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Snake Bytes 7/29: Uninspiring

With the trade deadline only three days away, the Diamondbacks are no longer playing like a team that should be buying, putting Mike Hazen in a tough spot.

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Diamondbacks News

Seattle 5, Arizona 2
Tommy Henry’s first inning struggles were enough to sink the Diamondbacks on Friday night. Henry recovered to throw five more shutout innings, but Arizona’s offense was unable to overcome the four-run deficit.

Arizona Offense Gives No Support
Tommy Henry allowed four runs in the first. That in itself will make it hard to win games. But the lefty settled in and threw up five zeros while the Arizona offense continued to struggle to score runs. Arizona’s only runs in this game came from two runners scoring on a wild pitch. The offense needs to do better.

Diamondbacks Offense Cannot Overcome Rough First by Henry
Despite the team’s current funk, Torey Lovullo remains optimistic.

Randy Johnson: ‘Dynamite’ Rookie Corbin Carroll Already a Franchise Player
Now CC is getting the big time endorsements.

How Diamondbacks Altered Pfaadt’s Approach
Steve Gilbert provides an inside look at some of the tweaks Brent Strom has come up with in order to try and get the most out of Brandon Pfaadt.

Other Baseball News

Mets’ Scherzer Disappointed by Robertson Deal
It’s the Mets, of course there is discord in the upper ranks. They wouldn’t be the Mets otherwise.

Dodgers Make Moves
Neither Lance Lynn nor Joe Kelly is having anything close to what one might call a “good season”. However, Friedman and the Dodgers just sent a top-60 overall prospect, along with two additional pieces, to the Chicago White Sox in exchange for the pair of them, putting a dent in their farm system and increasing the payroll by over $10 million.

Reds Sign David Bell to Extension
The promotion of young talent has not only given David Bell a lifeline, it has given him a new boat, in the form of a three-year extension.

Machado can still flash the leather