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MLB: Los Angeles Dodgers at Arizona Diamondbacks Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports

Diamondbacks News:

‘It’s hard to do’: D-backs drop 18th of last 20

“I don’t want to sit up here and sound like a broken record,” D-backs manager Torey Lovullo said after the D-backs fell to the Dodgers, 6-4, on Wednesday night at Chase Field.

Missed opportunities push Dbacks to 5th straight loss

“It’s hard to believe that were on this type of streak over the past 20 days,” Lovello said. “It’s something that you never imagine.”

Kevin Ginkel: closer, for now

Torey Lovullo said he’s likely to stick with Ginkel as the closer “for the time being,”

Ketel Marte placed on 10-day IL

On the heels of last season’s tremendous performance, there wasn’t much reason to believe Marte would fall off dramatically this year. But he, like his team, has. Thanks in part to a significant decrease in walk percentage (8.4 to 2.9) and a massive drop in power (.264 ISO versus .117), he has hit a relatively underwhelming .290/.342/.407 with two homers and a single steal over 173 PA. Marte has also endured a roughly 6 percent decrease in hard-hit rate, per FanGraphs, and has seen his expected weighted on-base average fall from .379 to .327.’

Merill Kelly to undergo thoracic outlet surgery

“I could just tell,” Kelly said, “it was time to get this thing taken care of.”

‘The next day, Kelly had a catheter inserted into his right shoulder to treat a blood clot. He has since consulted with Texas-based specialist Dr. Gregory Pearl, who will perform the procedure on Wednesday morning.’

Baseball News:

MLB celebrates Roberto Clemente Day as players wear #21, call for number to be retired

Justin Timberlake joins group pushing for MLB expansion team in Nashville

“Having someone like [Timberlake] involved speaks a lot for his interest in making this work and also gives us support in talking to other individuals of this ilk. It’s extremely important to us,” Dombrowski said.

MLB in final stages of post season bubble plans with World Series in Texas

“It’s a lot more workable in the postseason for us, given it would be fewer teams,” Manfred said in the Aug. 21 interview. He added that attempting to use a bubble format during the year could’ve caused a “serious problem” as logistics were too complicated.

Poll

Your reaction to the Post Season Bubble in Texas news?

This poll is closed

  • 14%
    Yee Haw, I’m all for it!
    (8 votes)
  • 10%
    Hell naw! *Spits seeds on floor...
    (6 votes)
  • 75%
    I don’t care, as long as the Dodgers lose!
    (43 votes)
57 votes total Vote Now

Braves score 29 runs against Marlins

“Pretty amazing,” said Freddie Freeman, who drove in six runs with three hits, including a two-run homer. “Hard to put into words, really, when you look up and see 29 runs on the board.”

Snek Byte:

Man’s penis bit by 4 foot snake while he sat on toilet - NSFW (Blood).

*Shudders