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Snake Bytes 7/30: Momma I’m Coming Home

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The Diamondbacks play the next 7 games at Chase Field

MLB: Arizona Diamondbacks at Texas Rangers Tim Heitman-USA TODAY Sports

Diamondbacks News:

After a dismal and long road trip the Diamondbacks return to Chase Field for their home opener to play a 4 game series v Dodger evil starting tonight at 6:40 p.m. Followed up by a 3 game set against the Houston Astros. Let me say this to Torey Lovullo: If you have any warriors, now is the time. Because there is no time. The Dbacks’ offense has been slow to start and has shown clear signs of sputtering. Don’t even get me started on Lamb in the starting lineup all the damn time.... The Dbacks bullpen had been sort of shiny star so far this season, but have proven they are also not in the best shape. Starting pitching? MadBum is aite and Merrill Kelly is a God, for now.

Chafin and Rondon blow 8th inning, halt Dbacks’ momentum in loss to Rangers

Rangers took the lead and scored 5 in the 8th inning of last nights game v Dbacks. Chafin’s ERA now sits at 21.60 and Rondon’s is at 36.00. Both pitchers gave up 2 hits each in relief and combined for 4 walks and the 5 runs.

MadBum frustrated by career-low velocity in D-backs outings

Has MadBum tried yelling and screaming at his velocity? Maybe that will help.

5-run 8th dooms Diamondbacks

“We made some mistakes, pitches that were out over the plate, good hitters take advantage of that and you can see the results,” Lovullo said. “You give up five runs in the bottom of the eighth inning, obviously, it’s not going to yield the best result.”

Diamondbacks fans can participate in daily competitions from home with opportunity to win prizes

“We are extremely proud of this element of the MLB Ballpark app that was created by our own in-house staff,” said D-backs President & CEO Derrick Hall. “The games will entertain all baseball fans for hours every day and will create a new way for them to play along at home, and eventually, when we are all back at Chase Field.”

Baseball News:

Dodger-evil Joe Kelly suspended 8 games by MLB for incident with Astros

Hopefully the new guy Joe Kelly will finally be respected by his new Dodger teammates for fighting a battle he was never even really involved in.

18 total covid-19 cases among Marlins team

Try this on for size: Enjoy your 40s in the hotel room, alone, like the rest of us. Not on the town, in publc, and ass to ass with the spreaders. Giggity.

MLB shuts down Marlins and Phillies, revises schedule for NL East, AL east teams

“MLB believes that it is most prudent to allow the Marlins time to focus on providing care for their players and planning their baseball operations for a resumption early next week,” said the statement.

Off Topic Snake Byte:

Police say man fearful of snakes grabs officer’s gun

What sounds like Turambar at Seamus McCaffery’s after the end of a bad loss......

‘The incident began Saturday when police were called to the Speedway gas station on the 1600 block of University Avenue after Ramirez, allegedly shirtless, entered the establishment yelling about snakes. ‘