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“I’d like to thank our two boys who made us stay at home and watch the game. Dear sons, this is the reason why we are so happy.” The Oscar for best pitching performance went to both MadBumland and ZacGalland.

MLB: Game Two-Arizona Diamondbacks at Atlanta Braves Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports

Diamondbacks News

Game 1, D-Backs @ Braves

[AZ Central] Gallen throws 1-hit, 7-inning shutout, Diamondbacks top Braves in opener

[Arizona Sports] Zac Gallen throws 1st career shutout in D-backs victory over Braves

[dbacks.com] Gallen dazzles with 1-hit outing in G1

Game 2, D-Backs @ Braves

[AZ Central] Diamondbacks’ Bumgarner tosses 7-inning no-hitter in shortened-game win over Braves

[Arizona Sports] D-backs’ Madison Bumgarner throws 7-inning ‘no-hitter’ in win over Atlanta

[dbacks.com] Bumgarner throws 7-inning no-hitter

[San Francisco Chronicle] Madison Bumgarner throws 7-inning ‘no-hitter,’ but it doesn’t count

[ESPN] Why Madison Bumgarner’s seven-inning no-hitter wasn’t really a no-hitter

Well, if a no-hitter after 7 innings isn’t really a no-hitter, maybe we can also say that a win or a loss after 7 innings isn’t really a win or a loss because you failed to get at least 27 batters out.

[MLB Trade Rumors] Diamondbacks Release Anthony Swarzak

For some it was a remarkable day, for others not so much: D-Backs announced that Swarzak was released.

Around The MLB

[CBS Sports] MLB weekend winners and losers: Bad day for Braves’ bats; A’s say hello to first, goodbye to winning streak

Glad we could have been of help to the A’s to start their 13 game winning streak that was stopped by the O’s yesterday.

[MLB Trade Rumors] Injury updates

There was some good news for the Toronto Blue Jays, with George Springer getting closer to his 2021 debut. In that same stream of news, bad news for our NL West neighbours in San Francisco, where Mike Yastrzemski might have to spend some time on the IL and Johnny Cueto probably won’t return this week either. That isn’t all for the Giants, since Evan Longoria and Brandon Crawford were scratched from this weekend’s games as well with different injuries.

[ESPN] San Diego Padres, Los Angeles Dodgers set stage for memorable summer

Padres won 3 of 4 in Los Angeles, making the standings a bit more bearable, although the Dodgers are still way ahead of many...except for the Giants, who are, surprisingly, just 1 game behind.

[WBSC] Mike Scioscia completes staff for Olympic Qualifiers

Former D-Back Ernie Young (1999: .182 BA in 16 PA) is one of the coaches on the staff that will try to bring the USA to the Olympics.

[twitter.com] MLB Record viewership

Across The Pacific

[Japan] Masahiro Tanaka earns 100th Japan win in Sendai homecoming

His first start didn’t go as planned, but in his second start he got a long awaited win. “I’m home,” Tanaka told the fans afterward. “It feels a little strange, but I’m extremely happy.”

[Japan] 4 pro baseball parks will close to fans during current emergency

New anti-corona safety measures will force stadiums in Tokyo, Hanshin and Osaka to play games without fans, affecting 24 games.

Across The Wall

[Dominican Republic] Hector Borg to replace Fernando Tatis as Dominican Republic National Team Baseball manager

Tatis Sr. stepped down because of “personal reasons” and left the Dominican Republic without a skipper just a month before the Olympic Qualifiers start. The FEDOBE was quick to announce Héctor Borg, San Francisco Giants Director of Development for Latin America, as the new strong man.

[Mexico] Yasiel Puig to play in LMB

Major league teams are obviously not keen to contract a player involved in a sex scandal. Mexican unaffiliated Triple A teams are not that picky.