoulder tightness.

Fans who were worried he got traded can breathe a sigh of relief.

Around MLB:

Atlanta Brave Sean Newcomb falls one out shy of the no-hitter.

One out -- one strike, in fact -- was all that stood between Newcomb and the third no-hitter in Atlanta history.

We were all rooting for Sean.

In Copperstown on Sunday a class of 6 former players went into the HOF.

On Sunday in Cooperstown, six former player greats -- Chipper Jones, Alan Trammell, Trevor Hoffman, Vladimir Guerrero, Jim Thome, and Jack Morris -- were inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame. It’s one of the most hallowed days on the baseball calendar each year, so let’s enjoy some highlights and takeaways from the 2018 festivities.

Alan Trammell managed the D-backs for a game or two after we fired Gibby’s elbows.

Inside the Cubs position-player pitching experience.

“I take my side sessions during my pregame routine a little more serious, actually,” Rizzo said. “But I’m not going to the mound and blow out my arm.”

STFU Rizzo.

Former D-back Eric Byrnes begins his triathlon across America.

On July 22, Byrnes began his Triathlon Across America by jumping into McCovey Cove behind AT&T Park, the Giants’ home field, and swimming seven miles across the bay to Oakland.

WTF, bro? I know it’s for charity but Goldy damn.

Off Topic Snake News:

A legend of snakes and stones.

When precisely the practice of carving snake heads started and ended is still in debate, but the trend likely waned by the late 19th century. Of the handful of headed snake stone artifacts that exist today, most can be viewed in museums in England and Wales.

That’s that, bros:

D-backs come home to face the Texas Rangers starting Monday. The Brute Squad will be at Chase Field on Monday for the game and to interview Ranger fans for the $20 trivia challenge. Any random Ranger fan who can correctly answer 3 trivia questions about their team will win a $20 bill and a bit of respect from The Brute Squad. Only 1 opposing fan this season has won the $20 trivia challenge.