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Snake Bytes 8/5: Reeling Us Back

Just when we thought it was over. The Diamondbacks take the series against the Nationals and are back in the race.

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Washington Nationals v Arizona Diamondbacks Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images

Diamondbacks 7, Nationals 5

A very good game that has the makings of a wild card contender. Or is it a mediocre team? Definitely good enough to stay tuned. Ketel Marte had an inside-the-park home run that ended a bit scary at home plate. Adam Jones did his job and with 4 RBIs and Archie Bradley gave some new hope with a two-inning save. The Phillies are next and meaningful baseball continues.

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Marte’s Inside-the-parker Ends with a Slick Slide

I saw it as more of a last second, oops I should have slided or run harder earlier, type play. But fortunately, the throw home was a bit on the third base side.

D-backs to DFA Godley

I guess it has been a long-time coming during the unfortunate year for Zack Godley. There was a time when we had the Zack Zack attack. But it appears to be over. I guess we have a Zac now to continue the trend. Zack Godley deserves to remembered for his work these last few years. An easy guy to root for and deserves praise for his accomplishments.

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D-backs Have Wild-card Spot in Their Reach

Hard to believe almost they are only 2.5 games out of a Wild Card spot right now. Problem is their are quite a few teams in the thick of it. The only way to get it is to start winning a lot of games until the end. A .500 record will not do it.

D-backs Farm Rumblings: A Week Full of Debuts and Promotions

All those trades last week are bringing in some new faces. Good luck to them all.

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