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Diamondbacks Minor-league Round-up September 18-21

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It’s winding down. Just don’t tell Alek Thomas!

September 18

Triple-A Reno 13, Salt Lake 8. The Aces used four home-runs to club their way to victory. Drew Ellis had the big one, a three-run shot in the first before an out had been recorded. The Bees stormed back with a six-run third including three homers off starter Matt Tabor (2.2 IP, 5 H, 6 ER, 3 BB, 3 SO). But Reno responded with five more in the bottom half. and never lost the lead...

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Steven Burt

Diamondbacks 6, Braves 4 - The Blueprint

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With a season wasted, games like today give you a glimpse of how the D-backs should build their team going forward.

It’s easy to look at this D-backs team and find the ways they failed. With 104 losses (and climbing!), plenty of blame can go around. But games like today give you the blueprint this team needs to rebound in 2022.

Jack posted a beautiful sheet detailing just exactly one of the reasons this team lost so much this season. And while it’s...

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Diamondbacks extend manager Torey Lovullo

Lovullo’s previous contract was set to expire following the 2021 season, but his new deal is guaranteed through the 2022 season with a club option for 2023.

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GM Mike Hazen discusses Diamondbacks’ rough 2021 season

In general, Hazen and other team officials are still in discussions and meetings about the state of the franchise in the wake of Arizona’s disastrous 48-104 record.

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Jim McLennan

Gameday Thread, #153: 9/23 vs. Braves

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On this day in 2011, Moneyball was #1 at the North American box-office.

You get on base, we win. You don’t, we lose. And I hate losing, Chavy. I hate it. I hate losing more than I even wanna win.

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Jack Sommers

Diamondbacks Extend Manager Torey Lovullo for 2022 with an option for 2023

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A surprise announcement this morning

The Arizona Diamondbacks announced this morning that Torey Lovullo has been given a contract extension for 2022 with an option for 2023.

The decision may come as a surprise to some, considering the team’s current 48-104 record, tied for the worst in MLB. However it has been a year of injuries and oddities, and the team roster has clearly been outgunned.

Said Mike Hazen:

“Through Everything the season has...

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Diamondbacks Extend Torey Lovullo

Diamondbacks manager Torey Lovullo will remain with the team after signing a contract extension, GM Mike Hazen told reporters.  Lovullo’s previous contract was set to expire following the 2021 season, but his new deal is guaranteed through the 2022 season with a club option for 2023.

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Game #153, 9/23: Diamondbacks vs. Braves

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D-backs Preview #153: 9/23 vs. Braves

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It has not been the best of series for the D-backs

Today's Lineups BRAVES DIAMONDBACKS Jorge Soler - RF Josh Rojas - SS Freddie Freeman - 1B Pavin Smith - RF Ozzie Albies - 2B David Peralta - LF Austin Riley - 3B Christian Walker - 1B Adam Duvall - LF Josh VanMeter - 2B Travis d'Arnaud - C Ildemaro Vargas - 3B Dansby Swanson - SS Carson Kelly - C Guillermo Heredia - CF Jake McCarthy - CF Charlie Morton - RHP M. Bumgarner - LHP

It has not been...

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Snake Bytes 9/23: Eat, Drink, and Be Merrill

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D-backs ride a four game llosing streak

Diamondbacks News:

D-backs 2, Braves 9

From the Keegan: Merrill Kelly returned from the COVID injured list last Wednesday and struggled quite a bit. His outing tonight was just as bad right from the outset. He walked the lead off hitter Jorge Soler on five pitches and then gave up a 107 MPH double off the batter’s eye to Freddie Freeman to follow.

Diamondbacks to reassess positional versatility after brutal...

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Keegan Thompson

Arizona Diamondbacks 2, Atlanta Braves 9: Exercise in Futility

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So maybe opening the roof and panels against the Braves is not the best idea.

It seems every day you have a different recapper letting you know that you could check out of the game in the early innings and not miss a thing. I sincerely wish that I had a different story to tell, but believe me when I say this contest was over after the top of the first. Fortunately, that half of a frame gives us plenty to discuss in its own right.

Merrill Kelly...

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Jim McLennan

Gameday Thread, #152: 9/22 vs. Braves

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On this day in 2006, Jackass Number Two was #1 at the North American box-office.

April Margera: Why would you burn him in the first place, Dunn?
Ryan Dunn: ‘Cause it was funny...

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Game #152, 9/22: Diamondbacks vs. Braves

Set Number: X161898 TK1

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D-backs Preview #152: 9/22 vs. Braves

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Tanks for the memories...

Today's Lineups BRAVES DIAMONDBACKS Jorge Soler - RF Josh Rojas - SS Freddie Freeman - 1B Ketel Marte - 2B Ozzie Albies - 2B Daulton Varsho - C Austin Riley - 3B Kole Calhoun - RF Adam Duvall - CF David Peralta - LF Eddie Rosario - LF Christian Walker - 1B Dansby Swanson - SS Josh VanMeter - 3B William Contreras - C Jake McCarthy - CF Ian Anderson - RHP Merrill Kelly - RHP Tankapalooza update

Things remain unchanged at...

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Jack Sommers

Diamondbacks Original 6 Starting Pitchers

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Can they improve in 2022 ?

On March 31st of this year I published an article Breaking Down The Diamondbacks Rotation. In that article I expressed a lot of concern about how badly the rotation projected. Early in the year we had some debates about which part of the pitching staff was trending worse, the rotation or the bullpen, and clearly the bullpen “won out” in those discussions. However the overall concerns turned...

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Pitcher Jake Faria elects free agency

It has been a few seasons since we’ve seen Faria at his best.

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Diamondbacks 1, Atlanta 6: (Don’t Fear) the Rattlle

h/t hippedyhopsguy on Twitter

Yeah, we can’t even spell a two-syllable word right without technological intervention. We certainly weren’t gonna win this baseball game. SIGH

So I believe I’ve noted on several occasions over the course of this year that writing about Diamondbacks games in 2021 has presented me with an interesting ongoing challenge: namely, to try to keep my interest and find something maybe insightful to take note of when writing about games that we were just about...

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Jim McLennan

Gameday Thread, #151: 9/21 vs. Braves

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Welcome to your Weekly Jovovich. :) On this day in 2007, Resident Evil: Extinction was #1 at the North American box-office. The least impressive franchise entry though.

You won’t have to wait that long, boys. Because I’m coming for you. And I’m gonna be bringing a few of my friends.

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Game #151, 9/21: Diamondbacks vs. Braves

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D-backs Preview #151: 9/21 vs. Braves

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Touki, we hardly knew ye...

Today's Lineups BRAVES DIAMONDBACKS Jorge Soler - RF Daulton Varsho - RF Freddie Freeman - 1B Ketel Marte - 2B Ozzie Albies - 2B Pavin Smith - 1B Austin Riley - 3B David Peralta - LF Adam Duvall - CF Josh VanMeter - 3B Eddie Rosario - LF Carson Kelly - C Travis d'Arnaud - C Jake McCarthy - CF Dansby Swanson - SS Ildemaro Vargas - SS Touki Toussaint - RHP Luke Weaver - RHP

Touki...

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