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AZ Snake Pit May 22, 2018
Preview, #48: 5/22 @ Brewers

Preview, #48: 5/22 @ Brewers

Let’s try again, shall we? Today's Lineups ARIZONA DIAMONDBACKS MILWAUKEE BREWERS David Peralta - LF Christian Yelich - LF Chris Owings - RF Ji-Man Choi - 1B Jake Lamb - 3B Lorenzo Cain - CF Paul Goldschmidt - 1B Travis Shaw - 3B Daniel Descalso - 2B Domingo Santana - RF Ketel Marte - SS Jonathan Villar - 2B Alex Avila - C Manny Pina - C Jarrod Dyson - CF Orlando Arcia - SS Matt Koch - RHP Jhoulys Chacin - RHP The Arizona Diamondbacks are no longer leading the National League West, for the first time since Opening Day. The way the team has played this...
AZ Snake Pit May 16, 2018
Preview, #43: 5/16 vs. Brewers

Preview, #43: 5/16 vs. Brewers

The rubber game of the series, as the D-backs look to remain undefeated in the Pollock Thumb era. Today's Lineups MILWAUKEE BREWERS ARIZONA DIAMONDBACKS Lorenzo Cain - CF David Peralta - LF Christian Yelich - LF Jarrod Dyson - CF Jesus Aguilar - 1B Daniel Descalso - 3B Travis Shaw - 3B Paul Goldschmidt - 1B Domingo Santana - RF Steven Souza - RF Jonathan Villar - 2B Ketel Marte - 2B Tyler Saladino - SS Alex Avila - C Jett Bandy - C Nick Ahmed - SS Brandon Woodruff - RHP Matt Koch - RHP The gods of baseball scheduling finally take their foot off Matt...
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Diamondbacks still standing by slumping catcher Alex Avila

Diamondbacks still standing by slumping catcher Alex Avila

The Diamondbacks continue to give catcher Alex Avila chances to play despite his slow start at the plate.         
AZ Snake Pit May 13, 2018
Preview, #40: 5/13 vs. Nationals

Preview, #40: 5/13 vs. Nationals

Can Zack Godley and co avoid a sweep? Today's Lineups WASHINGTON NATIONALS ARIZONA DIAMONDBACKS Trea Turner - SS David Peralta - LF Bryce Harper - RF Daniel Descalso - 3B Howie Kendrick - 2B Paul Goldschmidt - 1B Matt Adams - LF A.J. Pollock - CF Mark Reynolds - 1B Steven Souza - RF Michael Taylor - CF Chris Owings - 2B Pedro Severino - C Alex Avila - C Jeremy Hellickson - RHP Ketel Marte - SS Wilmer Difo - 3B Zack Godley - RHP It never ceases to amaze me how fickle some fans are. We lose our first series of the year, and the recap comments show rats...
AZ Snake Pit May 11, 2018
Preview, #38: 5/11 vs. Nationals

Preview, #38: 5/11 vs. Nationals

Matt ‘The Legend Killer’ Koch goes for #3. Today's Lineups WASHINGTON NATIONALS ARIZONA DIAMONDBACKS Trea Turner - SS David Peralta - LF Bryce Harper - RF Jarrod Dyson - CF Anthony Rendon - 3B Paul Goldschmidt - 1B Matt Adams - 1B Daniel Descalso - 3B Andrew Stevenson - LF Chris Owings - RF Michael Taylor - CF Alex Avila - C Pedro Severino - C Ketel Marte - 2B Max Scherzer - RHP Nick Ahmed - SS Wilmer Difo - 2B Matt Koch - RHP Clayton Kershaw Justin Verlander Max Scherzer??? PROFIT Tonight, we see if unlikely hero Matt Koch can continue his...
AZ Snake Pit May 9, 2018
Preview, #36: 5/9 @ Dodgers

Preview, #36: 5/9 @ Dodgers

Win tonight, and the Dodgers might be finished. Today's Lineups ARIZONA DIAMONDBACKS LOS ANGELES DODGERS Chris Owings - LF Chris Taylor - SS Nick Ahmed - SS Enrique Hernandez - CF Paul Goldschmidt - 1B Matt Kemp - LF A.J. Pollock - CF Yasmani Grandal - C Steven Souza - RF Cody Bellinger - 1B Ketel Marte - 2B Austin Barnes - 2B Deven Marrero - 3B Yasiel Puig - RF Alex Avila - C Kyle Farmer - 3B Patrick Corbin - LHP Alex Wood - LHP A win for the Diamondbacks tonight would put them 10 games ahead of the Dodgers, and would also send Los Angeles back to 6...
AZ Snake Pit May 6, 2018
Preview, #34: 5/5 vs. Astros

Preview, #34: 5/5 vs. Astros

Another series, another rubber match Today's Lineups HOUSTON ASTROS ARIZONA DIAMONDBACKS George Springer - CF David Peralta - LF Jose Altuve - 2B Daniel Descalso - 3B Carlos Correa - SS Paul Goldschmidt - 1B Josh Reddick - RF A.J. Pollock - CF Alex Bregman - 3B Steven Souza - RF Brian McCann - C Ketel Marte - 2B Marwin Gonzalez - 1B Alex Avila - C Derek Fisher - LF Nick Ahmed - SS Justin Verlander - RHP Matt Koch - RHP On first glance, this appears a pitching mis-match of not much smaller proportions than the Kris Medlen/Gerrit Cole fiasco we experienced on...
AZ Snake Pit May 4, 2018
Preview, #32: 5/4 vs. Astros

Preview, #32: 5/4 vs. Astros

May the fourth be with you... How appropriate to be playing the Astros. Today's Lineups HOUSTON ASTROS ARIZONA DIAMONDBACKS George Springer - RF David Peralta - LF Jose Altuve - 2B Jarrod Dyson - RF Carlos Correa - SS Paul Goldschmidt - 1B Yulieski Gurriel - 1B A.J. Pollock - CF Josh Reddick - LF Daniel Descalso - 3B Alex Bregman - 3B Chris Owings - 2B Max Stassi - C Nick Ahmed - SS Jake Marisnick - CF Alex Avila - C Gerrit Cole - RHP Kris Medlen - RHP I don’t think anyone is under any illusions. This series will present the sternest challenge of 2018...
AZ Snake Pit May 1, 2018
Preview, #29: 5/1 vs. Dodgers

Preview, #29: 5/1 vs. Dodgers

Okay, who predicted Matt Koch going into May with the same number of wins as Clayton Kershaw AND a better ERA? Thought not. Today's Lineups LOS ANGELES DODGERS ARIZONA DIAMONDBACKS Chris Taylor - SS Daniel Descalso - LF Joc Pederson - CF Nick Ahmed - SS Yasmani Grandal - C Paul Goldschmidt - 1B Cody Bellinger - 1B A.J. Pollock - CF Matt Kemp - RF Chris Owings - RF Chase Utley - 2B Ketel Marte - 2B Alex Verdugo - LF Alex Avila - C Max Muncy - 3B Deven Marrero - 3B Clayton Kershaw - LHP Matt Koch - RHP It would be foolish to expect victory for the D-backs...
AZ Snake Pit Apr 28, 2018
Preview, #26: 4/28 @ Nationals

Preview, #26: 4/28 @ Nationals

It has finally happened... :( Today's Lineups ARIZONA DIAMONDBACKS WASHINGTON NATIONALS David Peralta - LF Trea Turner - SS Jarrod Dyson - RF Ryan Zimmerman - 1B A.J. Pollock - CF Bryce Harper - RF Daniel Descalso - 3B Howie Kendrick - 2B Christian Walker - 1B Michael Taylor - CF Ketel Marte - 2B Moises Sierra - LF Alex Avila - C Adrian Sanchez - 3B Nick Ahmed - SS Pedro Severino - C Patrick Corbin - LHP Jeremy Hellickson - RHP We knew it would eventually be the day, but I think we were all hoping it would always remain “tomorrow”. However, here we...
AZ Snake Pit Apr 26, 2018
Preview, #24: 4/26 @ Phillies

Preview, #24: 4/26 @ Phillies

Today’s MLB game will be watching you, as much as you will be watching it... Today's Lineups ARIZONA DIAMONDBACKS PHILADELPHIA PHILLIES David Peralta - LF Cesar Hernandez - 2B Jarrod Dyson - RF Carlos Santana - 1B Paul Goldschmidt - 1B Odubel Herrera - CF A.J. Pollock - CF Rhys Hoskins - LF Daniel Descalso - 3B Aaron Altherr - RF Chris Owings - 2B Andrew Knapp - C Alex Avila - C Maikel Franco - 3B Nick Ahmed - SS Ben Lively - RHP Matt Koch - RHP J.P. Crawford - SS I’m already feeling pretty damn grumpy this morning, as if this disturbingly early game...
Cubbies Crib Apr 25, 2018

Chicago Cubs: Was the trade for Justin Wilson worth it?

When the Chicago Cubs traded for Justin Wilson and Alex Avila, it seemed like a solid deal. But with Avila gone and Wilson struggling, was it worth it? On July 31st, 2017 the Chicago Cubs acquired left-handed reliever Justin Wilson and catcher Alex Avila from the Detroit Tigers in exchange for infielders Jeimer Candelario and […] Chicago Cubs: Was the trade for Justin Wilson worth it? - Cubbies Crib - Cubbies Crib - A Chicago Cubs Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
AZ Snake Pit Apr 25, 2018
Snake Bytes 4/25: Thunder and Rain in Philly

Snake Bytes 4/25: Thunder and Rain in Philly

The Diamondbacks brought the thunder and Mother Nature provided plenty of rain in the series-opener, where the Diamondbacks prevailed 8-4 despite a short outing by Robbie Ray. Arizona 8, Philadelphia 4 Robbie Ray battled the rain and his own command issues on Tuesday night, resulting in an early exit after throwing 107 pitches in 4 2⁄3 innings of 11-strikeout work. Fernando Salas vultured the win after allowing one run in his one inning of work. On the offensive side of things, Alex Avila and Jarrod Dyson went back-to-back in the third inning, while Daniel Descalso added a two-run shot of...
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Alex Avila, Robbie Ray take steps forward in Diamondbacks' road win over Phillies

Alex Avila, Robbie Ray take steps forward in Diamondbacks' road win over Phillies

Diamondbacks catcher Alex Avila collected three hits, including a home run, while lefty Robbie Ray took an optimistic view from his uneven start.         
AZ Snake Pit Apr 25, 2018
Diamondbacks 8, Phillies 4: Offense Carries the Day

Diamondbacks 8, Phillies 4: Offense Carries the Day

Robbie Ray didn’t have his best start ever, but the offense made sure Both Vince Velasquez and Robbie Ray made quick work of the first inning. Velaszuez got a strike out, ground out, and a pop out to finish the Diamondbacks off, while Ray struck out the side. Velazquez then turned around and struck out the side in the top of the second on ten pitches. Ray didn't do nearly as well in the bottom of the inning, but worked around a lead off walk and a one out single to leave the game scoreless. The pitcher’s duel ended there. Alex Avila, the much-maligned, lead off the third with a home...

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