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AZ Snake Pit Jun 16, 2019
Preview, #73: 6/15 @ Nationals

Preview, #73: 6/15 @ Nationals

After 168 bullpen appearances, Archie Bradley starts again! Today's Lineups DIAMONDBACKS NATIONALS 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 the start today, came as a surprise to most. Bradley...
AZ Snake Pit Jun 15, 2019
Diamondbacks 10, Nationals 3

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 good with an RBI single. What looked like Meltdownpalooza 2019 for Taylor Clarke eventually resulted a...
AZ Snake Pit Jun 15, 2019
Preview, #72: 6/15 @ Nationals

Preview, #72: 6/15 @ Nationals

Taylor Clarke has the unenviable task of facing Stephen Strasburg Today's Lineups DIAMONDBACKS NATIONALS 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 seems like yesterday that he was THE up and coming...
AZ Snake Pit Jun 13, 2019
Preview, #70: 6/13 @ Nationals

Preview, #70: 6/13 @ Nationals

Get a book. It might be a while... Today's Lineups DIAMONDBACKS NATIONALS Jarrod Dyson - CF Trea Turner - SS Ketel Marte - 2B Adam Eaton - RF David Peralta - LF Anthony Rendon - 3B Adam Jones - RF Juan Soto - LF Eduardo Escobar - 3B Kurt Suzuki - C Christian Walker - 1B Gerardo Parra - 1B Nick Ahmed - SS Brian Dozier - 2B Alex Avila - C Victor Robles - CF Zack Greinke - RHP Erick Fedde - RHP The forecast in Washington does not look too good for an on-time start to the opening game against the Nationals. However, the last update, a little after 3 pm Arizona...
AZ Snake Pit Jun 12, 2019
Preview, #69: 6/12 @ Phillies

Preview, #69: 6/12 @ Phillies

A roster move for the D-backs before the rubber game in Philadelphia Today's Lineups DIAMONDBACKS PHILLIES Ketel Marte - CF Cesar Hernandez - 2B Ildemaro Vargas - 2B Jean Segura - SS David Peralta - LF Jay Bruce - LF Adam Jones - RF Rhys Hoskins - 1B Eduardo Escobar - 3B J.T. Realmuto - C Christian Walker - 1B Scott Kingery - CF Nick Ahmed - SS Nick Williams - RF Carson Kelly - C Maikel Franco - 3B Merrill Kelly - RHP Zach Eflin - RHP In case you missed it, Jon Duplantier’s time in the rotation proved brief, with him being put on the IL with what is being...
AZ Snake Pit Jun 12, 2019
Christian Walker Might Be Due For Positive Power Regression

Christian Walker Might Be Due For Positive Power Regression

Despite being among the MLB leaders in barrels, Christian Walker has actually been fairly unlucky. I was having a random conversation with Jack a few days ago comparing Kevin Cron to Christian Walker, specifically how Cron seems to have a leg up on Walker due to his swing seeming to be more flyball friendly. Then I stumbled upon something that was REALLY intriguing to me: Christian Walker has the lowest rate of homers per barrel in the MLB. Among MLB hitters with at least 10 barrels (the minimum Statcast would allow me to set), Christian Walker is tied with Mookie Betts for last with...
AZ Snake Pit Jun 11, 2019
Arizona Diamondbacks 13, Philadelphia Phillies 8: Everyone Gets a Run

Arizona Diamondbacks 13, Philadelphia Phillies 8: Everyone Gets a Run

13-4 went to 13-8 a little too quickly The Arizona Diamondbacks came off a great series against the Toronto Blue Jays where it seemed everything was working rather well. We got Kevin Cron and Christian Walker in the same lineup (I know right??), a great Zach Greinke performance and W’s. As the Diamondbacks came into the city of brotherly love and put up 13 runs, while also somewhat falling apart in the last two innings. Let’s get to the recap shall we! The first inning, believe it or not, was drastically different then what I am used to typing in these recaps. Jarrod Dyson homered on a...
AZ Snake Pit Jun 10, 2019
Preview, #67: 6/10 @ Phillies

Preview, #67: 6/10 @ Phillies

How much has the D-backs schedule hurt their record? Today's Lineups DIAMONDBACKS PHILLIES Jarrod Dyson - CF Cesar Hernandez - 2B Ketel Marte - SS Bryce Harper - RF David Peralta - LF Jean Segura - SS Adam Jones - RF Rhys Hoskins - 1B Eduardo Escobar - 3B J.T. Realmuto - C Christian Walker - 1B Jay Bruce - LF Alex Avila - C Scott Kingery - CF Ildemaro Vargas - 2B Maikel Franco - 3B Taylor Clarke - RHP Jerad Eickhoff - RHP The D-backs completed the sweep over the Blue Jays in Toronto, and improved to a major-league best 15-4 against opponents with losing...
AZ Snake Pit Jun 9, 2019
Preview, #66: 6/9 @ Blue Jays

Preview, #66: 6/9 @ Blue Jays

The D-backs go for a trans-national sweep. It’d be their four road sweep of the year. Today's Lineups DIAMONDBACKS BLUE JAYS Ketel Marte - CF Eric Sogard - DH Ildemaro Vargas - 2B Lourdes Gurriel - LF Eduardo Escobar - 3B Randal Grichuk - RF David Peralta - LF Justin Smoak - 1B Christian Walker - 1B Teoscar Hernandez - CF Kevin Cron - DH Cavan Biggio - 2B Nick Ahmed - SS Freddy Galvis - SS Tim Locastro - RF Danny Jansen - C Carson Kelly - C Brandon Drury - 3B The D-backs go for their fourth road sweep of the season, having already completed one in...
AZ Snake Pit Jun 8, 2019
Diamondbacks 6, Blue Jays 0: Dbacks pick up easy series win

Diamondbacks 6, Blue Jays 0: Dbacks pick up easy series win

Greinke was solid and the offense did enough in Canada today A quick first inning for both teams today in Toronto. The Diamondbacks went down in order, with Jarrod Dyson and Ketel Marte striking out in the inning. The Blue Jays faired a little better, with Vladimir Guerrero Jr. hitting a one out single. It ended with the same result, however, as Zach Greinke got Justin Smoak and Randal Grichuk to strike out swinging to end the inning. Different story in the top of the second. After Peralta grounded out for the first out, Christian Walker drew, well, a walk, and then moved to second thanks...
AZ Snake Pit Jun 8, 2019
Preview, #65: 6/8 @ Blue Jays

Preview, #65: 6/8 @ Blue Jays

Can we have a DH and let our pitcher hit? Today's Lineups DIAMONDBACKS BLUE JAYS Jarrod Dyson - CF Cavan Biggio - 2B Tim Locastro - RF Vladimir Guerrero Jr. - 3B Ketel Marte - 2B Justin Smoak - DH David Peralta - LF Randal Grichuk - RF Christian Walker - DH Lourdes Gurriel - LF Ildemaro Vargas - 3B Rowdy Tellez - 1B Nick Ahmed - SS Teoscar Hernandez - CF Alex Avila - C Brandon Drury - SS Kevin Cron - 1B Luke Maile - C Kevin Cron and Christian Walker swap places; Walker taking over at DH, and Cron starting at 1B, as the D-backs seek to get back above .500....
AZ Snake Pit Jun 8, 2019
Snake Bytes, 6/8:Diamondbacks Go Big North of the Border

Snake Bytes, 6/8:Diamondbacks Go Big North of the Border

David Peralta, Kevin Cron, and Carson Kelly all went deep, while Merrill Kelly pitched seven innings of one-run ball, propelling the DIamondbacks to a commanding victory. Diamondbacks News Arizona 8, Toronto 2 Merrill Kelly faced off against Toronto’s Marcus Stroman in what began as a pitching duel. The game remained scoreless through three innings. Then, in the fourth inning, the Diamondbacks finally found a way to get to Stroman. David Peralta got things started with an RBI single. Then, Christian Walker kept things going in the inning with an RBI ground-rule double. That set the...
AZ Snake Pit Jun 7, 2019
Preview, #63: 6/7 @ Blue Jays

Preview, #63: 6/7 @ Blue Jays

I almost want us to lose one game, so we get to use “Blame Canada” as a recap headline... Today's Lineups DIAMONDBACKS BLUE JAYS Jarrod Dyson - CF Eric Sogard - 2B Ketel Marte - 2B Vladimir Guerrero Jr. - 3B Eduardo Escobar - 3B Rowdy Tellez - DH David Peralta - LF Randal Grichuk - RF Christian Walker - 1B Lourdes Gurriel - LF Kevin Cron - DH Cavan Biggio - 1B Nick Ahmed - SS Teoscar Hernandez - CF Tim Locastro - RF Freddy Galvis - SS Carson Kelly - C Danny Jansen - C A very rare trip for the D-backs to Toronto. They’ve played fewer games there than in...
AZ Snake Pit Jun 5, 2019
Preview, #63: 6/5 vs. Dodgers

Preview, #63: 6/5 vs. Dodgers

On the plus side, can’t go much worse... Today's Lineups DODGERS DIAMONDBACKS Joc Pederson - LF Jarrod Dyson - CF Max Muncy - 1B Eduardo Escobar - 3B Justin Turner - 3B Ketel Marte - 2B Cody Bellinger - RF David Peralta - LF Corey Seager - SS Christian Walker - 1B Chris Taylor - 2B Alex Avila - C Alex Verdugo - CF Nick Ahmed - SS Will Smith - C Tim Locastro - RF Kenta Maeda - RHP Jon Duplantier - RHP The Diamondbacks have been outscored 12-1 over the first two games, and held to a total of six hits, batting .098 with an OPS of .298 and a K:BB ratio of...
AZ Snake Pit Jun 4, 2019
Preview, #62: 6/4 vs. Dodgers

Preview, #62: 6/4 vs. Dodgers

Tonight, with extra added Torey audio! Today's Lineups DODGERS DIAMONDBACKS Joc Pederson - LF Ketel Marte - CF Max Muncy - 3B Eduardo Escobar - 3B Corey Seager - SS Adam Jones - RF Cody Bellinger - RF David Peralta - LF David Freese - 1B Christian Walker - 1B Alex Verdugo - CF Ildemaro Vargas - 2B Enrique Hernandez - 2B Nick Ahmed - SS Russell Martin - C Carson Kelly - C Hyun-Jin Ryu - LHP Taylor Clarke - RHP Jack’s at the game at Chase Field tonight, and he sent over the audio from manager Torey Lovullo’s pre-game press briefing. Through the magic tubes...

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