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Snake Bytes 8/7: Finally...

After taking a beating for the majority of the season, the Diamondbacks finally get a series win against the Astros.

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Houston Astros v Arizona Diamondbacks
A partially socially distanced pile up around the mound area, focused on Kole Calhoun after his walk off hit against the Astros
Photo by Norm Hall/Getty Images

(Arizona Sports) Diamondbacks make it 2 wins in a row with Calhoun’s walk-off

That brought up Kole Calhoun with the bases loaded and nobody out. Calhoun waited for his pitch, taking on a real close 1-2 curveball from Astros reliever Ryan Pressly.

The next pitch he smacked to right field, down the corner and through for a two-RBI single to win the game.

(AZ Central) Diamondbacks get walkoff win over Astros, win first series of season

Right-hander Zac Gallen gave up two runs in six innings to tie Montreal Expos right-hander Steve Rogers’ National League record by beginning his career with 18 consecutive starts in which he allowed than three earned runs or less. Gallen is three starts shy of Boston Red Sox right-hander Aaron Sele’s major league record.

(AZ Central) Arizona Diamondbacks’ Archie Bradley: Obscene gesture wasn’t aimed at Houston Astros

Definitely believe that.

(CBS Sports) MLB, MLBPA reportedly agree to new COVID-19 safety protocols; rule breakers face season-long suspension

Following COVID-19 clusters that saw 13 Cardinals players and staff and more than 20 Marlins players and staff test positive for the coronavirus, MLB and and the players association (MLBPA) have reportedly agreed to new safety protocols designed to reduce the risk of additional outbreaks within the game.

(MLB) MLB announces scheduling updates

None that involve the Diamondbacks, but still good to know

(Sports Illustrated) What Happened to MLB’s Elite First Basemen?

Every year since 1991 you could assume first base was the most productive position on the diamond. That is no longer the case.