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Series Preview #41; Diamondbacks vs. Rockies

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The Rockies come to Chase for three

At one point in the season, this looked like it might be a series between two Wild Card contenders. Now, the Rockies are in last place in the division, and Arizona is 4.5 games back in the Wild Card and losing time.

Game 1: Chi Chi Gonzales(0-4, 6.57 ERA, 1.78 WHIP) vs. Zac Gallen (2-3, 2.58 ERA, 1.25 WHIP)

Gonzalez is minor league filler for the Rockies, and not doing a great job about it either. ERA is always a bit...

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Diamondbacks’ Nick Ahmed named NL Player of the Week

The Arizona Diamondbacks have had their players receive the NL Player of the Week honor before, but for the first time in franchise history, a shortstop will take home the award. D-backs shortstop Nick Ahmed was named the National League Player of the Week on Monday. From Aug. 12 to 18, Ahmed hit .423 with four home runs, 11 RBIs, two doubles and a triple while putting up a 1.503 OPS. Known more for his defense when he first arrived in the big leagues in 2014, Ahmed has since turned into a...

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Monday Memes 8/19: Made You Look

Speaking of White Claws, anyone remember Tequiza?

For what it’s worth, I was unable to watch most of the D-backs vs Giants series this weekend. But I did read the re-caps and box scores and all I can say is, damn. After losing our best pitcher Zack Greinke in the Josh Rojas trade, Diamondbacks pitching has not been the same. Bright spots right now include all of the massive dongs the D-backs have launched, Ahmed’s slick glove, and of course us fans bearing witness to the all the new...

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Diamondbacks announce 2020 spring training schedule, will play GCU

The Arizona Diamondbacks announced Monday their slate of games for the 2020 spring training Cactus League, a schedule that will include a game against Grand Canyon University. In keeping with the Diamondbacks’ recent trend of playing the local colleges during spring training, Arizona will face GCU on March 17 at Salt River Fields at Talking Stick. That will be a night game. Arizona’s 23rd spring training slate will open on Saturday, Feb. 22, against the Colorado Rockies. The D-backs will...

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Snake Bytes 8/19: Salvaging a win

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The Diamondbacks stuck to the normal script, and won the game they shouldn’t have, after losing the ones they could have.

Madison Bumgarner has been looking more like his normal self lately and Merrill Kelly hasn’t been doing so hot. Of course this was the one game out of the series that the Dbacks pulled out. Even with the win, they still sit four and a half games back of the second Wild Card spot inhabited currently by Chicago Cubs. Possibly even more...

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Watch: ARI 6, SF 1 - Jones, Kelly lift D-backs to 6-1 win

8/18/19: Jones, Kelly lift D-backs to 6-1 win

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SnakePit Round Table: Win some, lose some...

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Home-run derby, our future rotation and the D-backs who might merit award consideration are among this week’s topics.

We’re returning to what we used to do last year, with guest contributors. If you’d like to take part, speak up in the comments. It’s first-come, first served; questions are sent out on a Saturday, with replies needed by Sunday evening.

Are the juiced home-run balls making a mockery of the game?

Jack: I don’t...

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Jim McLennan

Diamondbacks 6, Giants 1: Mediocrity sustained!

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We’re... still there or thereabouts!

Record: 62-63. Pace: 80-82. Change on 2018: -7.

It looked like Arizona’s long-running streak of being within two games of .500, already dating back more than two months, was under serious threat. They had lost the first three games against San Francisco to drop to two below even, and were facing the Giants’ staff ace, with a starter for Arizona who had been getting blasted of late. But...

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Jim McLennan

Gameday Thread, #125: 8/18 vs. Giants

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August 18 - 1868: India - French astronomer, Pierre Jules Cesar Janssen, discovered the gas, helium, while observing a solar eclipse at Guntar ~ noticed bright lines in the spectrum of the chromosphere, showing that the chromosphere is gaseous. #history

— Today In History (@Yesterday_Today) August 18, 2019

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Game #125, 8/18: Diamondbacks vs. Giants

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Preview, #125: 8/17 vs. Giants

We might be about to cross another country off the Diamondbacks’ world map

Today's Lineups Mike Yastrzemski - LF Wilmer Flores - 2B Scooter Gennett - 2B David Peralta - LF Buster Posey - C Eduardo Escobar - 3B Brandon Belt - 1B Christian Walker - 1B Kevin Pillar - CF Adam Jones - CF Austin Slater - RF Josh Rojas - RF Brandon Crawford - SS Nick Ahmed - SS Donovan Solano - 3B Carson Kelly - C M. Bumgarner - LHP Merrill Kelly - RHP

The Diamondbacks made another roster move today,...

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D-backs recall Bo Takahashi, option Stefan Crichton to Triple-A Reno

The Arizona Diamondbacks have recalled RHP Bo Takahashi from Double-A Jackson, the team announced in a press release on Sunday. Right-handed pitcher Stefan Crichton was optioned to Triple-A Reno following Saturday night’s 11-6 loss to the San Francisco Giants. Takahashi will be making his MLB debut upon his first appearance in a D-backs jersey with No. 52 stitched on his back. The 22-year-old was a Southern League midseason All-Star with his 4-3 record, 3.60 ERA, 45 strikeouts, 19 walks...

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Keegan Thompson

Snake Bytes 8/18: Taylor Clocked

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Arizona falls further out of the wild card race by dropping yet another game to the San Francisco Giants.

Arizona Diamondbacks 6, San Francisco Giants 11

[D’backs.com] D-backs can’t recover from rough second frame - The D-backs lost another game on the field Saturday night and one in the Wild Card standings as well. The Giants jumped on Taylor Clarke for five runs in the second inning, handing the D-backs an 11-6 loss at Chase Field. It was the fourth...

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Diamondbacks lose third straight home game to Giants

PHOENIX, Ariz. – Nine games into their 13-game stretch against the National League West, the Arizona Diamondbacks have regressed back to their losing ways at home against division opponents, dropping their third in a row to the San Francisco Giants on Saturday night by a score of 11-6. The D-backs are now 2-7 against the Giants at Chase Field this season. Taylor Clarke got the start for Arizona and cruised through the first inning, effortlessly sitting down all three batters in order....

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Jack Sommers

Floating Away: Giants 11, Diamondbacks 6

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DBacks playoff chances fade under a barrage of Giants hits and runs

The Diamondbacks recalled Taylor Clarke to start this game, with the intent to give Merrill Kelly and Zac Gallen an extra day’s rest and help set them up to better handle Robbie Ray’s absence while he’s on the IL. The problem with this plan is that Clarke has struggled most of the season with short outings and lots of homers and runs allowed. Tonight was no exception, as he only...

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Jim McLennan

Gameday Thread, #124: 8/17 vs. Giants

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August 17 - 1978: France - the first hot-air balloon to cross the Atlantic, Double Eagle II, landed in Miserey near Paris, 137 hrs after leaving Presque Isle, Maine. history

— Today In History (@Yesterday_Today) August 17, 2019

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Jim McLennan

Game #124, 8/17: Diamondbacks vs. Giants

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Jim McLennan

Preview, #124: 8/17 vs. Giants

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Home-runs are flying off Arizona bats at an unprecedented rate this year. And it’s not just us.

Today's Lineups Mike Yastrzemski - RF Jarrod Dyson - CF Stephen Vogt - C Wilmer Flores - 2B Evan Longoria - 3B Eduardo Escobar - 3B Alex Dickerson - LF David Peralta - LF Scooter Gennett - 2B Adam Jones - RF Kevin Pillar - CF Jake Lamb - 1B Brandon Belt - 1B Nick Ahmed - SS Brandon Crawford - SS Alex Avila - C Logan Webb - RHP Taylor Clarke - RHP

Last...

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Pit Your Wit’s ‘19: Week 22

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A much better turn out this week

Last week, I asked you to caption this photo of Robbie Ray and Dave Roberts going at it in last week’s “brawl” between the Diamondbacks and Dodgers at the conclusion of their game in LA. We had a good turn out for it, but there was a clear winner, so congrats to TylerO!

In second place, we find MrMrrbi!

And rounding out our podium, we find DFFJ, NikT, and Rockkstarr sharing the third place spot

Here are the...

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Diamondbacks’ Ketel Marte called a ‘pleasant surprise’ by MLB.com

There’s no question that baseball is a game filled with surprises, even the players themselves can present surprises from year to year whether they’re rookies or established veterans. One player who has been a big surprise this season is D-backs All-Star second baseman Ketel Marte. Richard Justice of MLB.com named each team’s pleasant surprise of the year and noted that Marte has the fourth-high WAR (5.9) among all MLB position players. As of Saturday, only Mike Trout (8.1), Cody...

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