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Snake Bytes 5/13: Fletcher Saves the Day

It was Arizona’s turn to have a rookie step up and do big things Friday night.

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MLB: San Francisco Giants at Arizona Diamondbacks Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports

Diamondbacks News

San Francisco 5, Arizona 7
Tyne Nelson may have only lasted 4 23 innings, but thanks to Dominic Fletcher his efforts were still enough to keep Arizona in the game. The Snakes pushed ahead in the sixth and added some insurance in the seventh. The bullpen pitched well, allowing only one run in 3 13 innings.

Fletcher Launches First Career Home Run
This inaugural home run was a no-doubter. The three-run blast was launched onto the home run porch in right center field.

Fletcher’s 4 RBI Night Leads the Way
Arizona’s bullpen slowed the Giants and the Diamondbacks’ offense picked up Ryne Nelson after a rough first two innings. The result was a nice victory for Arizona as they try to keep pace with the Dodgers in the NL west.

Fletcher Lights Up Giants
Making his case for remaining on the 26-man roster, Dominic Fletcher went 3-for-4 with four RBI, including his first career home run, a massive three-run blast.

Lourdes Gurriel Jr. Giving AZ What They Need at the Plate
It has taken him a while to get going, but the second part of the Daulton Varsho return has started to come around at the plate, giving AZ much of the right-handed pop they were hoping for.

Other Baseball News

One of MLB’s Rarest Feats Accomplished on Thursday
Frankly, with the heinous Manfred Man rule, I am honestly a bit surprised the walk-off bunt has not become somewhat more common.

The Unbreakable Casey Schmitt
Last night it was Dominic Fletcher for the Diamondbacks putting on the show against the Giants. However, the Giants have their own rookie off to a blistering start, putting up numbers not seen since DiMaggio.

The Evolution of Kris Bryant
While he looks different now than he did in Chicago, that’s a good thing for Colorado and the future of the Bryant contract.

What Happened to St. Louis?
The track record for the Redbirds is too strong to believe this run of horrific ball will last too much longer, or that the team will not go out and find the players necessary to fix the team.

Cedric Mullins Hits for Cycle
Things continue to go well for Baltimore and the Orioles’ players.

Don Denkinger, Former MLB Umpire Dead at 86
While he may go down as being most remembered for a blown call that likely changed the shape of the 1985 World Series, he had a good long run and was considered a stand-up guy.