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Snake Bytes, 7/17: Young Up to the Task

Going home to Texas, Arizona starter Alex Young proved up to the increased level of difficulty presented by his third major league start.

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Arizona 9, Texas 2

Alex Young had a third straight strong outing, limiting the Texas Rangers to one run on three hits and a walk with four strikeouts in 5 13 innings of work. THe Diamondbacks’ bats came alive in support of the young lefty, giving him a 1-0 lead before he ever took the mound and then piling the runs on in bunches later in the game.

Diamondbacks Break Out Bats in Support of Young

The hits off of Lance Lynn were not screaming liners, but they got the job done.

Young Strong in Return in Texas Homecoming

Alex Young ran his hitless innings streak to 9 13 innings before he gave up a single to Danny Santana after walking Joey Gallo in the bottom of the second inning. Gallo was also responsible for the lone run surrendered by Young, a solo-shot to deep center.

Eduardo Escobar Named Diamondbacks’ 2019 Heart and Hustle Winner

Arizona Diamondbacks third baseman Eduardo Escobar was named the team’s 2019 Heart and Hustle Award winner, the Major League Baseball Players Alumni Association (MLBPAA) announced Tuesday.

The award is given to active players who “demonstrate a passion for the game of baseball and best embody the values, spirit and traditions of the game.”

Clarke Tabbed for Friday Against Brewers

As the Diamondbacks continue to deal with significant injury impact on the rotation, they will once again turn to Taylor Clarke to give them a start against one of the teams they are in competition with for a shot at October baseball.

Diamondbacks Need to Trade Out of Mediocrity

Nick Piecoro makes a case for the Diamondbacks to start stripping to the studs in order to improve their chances of being stronger in the future, rather than competing for a sudden death play-in game with virtually no chance of running the table in the playoffs.

Jimmie Sherfy and a Fair Chance

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Even Fangraphs is starting to wonder aloud just what Jimmie Sherfy has to do in order to stick with on a 25-man roster. Given his age and the number of innings he has thrown, it seems Arizona might have already squandered the best of him.