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Snake Bytes 6/10: Carroll Wants Some Hardware

After last night’s performance, Arizona’s leading candidate for the NL Rookie of the Year Award is now also the MLB leader in position player fWAR.

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MLB: Arizona Diamondbacks at Detroit Tigers Brian Bradshaw Sevald-USA TODAY Sports

Diamondbacks News

Arizona 11, Detroit 6
Merrill Kelly pitched well again. He was followed by Jameson, who did not. In the end though, the night was entirely about Corbin Carroll. The rookie outfielder capped his first multi-homer game, this one including a grand slam late in the game to put it out of reach.

Corbin Carroll Goes Deep for Second Time

Carroll’s Big Night Lifts Diamondbacks
Corbin Carroll just keeps finding new ways to impress.

Carroll’s Two Home Runs, Five RBI Leads Arizona
Corbin Carroll’s offensive output helped to absolve Drey Jameson of his poor outing from the bullpen.

Corbin Carroll Joining MVP Race
Not only is Corbin Carroll currently the leading candidate to snag the NL Rookie of the Year Award, his current pace of performance has started to edge him into the conversation for NL MVP, along with the likes of Ronald Acuña and Luis Arráez.

Time to Start Getting Excited

Other Baseball News

Yu Darvish Tallies 100th Win
Five Padres homered to help lift Darvish to the milestone win.

Ohtani Falls One Hit Short of Cycle While Pitching for Third Time this Season
Pretty sure we are less than a month away from the AL MVP race being over.

Mets’ Pete Alonso Has Bone Bruise
Things just keep going wrong for the Mets this year. Steve Cohen’s slugging team leader has a bone bruise on his left wrist and will now miss three to four weeks.

Blue Jays DFA Anthony Bass
The moral of the story, don’t become an off-field distraction if you are also going to suck on the field.