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The case for Nick Ahmed to win the NL Gold Glove

The case for Nick Ahmed to win the NL Gold Glove

Visual Scouting, Traditional and Advanced Metrics all agree Nick is the best. Nick Ahmed is a great defensive shortstop. He’s not just good. He’s great, and he’s having his best season yet. He’s also having the best defensive season among all National League Shortstops, and should be considered the front runner for the NL Gold Glove for his position. He’s making every play he should make, and is making more of the “tough” plays than anyone else in the league as well. That unbeatable combination makes you the best. As one might gather, any defense of that position from me...
AZ Snake Pit Aug 18, 2018
Preview, #124: 8/18 @ Padres

Preview, #124: 8/18 @ Padres

Look! It’s a rare sighting of catcherii murphius! Today's Lineups DIAMONDBACKS PADRES Jon Jay - LF Travis Jankowski - RF Eduardo Escobar - 3B Wil Myers - 3B A.J. Pollock - CF Eric Hosmer - 1B Paul Goldschmidt - 1B Hunter Renfroe - LF Steven Souza - RF Cory Spangenberg - 2B Nick Ahmed - SS Austin Hedges - C Ketel Marte - 2B Freddy Galvis - SS John Ryan Murphy - C Manuel Margot - CF Zack Godley - RHP Clayton Richard - LHP John Ryan Murphy has become the forgotten man of the Diamondbacks roster - tonight will be his first start in almost two weeks, with the...
AZ Snake Pit Aug 18, 2018
Snake Bytes 8/18: Ray Does Not Shine, Goldschmidt Happens

Snake Bytes 8/18: Ray Does Not Shine, Goldschmidt Happens

It was a night that featured a little bit of just about everything, including yet another home run by Paul Goldschmidt, who now has four on this trip. Arizona 9, San Diego 4 Once again, Robbie Ray looked both good and vulnerable at the same time. Paul Goldschmidt continued to make people forget he ever struggled this season. David Peralta was missing in action. Zack Greinke pinch-hit. Nick Ahmed got ejected for telling a crap umpire he was doing a crap job. New York still cannot get replays correct. The night had a little bit of everything, but in the end, it’s result is all that really...
AZ Snake Pit Aug 17, 2018
Preview, #123: 8/17 @ Padres

Preview, #123: 8/17 @ Padres

The D-backs have quietly been among the best in the NL since the All-Star break. Today's Lineups DIAMONDBACKS PADRES Jon Jay - LF Jose Pirela - LF Eduardo Escobar - 3B Wil Myers - 3B A.J. Pollock - CF Eric Hosmer - 1B Paul Goldschmidt - 1B Hunter Renfroe - RF Steven Souza - RF Christian Villanueva - 2B Nick Ahmed - SS Austin Hedges - C Ketel Marte - 2B Freddy Galvis - SS Jeff Mathis - C Manuel Margot - CF Robbie Ray - LHP Joey Lucchesi - LHP If it seems a while since the D-backs had a good, long winning streak... That’s because it has. They have not won...
AZ Snake Pit Aug 16, 2018
Preview, #122: 8/16 @ Padres

Preview, #122: 8/16 @ Padres

The D-backs will seek to put more delight between themselves and the rest of the NL West this series. Today's Lineups DIAMONDBACKS PADRES Jon Jay - RF Travis Jankowski - LF A.J. Pollock - CF Cory Spangenberg - 2B David Peralta - LF Eric Hosmer - 1B Paul Goldschmidt - 1B Franmil Reyes - RF Eduardo Escobar - 3B Austin Hedges - C Ketel Marte - 2B Freddy Galvis - SS Nick Ahmed - SS Christian Villanueva - 3B Alex Avila - C Manuel Margot - CF Clay Buchholz - RHP Jacob Nix - RHP I hope you had a pleasant off-day - I got my baseball fix hate-watching the Dodgers...
AZ Snake Pit Aug 14, 2018
Preview, #121: 8/14 @ Rangers

Preview, #121: 8/14 @ Rangers

The race to the bottom of the top of the NL West continues Today's Lineups DIAMONDBACKS RANGERS Jon Jay - CF Shin-Soo Choo - RF Paul Goldschmidt - DH Rougned Odor - 2B David Peralta - LF Elvis Andrus - SS Eduardo Escobar - 3B Jurickson Profar - 3B Steven Souza - RF Robinson Chirinos - DH Ketel Marte - 2B Joey Gallo - LF Daniel Descalso - 1B Isiah Kiner-Falefa - C Nick Ahmed - SS Ronald Guzman - 1B Alex Avila - C Delino DeShields Jr. - CF Depending on results elsewhere, we could end up with a triple-tie at the top of the NL West by the end of play. That would...
AZ Snake Pit Aug 13, 2018
Preview, #120: 8/13 @ Rangers

Preview, #120: 8/13 @ Rangers

Into the land of the DH go the D-backs again. Today's Lineups DIAMONDBACKS RANGERS David Peralta - LF Shin-Soo Choo - DH Paul Goldschmidt - 1B Rougned Odor - 2B A.J. Pollock - CF Elvis Andrus - SS Eduardo Escobar - 3B Adrian Beltre - 3B Steven Souza - RF Joey Gallo - RF Ketel Marte - 2B Robinson Chirinos - C Daniel Descalso - DH Ronald Guzman - 1B Nick Ahmed - SS Willie Calhoun - LF Jeff Mathis - C Delino DeShields Jr. - CF Here’s to a repeat of the last time the Diamondbacks played in Texas. That was in 2015, another two-game series like this one. They...
AZ Snake Pit Aug 12, 2018
Preview, #119: 8/12 @ Reds

Preview, #119: 8/12 @ Reds

This has not been the road-trip for which I signed up, so far... Today's Lineups DIAMONDBACKS REDS Jon Jay - RF Jose Peraza - SS Paul Goldschmidt - 1B Joey Votto - 1B David Peralta - LF Scooter Gennett - 2B A.J. Pollock - CF Eugenio Suarez - 3B Daniel Descalso - 3B Mason Williams - RF Ketel Marte - 2B Tucker Barnhart - C Nick Ahmed - SS Preston Tucker - LF Alex Avila - C Luis Castillo - RHP Zack Godley - RHP Billy Hamilton - CF Painful though it may be, what we’ve seen here is one of the joys of baseball - that, on any given day, any baseball team can beat...
AZ Snake Pit Aug 11, 2018
Preview, #118: 8/11 @ Reds

Preview, #118: 8/11 @ Reds

Do not provoke the Snakes... :) Today's Lineups DIAMONDBACKS REDS David Peralta - LF Jose Peraza - SS Paul Goldschmidt - 1B Dilson Herrera - LF A.J. Pollock - CF Scooter Gennett - 2B Eduardo Escobar - 3B Eugenio Suarez - 3B Steven Souza - RF Phillip Ervin - RF Ketel Marte - 2B Brandon Dixon - 1B Nick Ahmed - SS Curt Casali - C Jeff Mathis - C Matt Harvey - RHP Robbie Ray - LHP Billy Hamilton - CF I often get the impression that the Arizona Diamondbacks don’t actually exist. I mean, it’s hard to fathom that someone in charge of a professional sports...
AZ Snake Pit Aug 10, 2018
Arizona Diamondbacks 0, Cincinnati Reds 3

Arizona Diamondbacks 0, Cincinnati Reds 3

Not the start to the road-trip we wanted. As the old joke goes, the D-backs offense was left back in Arizona, the team being almost completely handcuffed by Anthony DeSclafani in Cincinnati this evening. The team managed only two hits through the first seven innings, singles by Paul Goldschmidt and A.J. Pollock, and didn’t get a man into scoring position through that point. Their best scoring chance off the Reds’ starter came in the eighth, when singles by Steven Souza and Nick Ahmed chased DeSclafani, but Alex Avila hit into a double-play. Clay Buchholz was almost freakishly...
AZ Snake Pit Aug 10, 2018
Preview, #117: 8/10 @ Reds

Preview, #117: 8/10 @ Reds

Might Clay Buchholz be the unsung hero of the D-backs’ season so far? Today's Lineups DIAMONDBACKS REDS David Peralta - LF Jose Peraza - SS Paul Goldschmidt - 1B Joey Votto - 1B A.J. Pollock - CF Eugenio Suarez - 3B Eduardo Escobar - 3B Scooter Gennett - 2B Steven Souza - RF Phillip Ervin - LF Ketel Marte - 2B Mason Williams - RF Nick Ahmed - SS Tucker Barnhart - C Alex Avila - C A. DeSclafani - RHP Clay Buchholz - RHP Billy Hamilton - CF The D-backs’ rotation was an area of pre-season concern, with the lack of depth a problem many felt might be an...
AZ Snake Pit Aug 7, 2018
Preview, #115: 8/6 vs. Phillies

Preview, #115: 8/6 vs. Phillies

After last night, let’s hope Zack Greinke gives us a solid start. Today's Lineups PHILLIES DIAMONDBACKS Cesar Hernandez - 2B David Peralta - LF Rhys Hoskins - LF Paul Goldschmidt - 1B Nick Williams - RF A.J. Pollock - CF Carlos Santana - 1B Eduardo Escobar - 3B Asdrubal Cabrera - SS Steven Souza - RF Odubel Herrera - CF Ketel Marte - 2B Maikel Franco - 3B Nick Ahmed - SS Jorge Alfaro - C Jeff Mathis - C Nick Pivetta - RHP Zack Greinke - RHP It helped the Diamondbacks that Zack Godley was able to pitch into the eighth inning. Even though the game went 14...
AZ Snake Pit Aug 6, 2018
Preview, #114: 8/6 vs. Phillies

Preview, #114: 8/6 vs. Phillies

A challenging three-game stand opens against the NL East leaders Today's Lineups PHILLIES DIAMONDBACKS Cesar Hernandez - 2B Jon Jay - CF Rhys Hoskins - LF Paul Goldschmidt - 1B Nick Williams - RF David Peralta - LF Carlos Santana - 1B Eduardo Escobar - 3B Asdrubal Cabrera - SS Steven Souza - RF Odubel Herrera - CF Daniel Descalso - 2B Maikel Franco - 3B Nick Ahmed - SS Jorge Alfaro - C Alex Avila - C Jake Arrieta - RHP Zack Godley - RHP Let’s see which Zack Godley turns up. The good one, who tossed seven shutout innings against the Rangers last start? Or...
AZ Snake Pit Aug 5, 2018
Preview, #113: 8/4 vs. Giants

Preview, #113: 8/4 vs. Giants

Manny who? Today's Lineups GIANTS DIAMONDBACKS Andrew McCutchen - RF David Peralta - LF Buster Posey - 1B Eduardo Escobar - 3B Evan Longoria - 3B Paul Goldschmidt - 1B Nick Hundley - C Steven Souza - RF Austin Slater - LF Ketel Marte - 2B Chase d'Arnaud - 2B Nick Ahmed - SS Gorkys Hernandez - CF Jon Jay - CF Alen Hanson - SS John Ryan Murphy - C Derek Holland - LHP Robbie Ray - LHP It wouldn’t have been much of a stretch to predict Paul Goldschmidt as leading the D-backs in RBI with 49 games left in the season. But you would have got very, VERY long odds...
AZ Snake Pit Aug 5, 2018
Snake Bytes 8/5: Nick the Wick

Snake Bytes 8/5: Nick the Wick

Nick Ahmed has always done it with the glove. Now he is doing it with the bat, too. Arizona Diamondbacks 9, San Francisco Giants 3 [D’backs.com] Big 1st inning, Ahmed’s 2 HRs key D-backs win - Arizona is back in first place in the National League West after a big win over the Giants and an even bigger loss by the Los Angeles Dodgers at the hands of the Houston Astros. Oh, and the Colorado Rockies crapped the bed again facing the Milwaukee Brewers falling even further behind in the race. Nick Ahmed powered the victory with two home runs on the night, and Ketel Marte also had a monster...

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