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D-backs now 14-18 at Chase Field

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MLB: Colorado Rockies at Arizona Diamondbacks Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports

Diamondback’s News:

Rockies 6, Diamondbacks 4 - D-backs downed by Rockies.

D-backs offense struck early, but Greinke’s implosion in the 7th inning coupled with the offense leaving a ton of runners on base, resulted in another loss at home and now 3 L’s in a row. Last night also marked the 7th straight loss against the Rockies. Also Angel Hernadez’s balls and strikes were all over the place last night. It was an American tragedy.

Diamondbacks sign draftees Carroll and Walston.

The Diamondbacks have signed 10 of the 15 selections they made within the Top 10 rounds.

Diamondbacks make The Athletic’s All Star Defensive Team.

The Diamondbacks overall have been a good defensive team this season, as they rank third in DRS with a total of 48 on the season. Another defensive metric, UZR, has them ranked third as well. It’s simple math really, I don’t understand any of it.

Derrick Hall Foundations raised cancer awareness in Minor League Baseball.

“This is the fourth year that Minor League Baseball and MiLB Charities have partnered with the Derrick Hall Pro-State Foundation and we’re proud to continue to join the fight against prostate cancer and help raise awareness among men who are at the greatest risk,” Courtney Nehls, assistant director of community engagement for Minor League Baseball, said in a prepared statement.

Around Baseball:

Curt Schilling explains why he is not bothered by MLB HOF snub.

After reading the article I would say that he is in fact bothered by the snub...

OPINION: MLB umpire’s union statement was childish and unacceptable.

Strange, childish and unacceptable is exactly how I would describe Manny Machado.

Off Topic Snake News:

Canadian town comes alive once a year, as thousands of snakes mate.

One problem: There are 100 or more male snakes for every female. But the balls, which spontaneously form and break up, are not snake orgies, Mason said.