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Snake Bytes 5/16: A New Round of Injuries?

Zack Greinke will receive an MRI Friday, and Peralta’s injury seems to be less of a concern.

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MLB: Pittsburgh Pirates at Arizona Diamondbacks Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

Diamondbacks News:

The Diamondbacks rocked the Pirate’s world yesterday 11 to 1 but the series victory, and the win came at a price. The damage, or injured? Just our ace Zack “literally Zack GreinkeGreinke, along with outfielder David “The Freight Train” Peralta.

Greinke feels abdominal tightness will have MRI friday.

“I don’t know,” Greinke said when asked how the abdominal muscle felt. “We’ll find out in a couple days. It could be better. Maybe if I did it over again, I’d throw a 75-mph fastball to the pitcher to see what happens. I definitely didn’t want to throw another pitch hard and run a chance of pulling more than it did.”


Are you worried about Zack Greinke’s abdominal tightness?

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Peralta not worried about injury.

Peralta left yesterday’s game early with “trap tightness”, though it is reported not to be serious and he should be ready on Friday.

Taijuan Walker experiencing shoulder soreness will have MRI.

Walker was removed from his 2nd extended spring training appearance after recovering from TJ surgery last April.

Blake Swihart knocks the 16th inside the park home run in team history.

The Pirate outfield looked like a couple of Yasmany’s out there...The cut off man and the catcher also phoned in their efforts. Congrats to Blake Swihart.

The Diamondbacks have a much needed day off today and will return to Chase Field on Friday 5/17 to face off against the Giants at 6:40 p.m. Merrill Kelly vs Jeff Scchmardjjjgia. The Brute Squad rounded up a SF Giants fan and former minor league pitcher Bill Schoonover to grill him about his beloved Giants and much more. See the interview below.

Around Baseball:

The Marlins are on pace to set a mark for MLB futility.

From the article: “the 2019 Marlins are now on pace for a record of 41-121”.

Lawmaker calls on MLB to change rain delay rules.

“A family with school-age kids attending a weekday evening game, for instance, may be forced to call it a night before the outcome of a rain delay is determined,” Brannan wrote.

“When this happens, fans are put in the position of having to forfeit several hundred dollars or more after tickets, food, drinks and souvenirs – without ever seeing a single at-bat. I’m sure that’s not the experience you want them to have.”

Brannan signed the letter as a “long-suffering Mets fan”

FOX Sports AZ showcases AZ High School Baseball History today, plus other games.

From the article: Due to last night’s historic 16-inning Arizona Interscholastic Association’s 5A baseball championship game, FOX Sports Arizona is adjusting its programming schedule for tomorrow (Thursday, May 16) to ensure fans can watch the longest game in Arizona high school baseball state championship history in its entirety.

Off Topic Snake News:

Nike is bringing back the ‘Ivory Snake’ Air Force 1.

Chose this article because the shoes are hot-fire dopeness and would look good paired with a D-backs jersey or other apparel.