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Preview #18: 8/11, Diamondbacks @ Rockies

Preview #18: 8/11, Diamondbacks @ Rockies

Photo by Norm Hall/ Zac Gallen starts, as the D-backs seek to win the road series. Today's Lineups DIAMONDBACKS ROCKIES Andy Young - DH Garrett Hampson - CF Ketel Marte - 2B Trevor Story - SS Starling Marte - CF Charlie Blackmon - RF David Peralta - LF Nolan Arenado - 3B Christian Walker - 1B Daniel Murphy - 1B Eduardo Escobar - 3B Ryan McMahon - 2B Carson Kelly - C David Dahl - DH Tim Locastro - RF Raimel Tapia - LF Nick Ahmed - SS Tony Wolters - C Zac Gallen - RHP Kyle Freeland - LHP As mentioned before, I’ve largely avoided looking at the...
AZ Snake Pit Aug 10, 2020
Preview #17: 8/10, Diamondbacks @ Rockies

Preview #17: 8/10, Diamondbacks @ Rockies

Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports Getting out of the gate has been a problem for the D-backs Today's Lineups DIAMONDBACKS ROCKIES Kole Calhoun - RF Garrett Hampson - LF Ketel Marte - 2B Trevor Story - SS Starling Marte - CF Charlie Blackmon - RF David Peralta - DH Nolan Arenado - 3B Christian Walker - 1B Daniel Murphy - 1B Eduardo Escobar - 3B Matt Kemp - DH Stephen Vogt - C David Dahl - CF Jon Jay - LF Chris Owings - 2B Nick Ahmed - SS Tony Wolters - C Robbie Ray - LHP Jon Gray - RHP If the Diamondbacks seem to have been playing an awful lot of...
AZ Snake Pit Aug 8, 2020
Preview #15: 8/8, Diamondbacks @ Padres

Preview #15: 8/8, Diamondbacks @ Padres

Photo by Tom Pennington/ We continue Jake Lamb Day. :) Today's Lineups DIAMONDBACKS PADRES Ketel Marte - 2B Fernando Tatis - SS Kole Calhoun - DH Trent Grisham - CF Starling Marte - CF Manny Machado - 3B David Peralta - LF Tommy Pham - LF Eduardo Escobar - 3B Eric Hosmer - 1B Stephen Vogt - C Wil Myers - RF Jake Lamb - 1B Jake Cronenworth - 2B Jon Jay - RF Austin Hedges - C Nick Ahmed - SS Greg Garcia - DH Merrill Kelly - RHP Chris Paddack - RHP Yes, that’s Jake Lamb in the line-up again, even as his batting average sinks further, currently...
AZ Snake Pit Aug 7, 2020
Preview #14: 8/7, Diamondbacks @ Padres

Preview #14: 8/7, Diamondbacks @ Padres

Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports Hang on... Weren’t we just here? Today's Lineups DIAMONDBACKS PADRES Ketel Marte - 2B Fernando Tatis - SS Kole Calhoun - RF Trent Grisham - CF Starling Marte - CF Manny Machado - 3B Christian Walker - DH Tommy Pham - DH Eduardo Escobar - 3B Jake Cronenworth - 1B David Peralta - LF Wil Myers - RF Stephen Vogt - C Abraham Almonte - LF Jake Lamb - 1B Francisco Mejia - C Nick Ahmed - SS Jurickson Profar - 2B Luke Weaver - RHP Zach Davies - RHP I looked at the standings this morning, for the first time this season. It’s all...
AZ Snake Pit Aug 6, 2020
Preview #13: 8/6, Diamondbacks vs. Astros

Preview #13: 8/6, Diamondbacks vs. Astros

Photo by Norm Hall/ What a difference a day makes. Today's Lineups ASTROS DIAMONDBACKS George Springer - CF Ketel Marte - 2B Jose Altuve - 2B Kole Calhoun - RF Alex Bregman - 3B Starling Marte - CF Michael Brantley - DH Christian Walker - 1B Yuli Gurriel - 1B Eduardo Escobar - 3B Carlos Correa - SS David Peralta - LF Josh Reddick - RF Carson Kelly - C Kyle Tucker - LF Andy Young - DH Martin Maldonado - C Nick Ahmed - SS Brandon Bielak - RHP Zac Gallen - RHP Going into last night’s game, the D-backs had 392 collective PAs. But the offensive surge...
AZ Snake Pit Aug 5, 2020
Preview #12: 8/5, Diamondbacks vs. Astros

Preview #12: 8/5, Diamondbacks vs. Astros

Photo by Christian Petersen/ We’re getting into pretty bleak territory, as far as starts to the season go Today's Lineups ASTROS DIAMONDBACKS George Springer - RF Ketel Marte - 2B Jose Altuve - 2B Kole Calhoun - RF Alex Bregman - 3B Starling Marte - CF Yuli Gurriel - 1B Christian Walker - 1B Carlos Correa - SS Eduardo Escobar - 3B Abraham Toro - DH David Peralta - LF Kyle Tucker - LF Stephen Vogt - C Myles Straw - CF Jon Jay - DH Martin Maldonado - C Nick Ahmed - SS Lance McCullers - RHP Robbie Ray - LHP The pitching, perhaps surprisingly, has...
AZ Snake Pit Aug 5, 2020
Diamondbacks 2, Astros 8: The Five Tools of Suck

Diamondbacks 2, Astros 8: The Five Tools of Suck

Photo by Norm Hall/ Well, that was no fun at all.... First things first. Tonight’s title is not mine, but comes from Preston Salisbury in the Gameday, where they were very much rocking the gallows humor. Here is the comment in its entirety: So, yeah. this one was grim pretty much from the start, though I was initially hopeful. Madison Bumgarner took the mound from the D-Backs, and it only took him two pitches to get past the first two batters. George Springer grounded out to Eduardo Escobar at third, and then Jose Altuve went down and sent MadBum’s second pitch about...
AZ Snake Pit Aug 4, 2020
Preview #11: 8/4, Diamondbacks vs. Astros

Preview #11: 8/4, Diamondbacks vs. Astros

Photo by Rob Leiter/MLB Photos via Let’s talk about home-runs. Or, rather, the lack of them. Today's Lineups ASTROS DIAMONDBACKS George Springer - CF Ketel Marte - 2B Jose Altuve - 2B Kole Calhoun - RF Alex Bregman - 3B Starling Marte - CF Yuli Gurriel - 1B Christian Walker - 1B Carlos Correa - SS Eduardo Escobar - 3B Josh Reddick - RF David Peralta - DH Abraham Toro - DH Carson Kelly - C Kyle Tucker - LF Daulton Varsho - LF Martin Maldonado - C Nick Ahmed - SS Cristian Javier - RHP M. Bumgarner - LHP The Diamondbacks, collectively, are on pace...
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 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 26, 2020
Preview #3: 7/26, Diamondbacks @ Padres

Preview #3: 7/26, Diamondbacks @ Padres

Photo by Christian Petersen/ Is it odd to be using the word “must-win” three games into the season? Today's Lineups DIAMONDBACKS PADRES Ketel Marte - 2B Fernando Tatis - SS David Peralta - LF Trent Grisham - CF Starling Marte - CF Manny Machado - 3B Eduardo Escobar - 3B Tommy Pham - LF Kole Calhoun - RF Eric Hosmer - 1B Carson Kelly - C Wil Myers - RF Jake Lamb - 1B Jurickson Profar - 2B Kevin Cron - DH Austin Hedges - C Nick Ahmed - SS Josh Naylor - DH Zac Gallen - RHP Garrett Richards - RHP Safe to say, this isn’t quite the start for which...

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