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Snake Bytes: 9/3 - Mt .500 Dreaming?

With 31 games left in the season, the Diamondbacks now find themselves only five games below .500. Of course, the next month is a brutal one, so that could change quickly.

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Diamondbacks News

Milwaukee 1, Arizona 2
This was a brisk pitching duel that managed to clock in at under three hours in length. The Diamondbacks. Christian Walker, Emmanuel Rivera, and Jake McCarthy provided all the offense Zach Davies and the pitching staff needed on Friday night.

Red Hot Diamondbacks Keep Pressure On
The Diamondbacks are 7-1 in their last eight games, all of those games against teams that (at least when they began playing the Snakes) were in playoff contention.

Diamondbacks Ride Quick Offensive Spurt to Win
In this pitching duel, a quick hiccup in the fifth was all the scoring needed to decide the game and to give Lovullo his 400th win as the skipper of the Diamondbacks.

Other Baseball News

Rays Rout Yankees, Close Gap to 5 Games
There was a time this season that the Yankees held a 15.5 game lead over the Rays and the rest of the AL East.

Ranking the Remaining SOS for Playoff Contenders
The Diamondbacks figure prominently in this ranking for a few teams, none of which should be wanting to face AZ at the moment. Well, except for maybe the Dodgers who are so far out in front it no longer matters - to the point their presence on the list is a token nod to wrapping up the #1 overall seed regardless of what happens.

Austin Meadows to Miss Rest of Season Due to Mental Health
Detroit’s Austin Meadows will be missing the rest of the season due to issues with mental health. In what is still too rare an occurrence in professional sports, the Tigers’ outfielder came forward to shine a light on the issue of mental health struggles.

At 30, Machado Best He Has Ever Been
At only 30 years of age, Machado is now the veteran “old-timer” with 10 seasons under his belt complete with the the knowledge and savvy that comes from such experience.