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Snake Bytes: 04/25 - More Beer

The price of a beer at Yankee Stadium is “just” $6.

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Diamondbacks News

[AZSnakePit] D-Backs 2, Mets 6: At Least Not All The Runs Were Earned

Terrific guest recap from therealramona. I immediately looked up what Hormel tamales are...holy crap that looks disgusting.

[dbacks.com] Bumgarner strong in start despite illness

The D-backs left-hander has been battling some type of cold/flu which has sapped him of energy and strength and has led to him leaving his past two starts sooner than he would have liked.

“We’ve been dealing with some stuff, trying to get it knocked out,” Bumgarner said. “But it has been … it’s been a struggle. Hopefully we can get all that better and move on and get the [pitch count] built up. I’m not sure what it is. I know it’s not COVID. We’ve tested 37 times for COVID, it’s not that. So, I don’t know, but it’s lingering for sure.”

[Arizona Sports] D-backs bullpen falls apart late, errors cost rubber match vs. Mets

“I thought I threw it pretty good,” Bumgarner said. “Really, everything was pretty good today: curveball, changeup, fastball and cutter were pretty solid.”

Bumgarner is known as a cut-fastball pitcher but had excellent changeup command. He struck out two-time Home Run Derby champion Pete Alonso on a changeup in the first inning. “If you see me strike out someone like Pete, it is going OK,” Bumgarner said. “Unfortunately all others pretty much sucked except for one or two, but that’s baseball. Today it is them, tomorrow it’ll be me.”

[AZ Central] Bullpen, defense falter in Diamondbacks ‘ loss to Mets in series finale

Second consecutive week I have a deja vu after reading Lovullo comments: “My expectation is that there are certain plays defensively that are unacceptable. We’ve got to tighten that down. We lead the league in errors. That isn’t us. We’ve got to figure that out. We will. We work hard. We’re going to coach these guys up. We’ve got some great teachers.”

[AZ Central] Ketel Marte out of lineup after another shaky performance

In 15 games, Marte is 10 for 59 (.169) with four walks and 18 strikeouts. Defensively, there have been at least a half-dozen plays he was unable to make that he likely would have made in previous seasons.

What Lovullo said, in so many words, was that he wasn’t worried.

“I know it looks awkward and that it’s a hotspot right now,” Lovullo said. “But, for me, it’s really not.”

[Arizona Sports] D-backs trade RHP Matt Peacock to Royals for cash considerations

The men who threw baseballs at a matras behind a hen house and was the first pitcher in a life time to get a hit and win in extras while debuting in the MLB is no longer with us. The Diamondbacks drafted Peacock in Round 23 (No. 682 overall) in the 2017 MLB Draft.

Around The MLB

[YouTube] Yankees fans throw beer cans at players, a breakdown

I will give credit to baseball, baseball fans, baseball players and especially umpires: if this were soccer those beer cans would have probably left 2 entire soccer teams crying on the field faking severe injuries.

[CBS Sports] Free-agent outfielder Michael Conforto expected to miss remainder of MLB season after shoulder surgery

From Boras to Conforto is a 30 hour drive.

[mlb.com] Miguel Cabrera reaches 3,000 hits: Here are 10 players who might be next to join the exclusive club

Altuve, Freeman, Machado, Trout, Harper, Bogaerts, Albies, Devers, Soto and Vladdy Jr.