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Jim McLennan

Playoff Gameday Thread, #3: Go wild in the country

Could see all the wild-card spots decided today.

NL Game 2 -Reds @ Braves - 9 am - ESPN - Truist Park (0-1) Today's Lineups Shogo Akiyama - LF Ronald Acuna - CF Nick Castellanos - RF Freddie Freeman - 1B Joey Votto - 1B Marcell Ozuna - DH Eugenio Suarez - 3B Travis d'Arnaud - C Mike Moustakas - 2B Ozzie Albies - 2B Jesse Winker - DH Adam Duvall - LF Nick Senzel - CF Dansby Swanson - SS Freddy Galvis - SS Nick Markakis - RF Tucker Barnhart - C Austin Riley - 3B Luis Castillo - RHP Ian...

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Jim McLennan

SBN Reacts: Post-season edition

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I trust you are enjoying this all-you-can-eat buffet of baseball...

Welcome to SB Nation Reacts, a survey of fans across MLB. Each week, we send out questions to the most plugged in Diamondbacks fans, and fans across the country. Sign up here to join Reacts.

Major League Baseball has finally reached the playoffs. It will look and sound different, but teams are now playing for the chance at a World Series.

For fans, not all...

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Michael McDermott

Is Zac Gallen an up and coming ace?

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Zac Gallen’s 2020 season was very good, the next question is if he’s a true playoff ace.

The biggest story line for the 2020 Arizona Diamondbacks, aside from the obvious disappointment in how the season unfolded, has been the break out of one of their young pitchers Zac Gallen. The D-backs originally acquired the 25-year-old starter at the 2019 Trade Deadline in exchange of one of their top prospects, Jazz Chisholm. Gallen had a solid 2019 season, with...

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Jim McLennan

Playoff Gameday Thread, #2: Madness!

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Eight playoff games today, for the first time in major-league history.

NL Game 1 -Reds @ Braves - 9 am - ESPN - Truist Park (0-0) Today's Lineups Nick Senzel - CF Ronald Acuna - CF Nick Castellanos - RF Freddie Freeman - 1B Joey Votto - 1B Marcell Ozuna - DH Eugenio Suarez - 3B Travis d'Arnaud - C Mike Moustakas - 2B Ozzie Albies - 2B Aristides Aquino - LF Adam Duvall - LF Jesse Winker - DH Dansby Swanson - SS Kyle Farmer -...

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James Attwood

Snake Bytes: 9/30 - Going Wild

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The AL Wild Card round began yesterday. The NL round starts today. Baseball, baseball everywhere.

Diamondbacks News

Mike Hazen not Anticipating Major Overhaul of Lineup

Almost the entire Diamondbacks lineup underperformed expectations drastically in 2020. They are all under contract to return in 2021. Despite 2020, Mike Hazen does not see any drastic changes coming to the lineup.

Lovullo Talks About Toughest Season as Manager

There isn’t...

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Jim McLennan

A Diamondbacks’ fan guide to the post-season: National League edition

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Let’s look at the eight teams to make the playoffs on the Senior Circuit

As we did yesterday with the American League, here’s our preview to the bumper bundle which is the 2020 post-season in the National League. It’s probably fair to say that most D-backs fans care more about the NL, being part of it. The competitors here are teams with whom we would typically (though less so this year, outside of the West) be facing more frequently, and the...

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James Attwood

Snake Pit Sim Season: Wild Card Play-In

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Zac Gallen gets the nod against the St. Louis Cardinals.

The good news is that the Virtual Diamondbacks made the postseason. The bad news is, they had to engage in a gutty game-162 performance to get there, meaning that this clearly exhausted team had no time to recharge before taking on the white-hot St. Louis Cardinals. Still, the one thing the Diamondbacks have mostly been able to count on this season has been their pitching. Robbie Ray and...

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Jim McLennan

Playoff Gameday Thread, #1: And so, it begins..

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The 2020 postseason kicks off today!

Astros (Zack Greinke) @ Twins (Kenta Maeda) — 11 am, ABC, 0-0 Today's Lineups George Springer - CF Luis Arraez - 2B Jose Altuve - 2B Byron Buxton - CF Michael Brantley - DH Max Kepler - RF Alex Bregman - 3B Nelson Cruz - DH Kyle Tucker - LF Eddie Rosario - LF Yuli Gurriel - 1B Miguel Sano - 1B Carlos Correa - SS Jorge Polanco - SS Josh Reddick - RF Ryan Jeffers - C Martin Maldonado - C Marwin...

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Keegan Thompson

Snake Bytes 9/30: Snakeless in October

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Everyone else gets to have all of the fun.

Around the League

[Beyond the Box Score] Rooting for seeding just isn’t interesting - As we would expect, talent level gradually declines over the first six seeds, but then bounces back up slightly once we reach that first Wild Card team. It’s somewhat surprising, but I also don’t think it’s controversial to say the Reds are better than the Marlins. Note that a seed of zero means the team did not reach...

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James Attwood

Snake Pit Sim Season: Wild Finish

Arizona’s virtual season came down to the final day of the schedule.

When the virtual Diamondbacks set out for Chase Field on Sunday, they found themselves in a tight spot. On Saturday night, the Diamondbacks were unable to punch their ticket to the postseason, dropping the second game of a three-game series against Colorado, 3-2. The loss had the team still holding a magic number of one to reach the National League Wild Card play-in game. In order to play October baseball, the...

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Jim McLennan

A Diamondbacks’ fan guide to the post-season: American League edition

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Just because Arizona isn’t in the playoffs, doesn’t mean we can’t be interested...

A post-season unlike any other begins tomorrow. The largest field in baseball history comes on the heels of the shortest season in baseball history, because the owners have to make up the lost revenue somehow. Things kick off tomorrow, with the four American League wild-card games, before we enter the remarkable carnage of Wednesday, where the National League join...

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Diamondbacks Designate Joe Mantiply For Assignment

The Diamondbacks announced that they have designated left-hander Joe Mantiply for assignment. They reinstated infielder Domingo Leyba from the restricted list in a corresponding move.

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edbigghead

Meme Monday 9/28: Aaaand the Season is Over

The 2020 Dbacks season has really taken a toll on The Brute Squad

One last Meme Monday before we get into the MLB post season. There will likely be a couple more Meme Monday’s during the post season and World Series, especially when the Dodgers are eliminated in either. Ahmed willing.....

Enjoy.

Texas Ranger’s pitchers facing Wyatt MathisonSteven Souza JR attempting to convince any team to sign him this off season

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Jim McLennan

Snake Bytes, 9/28: Let the (playoff) games commence!

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The 16 team field for the post-season is set. [Diamondbacks sold separately]

Team news

[AZ Central] Madison Bumgarner wins season finale in Diamondbacks’ win over Rockies - Diamondbacks left-hander Madison Bumgarner returned to the dugout between innings on Sunday and offered a fist bump to pitching coach Matt Herges. “He gave me a, ‘Hey, did you see that?’” Herges said. “I’m like, ‘The 91?’ He’s like, ‘Yeah, absolutely.’” In...

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The SnakePit Staff

SnakePit Round Table: And so, it ends...

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When does spring training start?

How would you sum up the 2020 Diamondbacks season?

Makakilo: Mixed emotions. I’m disappointed that an opportunity to reach the expanded playoffs was lost. I’m puzzled why hitting was so inconsistent, and how it will be fixed going forward. I’m confident that Mike Hazen executed opportunities to improve the team, mixed with a curiosity of how he will mold the team for next season, especially center field and the...

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Jim McLennan

Gameday Thread, #60: 9/27 vs. Rockies

Einstein's revolutionary equation about the equivalence of matter and energy (E = mc2) was published #OTD 27 September 1905. #NobelPrize pic.twitter.com/kPwrHccU0I

— The Nobel Prize (@NobelPrize) September 27, 2020

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Jim McLennan Jack Sommers

Game #60: 9/27, Diamondbacks vs. Rockies

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Jim McLennan Jack Sommers

Preview #60: 9/27 vs. Rockies

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A D-backs fan enters Chase Field...

Today's Lineups Raimel Tapia - LF Tim Locastro - LF Josh Fuentes - 1B Ketel Marte - 2B Charlie Blackmon - RF Christian Walker - 1B Trevor Story - SS Kole Calhoun - RF Elias Diaz - DH Eduardo Escobar - DH Ryan McMahon - 3B Nick Ahmed - SS Garrett Hampson - 2B Daulton Varsho - CF Sam Hilliard - CF Wyatt Mathisen - 3B Tony Wolters - C Carson Kelly - C Kyle Freeland - LHP M. Bumgarner - LHP

Fan: ‘Ello, I...

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Keegan Thompson

Snake Bytes 9/27: Finality

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We’re down to the final game of a frustrating season for the Arizona Diamondbacks.

Arizona Diamondbacks 3, Colorado Rockies 10

[D’backs.com] As ‘20 nears end, D-backs’ Hall eyes future - As the 2020 season winds down to its final day for the D-backs, the discussions are only beginning in the front office. Saturday night’s 10-3 loss to the Rockies at Chase Field dropped the D-backs to 24-35, a far cry from where they planned on being when the...

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Jack Sommers

Diamondbacks Rocked by Colorado 10-3, Clinch Last Place

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Luke Weaver stumbles again in the 4th

Luke Weaver’s night started out well. He worked around a leadoff single by Raimel Tapia in the first to retire the next three batters without drama. Elias Diaz hit a two out double in the 2nd, but was stranded when Ryan McMahon struck out to end the inning. Three up three down in the 3rd and two quick outs in the 4th, and Weaver was cruising with 6 straight outs and 4 K’s through 3 2/3.

But Weaver’s 4th inning...

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