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Keegan Thompson

Snake Bytes 4/11: Hall of Loco

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You can’t stop Tim Locastro. You can’t even try to contain him. Unless you’re physically pushing his hand off the base.

Arizona Diamondbacks 8, Cincinnati Reds 3

[D’backs.com] HOF cleats, ‘dream’ 1st start key D-backs ‘W’ - Speed is the name of the game for Locastro, who has been Major League Baseball’s fastest player over the past two seasons per Statcast’s sprint speed metric. Getting on base and wreaking havoc is the strength of...

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Jack Sommers

Diamondbacks 8, Reds 3: Tim Locastro sets the table and sets a record

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The fastest man in baseball electrifies 13,000 fans at Chase Field

The Diamondbacks played their best game of the year so far, defeating the Reds and improving their record to 3-6.

Tim Locastro had 4 hits and set a major league record stolen base record. Riley Smith got the start, allowing just 2 runs in 6 efficient innings. Asdrubal Cabrera homered and drew two walks, Stephen Vogt had a big two out hit in a 5 run 5th. Eduardo Escobar homered for the 3rd...

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Jim McLennan

Gameday Thread, #9: 4/10 vs. Reds

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On this day in 1989, Major League was #1 at the North American box-office.

Are you trying to say Jesus Christ can’t hit a curveball?

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Game #9, 4/10: Diamondbacks vs. Reds

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D-backs Preview #9: 4/10 vs. Reds

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Living the life of Riley? Or just in the Nick of time?

Line-ups

Nine games in, and we’ve already had two pitchers make their first major-league start. Taylor Widener has performed more than credibly; indeed, by most metrics, he’s been our best starter. [Amusingly, bWAR gives the crown to Matt Peacock and his one major-league appearance, worth 0.4 wins!] Let’s see whether Smith can match up. He was excellent in long relief last year, posting a 1.47...

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Injured List Activations: Ahmed, Stewart, Adams

After a flurry of injury news and updates around baseball today, here are some players who are getting back to action… The Diamondbacks activated shortstop

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Keegan Thompson

Chase Field COVID Home Opener

I’m a mixture of feelings and emotions. Did I make a mistake in attending? No, the Arizona Diamondbacks made a mistake in not being properly prepared.

The world has been a challenging place to navigate for the past year. A global pandemic, the first that many of us have ever experienced, has led to confusion, anger, heartbreak, depression, unemployment, lost time, and most importantly, lost loved ones. We’ve all been challenged in our own ways, and because of the struggles of the past...

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Imstillhungry95

Pit Your Wits 2021: Week 2

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Health officials have been trying to get people to wear masks for over a year now. We at the Snakepit solved it in a week.

Last week, after some inspiration from the wonderful majority owner of the Diamondbacks, I asked you to come up with a solution to get people to wear masks while at the game. I do want to take a minute to remind everyone, however, that second and third place still get points. This isn’t a winner take all...

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James Attwood

Snake Bytes: 4/10 - Troubling Home Opener

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Arizona’s bullpen was iffy. Arizona’s bats were absent for eight innings. Chase Field’s fan experience was nightmarish. Not a great combination for attracting fans to the park.

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Cincinnati 6, Arizona 5

Taylor Widener was not sharp in Arizona’s home opener, but he was better than his final line would indicate. Getting squeezed by Blue in the fifth, and getting no zero support from the offense, Widener’s propensity for allowing...

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Jim McLennan

Diamondbacks 5, Reds 6: Chair today...

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Very much a game of two halves...

Through six innings, this looked like another dismal D-backs defeat. They were 5-0 down, and had been held to just one hit. They looked flat in all aspects of the game, and were lucky to only be down by five. But the offense woke up over the final three frames, staging another sterling comeback to force extra innings. This time, however, there was to be no happy ending: the Reds scored their bequeathed runner on...

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Jim McLennan

Gameday Thread, #8: 4/9 vs. Reds

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On this day in 1997, Anaconda was #1 at the North American box-office. How appropriate...

They strike, wrap around you. Hold you tighter than your true love. And you get the privilege, of hearing your bones break before the power of embrace causes your veins to explode.

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D-backs Preview #8: 4/9 vs. Reds

Home is where the heart is?

Line-ups + roster move

Yes, you read that correctly. Back on the roster, and right back into the line-up, is outfielder Kole Calhoun. He returns five weeks after having knee surgery to fix a tear in his knee (a right medial meniscus, for those medical nerds out there). He should help counter the absence of Ketel Marte in the Arizona offense, especially with the platoon advantage against the Reds’ starter today. To make way, the team optioned infielder Andrew...

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Jim McLennan

Game #8, 4/9: Diamondbacks vs. Reds

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Jim McLennan

What to expect at the Diamondbacks home-opener

It’ll be different from the last MLB game before fans at Chase, back in September 2019.

Home opener festivities A tribute to frontline workers including doctors, nurses and staff from Banner Heath, Dignity Health, Phoenix Children’s Hospital, Steward Health Care and AMR as well as Chevrolet’s Community MVPs Ceremonial first pitch by Arizona Department of Health Services Director Dr. Cara M. Christ Moment of silence for the late D-backs Vice President of Player Development Mike...

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Brutesite Chats: What Team is This?

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Things sure have started out great, haven’t they?

Here we are, the first Bruteside Chat of the new season and boy oh boy we sure wish it could have been better.

Today the Brutes do their utmost to paint a little silver lining to the dreadful composition that is this young season.

Mostly though we just stare in to the abyss.

Join us wont you?

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Imstillhungry95

Diamondbacks Series Preview #3: Diamondbacks vs Reds

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The Diamondbacks will take the field at Chase for the first time this season,

What a disappointing start to the season. The Diamondbacks are limping into Chase after going 2-5 on their first road trip. Their pitching has been... not great, and the offense has been inconsistent, despite having three games at Coors Field. Seems like 98% of the team is on the IL right now, and those that aren’t might as well be.

On the other hand, the Reds are off to a great...

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Imstillhungry95

SnakeBytes 4/9: Let’s go home

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After a more than disappointing first road trip of the season, the Diamondbacks head back to the Valley for their Home Opener

Definately not the start to the season anyone was hoping for, though I’m not sure you could call it entirely unexpected either.

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(AZ Central) Diamondbacks manager Torey Lovullo staying optimistic after series loss to Rockies

“Seven games into a new season, the Diamondbacks have looked ominously similar to last...

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Steven Burt

Diamondbacks 3, Rockies 7 - From the Get-Go

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Get well soon Ketel Marte

Merrill Kelly lined up for his second start of the year at the impossible to pitch in Coors Field. Coming into the game, Kelly struggled in his previous two appearances. He never pitched there in 2020, but in 2019, Kelly has an ERA of 7.71 across 11.2 IP, allowing three homers and 16 hits. He actually won one of the games, thanks to the offense giving him 8 runs of support, but with Ketel Marte out after his hamstring injury last game,...

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Jim McLennan

Gameday Thread, #7: 4/8 @ Rockies

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On this day in 1999, The Matrix was #1 at the North American box-office

Denial is the most predictable of all human responses.

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Diamondbacks place Ketel Marte on 10-day IL, recall Andrew Young

Marte is off to an incredible .462/.500/.846 start to the season, already posting 0.7 bWAR in six games. The long-term outlook is as of yet unclear.

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