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Snake Bytes 5/20: Close, But No Cigar

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Diamondbacks have won only 4 games this May

MLB: Arizona Diamondbacks at Los Angeles Dodgers Richard Mackson-USA TODAY Sports

Diamondbacks News:

Diamondbacks 2, Dodger-evil 4

From the article: The game got away from the Diamondbacks in the bottom of the seventh inning. Back-to-back walks to Chris Taylor and Gavin Lux courtesy of Taylor Clarke and Joe Mantiply, respectively, put the go-ahead run on base for Los Angeles. A pair of misplays in right field to follow would give the Dodgers the lead. Albert Pujols came off the bench to pinch hit, so the outfield was playing deep to respect his power despite his undeniable decline as a baserunner. Because of this, he hit a shallow fly ball to right field that fell between Josh Rojas and Pavin Smith. Pavin probably should have made the play, but the ball clanked off his glove which loaded the bases with no outs.

Cabrera opts to avoid surgery

From the blurb: The Diamondbacks will reevaluate Cabrera weekly to get a sense of where he’s at in the recovery process. In opting for the conservative route, Cabrera is choosing a lengthier rehab. His timetable for a return is weeks, if not months.

Ketel Marte in Yankees trade speculation: ‘The best option’

From the article: The New York Post’s Joel Sherman recently took a look at eight trade options for the New York Yankees in the wake of an injury to center fielder Aaron Hicks and he raved about Marte’s potential fit in New York.

His story even had this headline: “Ketel Marte and 7 other trade options for Yankees with Aaron Hicks hurt.”

Baseball News:

How historic no-no spree is putting baseball’s biggest problem on full display

From the article: This is, of course, excluding Madison Bumgarner’s faux-hitter when he completed a game as scheduled and didn’t allow a hit. It’s still beyond my comprehension how the league can schedule an official game for seven innings and then turn around and say a pitcher allowing no hits through the entire game it scheduled doesn’t count as an official no-hitter, but I’ll stop belaboring the point in this space.

White Sox Manager Tony La Russa says respect for baseball is priority

“Lance has a locker; I have an office,” La Russa said. “I would be willing to bet that there wasn’t anyone in that clubhouse that was upset that I mentioned that’s not the way we compete. If someone felt that way, then it’s my job to correct it. You don’t swing 3-0 when you’re up by that big a lead.”

Oooooh, SNAP!

Orioles’ Chris Davis will miss rest of 2021 season after hip surgery

From the article: The Orioles have announced that designated hitter Chris Davis has undergone surgery on his left hip labrum and that he will miss the rest of the season with a four- to five-month recovery period. Davis has been on the shelf all season to this point with back and hip injuries.

Snek Byte:

New species of snakes described with help of 185 year old painting