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Snake Bytes 4/22: Josh Claude Van DAAAAAMN!

Josh VanMeter’s clutch 9th inning game-tying bomb strikes his former team and rallies The Dbacks to victory

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Diamondbacks News:

Josh VanMeter leads Dbacks in come back win

From the article: “I’d be lying if I said that wasn’t a heck of a ride right there,” VanMeter said. “Like I kind of blacked out for a moment and felt like I kind of floated around the bases. No, that’s a moment that I’ll remember for a long, long time.”

Suspended 4/20 game completion: Diamondbacks finish off Reds Wednesday (4/21) after rain, snow delays

From the article: Relievers Kevin Ginkel and Stefan Crichton worked scoreless eighth and ninth innings, respectively, to nail down the win, which went to fellow reliever J.B. Bukauskas, who retired the only batter he faced in his major league debut.

Suspended 4/20 game completion: Lucas Sims: ‘There were a lot of safety issues’ as the Reds lost to the Dbacks

From the article: “There were a lot of safety issues,” Sims said. “I was concerned about me slipping or something going wrong with the ball. And also my competitors too. If I have no clue where the freaking ball is going, I don’t know the last time I hit a right-hander with a slider.”

Poll

Do you agree ‘there were a lot of safety issues’ with the inclement weather in the 4/20 game?

This poll is closed

  • 75%
    Well hell yeah, bro. It was snowing or raining or sleeting. Safety risk!
    (30 votes)
  • 15%
    No way, bro. They play other sports in worse weather.
    (6 votes)
  • 10%
    420-69, bro!
    (4 votes)
40 votes total Vote Now

Injuries, inconsistency plague Diamondbacks but team remains confident

From the article: “Because of the short season, we didn’t have urgency, we had more panic,” shortstop Nick Ahmed said. “That hurt guys more than it helped. (This year), we have urgency, guys are digging in and trying to make the necessary adjustments.”

D-backs receive encouraging news on injured Ketel Marte and Joakim Soria

From the article: “Ketel Marte is doing some forward running with a focus on running mechanics,” Lovullo said via Zoom. “It’s a little bit more than what he was doing in the pool. He’s also had his throwing program, he’s taken BP on the field and he’s going to get some live [at-bats] today off of Joakim Soria, who’s going to face hitters for the first time.”

Baseball News:

Direct-to-consumer is the future of MLB games, and finally, the league seems knows it

From the article: Long-term, the answer has always been about an over-the-top, direct-to-consumer option, with no blackouts. Or, well, that’s been the answer at least since the cable bundle started disintegrating in favor of streaming apps a decade ago. Fans want to be able to just subscribe to their favorite team’s “Netflix App,” so to speak.

6 time MLB all-star CC Sabathia joins MLB Network for new game telecast presentation

From the article: “Whenever I watch games with my friends and former teammates, I always say that it would be cool if the cameras were rolling and people could listen to our different conversations,” said Sabathia. “I’m excited to test this vision out for fans on MLB Network, especially with the game involving two organizations I’m incredibly familiar with.”

Snek Byte:

Keegan’s interview on KDUS-AM 1060 radio talking everything Diamondbacks

^Click the link for the interview, scroll to 31 mins in^

Nice work, Keegan bro