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Keegan Thompson

Snake Bytes 4/24: Brotherly Love

Today marks the start of the second road trip of the 2018 season. Three games each in Philadelphia and Washington.

Diamondbacks News

[MLB.com] Manaea, Machado win AL POW; Corbin nets NL - Patrick Corbin was named the National League Player of the Week, his first time taking home the honor in his career. He previously had won NL Pitcher of the Month in May of 2013, and has a strong chance of doing so again this month. In five starts to begin the 2018 season, he is 4-0 with a 1.89 ERA, 48...

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Jim McLennan

Minor League Recap 4/23/2018: Cesar is king

Michael’s deep into NFL draft stuff this week, so I’m stepping in for the next few days.

Snake Stars:
???: Alex Young, Jackson - 6 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 8 SO, W (3-0)
??: Kevin Medrano, Jackson - 4-for-7, three R, two DBL, two RBI
?: Cole Stapler, Kane County - 6 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 4 SO
0 stars: Gabe Speier: 0.2 IP, 3 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 0 BB, 1 SO

Triple-A Reno 3, Fresno 2. LF Cesar Puello’s double with two outs in the eighth inning scored the tying and go-ahead runs, and allowed the...

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Inbox: Will Owings return to D-backs' bench?

Will Chris Owings go back on the bench when Steven Souza Jr. returns? Why did Jon Duplantier start the season late? D-backs beat reporter Steve Gilbert answers fans' questions.

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Michael McDermott

Patrick Corbin named National League Player of the Week

Corbin earns honors for pitching two incredible games this week.

It wasn’t a question of if Patrick Corbin was going to win National League Pitcher of the Week, but also if he’d get Player of the Week as well. On Tuesday, Corbin tossed a 1-hit shutout of the San Francisco Giants. He fell 4 outs shy of a no-hitter when Brandon Belt hit a check-swing ground ball to 3rd base against a shifted defense. He followed up that start with 6 innings of 2-run ball against the Padres where a dropped...

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Sean Testerman

Monday Memes 4/23: Mr. Steal Yo Girl Edition

Hide your wives, Patrick Corbin is coming!

Patrick Corbin is good. Really damn good. He’s had a couple solid, above-average seasons in the past. But when he was assigned to be our opening day starter, did anyone see THIS coming?

Side note: Corbin is a very attractive young man. You better be careful, or he might steal yo girl.

In other news, off days suck. I feel like we’ve had way too many of them. On one hand, hooray rest! On the other hand, I want to keep our foot on the gas pedal...

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Patrick Corbin Wants to Play for the Yankees

The Arizona Diamondbacks are off to a fine start this season, as is their ace Patrick Corbin. But while that’s happening. Corbin remembers interest from another: the New York Yankees. And to Corbin, playing for the Yankees would be a dream come true. Speaking to USA Today’s Bob Nightengale, he says the following: “I know the Yankees have had some interest in the past, and there were a lot of rumors this winter that got my family excited. It would have been cool. You just want to go...

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Xipooo

Series Preview #8: D-Backs vs. Phillies

2 unexpectedly really good teams go head to head

Don’t Look Now

You could be forgiven if you thought the Phillies were bad. It’s been some time since the Phillies have had much to cheer about (Pepperidge Farm remembers). But this year seems to be the revival that Philadelphia fans have been waiting for. They’re on a tear winning 11 of their last 13 including a 4 game sweep of the Pirates to tie it off. They’re also 9-1 at home, which is where the D-Backs are heading for this 3...

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Jay Ego

Snake Bytes 4/23: Cy Corbin?

The Diamondbacks get another series win before heading to Philadelphia.

Diamondbacks 4, Padres 2

Patrick Corbin pitches another gem and the Diamondbacks have now won 7 straight series. Great pitching, consistent play and a few runs seems to be the formula this year. My heart is telling me that the NL West crown is the new goal over a WC spot. It’s also telling me Corbin could be Cy Young material. Amazing when just last year many advocated him to be placed in the bullpen. Lovullo...

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Wesley Baier

Minor League Recap 4/22/2018: Another Postponed Game

Reno and Visalia won their games, Kane County lost theirs, and Jackson was rained out again

Snake Stars

???? Jack Reinheimer 3-3 with two walks and a stolen base

??? Emilio Vargas RHP, A+ Visalia 5 IP 4 hits, 1 walk, zero runs, 8 strike outs

?? Stephen Smith 2-4 with a double and a stolen base

? Troy Scribner 5.1 IP 3 runs on 5 hits and a walk, 4 strikeouts

Zero Stars: Ildemaro Vargas Reno wSS, 0-5 with two strikeouts, only Aces batter not to get a hit and Joey Rose, 3B Kane County, who was...

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The SnakePit Staff

SnakePit Round Table: Magnificent Seven

21 games = seven series wins for Arizona. That’ll do...

We welcome SmartPlays as this week’s guest round-tabler, and thank him for his input. If you’re interested in taking part, the first person to pipe up in the comments (who hasn’t done it before!) will be emailed the questions for the week next Saturday. So make sure you have an email address on file before putting yourself forward... And with that, on with the show!

We lost Taijuan Walker. What impact will that have?

Wesley: We...

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Wesley Baier

Prospect Interview: Marcus Wilson, CF Visalia Rawhide

Wesley Baier has a quick chat with Dbacks Prospect and Visalia Rawhide Centerfielder, Marcus Wilson

Marcus Wilson was drafted out of high school with number 69 pick overall in the 2014 draft. His first year in the minors, Wilson struggled, but has improved upon each season in the minors. He’s gone from a 75 wRC+ his first year, to an 88 wRC+ his second, to a 123 wRC+ in his third year, finally breaking out with a 135 wRC+ last year. This year he’s started off slow, but was leading his...

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Corbin deals as D-backs win 7th straight series

Patrick Corbin struck out 11 Padres in a 4-2 D-backs win at Chase Field on Sunday. Shortstop Nick Ahmed hit a two-run blast in the 3rd inning, before Archie Bradley notched his second save of the year.

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K machine Ray starts series opener vs. Phillies

The D-backs take Monday off before opening a three-game series against the Phillies on Tuesday night at 4:05 MST at Citizens Bank Park. The D-backs have won seven straight games against the Phillies in Philadelphia by a 37-14 margin. Robbie Ray will get the start for the D-backs. Over his career, he is 2-1 with a 4.56 ERA against the Phillies.

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Jim McLennan

Arizona Diamondback 4, San Diego Padres 2

Patrick Corbin was stellar, and the D-backs won their seventh series in a row.

There can’t be many pitchers who strike out the side, and then give up a two-run homer in the same inning. But that was the only blemish on Patrick Corbin’s record this afternoon at Chase: in the sixth, Jeff Mathis could not corral Corbin’s 11th K of the game, and the next batter went opposite field. Patrick was otherwise awesome, holding San Diego to two hits and one walk over six innings. It seems somehow...

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Jim McLennan

Preview: 4/22 vs. Padres

Patrick Corbin leads the D-backs as they bid for a seventh straight series win.

Today's Lineups Manuel Margot - CF Jarrod Dyson - LF Wil Myers - RF Ketel Marte - 2B Christian Villanueva - 3B Paul Goldschmidt - 1B Eric Hosmer - 1B A.J. Pollock - CF Jose Pirela - 2B Chris Owings - RF Freddy Galvis - SS Nick Ahmed - SS Matt Szczur - LF Deven Marrero - 3B Austin Hedges - C Jeff Mathis - C Joey Lucchesi - LHP Patrick Corbin - LHP

20 games into the season, and the D-backs still haven’t...

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Jim McLennan

The Diamondbacks’ playoff odds: 20 games in

The D-backs cooled off slightly after their 8-2 start, but still posted a winning record over the last 10 games, at 6-4. Since half of those were on the road, I’ll take it.

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 after the first 20 games of the season:

Fangraphs: 15.4% division, 25.6% wild-card = 41.0% playoffs Baseball Prospectus: 54.1% division,...

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Bullpen, Defense Powering Diamondbacks’ Hot Start

With a record of 14-6, the Arizona Diamondbacks are off to their second best start in franchise history through 20 games. In addition, the D-Backs have positioned themselves nicely to make the playoffs for the second straight season for the first time since 2001-02. Arizona holds a three-game lead over the second-place Colorado Rockies in the National League West. A lot has gone right for the D-Backs. When you consider that the D-Backs have been without Steven Souza Jr. and Jake Lamb for a...

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Keegan Thompson

Snake Bytes 4/22: Lucky Seven

The Arizona Diamondbacks will need to take today’s rubber match to secure their seventh consecutive series win to begin the 2018 season.

Diamondbacks 6, Padres 2

[D’backs.com] Pollock’s return helps lead D-backs past Padres - After sitting out Friday’s contest following a collision with fellow outfielder Chris Owings the night prior, A.J. Pollock returned to roam center field for the Diamondbacks on Saturday. Pollock broke up a 2-2 tie with a two out solo shot to right field in the...

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Wesley Baier

Minor League Recap 4/21/2018: Duplantier Debuts

Top Prospect Jon Duplantier made his 2018 debut today for the AA Jackson Generals after being injured in Spring Training

Snake Stars Three Stars CF Marcus Wilson A+ Visalia, 3-4 with a walk, a stolen base, a double and a triple Two Stars SS Ildemaro Vargas AAA Reno, 3-4 with a triple One Star RHP Tyler Mark A+ Visalia 2.0 IP, 1 hit, 1 walk, 0 runs, 6 ks Zero Stars RHP Albert Suarez AAA Reno, 2 IP 3 runs on 4 hits and a walk Negative Stars - The coveted and specially awarded...

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