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Snake Bytes 4/12: Snakes Defanged

Despite Merrill Kelly providing six innings of no-hit pitching, Arizona was still blown out.

MLB: Milwaukee Brewers at Arizona Diamondbacks Rick Scuteri-USA TODAY Sports

Diamondbacks News

Milwaukee 7, Arizona 1
The Diamondbacks entered the evening sitting atop the NL West. Merrill Kelly took the mound for Arizona to start the game. There was plenty of reason for optimism about this game - until there wasn’t.

Kelly Loses No-No, Snakes Lose Game
A lot of the talk about this game is going to be about how The Diamondbacks workhorse starter was up to his old tricks, taking a no-no into the seventh inning, but how he just couldn’t seal the deal. The praise is well-deserved. But the real story for Arizona should be how both the offense and bullpen let Kelly fall.

Brewers Avoid No-No, Blow Out Diamondbacks
Merrill Kell took a no-no into the seventh inning. Usually, that would be a good indication the Diamondbacks pulled out a win. Unfortunately, they were facing Corbin Burnes and the Brewers. Burnes was even sharper, allowing only three ineffectual hits over the course of eight shutout innings, during which he struck out eight and walked none. While Kelly was flashing his 2022 form, so was Arizona’s bullpen. The result was a final score nowhere close to indicative of the pitching duel that dominated the first two-thirds of the game.

Scott McGough Heads to Paternity List
Congrats to Arizona’s most recent foreign league import. While McGough heads home to welcome a new addition to the family, Jose Ruiz will work from the Arizona bullpen.

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How Wilson Contreras is Replacing a Rival’s Legend
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Tampa Bay Soars to 11-0
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Ohtnai Setting New Records
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Luis Arraez Becomes First Marlin to Hit for Cycle
Slapping a looping single into left, Luis Arraez etched his name into the record books.