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Diamondbacks Late Inning Bullpen Meltdowns

Diamondbacks Late Inning Bullpen Meltdowns

Photo by Norm Hall/ When every button you have to push is the self destruct button and you can’t disconnect the phone We’ve all talked about the bullpen issues for the Diamondbacks ad nauseam. Most of us intuitively know that the relievers have been the main culprits in contributing to late inning losses, or close games turning into blowouts. The hitting and defense have played a role too. But I wanted to highlight some simple to understand stats that really show pretty clearly just how horribly relievers have performed when they were needed most. Here is how I...
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SnakeBytes 9/16: Trudge to the finish

SnakeBytes 9/16: Trudge to the finish

Gary Coronado / Los Angeles Times via While the Diamondbacks trudge to the finish, local sports media has moved on... Diamondbacks News (Arizona Sports) Report says Diamondbacks offer the most affordable MLB fan experience “Arizona’s Fan Cost Index went down 25 cents from projected 2020 prices to $144.25. Arizona’s index is the lowest by just over 30 dollars compared with the second-most affordable team. The Miami Marlins have a Fan Cost Index of $174.54.” I personally have some issues with the methodology of this survey, though I doubt making the changes...
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Series Preview # 48 : Diamondbacks @ Astros

Series Preview # 48 : Diamondbacks @ Astros

Dusty Baker is manager of the Astros. | Photo by Jim McIsaac/ This series is between two young teams who will push to win every game. Let’s consider three pieces of wisdom from Dusty Baker. Winning. “The sooner you get used to winning and the sooner you know what it feels like to win, then I think the future at this organization is bright as long as you fill in the blanks of what you need.” — Dusty Baker He’s saying start to make a habit of your team winning as soon as you can. That fits well with Mike Hazen’s wisdom about not waiting until next season...
AZ Snake Pit Sep 16, 2021
Diamondbacks Minor League Recap 9/15/2021

Diamondbacks Minor League Recap 9/15/2021

The Diamondbacks Minor League affiliates combined for a 3-1 record. AA Game 1: Amarillo Sod Poodles 10, Frisco RoughRiders 9 (F/7) This game started off as a slugfest, as both starters were knocked out after 3 innings. Tommy Henry allowed 7 runs in his start as he got blasted for 8 hits and 2 home runs in his outing. The offense was able to match blow for blow in this game, putting up back to back 4-run innings in the 2nd and 3rd. Amarillo went 6 for 11 with runners in scoring position in the game. Dominic Miroglio’s 3-run homer in the 3rd inning would also provide an 8-7...
Arizona Diamondbacks swept as Merrill Kelly struggles in return from COVID-19 absence

Arizona Diamondbacks swept as Merrill Kelly struggles in return from COVID-19 absence

Diamondbacks right-hander Merrill Kelly was not especially sharp in a 5-3 loss to the Los Angeles Dodgers on Thursday night.       
AZ Snake Pit Sep 16, 2021
Snake Bytes 9/16: sWEEP

Snake Bytes 9/16: sWEEP

Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports The D-backs do nothing to help the Giants Diamondbacks News: D-backs 3, Dodger-evil 5 From the Keegan: Merrill Kelly made his first start tonight in over a month coming off of the COVID_19 injured list. How were his mechanics? I haven’t the slightest clue. He went four and two thirds innings and gave up ten hits and two walks, so I’m going to assume not that great. ‘Unacceptable’: D-backs continue to be plagued by poor defense From the article: “We’ve got to get to the bottom of it,” Lovullo said. “It’s the good and the...
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Arizona Diamondbacks 3, Los Angeles Dodgers 5: Baseball was Played

Arizona Diamondbacks 3, Los Angeles Dodgers 5: Baseball was Played

Photo by Harry How/ Henry Ramos made his presence known tonight. You’ll have to forgive me. I’m two days out from my wedding. Final de-stressing with alcohol and family took place at a sports bar tonight. Outside of a few brief moments I don’t have much of an idea as to what happened in tonight’s game. I think that calls for a beercap? Is that how these things work? Beer #1: 25 oz. Modelo Especial I honestly can’t write a quality recap of this game tonight. The wedding is at the forefront of my thoughts. Edbigghead and Turambar will both be there as...
'Unacceptable': D-Backs continue to be plagued by poor defense

'Unacceptable': D-Backs continue to be plagued by poor defense

The Diamondbacks rank among the worst defenses in the majors, playing at a level that manager Torey Lovullo called "unacceptable."       
AZ Snake Pit Sep 15, 2021
D-backs Preview #146: 9/15 @ Dodgers

D-backs Preview #146: 9/15 @ Dodgers

Photo by Norm Hall/ One starting pitcher enters, another leaves... Today's Lineups DIAMONDBACKS DODGERS Nick Ahmed - SS Mookie Betts - RF Ketel Marte - CF Max Muncy - 1B Carson Kelly - C Trea Turner - 2B Christian Walker - 1B Corey Seager - SS Josh Rojas - 3B Justin Turner - 3B Henry Ramos - LF Will Smith - C Andrew Young - 2B Cody Bellinger - CF Daulton Varsho - RF Gavin Lux - LF Merrill Kelly - RHP Julio Urias - LHP Roster moves The Diamondbacks made the following roster moves: Reinstated Merrill Kelly from the injured...
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Diamondbacks Minor League Recap 9/14/2021

Diamondbacks Minor League Recap 9/14/2021

The Diamondbacks Minor League affiliates combined for a 2-2 record. AAA: Reno Aces 8, Las Vegas Aviators 2 Reno quickly jumped on Mike Fiers, scoring 3 runs in the top of the first. Juniel Querecuto’s 2-run triple followed by Christian Lopes’ RBI single allowed Reno to an early and comfortable lead. After the first, the long ball would be the Aces’ offense through the middle innings. Brian Howard would be the victim of this home run barrage, courtesy of Drew Ellis, Alek Thomas, and Ildemaro Vargas. Humberto Mejia also gave Reno a quality start, holding Vegas to 2 runs on...
AZ Snake Pit Sep 15, 2021
How Quickly Can The Diamondbacks Organization Turn This Around ?

How Quickly Can The Diamondbacks Organization Turn This Around ?

Photo by Sarah Sachs/Arizona Diamondbacks/ What the last 50 years of history tells us The Diamondbacks have had a tough year. Heading into play Tuesday night they had a 47-97 record, .326 W% . Since the trade deadline the team has played primarily younger pre arbitration eligible position players, giving well over 70% of the at bats to those players. They’ve auditioned record setting numbers of young pitchers and rookies in the rotation and bullpen as well. Through July 31st the team was 33-72, .314 W%. Since then they’ve had marginal improvement playing the...
AZ Snake Pit Sep 15, 2021
Snake Bytes: 9/15 - Seriously, No One Cares

Snake Bytes: 9/15 - Seriously, No One Cares

Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports The Dodgers are making their ninth consecutive trip to the postseason. The Diamondbacks are on pace to have their worst season ever. Ho-hum, no one cares anymore. Diamondbacks News Seriously, DBE was right. Finding news about the Diamondbacks that isn’t just a casual mention of how they are neck-and-neck with the Orioles, is becoming harder and harder. Arizona Sports is even relying on AP coverage of the games now. Frankly, the best place to find news and insights about the team is right here, where we try to bring the readership...
AZ Snake Pit Sep 15, 2021
Diamondbacks 4, Los Angeles 8: Low Expectation Theater

Diamondbacks 4, Los Angeles 8: Low Expectation Theater

Yep, we all feel like that at this point, Jake. | Photo by Harry How/ This one wasn’t at all close, and not even as close as the score might suggest. It was another one of those nights where it felt like it was a foregone conclusion, at least for me, by the end of the first inning. Yeah, so. Tonight Luke Weaver made his third start since his long stint on the IL, facing off against Dodgers right-hander Tony Gonsolin, who Ramona remarked had a last name that sounded like a weird big pharma fusion of a new insulin drug that also lowered one’s cholesterol or something....
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Dodgers clinch postseason berth at expense of Diamondbacks

Dodgers clinch postseason berth at expense of Diamondbacks

The Los Angeles Dodgers clinched a postseason berth with Tuesday night's 8-4 win over the Arizona Diamondbacks.       
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Diamondbacks at Dodgers, Sept. 14, 2021

Diamondbacks at Dodgers, Sept. 14, 2021

Diamondbacks at Dodgers photo gallery, Sept. 14, 2021.       

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