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MLB: Arizona Diamondbacks at Pittsburgh Pirates Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

Team News

From Bucsdugout:

Diamondbacks waste strong effort from Zach Davies, Melancon surrenders walk-off HR

D-backs waste Zach Davies’ 7.2 shutout innings as Pirates walk off Arizona

D-backs’ Christian Walker outsmarts Pirates with cheeky double play

The Ain’t No Fang Podcast: Which D-backs could be dealt at the trade deadline?

Diamondbacks’ Perezchica enjoying daughter’s moments in Women’s College World Series

“You realize how big it is. But it’s not til you go there that you really get the full impact of what it is,” Perezchica said Saturday of the WCWS. “It’s a great opportunity for these young ladies. Hopefully, they can play their hearts out and remember this the rest of their lives. They will, because it’s something so special.”

Other Baseball

Bite-handed pitcher: Scherzer has run-in with dog

Scherzer was bitten on the right hand by one of his two dogs, but the ace said in a tweet that the bite was mild and “will have no effect on my rehab.”

9 stories that deserve more attention

They talk about the Jazz for Gallen trade, amongst other things.

Report: Andújar requests trade from Yankees

Position player pitching? Not for LA in 9th

The umpiring crew, headed by crew chief CB Bucknor, intervened. After a lengthy discussion, Bucknor announced that the score differential must be at least six runs in order for a position player to pitch before extra innings. The rule was implemented ahead of the 2020 season, but it was suspended for two years before being reinstated for ‘22.

Anything Goes

Today was the original date set for D-Day, Operation Overlord. Bad weather over the English Channel forced them to delay the invasion 24 hours.

This day in history:

Robert K. Kennedy, was assassinated in 1968. Reagan died in 2004.

This day in baseball history:

In 1977, the Dodgers retired Walter Alston’s number. Nolan Ryan passes Early Wynn as the alltime walks leader in 1981, with 1,777. In 1989, Toronto’s SkyDome opened. Chipper Jones hit his 400th homer run, the 3rd switch hitter to get to that mark. It is former Dback Russ Ortiz’ birthday. Bad Ortiz, No Donut!

Random interesting facts:

An index was developed in 2015 that suggests Earth is not the most habitable planet found yet. There is a rocky exoplanet named Kepler-442b, 1,100 light-years away from us that is roughly the same size as Earth. This planet has a habitable rating of 0.836 whereas Earth has 0.829.

The official inventor and holder of the patent for the fire hydrant is unknown as it was lost in a fire. The U.S Patent Office burned to the ground in 1836.