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Snake Bytes: 8/15 - Playoffs Qualified

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If the playoffs started today, the Diamondbacks would be in.

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Diamondbacks News

Arizona 5, San Diego 1

Merrill Kelly was outstanding - again. Eventually, the Diamondbacks got to San Diego’s bullpen and put up some runs late to give Kelly some support.

Merrill Kelly Dominates Friars

Merrill Kelly pitched a scoreless game into the seventh inning, paving the way for the Diamondbacks to win the series opener against San Diego.

Alex Young to Pitch for MadBum

Alex Young gets the nod to start Saturday’s game against the Padres in place of injured Madison Bumgarner.

Other Baseball News

One Trade Deadline Candidate for Each Team

With the injury situation making it almost impossible to trade Robbie Ray in 2019, will the Diamondbacks trade him in 2020?

Cardinals (Finally) Return to Play Today

The Cardinals have, so far, played five games this season. By comparison, the Diamondbacks have played 20. To close that gap, the Cardinals will now play three double headers in the next five days, on their way to playing 55 games in 44 days. What could possibly go wrong with this situation, right?

Reds Player Tests Positive, Saturday Game in Doubt

THe Reds are supposed to play the Pittsburgh Pirates today. That game is currently up in the air as MLB decides how to proceed, given that the Reds have had a player test positive for COVID-19. This is not the first time the Reds have possibly been infected. Nick Senzel, Mike Moustakas, Joey Votto, and Matt Davidson have all spent time on the COVID-IL due to symptoms or test results. Some believe this fact will encourage MLB to err towards further caution. Others expect Rob Manfred to press forward with today’s game in an attempt to avoid any further scheduling nightmares.