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Snake Bytes 8/22: The Melville Show

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The training program at Lil Miss BBQ must be amazing.

MLB: Colorado Rockies at Arizona Diamondbacks Matt Kartozian-USA TODAY Sports

Diamondbacks News:

D-backs 2, Rockies 7.

In an emergency start for the Colorado Rockies, virtual nobody Tim Melville stung the Diamondbacks offense leaving it mostly crippled for 7 innings. Melville allowed just 2 hits, 2 walks and gave up just 1 run, which happened to be a solo HR off the bat of Ketel Marte in the 6th. Melville, who was a cook at a bbq restaurant this time last season, struck out 4 D-backs before leaving the game on a high-horse after the 7th.

Joel Payamps, formerly drafted by the Colorado Rockies, made his professional and D-backs debut last night in the 6th inning. Payamps would pitch the 6th, 7th and 8th allowing 4 hits, 1 walk, and 2 runs. He was able to punch out 3 Rockies batters in those 3 innings.

The Diamondbacks are off today.

D-backs pitchers work back from injury.

Luke Weaver as well as Robbie Ray, who felt very good after his bullpen yesterday, will continue to throw another bullpen on Friday at Salt River Fields,” manager Torey Lovullo said Wednesday.

Why prices are rising for some D-backs season ticket holders.

“I resent being treated as too stupid to realize that the per-game ticket price is being raised,” Nitta wrote. “To say that season-ticket prices are not being raised because the total invoiced price remains the same is a lie when the total number of games that we will receive for that price has been reduced for next year. Although I would not have been happy being told that my ticket prices were being increased by 2.5 percent, at least that would have been honest.”

Poll

Will you be purchasing D-backs 2020 season tickets?

This poll is closed

  • 9%
    Yes, I love my seats.
    (4 votes)
  • 25%
    Nope, the price has increased.
    (11 votes)
  • 65%
    I can’t afford it anyways - spare some change?
    (29 votes)
44 votes total Vote Now

D-backs dream comes true for 101 year old Woman.

“Truthfully I thought I’d never see it - only on TV,” said Verna, a 101 year old fan of the D-backs who lives in an assisted living home in Prescott, AZ and has never been to Chase Field. The Ducey made arrangements for her to get from her care home to the ballpark. She even got to meet the players on the field.

Around Baseball:

MLB sees historic spike in position player pitching.

“There’s probably less stigma to it now and when a game gets out of hand, there’s more a thought of, let’s preserve for tomorrow,” says Brewers manager Craig Counsell.

MLB warns of stiff penalty as gas station sex-pill problem spirals.

“Sexual or male enhancement products present a very real risk for drug-tested players,” the memo said, “and the high likelihood for contamination or unidentified ingredients in these products underscores the importance of consuming only those products that are NSF Certified for Sport.”

The memo also suggested that any players who “suffer from erectile dysfunction or other legitimate issues related to sexual performance … speak to a licensed physician about the various prescription medications (e.g., Viagra, Cialis, Levitra) available to treat those conditions.”

O’s allow 258th HR of the season, tying MLB record.

“We’ve given up a ton of homers,’’ Hyde said. “What’s the record ... 258? So, if it’s 259 or 330, I don’t care. I just want us to get better on the mound and obviously finish this year and go into next year trying to do a better job of keeping the ball in the ballpark and staying off the barrel, but home runs are up. ... We’re all tired of seeing them and hopefully we can get better going forward.’’

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