6:51 AM EDT, Tue June 19, 2018
AZ Snake Pit 5 hours ago
Arizona Diamondbacks 7, Los Angeles Angels 4

Arizona Diamondbacks 7, Los Angeles Angels 4

Three home-runs and another Dyson web-gem were key to a winning start on the road-trip. The Diamondbacks got started early, with a two-run homer from Paul Goldschmidt, not even a handful of pitches into the game. Ketel Marte added a solo shot, and further RBI from Jeff Mathis and Jarrod Dyson pushed the score to 6-0 by the middle of the fourth. Zack Greinke appeared to be cruising, but then allowed back-to-back home-runs to Justin Upton and Albert Pujols. He ended up going 6.1 innings, with three runs on seven hits and two walks with five strikeouts. Things looked very dicey in the...
AZ Snake Pit 9 hours ago
Preview #72: 6/18 @ Angels

Preview #72: 6/18 @ Angels

Let’s hope Anaheim turns out to be the happiest place in the world for the D-backs. Today's Lineups ARIZONA DIAMONDBACKS LOS ANGELES ANGELS Jon Jay - RF Ian Kinsler - 2B Paul Goldschmidt - 1B Mike Trout - CF Jake Lamb - 3B Justin Upton - LF David Peralta - LF Albert Pujols - DH Daniel Descalso - DH Jose Miguel Fernandez - 1B Ketel Marte - 2B Andrelton Simmons - SS Nick Ahmed - SS Luis Valbuena - 3B Jeff Mathis - C Martin Maldonado - C Jarrod Dyson - CF Kole Calhoun - RF Zack Greinke - RHP Jaime Barria - RHP Back into the land of the designated...
AZ Snake Pit Jun 17, 2018
Preview #71: 6/17 vs. Mets

Preview #71: 6/17 vs. Mets

Happy Father’s Day! Today's Lineups NEW YORK METS ARIZONA DIAMONDBACKS Brandon Nimmo - LF Jon Jay - RF Asdrubal Cabrera - 2B Paul Goldschmidt - 1B Michael Conforto - CF Jake Lamb - 3B Todd Frazier - 3B David Peralta - LF Jay Bruce - RF Daniel Descalso - 2B Dominic Smith - 1B Ketel Marte - SS Kevin Plawecki - C Alex Avila - C Jose Reyes - SS Jarrod Dyson - CF Zack Wheeler - RHP Clay Buchholz - RHP The Diamondbacks have won four straight Father’s Day games, though they are 8-12 overall for the day. I’m kinda wishing we’d gone to the game today rather...
AZ Snake Pit Jun 16, 2018
Preview #70: 6/16 vs. Mets

Preview #70: 6/16 vs. Mets

Saturday Night Fever Today's Lineups NEW YORK METS ARIZONA DIAMONDBACKS Amed Rosario - SS Jon Jay - RF Asdrubal Cabrera - 2B Nick Ahmed - SS Todd Frazier - 3B Paul Goldschmidt - 1B Wilmer Flores - 1B John Ryan Murphy - C Brandon Nimmo - RF David Peralta - LF Devin Mesoraco - C Ketel Marte - 2B Michael Conforto - CF Chris Owings - CF Jose Bautista - LF Deven Marrero - 3B Steven Matz - LHP Patrick Corbin - LHP For the bulk of its running time, tonight’s game at Chase Field between the Mets and the Diamondbacks will probably have sole ownership of...
AZ Snake Pit Jun 14, 2018
Preview #68: 6/14 vs. Mets

Preview #68: 6/14 vs. Mets

Rubby De La Rosa is back... And Silvino Bracho is not. Today's Lineups NEW YORK METS ARIZONA DIAMONDBACKS Michael Conforto - CF Jon Jay - RF Todd Frazier - 3B Nick Ahmed - SS Brandon Nimmo - RF Paul Goldschmidt - 1B Asdrubal Cabrera - 2B John Ryan Murphy - C Jose Bautista - LF David Peralta - LF Dominic Smith - 1B Ketel Marte - 2B Devin Mesoraco - C Jake Lamb - 3B Amed Rosario - SS Chris Owings - CF Jason Vargas - LHP Matt Koch - RHP Poor Silvino Bracho. He literally has the best FIP of any pitcher with the Diamondbacks this year (well, pitchers not named...
AZ Snake Pit Jun 13, 2018
Preview #67: 6/13 vs. Pirates

Preview #67: 6/13 vs. Pirates

Which is better? Getting to say “I told you so” or “O RLY”? Today's Lineups PITTSBURGH PIRATES ARIZONA DIAMONDBACKS Josh Harrison - 2B Jon Jay - RF Austin Meadows - LF Paul Goldschmidt - 1B Starling Marte - CF Jake Lamb - 3B Colin Moran - 3B David Peralta - LF Francisco Cervelli - C Ketel Marte - 2B Josh Bell - 1B Jarrod Dyson - CF Gregory Polanco - RF Nick Ahmed - SS Jordy Mercer - SS Jeff Mathis - C Jameson Taillon - RHP Zack Greinke - RHP “I am pronouncing this offense DOA” — shoewizard, May 28 What a difference a couple of weeks make,...
AZ Snake Pit Jun 13, 2018
Dbacks 13, Pirates 8

Dbacks 13, Pirates 8

Well, this was one heck of a game, that’s for sure. The offense for both teams broke out in a big way tonight. The Diamondbacks scored six in the first, two in the third and fourth, and three in the seventh. John Jay got his first hit as a Diamondback and then two more, including a three-run homer. Goldy got on base four times, two hits and two walks. Also getting multiple hits, Murphy and Ketel Marte. On the pitching side for the Dbacks, things were less great. Clay Buchholz had his first bad outing in Sedona Red, well technically teal, but who’s counting? He was in and out of trouble...
AZ Snake Pit Jun 12, 2018
Preview #66: 6/12 vs. Pirates

Preview #66: 6/12 vs. Pirates

#ReadiesPopcorn Today's Lineups PITTSBURGH PIRATES ARIZONA DIAMONDBACKS Josh Harrison - 2B Jon Jay - RF Corey Dickerson - LF Paul Goldschmidt - 1B Starling Marte - CF Jake Lamb - 3B Colin Moran - 3B John Ryan Murphy - C Elias Diaz - C Daniel Descalso - 2B Josh Bell - 1B David Peralta - LF Gregory Polanco - RF Ketel Marte - SS Jordy Mercer - SS Jarrod Dyson - CF Trevor Williams - RHP Clay Buchholz - RHP What are the odds? I write a preview last night, about how the Pirates used to be the hit by pitch kings of the National League, but seem to have...
AZ Snake Pit Jun 12, 2018
This Might Be Paul Goldschmidt’s Best Batted Ball Season

This Might Be Paul Goldschmidt’s Best Batted Ball Season

Wait, I thought he was declining? I know it’s pretty easy to write about Goldschmidt after the ridiculous start to June he’s having. And I almost wrote about Ketel Marte instead (next week?). But this is something I’ve been looking at for quite a while. Goldy had quite a poor start to the season. Things looked good, briefly, after a trip to San Francisco earlier in the year but he quickly reverted to this prolonged. Many fans and analysts started to question his age, his bat speed, etc. And in some ways, it seemed believeable. But the batted ball painted a different story and it...
AZ Snake Pit Jun 12, 2018
Arizona Diamondbacks 9, Pittsburgh Pirates 5

Arizona Diamondbacks 9, Pittsburgh Pirates 5

The D-backs came back from 5-0 down, after the Pirates retaliated for a hit batter. Sloppy defense allowed the Pirates to open up a big lead. An error on Paul Goldschmidt led to their first run, and though Ketel Marte was not charged with an error, his mis-play was a factor in their four-run fifth. Corbin went 5.1 innings, allowing five runs (four earned) on six hits and three walks with five strikeouts. At that point, some declared the game over. Fortunately, baseball contests are not decided by website comments. After Braden Shipley made his 2018 debut and was painfully...
AZ Snake Pit Jun 11, 2018
Preview #65: 6/11 vs. Pirates

Preview #65: 6/11 vs. Pirates

The Pirates are in town. So let’s discuss hit batters... Today's Lineups PITTSBURGH PIRATES ARIZONA DIAMONDBACKS Josh Harrison - 2B Daniel Descalso - LF Austin Meadows - RF Paul Goldschmidt - 1B Starling Marte - CF Jake Lamb - 3B David Freese - 3B John Ryan Murphy - C Corey Dickerson - LF David Peralta - RF Elias Diaz - C Ketel Marte - 2B Josh Bell - 1B Chris Owings - CF Jordy Mercer - SS Nick Ahmed - SS Joe Musgrove - RHP Patrick Corbin - LHP A bit of a surprise roster move this afternoon. Christian Walker, who had been called up to stand-in while Jeff...
AZ Snake Pit Jun 10, 2018
Arizona Diamondbacks 8, Colorado Rockies 3

Arizona Diamondbacks 8, Colorado Rockies 3

Arizona completed the first road sweep of the year, with a solid victory over Colorado. This one was close in the early going, although Ketel Marte’s first-inning home-run extended his streak of consecutive hits for extra-bases to 10, tying the franchise record. That was the only scoring by either side through five innings, with Zack Godley significantly better than his previous outing. The D-backs then scored three more in the sixth, on a Marte single, Chris Owings’ fielder’s choice and Jarrod Dyson sacrifice fly. The Rockies pulled back to 4-2 in their half, and chased Godley - he...
AZ Snake Pit Jun 10, 2018
Preview #64: 6/10 @ Rockies

Preview #64: 6/10 @ Rockies

The D-backs can complete their first road sweep of the year with a win at Coors this afternoon. Today's Lineups ARIZONA DIAMONDBACKS COLORADO ROCKIES Jon Jay - RF DJ LeMahieu - 2B Nick Ahmed - SS Charlie Blackmon - CF Paul Goldschmidt - 1B Nolan Arenado - 3B John Ryan Murphy - C Trevor Story - SS Ketel Marte - 2B Gerardo Parra - LF Chris Owings - LF Ian Desmond - 1B Jarrod Dyson - CF Noel Cuevas - RF Deven Marrero - 3B Chris Iannetta - C Zack Godley - RHP Kyle Freeland - LHP For a team in first place and who didn’t lose a single series until game #39,...
AZ Snake Pit Jun 8, 2018
Preview #62: 6/8 @ Rockies

Preview #62: 6/8 @ Rockies

Both teams blew ninth-inning leads and lost their last game. Which will rebound better? Today's Lineups ARIZONA DIAMONDBACKS COLORADO ROCKIES Jon Jay - RF DJ LeMahieu - 2B Paul Goldschmidt - 1B Charlie Blackmon - CF Jake Lamb - 3B Nolan Arenado - 3B Daniel Descalso - 2B Carlos Gonzalez - RF David Peralta - LF Trevor Story - SS Ketel Marte - SS Gerardo Parra - LF Jarrod Dyson - CF Ian Desmond - 1B Jeff Mathis - C Chris Iannetta - C Zack Greinke - RHP German Marquez - RHP The Colorado Rockies spent $106 million on signing a trio of bullpen arms to three-year...
AZ Snake Pit Jun 6, 2018
Diamondbacks 3, Giants 2: Dbacks even the series, despite Bumgarner’s return

Diamondbacks 3, Giants 2: Dbacks even the series, despite Bumgarner’s return

The Dbacks spoiled the return of Madison Bumgarner, despite a night of less than stellar pitching. Both teams were quiet in the first. The only player to get on base was Paul Goldschmidt with a two out single in the top of the first off of Madison Bumgarner. It was a different story in the top of the second. Ketel Marte lead off the inning with his tenth double of the season. Chris Owings immediately followed that up with his eighth double, bringing Marte home. Next up, Deven Marrero popped out to first, but Owings was able to move to third, and then be brought home on the next at bat...

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