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MLB: Arizona Diamondbacks at Los Angeles Dodgers Jonathan Hui-USA TODAY Sports

Team News

D-backs can’t overcome Madison Bumgarner’s 1st frame in loss to Dodgers

“My mechanics were fine,” Bumgarner told reporters postgame. “It was just one of those days you have during the year and mine just happened to be the first one. “It wasn’t like I went out there and threw the ball really well, but I was just one pitch away in the first of it being a completely different game. After that, it wasn’t bad.”

Diamondbacks can’t solve Kershaw as Dodgers batter Bumgarner

Bumgarner can’t find consistency in ‘23 debut

Starter or Reliever, Drey Jameson is Here to Win Ball Games

Diamondbacks option LHP Anthony Misiewicz to Triple-A Reno; Corbin Martin to 60-day IL

Slugger Kyle Lewis feeling ‘big difference’ from injury-plagued past

Diamondbacks notes: Kristian Robinson’s legal saga could be nearing conclusion

“Once the charges are downgraded,” Barfield said, “we expect him to be able to receive his work visa and return to playing out at an affiliate.”

Baseball News

Padres Sign Jake Cronenworth To Seven-Year Extension

The Padres have now announced the deal. Jeff Passan of ESPN reports that it’ll be an $80MM pact over the seven year term. As previously reported, the deal doesn’t start until 2024 though so it won’t affect the Padres’ luxury tax calculation this year. Dennis Lin of The Athletic adds that it includes a limited, eight-team no trade clause.

Mariners Place Robbie Ray On 15-Day Injured List

The team’s plan is to shut Ray down for two weeks and then re-evaluate after that period of daily treatment, with a rough timeline of 4-6 weeks until Ray’s eventual return from the IL.

Flaherty an agent of chaos in Cardinals’ win

Second chance, second homer: Duvall walks off Orioles

Anything Goes

This day in history:

This day in baseball:

Honeybees can recognize human faces.

Bees see in a compilation of over 5000 individual images. They combine all of these images to recognize their surroundings.

Alaska had a cat mayor.

Another interesting fun fact: The Alaskan town of Talkeetna had a cat as mayor for 20 years. You read that right – this feline was affectionately called Stubbs (for his lack of a tail) and served as the town mayor from 1997 to 2017. Stubbs didn’t really have to do much official business, since the little town was merely a historic district and tourist spot.