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Snake Bytes: 9/1 - Rosters Expand

With roster expansion in effect, Luke Weaver will be tonight’s starter against the San Diego Padres.

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Diamondbacks News

San Diego 3, Arizona 0

Blake Snell held Arizona hitless through seven innings before Jace Tingler made the decision to preserve his starter’s arm and pulled, with Snell having already thrown 107 pitches. Arizona made a half-hearted attempt to mount a comeback in the bottom of the ninth-but Mark Melancon was simply too much for Arizona’s hitters to handle.

Snell Dominates as Diamondbacks Salvage Pride Against SD Bullpen

Blake Snell had his way with the Arizona Diamondbacks on Tuesday night, throwing a no-hitter through seven while striking out ten. Padres manager Jace Tingler then made the difficult decision to turn to his bullpen for the final two frames. David Peralta, the second batter faced by Pierce Johnson broke up San Diego’s chances for a combined no-hitter. Unfortunately, the Padres still managed to maintain the shutout.

Snell Padres Shutout D-backs

Blake Snell has not had the best of seasons. On Tuesday night in Phoenix, the Padres got the Blake Snell they traded for before the season began. The left-hander threw seven innings of no-hit baseball, striking out 10 Diamondbacks hitters along the way. Zac Gallen had another good outing, but it simply was not enough to match Snell’s performance.

Jomboy Breaks Down the Caleb Smith Glove Incident

Weaver to Start Against San Diego

Merrill Kelly is also set to make his return soon.

Other Baseball News

The Complications of the Trevor Bauer Saga

Jeff Passan does a terrific job explaining just how twisted and messy the Trevor Bauer saga is and why it isn’t nearly as simple to suspend him as many wish.

Shohei Ohtani Steals Home

Shohei Ohtani ranks in the 92nd percentile in sprint speed, something that opposing teams continually seem to underestimate. On Tuesday, he abused the Yankees with his speed by stealing home. Phil Gosselin stole second while Ohtani was standing on third. The Yankees elected to throw the ball through in an attempt to gun down Gosselin. That was all Ohtani needed to get his wheels going in an attempt to steal home. The play was close and an on-target throw likely gets him, but as the adage goes - speed kills. Ohtani’s speed forced the Yankees to rush and make a less than perfect play, resulting in good things for Ohtani and the Angels.

From the YCPB Files