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Jay Ego

Snake Bytes 6/17: Rotation Spot Help Wanted

Archie Bradley didn’t do so great after being granted his first start in a couple of years. Zack Godley got some innings, but still not so good.

Nationals 15, Diamondbacks 5

Archie Bradley and Zack Godley were so instrumental in the playoff run a couple of years ago. That’s why this hurts so much. Archie only got 4 outs in his start, giving up 4 runs in the process after the D-backs opened the game with a lead. Zack Godley is apparently only useful in chewing up innings in blowouts. ...

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SnakePit Round Table: Road Warriors

Undefeated in three road series, but questions about the #5 spot abound...

We’re returning to what we used to do last year, with a guest contributor each week. Last time, Rockkstarr12 was the only one to mention it, so she’s the guest again this time! If you’d like to take part, speak up in the comments. It’s first-come, first served; questions are sent out on a Saturday, with replies needed by Sunday evening.

A very good road-trip for the D-backs. What stood out for you?

Turambar: ...

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Jack Sommers

Nationals bomb Diamondbacks 15-5

Bullpen game backfires on Torey Lovullo

Archie Bradley was handed the ball for his first “Start” since 2016 and it did not go well. While the labeling this an “opener” start by some was never accurate, it was expected Bradley would go about 40 or so pitches. The hope was that he would be efficient enough to get through at least two or three innings and then hand the ball off to Zack Godley.

Instead, Bradley lasted just one out into the 2nd inning, having allowed 4 runs on 5 hits...

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Diamondbacks sign 2019 first-round pitching prospect Drey Jameson

The Diamondbacks have agreed to a deal with 34th overall pick Drey Jameson, MLB.com’s Jim Callis reports.  Jameson was one of two compensatory first-rounders awarded to the D’Backs after Patrick Corbin and A.J. Pollock rejected qualifying offers and left in free agency.  High schooler Brennan Malone was taken with the other compensation pick (33rd overall) and agreed to his own contract with Arizona earlier this week. Jameson, a right-hander out of Ball State, inked a deal with a...

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Jim McLennan

Gameday Thread, #73: 6/16 @ Nationals

June 16 - 1884: U.S. - the first roller coaster in America opened at Coney Island, in Brooklyn, New York ~ traveled at 6 mph and cost 5 cents to ride. history

— Today In History (@Yesterday_Today) June 16, 2019

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Jim McLennan

Preview, #73: 6/15 @ Nationals

After 168 bullpen appearances, Archie Bradley starts again!

Today's Lineups Jarrod Dyson - RF Trea Turner - SS Ketel Marte - CF Adam Eaton - RF Eduardo Escobar - 3B Anthony Rendon - 3B Christian Walker - 1B Juan Soto - LF Ildemaro Vargas - 2B Howie Kendrick - 2B Tim Locastro - LF Matt Adams - 1B Nick Ahmed - SS Kurt Suzuki - C Caleb Joseph - C Victor Robles - CF Zack Godley - RHP Anibal Sanchez - RHP

It’s safe to say, the announcement by Torey Lovullo that Archie Bradley would get...

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Keegan Thompson

Snake Bytes 6/16: District of Clobbering

Arizona whops five home runs off the Washington Nationals to improve to 7-2 on the current road trip.

Arizona Diamondbacks 10, Washington Nationals 3

[D’backs.com] 3 takeaways: Marte and Clarke up, Bradley in - Here’s a key takeaway. The D’backs have been very, very good on this road trip. They bashed another five home runs yesterday afternoon and wasted no time doing it either. Ketel Marte deposited the very first pitch of the game into the Nationals bullpen en route to a multi-homer...

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James Attwood

The 2019 MLB Draft: Final Grade

Bringing a close to the coverage of the 2019 MLB draft.

Now that the draft is over and the draftees have begun to sign, it is time to take one last look at the entire draft and give a final report. Of course, some of these points are subject to change should the team, for one reason or another, fail to sign any of their top picks. Continue to follow the Snake Pit’s draft signing tracker to see who the Diamondbacks bring into the fold. However, given the talents selected, it seems unlikely...

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Jim McLennan

Diamondbacks 10, Nationals 3

Well, one pitcher got knocked around a bit this afternoon. Maybe not the one you expected, but the one you wanted.

Before an out was recorded in the top of the second innings, the score was 4-3 to the D-backs, as an early home-run barrage broke out. Ketel Marte went deep on the first pitch, and Adam Jones followed, but the Nationals hit back with three runs and two home-runs in their half. A Christian Walker home-run followed to open the second, and Carson Kelly gave Arizona the lead for...

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Pit Your Wits ‘19: Week 13

Lucky #13...

Last week, I asked you to improve the MLB draft. Got some pretty good suggestions as always, some that might actually even work. As always, though, your recs decided the ones that will be put into place, effective January 1st, 2020. Okay maybe not, but they did decide the winners. In first place once again, suroeste!

In second place, a whole new take on the lottery system...

And rounding out the podium, after a little bit of extra prompting, Diamondhacks!

Some movement up...

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Jim McLennan

Gameday Thread, #72: 6/15 @ Nationals

June 15 - 1215: England - King John put his royal seal on the Magna Carta, or "Great Charter" ~ essentially a peace treaty between him and his barons. #history

— Today In History (@Yesterday_Today) June 15, 2019

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Jim McLennan

Preview, #72: 6/15 @ Nationals

Taylor Clarke has the unenviable task of facing Stephen Strasburg

Today's Lineups Ketel Marte - CF Trea Turner - SS Ildemaro Vargas - 2B Adam Eaton - RF David Peralta - LF Anthony Rendon - 3B Adam Jones - RF Juan Soto - LF Eduardo Escobar - 3B Matt Adams - 1B Christian Walker - 1B Brian Dozier - 2B Nick Ahmed - SS Yan Gomes - C Carson Kelly - C Victor Robles - CF Taylor Clarke - RHP S. Strasburg - RHP

Stephen Strasburg turns 31 next month. I find this, frankly, startling. It hardly...

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Veteran outfielder Adam Jones opens up about invoking 10-and-5 rights

To the casual baseball fan, 10-and-5 rights are little more than an annoyance that get in the way of stimulating trade rumors in July, but for players, this benchmark represents hallowed ground.  Ten years of major-league service time and five with the same organization provide players a full no-trade clause, a distinction outfielder Adam Jones celebrated in Baltimore with a party thrown for him by his wife, writes The Athletic’s Brittany Ghiroli.  After interviewing Jones about the...

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James Attwood

Snake Bytes, 6/15: Home Runs Bite Snakes

A throwing error in the third and then a pair of home runs in the sixth sunk the Diamondbacks Friday evening.

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Arizona 3, Washington 7

It was a bit of a mixed bag for Robbie Ray on Friday. The lefty once again limited his walks and pitched more efficiently. He committed a throwing error in the third inning that eventually resulted in allowing a three-spot in the fram. He was then locked in and entered the sixth inning with only 74 pitches thrown. He then allowed solo home...

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D-backs 3, Nats 7: Cigarcap time

My beard is trimmed, my week is over and I’m ready for baseball

Record: 37-34. Pace: 84-78. Change on 2019: -2.

Work week over. Cigar in hand. Baseball.......baseball?

Whelp, even a good start to a Friday eve can go awry. For as I take the first drag from this fine smoke I discover that the Fox Cigar Bar I’m currently at is suffering from technical difficulties (their interface system for the whole bar is toast). Looks like I’ll be monitoring this game via At Bat. Oh...

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Jim McLennan

Preview, #71: 6/14 @ Nationals

Today's Lineups Jarrod Dyson - CF Trea Turner - SS Ketel Marte - 2B Victor Robles - RF David Peralta - LF Anthony Rendon - 3B Adam Jones - RF Juan Soto - LF Eduardo Escobar - 3B Howie Kendrick - 1B Kevin Cron - 1B Brian Dozier - 2B Nick Ahmed - SS Kurt Suzuki - C Carson Kelly - C Michael Taylor - CF Robbie Ray - LHP Max Scherzer - RHP

Afraid there isn’t time for a proper preview here, so I’ll just mention a couple of things. Another round of Reno Bus Bingo took place, with the news...

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Jim McLennan

Gameday Thread, #71: 6/14 @ Nationals

June 14 - 1777: American Revolution - The Stars and Stripes was adopted as the national flag by the Continental Congress in Philadelphia. #history

— Today In History (@Yesterday_Today) June 14, 2019

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