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Goldy stings Angels early with 15th home run

The D-backs left the scorching heat of Arizona for the cooler temperatures of California, but first baseman Paul Goldschmidt's bat remained on fire.

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Injury updates: Pollock, Souza, Delgado, Ray

D-backs outfielders Steven Souza Jr. and A.J. Pollock had follow-up tests Monday as they try to work their way back from injuries.

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Jim McLennan

Preview #72: 6/18 @ Angels

Let’s hope Anaheim turns out to be the happiest place in the world for the D-backs.

Today's Lineups Jon Jay - RF Ian Kinsler - 2B Paul Goldschmidt - 1B Mike Trout - CF Jake Lamb - 3B Justin Upton - LF David Peralta - LF Albert Pujols - DH Daniel Descalso - DH Jose Miguel Fernandez - 1B Ketel Marte - 2B Andrelton Simmons - SS Nick Ahmed - SS Luis Valbuena - 3B Jeff Mathis - C Martin Maldonado - C Jarrod Dyson - CF Kole Calhoun - RF Zack Greinke - RHP Jaime Barria - RHP


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Arizona Diamondbacks: David Peralta Is One Of Baseball’s Most Underrated Players

The Arizona Diamondbacks don’t tend to get much national recognition, even when it’s warranted. Playing in a smaller West Coast market does them no favors, both in regard to their team success, as well as individual triumphs. This is costing at least one outfielder the recognition that he deserves. In a year that has been […] Arizona Diamondbacks: David Peralta Is One Of Baseball’s Most Underrated Players - Venom Strikes - Venom Strikes - An Arizona Diamondbacks Fan Site - News,...

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Sean Testerman

Monday Memes 6/18: Frustration

Caption this Nick.

It’s a frustrating week. It feels like we played well but having the 2-out blown save by Boxberger just saps all of the fun we had this week. Still, the offense is looking good and let’s hope that this can continue on this road trip.

Keeping it simple on the memes this week. Maybe we need to cool off a bit. I’ve got one here for you: Clint Hurdle’s thought process during last Monday’s game:

What do you have? This thread has been dominated by DC and...

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Series Preview #24: D-backs @ Angels

The Diamondbacks look to turn the page after a disappointing end to a promising homestand.

“Turn the page”. One of my least favorite three-word combinations in the entire English language, right up there with “do the dishes” and “not right now”. It’s a phrase that implies, nay, admits defeat, and serves as a meek call to action with no discernible goal beyond the obvious “let’s go win ourselves some baseball games, boys!”. It offers up no solution. How could it? Instead,...

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James Attwood

Introducing: Levi Kelly

With the 249th pick of the draft, the Diamondbacks returned to the prep ranks to find this right-handed pitcher.

Kelly was committed to LSU and was the second LSU commit to be selected in the draft, behind only Brian Turang who went 21st overall.

What MLB has to say:

Kelly was emerging as a top high school prospect in West Virginia when he made the move to IMG Academy in Florida after his sophomore year. He’s taken advantage of the opportunity, showing off premium arm strength against a...

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Clay Buchholz Proving To Be Quietly Strong Addition For D-Backs

The Arizona Diamondbacks have found hard luck with injuries this year, both in their lineup and in their starting rotation. At least one player, however, is making those health woes a little easier to swallow. Clay Buchholz‘s Major League career looked essentially over. He allowed 10 runs in his only two appearances with the Philadelphia […] Clay Buchholz Proving To Be Quietly Strong Addition For D-Backs - Venom Strikes - Venom Strikes - An Arizona Diamondbacks Fan Site - News, Blogs,...

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Jay Ego

Snake Bytes 6/18: Time to Cleanse

A quintessential D-backs win that didn’t end quite right.

Mets 5, Diamondbacks 3

I attended this game with my brother and father-in-law (a Mets fan). We got our Hawaiian shirts of remarkable quality. The concession stand lines were long in an obscene way. Perhaps the top level wasn’t used to so many fans. But, it was the kind of game the D-backs know how to win. Maybe give up a run early, but squeak out a few runs and let the bullpen take it over. Somewhere there is a 27 outs...

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Wesley Baier

Minor League Recap 6/17/2018

The Diamondbacks affiliates won four out of five games today, with only the Visalia Rawhide losing

Diamondbacks affiliates won 4 out of 5 games today, with Visalia losing, and Missoula and the two Dominican Summer League Affiliates having the day off. The AZL Dbacks have their season opener tomorrow.

Snake Stars

Three Stars: Ryan Atkinson 6.0 IP 0 runs 2 H 2 BB 7 K

Two Stars: Erbert Gonzalez 2.0 IP 2 H 2 BB 2 Ks

One Star: Catcher Ryan January 0-3. but picked off a runner at first

Zero Star:...

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The SnakePit Staff

SnakePit Round Table: World Cup Edition

The bullpen, an everyday role for Descalso, and whether there’s any hope for Avila are among the topics this week.

Special announcement. We welcome Angry Dad of the Brute Squad as this week’s “reader representative”. If you’re interested in doing the same next week, speak up in the comments, and I’ll email the first qualifying person to post, the questions on Saturday (so, obviously, you need to have an email address attached to your account!). You’ll need to be able to get...

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Jim McLennan

Arizona Diamondbacks 3, New York Mets 5: You’re not my REAL father!

The results of the paternity test are in...

Record: 40-31. Pace: 91-71. Change on 2017:

The Diamondbacks were one out away from victory, holding on to a two-run lead with two outs and the bases empty in the bottom of the ninth inning. With the Dodgers having lost, and the Rockies blowing their lead in the ninth against Texas, everything was lined up for Brad Boxberger to retire the feeble-hitting Jose Reyes and put the D-backs back to being 2.5 games up on the Dodgers in the NL West. A...

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Greinke to open road trip in Anaheim

The D-backs will embark on a road trip, beginning with a two-game tilt in Anaheim before traveling to Pittsburgh. Zack Greinke will toe the rubber in Monday's meeting with the Halos at 7:07 p.m. MST, and will be opposed by Jaime Barria (5-2, 2.61 ERA). Greinke allowed five runs over 4 2/3 innings in his last start against the Pirates, but before that, he hadn't given up five earned runs in an outing since April 25.

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Boxberger can't lock down save in loss to Mets

Brad Boxberger had gotten two outs in the top of the ninth on Sunday at Chase Field and the D-backs led the Mets by two runs. In a matter of moments, Arizona trailed by two. The D-backs lost, 5-3, settling for a split of the four-game weekend series.

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Jim McLennan

Arizona Diamondbacks 3, New York Mets 5

That apple pie chimichanga tastes a bit like cardboard after the ninth inning...

New York struck first, opening the scoring in the top of the opening inning. Clay Buchholz allowed a lead-off double, and that runner came around to score later in the inning on a sacrifice fly. However, Buchholz settled down thereafter with another solid performance. That was the only run he allowed through 5.2 innings, on four hits and two walks, with three strikeouts. Andrew Chafin came in and got a big out...

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Miller improves in latest rehab start for Visalia

The D-backs may not have an exact timetable just yet, but it seems Shelby Miller is nearing a return. In his latest rehab start for Class A Advanced Visalia on Saturday, the right-hander tossed 6 2/3 scoreless innings. He struck out 10 and walked none, throwing 81 pitches.

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Jim McLennan

Preview #71: 6/17 vs. Mets

Happy Father’s Day!

Today's Lineups Brandon Nimmo - LF Jon Jay - RF Asdrubal Cabrera - 2B Paul Goldschmidt - 1B Michael Conforto - CF Jake Lamb - 3B Todd Frazier - 3B David Peralta - LF Jay Bruce - RF Daniel Descalso - 2B Dominic Smith - 1B Ketel Marte - SS Kevin Plawecki - C Alex Avila - C Jose Reyes - SS Jarrod Dyson - CF Zack Wheeler - RHP Clay Buchholz - RHP

The Diamondbacks have won four straight Father’s Day games, though they are 8-12 overall for the day. I’m kinda...

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Jim McLennan

The Arizona Diamondbacks’ playoff odds: 70 games in

They’re continuing to climb...

As we did last season, we’ll track the D-backs’ post-season chances every ten games as the season progresses, until the number either reaches 100% or 0%. Here’s where we stand, 50 games into the season.

Fangraphs: 21.1% division, 21.1% wild-card = 42.2% playoffs Baseball Prospectus: 42.4% division, 22.1% wild-card = 64.5% playoffs FiveThirtyEight: 42% division, 19% wild-card = 61% playoffs NumberFire: 44.6% division, 20.0% wild-card = 64.6%...

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