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Snake Bytes 8/12: Crashing and Burning

Well, that was... something.

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Diamondbacks News

San Diego 10, Arizona 5
Ryne Nelson was knocked around for six runs and then Scott McCough-up surrendered three more in the final inning as the the Diamondbacks continued their slide.

Pham’s First Not Enough
Tommy Pham’s first home run for the Diamondbacks was not enough to turn the tide against the Padres and Ha-Seong Kim. The Korean import extended his hit streak to 16 games, matching Choo for the longest ever by a Korean player.

Skid Reaches Nine
At least the offense put up a crooked number.

Greg Schulte Calling Final Game at Season’s End
More recent coverage of the Gub-nah’s decision to call it quits at the end of the 2023 season.

Arizona Fans Calling for Torey’s Sacking
It wasn’t even two months ago that the same fans wanted him to be named Manager of the Year.

Other Baseball News

MLB Pipeline Mid-season Re-ranking
MLB Pipeline updates their organizational top-30s and the overall top-100.

How the Draft and Trade Deadline Changed Farm Rankings
The people at Fangraphs are adjusting things as well.

Dodgers Retire Fernando Valenzuela’s Number
I confess this one took me by surprise as I simply assumed this had been done decades ago.

Jackson Holliday Raking
The newly-minted #1 overall prospect in the game notched his THIRD five-hit game of the season.

Jon Singleton Returns with a Bang (two of them)
The former rising star of the Astros’ system made his return to the diamond after a prolonged absence due to repeated failed marijuana testing. He had the game of his career, swatting not one, but two home runs, his first swings to leave the yard since 2015.

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