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AZ Snake Pit Aug 3, 2020
Snake Bytes: The D-backs won’t lose today!

Snake Bytes: The D-backs won’t lose today!

Photo by Christian Petersen/ Probably... Team news [AZ Central] Diamondbacks' offensive woes continue, drop home series to Dodgers - As usual, the Diamondbacks’ offense could barely muster a whimper. This time, it was Dodgers left-hander Clayton Kershaw who shut them down, allowing just three hits in 5 2/3 innings in his season debut. “Trying really, really hard to get back on a good start and force things is not where we need to be,” first baseman Christian Walker said. “That’s where we’ve been the last couple of days. Everybody is trying to take the swing that’s the...
AZ Snake Pit Aug 2, 2020
Preview #10: 8/2, Diamondbacks vs. Dodgers

Preview #10: 8/2, Diamondbacks vs. Dodgers

Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports The D-backs’ start has been so bad... “How bad is it?” Well, let me tell you... Today's Lineups DODGERS DIAMONDBACKS Mookie Betts - RF Ketel Marte - 2B Max Muncy - 1B Starling Marte - CF Justin Turner - 3B Christian Walker - 1B Cody Bellinger - CF Eduardo Escobar - DH Chris Taylor - SS Kole Calhoun - RF A.J. Pollock - LF Carson Kelly - C Joc Pederson - DH David Peralta - LF Enrique Hernandez - 2B Ildemaro Vargas - 3B Austin Barnes - C Nick Ahmed - SS Clayton Kershaw - LHP Merrill Kelly - RHP As mentioned on Twitter...
AZ Snake Pit Aug 1, 2020
Preview #9: 8/1, Diamondbacks vs. Dodgers

Preview #9: 8/1, Diamondbacks vs. Dodgers

Photo by Transcendental Graphics/ New month, new Diamondbacks? Today's Lineups DODGERS DIAMONDBACKS Max Muncy - 2B Ketel Marte - 2B Mookie Betts - RF Ildemaro Vargas - 1B Corey Seager - SS Starling Marte - CF Justin Turner - DH Eduardo Escobar - 3B Joc Pederson - LF Christian Walker - DH A.J. Pollock - CF David Peralta - LF Edwin Rios - 3B Carson Kelly - C Will Smith - C Nick Ahmed - SS Matt Beaty - 1B Tim Locastro - RF Julio Urias - LHP Luke Weaver - RHP What a difference one play makes. Late in yesterday’s game, Arizona were staring dejectedly...
AZ Snake Pit Aug 1, 2020
Snake Bytes 7/31 - It’s a Start

Snake Bytes 7/31 - It’s a Start

Zac Gallen pitched better and the offense finally came through in the clutch. Dodgers 3, Arizona 5 Entering the eighth inning, this one looked well on its way to being another tough loss for Arizona. Then Christian Walker broke the Dodgers’ shiny new Blake Treinen toy. Down two with the bases loaded, Walker sliced a base-clearing double into right center before coming home on a follow-up single by David Peralta, giving the Snakes an insurance run. Gallen, Walker Lead Diamondbacks to Victory Zac Gallen was much better this time around. The young right-hander struck out nine through six...
AZ Snake Pit Aug 1, 2020
Diamondbacks 5, Dodgers 3: Christian Rocks

Diamondbacks 5, Dodgers 3: Christian Rocks

Hops, glorious hops. Let’s gets some hope and hops in us. And Christian Walker comes through with the biggest hit of the Arizona season to date. Record: 3-5. 162-game equivalent: 8-14. Change on 2019: -3 Last week’s beercap was not so great, thanks in large part to Ray, who was once more “meh” last night. Tonight’s another opportunity though, especially for Gallen, who was also very rocky on his last outing. Then again, unless your last name is Kelly, just about every starting pitcher has been rocky. Speaking of rocky, how about Lamb’s underwhelming start to the season and...
Christian Walker's double in 8th lifts Diamondbacks over Dodgers

Christian Walker's double in 8th lifts Diamondbacks over Dodgers

Christian Walker hit a three-run double in the eighth inning and the Arizona Diamondbacks broke out of their offensive funk to rally past the Los Angeles Dodgers 5-3 Friday night.        
AZ Snake Pit Jul 31, 2020
Preview #8: 7/31, Diamondbacks vs. Dodgers

Preview #8: 7/31, Diamondbacks vs. Dodgers

Photo by Christian Petersen/ Will the D-backs do something to rekindle fan interest? Today's Lineups DODGERS DIAMONDBACKS Max Muncy - DH Ketel Marte - SS Mookie Betts - RF Kole Calhoun - RF Cody Bellinger - CF Starling Marte - CF Justin Turner - 3B Eduardo Escobar - 3B Corey Seager - SS Christian Walker - DH Chris Taylor - 2B David Peralta - LF Joc Pederson - LF Stephen Vogt - C Edwin Rios - 1B Jake Lamb - 1B Austin Barnes - C Ildemaro Vargas - 2B Tony Gonsolin - RHP Zac Gallen - RHP Last night’s contest was almost a master-class in extinguishing...
AZ Snake Pit Jul 30, 2020
Preview #7: 7/30, Diamondbacks vs. Dodgers

Preview #7: 7/30, Diamondbacks vs. Dodgers

Photo by Christian Petersen/ Our home opener. For some loose definition of those words, since it’s at home, but hardly open... Today's Lineups DODGERS DIAMONDBACKS Mookie Betts - RF Ketel Marte - 2B Max Muncy - 1B Kole Calhoun - RF Justin Turner - 3B Starling Marte - CF Cody Bellinger - CF Eduardo Escobar - 3B A.J. Pollock - LF Christian Walker - 1B Chris Taylor - SS David Peralta - LF Corey Seager - DH Jake Lamb - DH Enrique Hernandez - 2B Carson Kelly - C Will Smith - C Nick Ahmed - SS Ross Stripling - RHP Robbie Ray - LHP Yeah, this isn’t...
AZ Snake Pit Jul 29, 2020
Preview #6: 7/29, Diamondbacks @ Rangers

Preview #6: 7/29, Diamondbacks @ Rangers

Photo by Denis Poroy/ Another day, another day game... Today's Lineups DIAMONDBACKS RANGERS Ketel Marte - 2B Elvis Andrus - SS Kole Calhoun - RF Nick Solak - DH Eduardo Escobar - 3B Rougned Odor - 2B Christian Walker - DH Joey Gallo - RF David Peralta - LF Todd Frazier - 1B Jake Lamb - 1B Adolis Garcia - LF Carson Kelly - C Isiah Kiner-Falefa - 3B Jon Jay - CF Scott Heineman - CF Nick Ahmed - SS Jose Trevino - C M. Bumgarner - LHP Lance Lynn - RHP The third day-game in four days for the Diamondbacks, if my math is right. They also played in daylight...
AZ Snake Pit Jul 28, 2020
Preview #5: 7/28, Diamondbacks @ Padres

Preview #5: 7/28, Diamondbacks @ Padres

Photo by Ronald Martinez/ Our first look at Merrill Kelly, as the D-backs’ road-trip moves East, and our first look at a new venue. Today's Lineups DIAMONDBACKS RANGERS Ketel Marte - 2B Shin-Soo Choo - LF Kole Calhoun - RF Danny Santana - CF Starling Marte - CF Rougned Odor - 2B Eduardo Escobar - 3B Joey Gallo - RF Christian Walker - 1B Todd Frazier - 1B David Peralta - LF Willie Calhoun - DH Jake Lamb - DH Elvis Andrus - SS Stephen Vogt - C Robinson Chirinos - C Nick Ahmed - SS Isiah Kiner-Falefa - 3B Merrill Kelly - RHP Kyle Gibson - RHP This...
AZ Snake Pit Jul 25, 2020
Preview #2: 7/25, Diamondbacks @ Padres

Preview #2: 7/25, Diamondbacks @ Padres

Photo by Christian Petersen/ #RayDay Today's Lineups DIAMONDBACKS PADRES Ketel Marte - 2B Fernando Tatis - SS David Peralta - LF Manny Machado - 3B Starling Marte - CF Tommy Pham - LF Eduardo Escobar - 3B Jurickson Profar - 2B Christian Walker - DH Eric Hosmer - 1B Kole Calhoun - RF Wil Myers - DH Stephen Vogt - C Edward Olivares - RF Jake Lamb - 1B Austin Hedges - C Nick Ahmed - SS Trent Grisham - CF Robbie Ray - LHP Dinelson Lamet - RHP Almost an identical line-up to the Diamondbacks one from yesterday.... WHERE IS TOREY LOVULLO AND WHAT HAVE YOU...
AZ Snake Pit Jul 24, 2020
Preview #1: 7/24, Diamondbacks @ Padres

Preview #1: 7/24, Diamondbacks @ Padres

Photo by Cody Glenn/Icon Sportswire via Hello? Hello? Is this thing on? Today's Lineups DIAMONDBACKS PADRES Ketel Marte - 2B Fernando Tatis - SS David Peralta - LF Manny Machado - 3B Starling Marte - CF Tommy Pham - LF Eduardo Escobar - 3B Jurickson Profar - 2B Christian Walker - DH Eric Hosmer - 1B Kole Calhoun - RF Wil Myers - RF Carson Kelly - C Ty France - DH Jake Lamb - 1B Francisco Mejia - C Nick Ahmed - SS Trent Grisham - CF M. Bumgarner - LHP Chris Paddack - RHP It has been more than ten months since I last wrote one of these, so forgive me...
AZ Snake Pit Jul 23, 2020
Snake Bytes 7/23: The Day Before Tomorrow

Snake Bytes 7/23: The Day Before Tomorrow

In a season with no fans, at least we won’t have to deal with the wave Diamondbacks News: Christian Walker expected back for opener Walker had “treatment” for the groin injury on Friday, practiced Sunday, and took live at bats this past Tuesday. He did not run. Kevin Cron getting ready for opener Sounds like Cron will be ready before Walker according to the article. Cron took multiple at bats on Tuesday as well, he is nursing a sore hamstring. Baseball News: MLB players taking visible stance on social injustice From the article: Arizona Diamondbacks GM Mike Hazen and manager...
AZ Snake Pit Jul 20, 2020
Snake Bytes: Anniversary update

Snake Bytes: Anniversary update

18 years ago today, I got married to Mrs. SnakePit here. Today's Snake Bytes will therefore be brief! [AZ Central] Dodgers hammer Diamondbacks’ pitching in first return to exhibition - The tone in Ahmed’s voice – and in that of manager Torey Lovullo – suggested that Sunday would go down as a disappointment. The Diamondbacks fielded almost their entire projected Opening Day lineup – first baseman Christian Walker, sidelined with a groin injury, was out – yet managed just four hits. They collected just one hit – Marte’s solo homer in the first – off Dodgers starter Mitchell...
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D-Backs' Christian Walker sidelined by groin strain

D-Backs' Christian Walker sidelined by groin strain

Diamondbacks first baseman Christian Walker did not participate in Monday's workout due to a groin strain, manager Torey Lovullo said.        

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