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Snake Bytes 8/26: Craziness in the Desert Leads to Snake Celebration

A collision in shallow left, fan interference on a play at the wall, Gabi hits a triple, Martinez surrenders a salami, and Pfaadt notches his first win - all in the same game.

Cincinnati Reds v Arizona Diamondbacks Photo by Chris Coduto/Getty Images

Diamondbacks News

Cincinnati 8, Arizona 10
Brandon Pfaadt finally notched his first career victory by tossing 5. 1 innings of two-run ball. The Snakes seemed to be on cruise control for this one until the bullpen got involved. That’s when things got crazy, both on the mound and in the field.

It would seem Brandon Pfaadt has arrived

Diamondbacks Win Sixth Straight Behind Pfaadt, Youth Movement
Brandon Pfaadt continued to make his case for a long-term home in the rotation. Gabriel Moreno, Alek Thomas, Geraldo Perdomo, and Corbin Carroll combined for eight runs on five hits, with six walks, a triple (by Moreno), and three stolen bases.

Moreno motoring

Diamondback Outslug Reds to Claim the Second Wild Card Slot in Standings
The offense had a big night. So did the bullpen, in both good and bad ways.

Kudos to Diamondbacks security for simply re-locating this young fan instead of ejecting him

Can Carroll Hold On for Rookie of the Year?
Carroll’s 55-game stretch of lackluster offense has made things more interesting in the race for NL Rookie of the Year, but the award is still clearly his to lose. With only 33 games left, and with Carroll seeming to come out of his slump, it is looking like the Diamondbacks might finally have a Rookie of the Year winner on their third big push for one.

The Pros and Cons of a September Call-Up for Lawlar
Jordan Lawlar hit the ground running when promoted to AAA Reno. But, is it honestly time to call him up?

Those Looking for Drama Narratives, the cWPA is for You
The Diamondbacks’ win over the Jordan Montgomery-led Texas Rangers produced some wild swings and some interesting narrative performances.

Other Baseball News

Michael Harris II and Defensive Positioning
The positioning cheat sheet tucked in Harri’ glove has helped to make him a defensive beast in center field.

Betts Receives Warm Welcome Returning to Fenway
It’s been four years since Betts last played in Fenway. The Boston faithful were more than ready to show appreciation for their former all-star outfielder.

Houston Loses No-Hitter in Eighth, then Walked Off
It’s safe to say, the Houston Astros are going through some things these days.

Seattle Mariners Grab Share of First in AL West
It has been 20 years since the Mariners were in this position so late in the season. The Mariners have certainly picked the right time to run down the struggles teams from Texas.

Still Hitting, DH Ohtani Rips 115 mph Double
This isn’t the first time Ohtani has been a hitter with a bum elbow. It appears he isn’t about to slow down much offensively.

This guy doesn’t want Zac Gallen to win the Cy Young Award