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Jim McLennan

Arizona Diamondbacks 6, San Diego Padres 7

Two bad innings from Zack Godley led to the delivery of loss-flavored tacos at Petco

Even Paul Goldschmidt going 4-for-4 with four RBI could not save the Diamondbacks, as Zack Godley allowed three runs in the fourth and three more in the fifth. Those wiped out Arizona leads of 3-0 and 5-3, and though the bullpen worked three scoreless innings, a fourth proved beyond them. The D-backs jumped out with two on the first, courtesy of A.J. Pollock and Goldschmidt, and Goldy added another in the...

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Turambar

Arizona Diamondbacks 6, San Diego Padres 7: Godley-dammit!

The lead in the NL West is now perilously thin.

Record: 68-56. Pace: 89-73. Change on 2017: +1.

The weekend has returned, and with it so have I. With beer in hand and cell phone primed I await the third game is this four game set versus the friars. With the playoff race now in ludicrous speed every single game from now through the end of Sept count that much more. Next week’s games again SF and LA will matter much more from a head-to-head basis, but as we saw last week look past...

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Jim McLennan

Gameday Thread, #124: 9/18 @ Padres

Let’s pay our respects to the 2018 Padres’ season. It has gone to be with all the others since 2006...

August 18 - 1910: Business - FTD, the floral delivery service, began under the name Florists' Telegraph Delivery ~ the "T" later changed to Transworld. #history

— Today In History (@Yesterday_Today) August 18, 2018

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Jim McLennan

Preview, #124: 8/18 @ Padres

Look! It’s a rare sighting of catcherii murphius!

Today's Lineups Jon Jay - LF Travis Jankowski - RF Eduardo Escobar - 3B Wil Myers - 3B A.J. Pollock - CF Eric Hosmer - 1B Paul Goldschmidt - 1B Hunter Renfroe - LF Steven Souza - RF Cory Spangenberg - 2B Nick Ahmed - SS Austin Hedges - C Ketel Marte - 2B Freddy Galvis - SS John Ryan Murphy - C Manuel Margot - CF Zack Godley - RHP Clayton Richard - LHP

John Ryan Murphy has become the forgotten man of the Diamondbacks roster - tonight...

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Wesley Baier

Minor League Recap 8/17/2018: Reno Battles Back

Reno battled back from a 6-0 deficit to win 8-7; AZL and Missoula bad defense costs them.

D-backs affiliates won seven out of the nine contests. Jon Duplantier, Riley Smith, and Cole Bartlett had excellent starts, and Jackson had a combined shutout of Montgomery.

Triple-A: Reno Aces 8 vs Salt Lake Bees 7

Salt Lake scored two runs in the first inning and four more runs in the second inning off Reno starter Joel Payamps. The Aces offense would score five runs in the bottom of the second,...

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Imstillhungry95

Pit Your Wits ‘18: Week 19

Lazy Caption Contest...

Hey everyone! Last week, I asked you to give a Dbacks player an emoji nickname. Didn’t always quite work out like that, but a few good responses. I also didn’t realize that you can’t put emoji’s into the Chorus editor, so had to get a bit creative. Anyway, in first place...

Great job, DC. In second place, we don’t exactly have a Dbacks player, but it’s still a good entry. I decided to allow it, since the only other entry with multiple recs didn’t even...

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James Attwood

Snake Bytes 8/18: Ray Does Not Shine, Goldschmidt Happens

It was a night that featured a little bit of just about everything, including yet another home run by Paul Goldschmidt, who now has four on this trip.

Arizona 9, San Diego 4

Once again, Robbie Ray looked both good and vulnerable at the same time. Paul Goldschmidt continued to make people forget he ever struggled this season. David Peralta was missing in action. Zack Greinke pinch-hit. Nick Ahmed got ejected for telling a crap umpire he was doing a crap job. New York still cannot get replays...

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Jack Sommers

Diamondback 9, Padres 4: Long Strange Night in San Diego

Mystery, early offense, early pitcher exits, ejections, home run controversies, and more

Heading into tonight’s game the recent trends for Robbie Ray starts have been high pitch counts, short outings, and a Diamondbacks loss. The first two trends would continue but happily the 3rd would not, as the offense scored early, middle, and late to pick up their errant starter.

The game began with an odd episode. David Peralta was “unavailable” . Nick Piecoro gave us the following...

Yardbarker: Arizona Diamondbacks

Ray frustrated despite D-backs' big win

It wasn't just the amount of runs scored in the D-backs' 9-4 win over the Padres at Petco Park on Friday, but rather the fact that the runs kept coming throughout the game. Paul Goldschmidt got the scoring started in the first inning with his 28th home run of the year, and Arizona continued to add on consistently, putting up runs in five different innings.

Yardbarker: Arizona Diamondbacks

D-backs keep tacking on to top Padres

It wasn't just the amount of runs scored in the 9-4 win over the Padres at Petco Park on Friday, but rather the fact that the runs kept coming throughout the game. Paul Goldschmidt got the scoring started in the first inning with his 28th home run of the year, and Arizona continued to add on consistently, putting up runs in five different innings.

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Jack Sommers

Arizona Diamondbacks 9, San Diego Padres 4

Goldschmidt and Souza lead offense picks up a struggling Robbie Ray

With David Peralta mysteriously MIA and Torey Lovullo working with a short bench, the Diamondback offense once again struck early, this time with a Paul Goldschmidt 2 run homer in the first. They scored 2 more in the second, and would knock Joey Lucchesi out of the box in the 4th, scoring their 5th run. Nick Ahmed was ejected arguing balls and strikes in the 3rd.

Meanwhile Robbie Ray struggled with his control and pitch...

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Jim McLennan

Gameday Thread, #123: 8/17 @ Padres

August 17 - 1807: U.S. - the world's first commercial steamboat service began as Robert Fulton's steamboat left New York City for Albany, New York on the Hudson River. #history

— Today In History (@Yesterday_Today) August 17, 2018

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Jim McLennan

Preview, #123: 8/17 @ Padres

The D-backs have quietly been among the best in the NL since the All-Star break.

Today's Lineups Jon Jay - LF Jose Pirela - LF Eduardo Escobar - 3B Wil Myers - 3B A.J. Pollock - CF Eric Hosmer - 1B Paul Goldschmidt - 1B Hunter Renfroe - RF Steven Souza - RF Christian Villanueva - 2B Nick Ahmed - SS Austin Hedges - C Ketel Marte - 2B Freddy Galvis - SS Jeff Mathis - C Manuel Margot - CF Robbie Ray - LHP Joey Lucchesi - LHP

If it seems a while since the D-backs had a good, long...

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Michael McDermott

Diamondbacks Minor League Recap 8/16/2018

The Diamondbacks Minor League affiliates combined to go 1-6, with a lot of heart-breaking losses in that group. Here are some of the stars from last night’s games.

Hot Bats:

Reno C Alberto Rosario 3 for 4, 3 RBI, R
Jackson C Dominic Miroglio 3 for 5, 2B, 3 RBI, R

Quality Starts:

Reno RHP Neftali Feliz 6 IP, 4 H, 2 R (2 ER), 5 BB, 4 K, GS 56

Reno Aces 7, Salt Lake Bees 5: Neftali Feliz scattered 4 hits and 5 walks over 6 innings, allowing just 2 runs overall. The Aces scored 4 times to give...

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Jim McLennan

Diamondbacks re-sign Randall Delgado to minor-league deal

So it turned out, getting DFA’d was not quite the end of the road for one of our longest serving relievers...

“Randall Delgado is no more.” That’s what we wrote on July 26, when he was designated for assignment by the Arizona Diamondbacks. 51?2 years after coming over from Atlanta in the Justin Upton trade, he was cut from the 40-man roster to make way for new signing Matt Andriese. He had made it all the way up to fifth on the franchise list for appearances by a pitcher. But with...

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Charlie Gebow

On Doing The (Dang) Thing

It’s no guarantee, but the Diamondbacks have a realistic shot of winning the NL West this late in the season. This is weird now but awesome.

On the morning of August 17th, 2018, when I am writing this because like all humans I operate real well on last-minute deadlines, the Diamondbacks are in first place in the NL West by 1.5 games over the Colorado Rockies and 2.0 games over the Los Angeles Dodgers.

By the way, as a sidebar, do you know that the Colorado Rockies have been in existence...

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edbigghead

Snake Bytes 8/17: Complete, Buchholz.

And now the news.

Recaps:

Buccholz throws complete game in win over SD.

The only run the Padres managed off Buchholz came with two outs in the eighth, when Hunter Renfroe hit a homer to center. Buchholz and the D-backs thought Renfroe had struck out on the 0-2 pitch before the homer, but the pitch was called a ball.

Peralta’s UUUUNLIMITED POWER surge continues in 5 run 1st inning for D-backs.

Peralta entered Thursday’s game against the San Diego Padres batting .299 with a career-high...

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Steven Burt

D-backs 5, Padres 1 - Early runs stake Buchholz

Buchholz was just brilliant all night long, making the Padres look foolish on his way to the complete game.

“A complete game is a complete game,” Buchholz said. “A shutout is a little different. It’s pretty hard to do.”

Clay had that to say the last time he pitched well enough to go a full 9 innings. That outing was much like this one, a shutout bid spoiled late. Shutouts are hard, but on a rung below that are complete games, and Buchholz came ready to pitch in this one. Jacob Nix,...

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