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Snake Bytes: 8/4 - Giant Killers

The Diamondbacks pieced together an unlikely performance last night, beating the team with the best record in baseball.

San Francisco Giants v Arizona Diamondbacks Photo by Norm Hall/Getty Images

Diamondbacks News

San Francisco 1, Arizona 3

Madison Bumgarner had an increasingly rare good performance. The veterans contributed just enough on offense to support him, providing a still uncommon taco-less win. The defense showed up big (seriously), rather than kicking the ball around after letting it drop in. Then the bullpen used a mix of old and new to toss a pair of zeroes on the board and secure the victory. It’s almost as if this one went “according to the game plan”.

Bumgarner Rolls to Victory

Seven innings pitched. One run allowed. More of this Madison Bumgarner please!

Bumgarner Finds Groove Against Former Team

99 pitches saw Bumgarner make his way through seven full frames in efficient, dominant style.

Other Baseball News

Jordan Montgomery, Second NYY Starter to Test Positive in Two Days

COVID-19 continues to play an out-sized role in how the 2021 season plays out. Jordan Montgomery became the second Yankees starter in two days to test positive for the virus, despite the team’s high vaccination rate. He joins staff ace, Gerrit Cole on the COVID-IL, right on the heels of the team making some major moves to take a run at the postseason.

John Axford to the IL

Only five batters into what was shaping up to be the unlikely feel-good story of the 2021 season, John Axford was pulled from his outing with elbow soreness. He will now undergo an MRI to see what the issue is.

The ZIPS Trade Deadline Reshuffle

A look at the winners and losers of the trade deadline and how the outlook of the final two months of the season has changed, as seen without the lens of how it impacts the Diamondbacks.