6:54 AM EDT, Tue August 14, 2018
SportsDay 6 hours ago
How Diamondbacks' Zack Greinke became the latest victim of Rangers' success against Cy Young winners

How Diamondbacks' Zack Greinke became the latest victim of Rangers' success against Cy Young winners

ARLINGTON - Now the Rangers know what they have been doing wrong all season.They have not faced enough Cy Young winners.The Rangers again handled a Cy Young winner on Monday night, beating Arizona ace right-hander Zack Greinke during a 5-3 win at Globe Life Park. Greinke, the 2009 American League Cy Young winner, allowed four runs on homers by Ronald Guzman and Robinson Chirinos in 6 1/3 innings.The Rangers have faced a Cy Young winner 19 times this season, most in the majors. They are 10-9 in those games and 43-59 against all other starters.“I like it that we face these guys,’’ manager...
AZ Snake Pit 7 hours ago
Diamondbacks 3, Rangers 5: A Slow, Sad Fizzle

Diamondbacks 3, Rangers 5: A Slow, Sad Fizzle

Turns out I missed all the fun stuff... Well, it looked like things were going swimmingly when I got home from my new job and finally got my act together to sit down to watch and recap this one. I had my score sheet, I had my snacks, the bottom of the first had just started. Zack Greinke was on the mound, which is a happy thing more often than not, and we were apparently already leading by a crooked number against Rangers starter Bartolo Colon. I can’t help it...I love Bartolo Colon. How can you not? Having him face off against Greinke, also, well. I liked that matchup. So it appears that...
AZ Snake Pit 7 hours ago
Diamondbacks 3, Rangers 5

Diamondbacks 3, Rangers 5

Well, this one started off with a lot of promise. The top six in the Diamondbacks order touched up Texas starter and roly-poly human Bartolo Colon for two runs in the first, and Zack Greinke cruised through his first two innings like the ace we need him to be, setting down the first six Rangers he faced in order, racking up a first-pitch strike to each of them. It looked like it would be smooth sailing. Not so much, as it turned out. Greinke really didn’t have his best stuff—he seemed to be resolutely avoiding throwing his fastball for the entire outing, which is always a bad sign. Zack...
SportsDay 7 hours ago
How Rangers, current and former, are impacting the National League pennant race

How Rangers, current and former, are impacting the National League pennant race

ARLINGTON - The Rangers are making themselves felt all over the National League pennant races.They tightened the NL West by defeating division leader Arizona, 5-3 at Globe Life Park on Monday night.Robinson Chirinos drove in four runs, three on a homer off Diamondbacks ace Zack Greinke. Relievers Eddie Butler, Cory Gearrin and Jose Leclerc sealed Bartolo Colon's win with four scoreless innings.The Chicago Cubs have begun to separate themselves in the NL Central by winning all three games started by recent acquisition Cole Hamels, the former Rangers left-hander. If the Cubs get into the...
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Game Day: Diamondbacks look to Greinke in short series vs. Rangers

Game Day: Diamondbacks look to Greinke in short series vs. Rangers

The Diamondbacks head to Texas for a short series with the Rangers. Follow this page for scores, updates, lineups and injury news.         
Brew Crew Ball Aug 12, 2018
Sunday Sundries: Milwaukee Brewers Week 20 in Review

Sunday Sundries: Milwaukee Brewers Week 20 in Review

A bad week, but not a total dumpster fire The Milwaukee Brewers played some bad baseball this week. Mostly, the Brewers pitched poorly - but they also allowed three unearned runs in their six games. I guess you could say a 2-4 record (and almost a 3-3 record) when you are outscored 40-26 is a pretty good result, but it isn’t good enough. Not if you want to join four other teams in the playoffs. But the Brewers closed the week just two back of the Chicago Cubs and still hold the top Wild Card spot, a game up on the Atlanta Braves and two up on the Dodgers and Diamondbacks, so while the...
AZ Snake Pit Aug 8, 2018
Snake Bytes 8/8: More Offense, Bullpen Woes

Snake Bytes 8/8: More Offense, Bullpen Woes

For the third consecutive game, Arizona hitters struggled to score runs. Meanwhile, the newly revamped bullpen continues to have trouble finding its groove. Philadelphia 5, Arizona 2 After assembling a scrappy 14-inning victory on Monday night, the Arizona offense once again found itself struggling to score runs on Tuesday. The result was that Zack Greinke was hung with a loss, despite only allowing one run through seven innings of work. Arizona’s bats finally managed to push two runs across in the eighth, but alas, it was too little as Jake Diekman was unable to keep the game close,...
Nick Pivetta shines as Phillies bounce back against D-Backs

Nick Pivetta shines as Phillies bounce back against D-Backs

Philadelphia starter Nick Pivetta tossed six scoreless innings and pieced together one of his better stats of the season on Tuesday night as the Phillies secured a 5-2 victory over the Diamondbacks at Chase Field.Nick Williams put the Phillies on the board in the third inning, depositing a Zach Greinke fastball over the fence in right field to give the visitors a 1-0 lead. The Phillies went on to plate four more runs in the eighth to put the game out of reach.Pivetta surrendered five hits and walked one in the win. He struck out six and has now surrendered just two runs combined over his...
AZ Snake Pit Aug 8, 2018
Diamondbacks 2, Phillies 5: Comedy of Errors

Diamondbacks 2, Phillies 5: Comedy of Errors

Well, that one sure happened Zach Greinke did not have his best stuff to start the game tonight. In the first inning, he gave up a lead off single to Cesar Hernandez and a walk to Rhys Hoskins before recording an out. A flyout from Nick Williams and a lineout from Carlos Santana got two quick outs, but Asdrubal Cabrera drew the second walk of the inning to load the bases. The second mound visit of the inning resulted in Odubel Herrera flying out the first pitch to finally end the inning before any real damage was done. Greinke’s early struggles continued in the second inning. After...
Zack Greinke on seven-inning effort vs. Phillies

Zack Greinke on seven-inning effort vs. Phillies

Diamondbacks starter Zack Greinke discusses his performance in Tuesdays loss to the Phillies.         
AZ Snake Pit Aug 8, 2018
Philadelphia Phillies 5, Arizona Diamondbacks 2

Philadelphia Phillies 5, Arizona Diamondbacks 2

Arizona grounds themselves into defeat. Double plays and late inning errors did the Arizona Diamondbacks in tonight against the Philadelphia Phillies. In their last 28 innings, a span over three games, the D’backs have scored a total of only five runs. Zack Greinke turned in another solid start this evening, although it appeared his pitch count would be a problem after the first two innings. He had to tap dance out of a bases loaded jam in the first inning, and allowed a pair of two out walks in the second, but escaped both frames surrendering no runs after throwing 48 total pitches....
www.thegoodphight.com Aug 7, 2018
Game Thread 8/7: Phillies at Diamondbacks

Game Thread 8/7: Phillies at Diamondbacks

The Phillies are back at it tonight in the desert. Who doesn’t love a little baseball after 9:30 pm? The answer is, of course, everyone. Last time Cesar Hernandez saw Zach Greinke earlier this season, he went 3-for-3 off him with a double and two runs scored. Odubel Herrera has a .364 career BA against Greinke. Asdrubal Cabrera has a .429 BA vs. Greinke with a 1.071 OPS, but he hasn’t faced him since 2012. But that’s fine, not much has changed since then anyway. What I’m saying is, the offense seems fine. There’s just the matter of Nick Pivetta, who may look much happier in his...
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 2, 2018
Preview, #110: 8/1, vs. Giants

Preview, #110: 8/1, vs. Giants

The NL pitcher of the month takes the mound for Arizona, as they open a series against San Francisco. Today's Lineups GIANTS DIAMONDBACKS Andrew McCutchen - RF David Peralta - LF Buster Posey - C Eduardo Escobar - 3B Evan Longoria - 3B Paul Goldschmidt - 1B Brandon Crawford - SS A.J. Pollock - CF Gorkys Hernandez - LF Steven Souza - RF Joe Panik - 2B Nick Ahmed - SS Austin Slater - 1B Ketel Marte - 2B Steven Duggar - CF Jeff Mathis - C M. Bumgarner - LHP Zack Greinke - RHP Zack Greinke hasn’t lost any of his last eight starts. If he avoids the L again...
Arizona Diamondbacks' Zack Greinke named National League pitcher of the month for July

Arizona Diamondbacks' Zack Greinke named National League pitcher of the month for July

Greinke went 4-0 with a 1.60 ERA in July while also earning his fifth All-Star nod.         

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