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Snake Bytes: 8/5 - Not a Trash Can in Sight

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MadBum’s struggles continued, this time against the Houston Astros.

Houston 8, Arizona 2

Madison Bumgarner allowed seven runs on seven hits. Meanwhile, Arizona’s offense continued to struggle scoring runs.

Bumgarner’s Struggles Intensify

Making it just 4.1 innings (83 pitches/56 strikes), Bumgarner allowed seven earned runs on seven hits. He walked two, gave up two home runs, and struck out two. He also hit three Astros with pitches (and they didn’t rob him of anything).

Mass Substitutions Not a Message

Torey Lovullo insists that the mass substitutions made in Tuesday’s game were not a message to the team. That seems likely, as the message was already sent. This feels more like Lovullo reinforcing the message by following through with actions.

Epidemiologist Zachary Binney Weighs in on MLB’s COVID Response

Besides some players not sticking to strict quarantine, what has gone wrong? Can the MLB response be fixed?

MLB Releases New Top-100 Prospects List

Surprising absolutely no one, Wander Franco tops this list as well as basically every other prospect list out there.

MLB Stock Watch

COVID and injuries are playing havoc with pre-season predictions. Here are the updated playoff odds and predicted win totals.