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Diamondbacks News:

Diamondbacks hoping to salvage lost development for prospects at instructional league

“This is probably the most important instructional league ever,” Barfield said. “Everybody is fresh. We need to get them games and at-bats and we have the ability to do so.”

Here’s a look at the sports team owners and the biggest political contributions made during the 2020 election cycle.

Rounding out the top-level Republican donations from sports team owners between $250,000 to $499,999 include: Ken Kendrick of the Arizona Diamondbacks at $448,700, Philip F. Anschutz of the LA Kings at $411,400, Dee Haslam of the Cleveland Browns at $359,800, and Jimmy Haslam of the Browns at $329,400.

Baseball News:

Home runs continue to carry Braves offense

“It’s almost instant offense, which is big,” shortstop Dansby Swanson said of the Braves’ penchant for home runs. “It’s tough to string together hits in this league, especially with the pitching we have been facing. Obviously, being able to get a run off one swing is nice.”

A’s outslug Astros to stay alive in ALDS

And there is this utility guy named Pinder that mashes huge dongs....

Tempers flair in Padres-Dodgers NLDS game 2

Take note that reliever Brusdar Graterol had just taken over for fellow Dodgers reliever Blake Treinen. That was the first batter he faced in the game and he allowed a 413-foot shot to center (per Statcast, which also had it at 105-mph off the bat) that is a home run in many other ballparks. He was totally bailed out by the excellent play from Bellinger. Graterol then proceeded to throw his hat and glove off the mound and point to the stands(?) in celebration.

The move, and possibly the rest of the Dodgers rallying around the celebration, seemed to anger Manny Machado, who was on deck. Machado could be seen saying, “I’m gonna wait for you,” while pointing, presumably, to Graterol. The Dodgers’ dugout, in turn, could be seen yelling back with Max Muncy caught on camera yelling to get back to the dugout.

Feeble hitting and Tanaka’s poor performance put Yankees on the brink

“It comes down to not executing when I really needed to,” Tanaka said through an interpreter.

Said Higashioka of the Rays: “A couple times, they were one step ahead of us. We need to be a little more unpredictable next time.”

Snek Byte:

Hubble locks eyes with a snake

A galaxy that is near the head of the southern constellation of Hydra.