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Snake Bytes, 5/15: Musgrove Steps on Snek

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Pittsburgh’s Joe Musgrove had his way with Arizona’s lineup on Tuesday night, allowing only one hit and two walks across seven scoreless innings of work.

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Pittsburgh 6, Arizona 2

Arizona’s offense was kept silent in dominating fashion by the PiratesJoe Musgrove. The Diamondbacks managed only one hit and two walks in seven innings, not bringing a fifth batter to the plate in any inning before the eighth. Luke Weaver was not his sharpest, but he still managed to throw six innings of three-run ball. Zack Godley then came in and allowed Pittsburgh to score three insurance runs., none of which were needed, despite an eighth inning home run by Carson Kelly.

Musgrove Silences Arizona Bats

Mixing up a four-seam fastball down and away with his cutter, Pittsburgh’s hurler managed to induce plenty of soft contact and swings-and-misses from Arizona’s lineup.

Arizona Finds Poor Solution to Stranding Base Runners

The story of the last two weeks for Arizona has been their inability to push runners across, leaving 62 runners on base in the seven games against Tampa Bay and Atlanta. On Tuesday, they were 1-for-1 with runners on. Joe Musgrove needed on 75 pitches to entirely shut down the Diamondbacks for seven innings.

Lovullo Claims Godley Could Start Saturday

Don’t look now, but it seems Arizona might be trying to experiment with the opener concept with regard to Zack Godley and his role on the team. Due to roster management, neither Taylor Clarke nor Jon Duplantier will be available.

Diamondbacks Need Someone to Step Up in Wake of Bradley’s Struggles

Archie Bradley’s struggles are beginning to have a knock-on effect to the rest of the bullpen. Despite seeing fewer high leverage scenarios, he now is having trouble simply getting outs. The result is the rest of the bullpen is now having to do more, as is the offense.

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