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Snake Bytes, 7/3: Walk of Shame

Seriously Greg Holland, you had ONE job.

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MLB: JUL 02 Diamondbacks at Dodgers Photo by Brian Rothmuller/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

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Arizona 4, Los Angeles 5

Taylor Clarke turned his start into a bullpen game, going only 3 23 innings, giving up five hits and three runs with three walks and a single strikeout. He was relieved by recently promoted Alex Young who gave the team another 2 13 innings of scoreless ball. The offense did just enough to give the pair a one-run lead, which the Diamondbacks took into the bottom of the ninth. One strike away from a victory, Greg Holland melted down entirely. Four walks by Holland, followed by a final bases loaded walk from McFarland gave the Dodgers a come from behind walk, walk, walk, walk, walk-off.

Walks Sink Diamondbacks in 9th

This is the second time in recent games Holland has entirely lost control. It’s these sorts of performances that got him shipped out of St. Louis last year.

One Strike from Victory, Halland Walks Four

It’s one thing when things go south in the space of only a couple pitches. There is also something to be said for showing faith in the team’s closer. On Tuesday night, Greg Holland gave Torey Lovullo every opportunity to see he had lost his groove and he was left in anyway. As much as Holland blew the game, this one might be just as much on Lovullo.

The Surprisingly Disappointing Paul Goldschmidt

MLB Trade Rumors has their own take on an article written here at the Pit just recently.

Lovullo Wants Greater Participation from Arizona Players in All-Star Vote

Torey Lovullo was not happy that a number of Diamondbacks declined to participate in the player vote for All-Star participation.

Around Baseball

One Trade Candidate for Each Position

What sort of buzz is surrounding the various positions as the trade deadline approaches?

Angels Win with Heavy Heart, Skaggs in Mind

Playing their first game since the tragic passing of Tyler Skaggs, the Anaheim Angels managed a victory.

Emotional Corbin Wears No. 45 for Skaggs

Patrick Corbin changed his number up for the night from 46 to 45 in order to honor his friend, Tyler Skaggs. Then he gave a gutsy, rain-lengthened performance that helped propel Washington to victory.