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Jim McLennan

The best trade deadline pick-ups in Arizona Diamondbacks history

When it comes to the trade deadline, the Arizona Diamondbacks have more often been sellers than buyers.

Even when they were winning, that hasn’t necessarily translated into significant activity: the 2007 side, which won the NL West, were entirely passive in terms of deals. But I’ve gone through the history of the team, and pulled out all the “trade deadline pick-ups”. By which I mean, players acquired by Arizona after the start of July, for the apparent purposes of improving the...

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Pollock locked in at perfect time for D-backs

By his own volition, it's been a frustrating couple of years for D-backs center fielder A.J. Pollock, coping with one injury after another. But right now, he's right where he wants to be.

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Jim McLennan

Who do the Arizona Diamondbacks want in the wild-card game?

What seemed a foregone conclusion for much of the season is now rather less than certain. The Colorado Rockies, who led the NL West as late as June 20, are now back in third place, and only clinging to a one-game lead over the Milwaukee Brewers for the final wild-card spot. Both sides have ten games left: Colorado follows us into San Diego for four, then finishes at home against Miami and Los Angeles. Meanwhile, the Brewers are at home for four against the Cubs, and the Reds, then finish on...

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Jay Ego

Snake Bytes 9/21: Score Late, Win Big

The Diamondbacks made a come back in dramatic fashion and then some.

Diamondbacks 13, Padres 7

Not the best start for Robbie Ray. It is getting to the point in the season where anything that happens might just be short-term statistical noise. This does not mean Ray will pitch poorly in the playoffs. Nor does it mean the D-backs will score runs at a furious pace late in games. Let’s get the regular season over with already.

Related: D-backs Turn Four-run Deficit Into Rout of...

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Bradley joins in the D-backs' fun on offense

D-backs reliever Archie Bradley laced a single to center field in the eighth inning Wednesday, driving in a run and allowing another to score when the ball skipped past Padres outfielder Manuel Margot, allowing Bradley to reach third.

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Jim McLennan

Arizona Diamondbacks 13, San Diego Padres 7: Oh, no, we suc... Uh, never mind.

Nine home-runs? Who moved Coors Field to San Diego?

If you’d told me we’d allow five home-runs in one night to San Diego at Petco, I’d not have held out much hope. After all, it’s something the Padres hadn’t done in more than nine years, the last time being May 25, 2008. And teams hitting 5+ home-runs there had never lost, all seven having won by at least two runs. But somehow, the D-backs pulled off perhaps their most improbable, and certainly their biggest, comeback win of the...

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Jim McLennan

Arizona Diamondbacks 13, San Diego Padres 7

Archie Bradley = legitimate hitter.

The D-backs jumped out to a 2-0 lead, on solo homers by David Peralta and Jake Lamb - the former led off the game for the second day in a row, and the latter was Lamb’s first in a month. But Robbie Ray was wild and ineffective: three home-runs, two of them with men aboard saw the Padres take the lead, and J.J. Hoover allowed another long ball, as San Diego scored six unanswered runs to take a 6-2 lead.

Just when all hope was lost (according to social...

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D-backs set up to have Greinke start WC Game

The D-backs aren't saying who would start a winner-take-all Wild Card Game for them on Oct. 4. In fact, they aren't even going to take for granted that they will be in that game despite their commanding position. But if you plot out the next nine games, you can see that ace Zack Greinke would be lined up to start the Wild Card Game.

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Jim McLennan

Preview #152: Arizona Diamondbacks @ San Diego Padres

...and good riddance to it.

Today's Lineups David Peralta - LF Manuel Margot - CF Ketel Marte - SS Erick Aybar - SS Paul Goldschmidt - 1B Wil Myers - 1B J.D. Martinez - RF Hunter Renfroe - RF Daniel Descalso - 2B Yangervis Solarte - 2B Jake Lamb - 3B Jabari Blash - LF A.J. Pollock - CF Christian Villanueva - 3B Chris Herrmann - C Rocky Gale - C Robbie Ray - LHP Dinelson Lamet - RHP

First of all, the good news. The magic number for home-field advantage over the Rockies has been...

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Martinez proving invaluable to D-backs

It's been a little more than two weeks since D-backs right-fielder J.D. Martinez became only the 18th player in Major League history to hit four homers in a game. And since then, the homers and overall production has just kept coming.

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Jim McLennan

Arizona Diamondbacks Blown Calls of the Week: September 13-19

Summary Seven games this week, covering the last two games against Colorado, the series in San Francisco, and the first two in San Diego. Exactly the same number of blown calls over exactly the same number of games: 48 bad calls, an average of 6.9. But two-thirds of those came in three games. As has been commonly seen, the pattern reflected a bias toward the home teams. Over the two games in Chase, the margin was a solid 12-5 in favor of the Diamondbacks. But none of the five games in San...

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Winter is coming: Best free agents on MLB contenders

If you’re not cheering for a contending team, this can be a frustrating time of the MLB season. Other teams are getting ready for the playoffs, while you’re looking ahead to the winter, figuring out if your team can make the right additions to contend next year. Fortunately, there are plenty of options to look at. Plenty of players from MLB contenders are set to become free agents at the end of the year. That’s who we’re focusing on today. J.D. Martinez, Justin Upton and Jay Bruce...

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Jim McLennan

152 games in: The Arizona Diamondbacks’ playoff odds

The last in the series. Because 10 games from now, it will either be or it won’t...

This final edition was slightly delayed, due to other things interfering, but at this point, I’d be hard pushed to say it makes much difference. Another dozen games in the book, so for the last time, we get to revisit the standings, the playoff odds of the various projection systems, and what history tells us has happened to previous teams with the Diamondbacks’ current record.

The last 12 games

The...

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James Attwood

Snake Bytes 9/20: Enough of That

Despite two home runs by A.J. Pollock, the Arizona offense once again struggled to find hits, only tallying a total of four hits for the game (including Pollock’s two solo homers). Arizona dropped the second game in San Diego 6-2, and has now lost three straight.

Arizona 2, San Diego 6

As the first batter of the game, A.J. Pollock gave the Diamondbacks a quick lead with a leadoff homer against San Diego’s Travis Wood. The lead was short-lived though, as the Padres responded with two runs...

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Pat Neshek: Zack Greinke is a 'turd'

Pat Neshek has a career ERA below 2.80 and two All-Star appearances to his credit, but unless he just got traded to your team (he’s played for eight in eleven seasons), you might not have heard of him. However, if you’re a baseball card collector, you know who the dude is…and it has nothing to do with whether or not he just popped up in the last pack you bought. Turns out, the journeyman reliever also happens to be a fan of the cardboard…specifically autographed cards. Big....

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Neshek roasts Greinke for turning down autograph request

Colorado Rockies pitcher Pat Neshek is an avid collector of autographs, and his status as an MLB player gives him access to a number of opportunities the common collector doesn’t have. Except, of course, when it comes to Zack Greinke.Neshek, who was then with the Philadelphia Phillies, was the team's lone representative at the All-Star Game, said back in July that Greinke was going to be his top target at the Midsummer Classic, noting that the Arizona Diamondbacks ace typically isn’t one...

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Ray, D-backs continue Wild Card push vs. SD

Strikeouts will be common Wednesday at Petco Park, as Arizona's Robbie Ray faces San Diego's Dinelson Lamet in the final matchup between the D-backs and Padres this season. San Diego's batters have the second most strikeouts in the National League, while the D-backs rank third.

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Imstillhungry95

Diamondbacks 2, Padres 6: No one said it would be easy

Magic Number for Home Field Advantage: 6

Things started really well. AJ Pollock lead off the game against Padres starter Travis Wood. He hit a home run to the put the Diamondbacks on the board. However, Rosales, Goldschmidt, and Martinez all made outs to end the inning.

It didn’t take long for that small lead to evaporate. Zach Godley was the starter for Arizona, and if you were hoping for a gem, thanks to that great Marine Layer, you would have been disappointed. It’s almost like...

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Imstillhungry95

Dbacks 2, Padres 6

Usually it’s a good sign when your starter takes the mound with a lead, but it didn’t work out too well for the Diamondbacks tonight. AJ Pollock lead the game off with a home run, but that was the highlight of the night for Arizona.

Godley just didn’t have it tonight. He gave up two runs in the bottom of the first, and then he gave up three more in the third. He never really found his control, and the Padres made him pay.

The bullpen didn’t do too badly, holding the Padres to just...

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