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AZ Snake Pit Jun 14, 2019
Preview, #71: 6/14 @ Nationals

Preview, #71: 6/14 @ Nationals

Today's Lineups DIAMONDBACKS NATIONALS Jarrod Dyson - CF Trea Turner - SS Ketel Marte - 2B Victor Robles - RF David Peralta - LF Anthony Rendon - 3B Adam Jones - RF Juan Soto - LF Eduardo Escobar - 3B Howie Kendrick - 1B Kevin Cron - 1B Brian Dozier - 2B Nick Ahmed - SS Kurt Suzuki - C Carson Kelly - C Michael Taylor - CF Robbie Ray - LHP Max Scherzer - RHP Afraid there isn’t time for a proper preview here, so I’ll just mention a couple of things. Another round of Reno Bus Bingo took place, with the news that catcher Alex Avila is indeed on the DL with a...
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
Preview, #68: 6/11 @ Phillies

Preview, #68: 6/11 @ Phillies

Eight more home-runs for the D-backs? That’d be nice. Today's Lineups DIAMONDBACKS PHILLIES Jarrod Dyson - RF Cesar Hernandez - 2B Ketel Marte - CF Bryce Harper - RF Eduardo Escobar - 3B Jean Segura - SS David Peralta - LF Rhys Hoskins - 1B Kevin Cron - 1B J.T. Realmuto - C Ildemaro Vargas - 2B Jay Bruce - LF Nick Ahmed - SS Scott Kingery - CF Carson Kelly - C Sean Rodriguez - 3B Jon Duplantier - RHP Jake Arrieta - RHP Any questions about the juiced nature of the baseball this year were surely put to rest by yesterday’s game, which set an MLB...
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
Monday Memes 6/10: Nothing to Complain About.

Monday Memes 6/10: Nothing to Complain About.

Snake kills Blue Jay Did I ever tell you how much I like Tim Locasto and Kevin Cron? Well I do, along with most of the rest of the Diamondback’s team. I also like how well the team has played over-all since the Peralta walk-off against the Dodger evil. Usually we roast a player that is terrible at the moment, or an opposing team. But this Meme Monday post some memes praising the Diamondbacks, or a player or play that stood out from the past week. The snakepitter with the most rec’d meme will win one of the prizes from previous Monday Memes that Suroeste has yet to claim. We’ve got...
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 9, 2019
Snake Bytes 6/9: Nice

Snake Bytes 6/9: Nice

Kevin Cron went yard for the second game in a row this time at nearly 114 miles per hour. Arizona will attempt a series sweep later this morning. Arizona Diamondbacks 6, Toronto Blue Jays 0 [D’backs.com] Greinke dominates, bullpen finishes shutout - Quick side note. This author’s first name is the same as mine. I had to do a double take because I don’t see that everyday. There is a fairly clear divide between teams towards the bottom of the league, such as the Toronto Blue Jays, from the teams stuck in the middile, the Arizona Diamondbacks, and teams at the top, the Los Angeles...
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...
Diamondbacks’ Kevin Cron on his first career homer

Diamondbacks’ Kevin Cron on his first career homer

Diamondbacks slugger Kevin Cron connected for his first career homer on Friday night in an 8-2 win over the Toronto Blue Jays.        
Kevin Cron’s first career home run sparks Diamondbacks’ win over Blue Jays

Kevin Cron’s first career home run sparks Diamondbacks’ win over Blue Jays

Diamondbacks slugger Kevin Cron connected for his first home run on the same night his older brother, C.J., also went deep.        

Cron hits 1st big league homer, Diamondbacks beat Jays 8-2

Kevin Cron hit his first major league home run, David Peralta had a solo shot among his three hits and the Arizona Diamondbacks beat the Toronto Blue Jays 8-2 Friday night.
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 1, 2019
Preview, #59: 6/1 vs. Mets

Preview, #59: 6/1 vs. Mets

We turn the calendar page on a month to forget Today's Lineups METS DIAMONDBACKS Amed Rosario - SS Jarrod Dyson - LF Dominic Smith - LF Ketel Marte - CF Pete Alonso - 1B Eduardo Escobar - 3B Michael Conforto - RF Adam Jones - RF Todd Frazier - 3B Christian Walker - 1B Carlos Gomez - CF Ildemaro Vargas - 2B Adeiny Hechavarria - 2B Nick Ahmed - SS Tomas Nido - C Alex Avila - C Jacob deGrom - RHP Zack Greinke - RHP #Dbacks recall infielder Kevin Cron from the Triple-A Reno @Aces and place utility player Blake Swihart on the 10-day injured list (strained right...
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Optioning Kevin Cron to Triple-A Reno was the 'hardest send-out' for Torey Lovullo

Optioning Kevin Cron to Triple-A Reno was the 'hardest send-out' for Torey Lovullo

"He was a victim of a circumstance that we needed more pitching," manager Torey Lovullo said. "I wasnt going to lie to him."         

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