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Snake Bytes 8/16: Young the Giant-Slain

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Alex Young had his debut against the Giants just shy of two months ago. That went really well! Last night? Not so much...

San Francisco Giants v Arizona Diamondbacks Photo by Jennifer Stewart/Getty Images

Kind of a quiet news day (just like the Diamondbacks offense HEY-OH!), but as always, there’s a few good links for you to start your morning with

Game Recaps

(azcentral.com) Diamondbacks dumfounded after shutout loss to the Giants in series opener

When Diamondbacks manager Torey Lovullo enters the interview room for his post-game press conference, win or lose, he does so with a prepared statement. That was not the case on Thursday.

“Usually I’m walking in and thinking about my opening remarks and the statements I want to make,” Lovullo said as he sat down. “I really don’t know what to say about this game. Sometimes things happen on a baseball field that leave you scratching your head.”

(ESPN) Longoria, Rodriguez lead Giants in 7-0 victory over Arizona

[Derek] Rodriguez pitched seven innings of three-hit ball after being recalled from Triple-A Sacramento earlier Thursday, Evan Longoria had a 412-foot homer among his three hits and four RBI, and the San Francisco Giants beat the Arizona Diamondbacks 7-0

MLB News

(nj.com) MLB rumors: Yankees sign David Hernandez | What you need to know

Old friend alert. Also, I guess that David Hernandez is a ten-year veteran of the league now. When did that happen?

(Sporting News) MLB rumors: Much-maligned pitcher Matt Harvey to sign with Athletics

The much-maligned starter who was once one of the best pitchers in baseball will sign a minor league deal with the Athletics, according to multiple outlets. He will report to the team’s Triple-A Las Vegas club.

(MLB.com) Is this rookie having best start to career ever?

That’s a strong statement, but through 49 games, Alvarez owns a .339/.422/.694 slash line, which produces a park-adjusted wRC+ of 190 (90% better than league average). He has bashed 14 doubles and 17 homers, while driving in 52 runs.

(MLB.com) These 30 players were underrated as prospects

There are some familiar names on this list. Some obvious * cough * slow bat speed * cough* and others that I wouldn’t have assumed would make it on this list.