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Snake Bytes 9/5: Marte and the Milk Man

Gallen flirts with a no-hitter while Marte makes his case for MVP

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MLB: San Diego Padres at Arizona Diamondbacks Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports

Diamondbacks News:

The Milkman Delivers, D-backs 4 - Dads 1.

What can I say that Keegan has not? Gallen was amazing last night - his final line: Seven innings, one hit, no runs, one walk, eight strikeouts. So Thicc. But that’s not all. Ketel Marte, batting left, smacked a massive no doubt grand slam into the right field bleachers in the 7th inning. It was Marte’s 2nd career grand slam, 30th HR of the season, and put the D-backs up 4-0. Archie Bradley was once again called in to save the day and the game after a solo shot by Wil Myers spooked us all. Also, shout out to Rojas for cutting down Greg Garcia at the plate last night.

Galen, Marte lead D-backs to sweep of Padres.

“Another night of outstanding pitching and it carried us throughout the entire night,” Diamondbacks manager Torey Lovullo said. “I was probably the most nervous guy in the stadium, because I was trying to figure out how I was going to take him out of a game if he had a certain pitch count.”

D-backs pitching contributes to the team being collectively focused.

Doug & Wolf on 98.7 FM Arizona’s Sports Station on Wednesday that the team’s recent surge of success has stemmed from being collectively focused

“The division thing was really important to us,” Porter said. “I know that the home record was talked about a lot but for us it was the division record was probably more important.”

Josh Rojas getting comfortable in the batters box again.

Personally, I like to see him batting 2nd, not 6th or 7th in the order.

“Even when I was sprinkling hits in there, I was still striking out more than usual, swinging at pitches out of the zone, getting behind in counts, which I don’t normally do,” he said. “I normally rely on staying in the zone and getting ahead in counts and then being able to attack. I think I was trying to attack from behind, which is tough to do.”

Limited edition food items to take over Chase Field for drone racing league.

“We are thrilled to be the first to host a Drone Racing League event of this caliber in the U.S.,” Derrick Hall, D-backs president and CEO, said in a press release. “With the formation of Arizona Diamondbacks Events & Entertainment last year, bringing unique, non-baseball events such as DRL to Chase Field is exactly what we had hoped to do.”

Around Baseball:

Michael Lorenzen accomplishes feat that only Babe Ruth accomplished.

There have been two players in Major League Baseball history to hit a home run, play center field and earn the win as a pitcher in the same game. Babe Ruth was the first on June 13, 1921. Lorenzen played center field in the ninth inning as Raisel Iglesias earned his 29th save of the season.

Blue Jays DFA Zack Godley

Pour out a lil liquor for this man...... 16 innings of 3.94 ERA ball in Toronto, but produced only 6.8 K/9 against 3.9 BB/9 with a 43.0% groundball rate. Those numbers are well shy of the quality peripherals Godley produced in each of the past two campaigns.

Dodgers break NL record for most home runs in a season.

The Dodgers broke the National League record for home runs in a season thanks to Joc Pederson’s pair of homers in a 7-3 win over the Colorado Rockies on Wednesday night in Los Angeles.

The Rockies have really let themselves go.

Off Topic Snake News:

Beer-cup snake at Wrigley reaches Python status.

My anaconda don’t want none unless you got IPA’s, hun.