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Snake Bytes 3/19: Happy Days

Snake Bytes 3/19: Happy Days

Hang on tight. We’re almost there. Arizona Diamondbacks News [D’backs.com] 10 days to go: D-backs face roster crunch - We’re going to discuss the remaining roster spots 17,000 times over the next 7 days. Because Spring Training. Alex Avila and John Ryan Murphy might need to wield churro dogs in a duel to determine who gets to stay on the team. Hopefully. [Arizona Sports] Diamondbacks announce 3 new food items in partnership with SI - Since we’re already on the topic, it’s that time of year again where the D’backs drop their diabolical culinary creations on us. Incoming hot...
South Side Sox Mar 18, 2019
Arizona stymies Sox, 7-3

Arizona stymies Sox, 7-3

The highlight? A three-run third. Lowlights? Pretty much the rest The best thing about Sunday’s St. Patrick’s Day was the Chicago White Sox second inning. Springing the club to a 3-0 lead were two-out RBIs from Danny Mendick (one-run single) and Charlie Tilson (two-run double). Unfortunately, those were the only runs scored by Chicago, in a 7-3 loss to the Arizona Diamonbacks at Salt River Fields at Talking Stick. Carlos Rodón started and set down six of the first seven Diamondbacks through a smooth-groove first two frames. Alex Avila led off the third inning with a solo homer,...
AZ Snake Pit Mar 13, 2019
Spring Training Gameday Thread, #20: 3/13 @ Rockies

Spring Training Gameday Thread, #20: 3/13 @ Rockies

For some loose definition of “at”, anyway... Today's #DbacksSpring lineup "at" the Rockies:1⃣9⃣ @SocratesBrito | CF 1⃣5⃣ @ildemaro_tigre | 3B4⃣1⃣ Wilmer Flores | 2B6⃣ #FreightTrain | LF2⃣2⃣ @JakeLamb18 | 1B1⃣3⃣ @NickAhmed13 | SS 2⃣7⃣ @superSZCZ4 | RF3⃣1⃣ Alex Avila | C1⃣8⃣ @carskelly | DH---3⃣5⃣ @MAndriese | P pic.twitter.com/BwxYybK25w— Arizona Diamondbacks (@Dbacks) March 13, 2019 Looks like significantly better conditions at Salt River than last night, when rain forced the abandonment of the game against the Rangers. Rather breezy and...
AZ Snake Pit Mar 9, 2019
Spring Training Gameday Thread, #15/16: 3/9 vs Royals/@ Rockies

Spring Training Gameday Thread, #15/16: 3/9 vs Royals/@ Rockies

A severely split-squad today... Today’s #DbacksSpring lineup for the game in AZ:2⃣7⃣ @superSZCZ4 | CF1⃣3⃣ @NickAhmed13 | SS4⃣1⃣ Wilmer FLores | 2B2⃣2⃣ @JakeLamb18 | 1B5⃣3⃣ @CWALK328 | DH3⃣1⃣ Alex Avila | C2⃣6⃣ @eltanquetomas | LF7⃣1⃣ @DatDudeAP21 | RF7⃣6⃣ @wmathisen_4 | 3B---2⃣4⃣ @DreamWeava7 | P pic.twitter.com/jnlCYWrLSK— Arizona Diamondbacks (@Dbacks) March 9, 2019 About 575 kilometers, in fact, will be separating the two halves of the Diamondbacks’ spring training roster today, via the I-10 and Mexico’s highway 15 N. For some will be...
AZ Snake Pit Mar 6, 2019
Spring Training Gameday Thread, #12: 3/6 @ Brewers

Spring Training Gameday Thread, #12: 3/6 @ Brewers

Our first trip to the new-look Maryvale Stadium Today's #DbacksSpring lineup at Brewers:1⃣9⃣ @SocratesBrito | CF3⃣1⃣ Alex Avila | C5⃣ @escobarmaracay | 3B6⃣ #FreightTrain | LF2⃣8⃣ @SouzaJr | RF5⃣3⃣ @CWALK328 | 1B1⃣8⃣ @carskelly | C7⃣4⃣ @JuniorL07 | SS7⃣8⃣ @JunielQuerecuto | 2B---3⃣8⃣ @RobbieRay | P pic.twitter.com/coXgNoVT7L— Arizona Diamondbacks (@Dbacks) March 6, 2019 There have been changes to Maryvale Stadium since the last time the D-backs played here. Originally occupied by Milwaukee in 1998, even though it was only two decades old, the team...
AZ Snake Pit Mar 4, 2019
Spring Training Gameday Thread, #10: 3/4 vs. Reds

Spring Training Gameday Thread, #10: 3/4 vs. Reds

Luke Weaver looks to build on a solid first start for the D-backs, as he makes his Cactus League debut. Today's #DbacksSpring lineup vs. Reds:1⃣5⃣ @ildemaro_tigre | 2B1⃣9⃣ @SocratesBrito | CF5⃣ @escobarmaracay | 3B6⃣ #FreightTrain | LF2⃣8⃣ @SouzaJr | RF5⃣3⃣ @CWALK328 | 1B3⃣1⃣ Alex Avila | C2⃣6⃣ @eltanquetomas | DH8⃣2⃣ @j_chisholm3 | SS---2⃣4⃣ @DreamWeava7 | P pic.twitter.com/unsho9DX14— Arizona Diamondbacks (@Dbacks) March 4, 2019 I wonder how much pressure Luke Weaver is feeling, having been part of the return for the best position player in...
AZ Snake Pit Mar 1, 2019
Spring Training Gameday Thread, #7: 3/1 vs. Cubs

Spring Training Gameday Thread, #7: 3/1 vs. Cubs

Welcome to March, a month in which meaningful baseball games will be played! Today's #DbacksSpring lineup vs. Cubs:1⃣9⃣ @SocratesBrito | RF4⃣ Ketel Marte | CF5⃣ @escobarmaracay | 3B6⃣ #FreightTrain | LF4⃣1⃣ Wilmer Flores | 2B2⃣2⃣ @JakeLamb18 | 1B1⃣3⃣ @NickAhmed13 | SS3⃣1⃣ Alex Avila | C1⃣8⃣ @carskelly | DH---3⃣8⃣ @RobbieRay | P pic.twitter.com/bJmjkztVL9— Arizona Diamondbacks (@Dbacks) March 1, 2019 Four weeks from today, the Diamondbacks will have their Opening Day contest against the Dodgers in LA out of the way and in the books. The regular season...
AZ Snake Pit Feb 26, 2019
Spring Training Gameday Thread, #4: 2/26 @ Cubs

Spring Training Gameday Thread, #4: 2/26 @ Cubs

Into the bears’ den go the snakes... Today's #DbacksSpring lineup at Cubs:1⃣9⃣ @SocratesBrito | CF3⃣7⃣ @kelby_tomlinson | 3B4⃣1⃣ Wilmer Flores | 2B5⃣3⃣ @CWALK328 | 1B2⃣8⃣ @SouzaJr | DH3⃣1⃣ Alex Avila | C2⃣6⃣ @eltanquetomas | RF8⃣2⃣ @j_chisholm3 | SS3⃣2⃣ Rob Refsnyder | LF---5⃣2⃣ @godleyzt | P pic.twitter.com/ZqKIemJKjf— Arizona Diamondbacks (@Dbacks) February 26, 2019 Bit of an interesting line-up this afternoon in Mesa, somewhere between the old and the new. Around the infield, we have Christian Walker, Wilmer Flores, Jazz Chisholm and Kelby...
rssfeeds.azcentral.com Feb 23, 2019
Alex Avila 'wasn't happy' about rough Diamondbacks debut, despite growth behind the plate

Alex Avila 'wasn't happy' about rough Diamondbacks debut, despite growth behind the plate

Catcher Alex Avila did not produce at the plate last season, but he did show marked improvement as a defender.         
AZ Snake Pit Feb 23, 2019
Spring Training Gameday Thread, #1: 2/23 vs. Rockies

Spring Training Gameday Thread, #1: 2/23 vs. Rockies

D-backs baseball. And so, it begins... Socrates Brito, CF Ketel Marte, 2B Eduardo Escobar, 3B David Peralta, LF Steven Souza Jr, RF Jake Lamb, 1B Yasmany Tomas, DH Nick Ahmed, SS Alex Avila, C+ Nick Green, P The opening line-up of spring, and it’s mostly a familiar set of names, with the probable exception of Rule 5 pick Green, who’ll be making his Diamondbacks’ debut on the mound. The other interesting thing is seeing Marte NOT playing in center field, but his more regular position of second. According to Torey Lovullo, “There’s a strategy to everything we do so we...

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