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Snake Bytes 8/3: When the Pitcher is Still the Best Hitter

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Alex Young turned in another strong outing and tallied his first major league hit.

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Diamondbacks News

Washington 3, Arizona 0

Alex Young made one mistake pitch in the sixth inning that was the difference in the game, a center-cut offering to Matt Adams with two runners on that wound up being a two-run double. Young’s night ended after six full innings of three-run baseball. At the plate Young recorded his first big league hit. It was the only hit of the night for the woeful Diamondbacks offense.

Ross, Bullpen Combine for Shutout

Joe Ross and four relievers managed to shutout the Diamondbacks and nearly throw a combined no-hitter on Friday night, despite also walking eight Diamondbacks in the game.

Alex Young Only Highlight in Loss

Alex Young continued to pitch his way into a permanent rotation spot, throwing a solid six innings of baseball on Friday night. He also showed up his offense, providing the only hit for Arizona in a shutout performance by the Washington Nationals’ pitching staff.

Hazen Gives Team Vote of Confidence

Mike Hazen addressed the team before they took the field for the first time since the passing of the trade deadline and the trading of Zack Greinke.

Mike Leake Finally Achieves Dream

After the DIamondbacks passed on signing Mike LEake in the winter of 2016, it looked like MIke Leake might never get a chance to pitch for his hometown team. Then, a perfect storm of circumstances arose that made Mike Leake’s approval of a trade to Arizona as the only roadblock to finally achieving the dream.

Chisholm “Sad but happy” after trade (The Athletic)

The former top prospect for the Diamondbacks discuuses being traded at the deadline.

Around Baseball

Marlins Declare Their Type

The trade of Zac Gallen for Jazz Chisholm further cements the profile of prospects the Miami Marlins are hoping to cultivate.

Pitcher Vince Velasquez Erases Runs From Outfield

With Philadelphia having a short-handed bullpen, they found themselves playing Vince Velasquez in left field. First the White Sox tried running on his arm. Then they made him actually field the position. He proved up to the task.