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Snake Bytes 4/4: Lamb Down

Diamondbacks lose a 1st baseman, or a 3rd baseman, or...I don’t know anymore.

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MLB: Arizona Diamondbacks at San Diego Padres Jake Roth-USA TODAY Sports

Yesterday’s game: Dbacks 1 - Padres 4

The tale of two Robbie’s, mixed with lack luster offense and a 9th inning injury to Jake Lamb deals defeat for the Dbacks in their 4th loss of the season. Jake Lamb has been diagnosed with a quad strain and is being sent for an MRI. The Dbacks do however take the series, 2 games to 1 against San Diego.

Diamondback’s News:

Jake Lamb’s injury a final blow on Dbacks road trip

“We’re hoping for the best news with Jake,” Lovullo said, “but if it doesn’t work out we know we have somebody who has gotten off to a great start and is ready to step into a little bit bigger role.” He’s talking about my boy, Mr. Thiccness himself, Christian Walker.

Adam Jones has heckler removed from PETCO Park

Believe it or not there are certain unwritten rules to heckling. Rule #1, NO CUSSING. If need be The Brute Squad could send someone such as myself to perform an in-service on “ethical heckling” to the fans at Petco Park. I would just need the Padres to sign this COD agreement.

Dbacks announcers rant about Machado’s ‘bush league’ tactics

Brenly went on about how “Machado, one day, is gonna pull one of his hijinks on the wrong guy and he’s gonna get dropped in his tracks, and he’s gonna deserve it,’’

Around Baseball:

Video game leaks reveal MLB stars and stripes cap designs

The graphics are legit!

Baseball books that hit it out of the park

In honor of the return of the “boys of summer,” Monitor contributor Randy Dotinga asked seven baseball authors about their favorite classic baseball books. Here are 9 great reads.

Off topic snake news:

Phillies-obsessed hacker nearly died from cobra bite in his snake and spider horror house

But it also isn’t the first odd news to involve the 55-year-old, Allan E. Carlson. News reports show he has served time in prison for an elaborate hacking scheme that targeted Philadelphia newspapers, fueled by his obsessive anger at a Philadelphia Phillies losing streak, and more.....