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Snake Bytes 8/20: Winning Streak Ends

It was a nice little run.....

MLB: Arizona Diamondbacks at Oakland Athletics D. Ross Cameron-USA TODAY Sports

Diamondbacks News:

Offense fizzles, winning streak ends at 6 with loss to A’s

“I just felt like we couldn’t capitalize with the right guy in the right situation,” D-backs manager Torey Lovullo said.

Diamondbacks select Matt Grace

Grace struggled to a 6.36 ERA in 46 2/3 innings in his final season in Washington, but he did put up OK overall numbers during his time there. In all, he threw 176 1/3 frames of 4.29 ERA/4.04 FIP ball with 6.74 K/9, 2.5 BB/9 and a 53.4 percent groundball rate.

Assistant GM Porter: Surge in wins is nice, but not end goal

“Trying to play long-sleeve baseball in October is our goal and we’re not close to that yet,” Porter said. “We continue to work towards it, but certainly this little run here has been nice.”

Little run? Ok.

Baseball News:

MLB players blast unwritten rules following Tatis’ 3-0 Grand Slam

At the 3-0 count, Padres manager Jayce Tingler said that he gave Tatis the sign to take the pitch and not swing. “It’s a learning opportunity ... he’ll grow from it,” Tingler said after the game. Rangers manager Chris Woodward expressed disdain with Tatis’ home run and claimed that it “challenged the unwritten rules in today’s game.” Tingler worked under Woodward last year, so there’s an added layer to their reactions.

These are the cleats MLB would not allow Trevor Bauer to wear ....

WARNING! Dodger-evil logo below. NSFL.

I realize JK is pictured making the infamous pouty face here, but the whole thing looks like a bad birthday cake scribbling to me. Also, FTD.

Off Topic Snake Byte:

Rattle snakes spotted in trees in wildlife parks in NM and AZ

‘Rattlesnakes are rarely observed in trees, except when basking, hunting prey such as birds and rodents, or to escape from extreme heat or a high water level,’ reads the post.