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Snake Bytes 9/2: The Return of Luke Weaver

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It was nice. Pretty good in fact.

MLB: San Diego Padres at Arizona Diamondbacks Matt Kartozian-USA TODAY Sports

Diamondbacks News:

Dbacks 8, Padres 3: Welcome back Weaver

From the Keegan: Now with a commanding six run lead Weaver was able to pitch “downhill baseball” for the remainder of his outing. Take the time to listen to Jack’s postgame audio below. In the fifth inning, Luke Weaver advanced from first to third on Josh’s single. He talks about how that gassed him a little bit as he went out for the final inning of his start. He struck out Tommy Pham to begin the sixth. Trent Grisham reached down on the fourth pitch of his at bat to yank a bottom of the zone change up into the visitor’s bullpen for San Diego’s first run of the game. With the bullpen stirring for Arizona, Weaver buckled down and got fly outs from Jake Cronenworth and Manny Machado to complete his inning. His final line score was one earned run on four hits, three strikeouts, and no walks over six innings. Weaver had only three more pitches in over twice as many innings than Yu Darvish, so he was effective and efficient.

Diamondbacks 6 run inning, Weaver’s successful return from IL spur Padres

From the article: “I told her (wife Olivia) it was 50-50. I said if it didn’t go well today, I might have been a grump,” Weaver said. “But it went OK, so maybe my spirits will be good for you.”

Weaver’s six innings of work after being reinstated from the 60-day injured list Wednesday morning, in which he allowed a single run on four hits and picked off a runner in the first inning, helped the D-Backs avoid a three-game sweep and ended a five-game losing streak.

Weaver conquers nerves, gets win in return

“With the day game, you don’t have the day to process and to kind of settle in for a good breakfast and whatnot,” Weaver said. “So you kind of wake up with a little bit of anxiousness, and putting food in your system is a little tougher. You just do what you can and you make sure you manage your workload, and you’re in your pregame routines and make sure you are ready to go.”

Diamondbacks announce players to be named later in Joakim Soria trade

From the article: The Arizona Diamondbacks announced they have acquired pitcher Yaifer Perdomo and catcher J.J. D’Orazio from the Toronto Blue Jays, two players to be named later from the teams' trade on July 30 involving reliever Joakim Soria.

Both Perdomo and D’Orazio are in the beginning of their professional baseball journeys.

Caesars unveils design for sportsbook at Chase Field

From the article: “Caesars Sportsbook at Chase Field will bring life to the vision of our brand by celebrating the Caesars promise of treating everyone like royalty,” said Eric Hession, co-president of Caesars Digital. “These renderings provide a taste of what this incredible new venue will offer, but there’s so much more we can’t wait to show Arizona customers when the space officially opens. Sports bettor or not, we’re hoping fans will visit to enjoy an unbeatable experience.”

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Do the Diamondbacks extend Torey Lovullo?

From the article: On the positive side, the 2021 Diamondbacks are showing they still have self-respect; they are playing hard for Lovullo. They’re are building momentum with some of the young players considered the future for 2022. That comes from Lovullo, his communication with his players, and his positivity.

Finally, the team has a minor league system ranked in the top ten with both hitting and pitching prospects that will be ready sooner than later. The front office will want a manger who has seen them perform and who can communicate with them. That’s Lovullo.

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Do the Diamondbacks extend Torey Lovullo?

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  • 61%
    Yes the Dbacks will extend him.
    (40 votes)
  • 16%
    No way the D-backs offer an extension.
    (11 votes)
  • 21%
    The team will extend him a 1 season deal but fire him halfway through the season.
    (14 votes)
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Baseball News:

DiPoto, Servais receive contract extensions

From the article: Dipoto also was promoted to become the club’s first president of baseball operations. Terms of the deals were not disclosed, and both Dipoto and Servais were on a contract that was set to expire at season’s end.

“I never really doubted that we would not be here,” Dipoto said. “As a group, when you deviate from that path, there is no plan, and that was never an option, regardless of what was on the, I guess, horizon for Scott and I moving forward.”

Pirates select Shelby Miller

From the article: It’ll be Miller’s second big league stint this year, as he made three appearances for the Cubs in April. The 30-year-old was rocked for seven runs in just two innings with Chicago before landing on the injured list with a lower back strain. Rather than bring him back to the active roster upon his return to health, the Cubs designated Miller for assignment and released him.

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