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Snake Bytes 5/13: The Fish Outswim The Snakes

Dbacks go for the series win today

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Diamondbacks News:

Dbacks 2, Marlins 3

From the article: Eduardo Escobar’s struggles continued tonight, and I’m starting to feel that maybe he should cede some playing time to Andrew Young until he can figure himself out. Eduardo would go 0-for-4 tonight, and is now just 4-for-35 for the month of May with 11 strikeouts and only 2 walks. Meanwhile Andrew Young pinch hit for Matt Peacock in the 5th inning and hit his 4th home run of the season, a 106.1 MPH solo shot to left field which made the score 3-to-2.

Gallen sidelined for ‘weeks’ with elbow strain

From the article: In addition to Gallen, the Diamondbacks also placed first baseman Christian Walker on the injured list (oblique) and promoted right-hander Seth Frankoff and infielder Andrew Young. Fellow infielder Wyatt Mathieson was designated for assignment to clear room. Gallen and Walker join Ketel Marte, Kole Calhoun, Taylor Widener, and Tyler Clippard as notable members of the Diamondbacks who are on the shelf.

Gallen’s path forward:

From the article: Arizona general manager Mike Hazen said the most likely path forward for Gallen (elbow) is a short “no-throw” period, followed by a second round of imaging work to assess healing, Nick Piecoro of the Arizona Republic reports.

The organization is hopeful they got out in front of the injury, which at this stage is being described as a “very minor sprain” of the UCL. Mike Peacock, who took Gallen’s turn Wednesday in what was anticipated to be a bullpen day, threw five innings and could stick in the rotation. However, Hazen mentioned a number of possible candidates, including Corbin Martin, Jon Duplantier, Josh Green and Seth Frankoff, who was promoted to the majors Wednesday for bullpen depth.

Cubs acquire Trayce Thompson from Dbacks

From the article: The Cubs have acquired outfielder Trayce Thompson from the Diamondbacks for cash considerations, per Tommy Birch of the Des Moines Register. Thompson is now with Triple-A Iowa.

Baseball News:

Mayor says MLB has discussed A’s relocation to Vegas since 2019

Diamond in the rough: Japanese Americans imprisoned at Arizona camps during WW2 found solace in baseball

From the article: Two of the 10 “relocation centers” were in Arizona: three camps at Poston along the Colorado River near Parker, and two camps near Sacaton on the Gila River reservation.

Once the prisoners arrived, the camps began to take shape. Gardens were grown, sumo platforms were constructed and baseball fields were scratched in the arid soil.

Snek Bytes:

Snakebite victim opens up about rattlesnake attack

From the article: “It was a diamondback rattlesnake. It was probably about 4, 4 and a half feet long,” he said.

The damage had been done, though. Gramling’s hand began to swell, followed by his arm, and then the toxins began creeping up to his shoulder until reaching his chest. Amputation was becoming likely.