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Snake Bytes 5/18: Injury Bytes

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Woe is D’backs fandom. Another injury? Say it ain’t so.

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[AZ Central] Diamondbacks’ Madison Bumgarner exits early with apparent injury

[D’backs.com] Bumgarner makes unexpected exit

[Arizona Sports] Madison Bumgarner exits after 4 innings in D-backs’ loss to Dodgers - Arizona Diamondbacks starting pitcher Madison Bumgarner left his outing after four innings in Monday’s 3-1 loss to the Los Angeles Dodgers. Upon Bumgarner’s exit, there was no announcement from the team on if his departure was injury-related. Bumgarner allowed a walk in the first inning and a solo homer in the second inning, keeping his pitch count in a decent spot. His command had issues in the third and fourth innings, though, as he gave up an RBI single to Albert Pujols in the third and three total walks over those innings. After 80 pitches through four innings, Bumgarner came up to bat in the top of the fifth inning but was seen having a lengthy conversation with manager Torey Lovullo beforehand.

Around the League

[MLB Trade Rumors] Mike Trout Suffers Right Calf Strain - Angels center fielder Mike Trout left their game against the Indians on Monday with a right calf strain, the team announced. He exited after just one inning and was replaced by Juan Lagares. This hopefully won’t lead to a stint on the injured list for Trout, who has been in typically great form to begin the season. The 29-year-old has batted .333./.466/.624 with eight home runs in 146 plate appearances.

[Yahoo Sports] Yankees’ Gerrit Cole sets new MLB record for strikeouts since last walk - In the bottom of the first inning on Monday night’s game against the Texas Rangers, Yankees ace Gerrit Cole struck out the side to set a new MLB record with 59 strikeouts since his last walk. Cole’s record ended at 61 strikeouts before issuing a walk to Joey Gallo in the third inning. His remarkable stretch began on April 12 against the Toronto Blue Jays, when Cole walked Lourdes Gurriel Jr. at the start of the second inning. It was just the third walk that Cole had issued on the season at the time. He now has five walks on the season, after walking two batters against the Rangers. Milwaukee Brewers righty Corbin Burnes set the previous MLB record at 58 strikeouts without a walk earlier in the 2021 season, with his streak coming to an end on May 13 against the St. Louis Cardinals.

[MLB Trade Rumors] Braves Place Huascar Ynoa On 10-Day Injured List - Braves righty Huascar Ynoa is headed to the injured list after suffering a broken right hand, manager Brian Snitker told MLB.com’s Mark Bowman and other reporters. The Braves made the official announcement shortly after Snitker’s meeting with the press, as Ynoa was placed on the 10-day IL and righty Edgar Santana was called up from Triple-A. Ynoa broke his hand after punching the dugout in frustration following a tough outing yesterday against the Brewers, and will now spend approximately two months or more in recovery. It’s a very unfortunate setback for a player who has become an unexpectedly big part of Atlanta’ rotation this season.

[The Capitol Sports Report] Mets’ Taijuan Walker to have MRI on left side after early exit - New York Mets pitcher Taijuan Walker will have a test on Tuesday. The MRI will reveal what’s going on with his injury. He has been bothered by tightness in his left side during his past several starts. During Monday’s game against the Atlanta Braves, he was aggravated by it again. After three innings, he was removed from the game. “I don’t think it’s anything too serious,” Walker said after the game. Walker — who is in his first season with the Mets after signing a two-year, $20 million deal in the off-season — is 3-1 this season in seven starts. He has a 2.20 ERA in 41 innings.