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Ray good. Bullpen, meh.

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MLB: Texas Rangers at Arizona Diamondbacks Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports

Diamondbacks News:

Dbacks 2, Rangers 5.

Ray was able to stay focused for the majority of his time on the mound and pitched a gem. Robbie struck out 10, but more importantly gave up only 1 walk. The Dback’s offense tried to rally but fell short along with the bullpen, specifically Lopez, Bradley, and Andrees’s pieces. Though he pitched us out of a tough jam, Chafin ends up with the non-deserved ‘L’.

The Dbacks take on SD this evening at Chase Field game starts at 6:40 p.m. Avila v Godley.

Dback’s on the Forbes MLB team valuations list.

Team Value? 1.3 billion dollars.

Taijuan Walker threw bullpen on Tuesday.

.....threw a 39-pitch bullpen session Tuesday. Lovullo plans to “slow play” Walker’s rehab.

Greinke starting to gel with battery-mate JRM.

“I’m a fan of Zack’s long hair. So I hope he keeps growing it,” Murphy said. “I don’t think anybody is sure what’s going on, but I’m still a pretty big fan of it. So hope it stays.”

Me too, friend.

Around Baseball:

Rangers test synth-turf at Chase before installing it at Globe Life field.

Besides a two game series with the Dbacks, the Rangers were on a turf testing mission. The reviews are favorable.

First ever “Baseball Day Arizona” is this Saturday.

FOX Sports Arizona will have 24 hours of programming for the event starting at 12 a.m., highlighted by three-game telecasts featuring high school baseball, NCAA softball and Major League Baseball and live shows from the Chase Field Plaza on the Game 7 Grill stage.

9:30 am – Baseball Day Arizona pregame show (Todd Walsh & Brandon Webb)

10 am – Corona del Sol vs Desert Vista high school baseball at Chase Field

12 pm – Baseball Day Arizona (Walsh & Webb)

1 pm – University of Arizona at Grand Canyon University softball

3 pm- Baseball Day Arizona (Walsh, Mark Grace, Webb, Jody Jackson)

4:30 pm – D-backs Live (Jackson, Grace, Kate Longworth)

5 pm – San Diego Padres at Arizona Diamondbacks

After the game – Baseball Day Arizona recap (Jackson & Grace)

People keep lighting baseball fields on fire to dry them out.

“Maybe it worked 50 to 60 years ago when there were no environmental regulations, but nowadays it’s a definite no-no,” Marconi said.

Some details on Angel Hernandez’ discrimination lawsuit against MLB.

Click the link for a list of some of the accusations. The lawsuit – which lists MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred and MLB as defendants – seeks back pay and unspecified compensatory damages.

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After reading the article do you agree with Angel Hernandez’ position?

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Off Topic Snake News:

Texas teen flown to Arizona for rattlesnake bite treatment.

Got bit in Texas, began anti-venom treatment but had an allergic reaction so he was flown to AZ for the good stuff. Wonder what the bill is just for the flight.....