6:05 PM EDT, Sat May 25, 2019
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Gameday Thread, #52: 5/25 @ Giants

Gameday Thread, #52: 5/25 @ Giants

May 25 - 1521: Germany - The Diet of Worms ended when Charles V, the Holy Roman Emperor, issued the Edict of Worms, declaring Martin Luther an outlaw. #history— Today In History (@Yesterday_Today) May 25, 2019
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Preview, #52: 5/25 @ Giants

Preview, #52: 5/25 @ Giants

Do we HAVE to have Torey Lovullo back? :) Today's Lineups DIAMONDBACKS GIANTS Ketel Marte - CF Joe Panik - 2B Ildemaro Vargas - 2B Steven Duggar - CF Eduardo Escobar - 3B Buster Posey - C Adam Jones - RF Pablo Sandoval - 3B Kevin Cron - 1B Brandon Belt - 1B Nick Ahmed - SS Kevin Pillar - RF Tim Locastro - LF Mike Yastrzemski - LF Alex Avila - C Brandon Crawford - SS Taylor Clarke - RHP Andrew Suarez - LHP That was a thoroughly refreshing game last night, the D-backs not just winning but engaging in some shameless padding of their run differential. Of course,...
6 hours ago
Snake Bytes, 5/25:Hits and Runs for (Almost) Everybody!

Snake Bytes, 5/25:Hits and Runs for (Almost) Everybody!

The Diamondbacks took full advantage of a depleted San Francisco Pitching Staff on Friday, scoring a new team road record 18 runs. Diamondbacks News Arizona 18, San Francisco 2 Kevin Cron went 0-for-4 with four strikeouts. RObbie Ray took 47 pitches to complete two innings of work, including 27 in the first alone, an inning in which he allowed the Giants to take the lead. Generally, that would spell a rough night for Arizona. The Arizona offense had other ideas though. Even Robbie Ray got in on the hitting fun, driving a single back up the box which ran his opposing counterpart, Drew...
15 hours ago
Diamondbacks 18, Giants 2: “They are who we thought they were”

Diamondbacks 18, Giants 2: “They are who we thought they were”

Reports of the death of the D-backs offense were greatly exaggerated Record: 26-25. Pace: 83-79. Change on 2017: +1. The last time I saw such slaughter on the edge of a cove, it was a documentary about dolphins in Japan. The D-backs offense, which mustered a total of five runs across three games in being swept by San Diego, surpassed that tally by the end of the third. Or in the fourth and fifth innings, your choice. The D-backs reached 17 hits while making 17 outs, scoring in each of the first six innings. I’m still checking the record books, but it might have been the most dominating...
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Gameday Thread, #51: 5/24 @ Giants

Gameday Thread, #51: 5/24 @ Giants

May 24 - 1976: Trans-Atlantic Concorde supersonic air service to Washington was opened by France and Britain. #history— Today In History (@Yesterday_Today) May 25, 2019
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Diamondbacks Minor League Recap 5/23/19: #DaultonHitShow

Diamondbacks Minor League Recap 5/23/19: #DaultonHitShow

The Diamondbacks Minor League affiliates combined to go 2-1 last night. Once again, Visalia was rained out with a scheduled doubleheader. Here are the stars from last night’s games: ☆☆☆ Jackson LHP Bryan Valdez 7 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 3 K, W (1-1)☆☆ Jackson C Daulton Varsho 3 for 4, solo HR (7), 3 RBI, SB☆ Reno 1B Yasmany Tomas 2 for 4, 3B, HR (16), 2 RBI, 2 R (AAA) Reno Aces 4, El Paso Chihuahuas 10: Braden Shipley took the spot start and was slapped around for 8 runs on 8 hits, 2 walks, and 7 strikeouts over 5 innings. A couple defensive miscues did not help the cause, which...
21 hours ago
Preview, #51: 5/24 @ Giants

Preview, #51: 5/24 @ Giants

And Kevin Cron, as Sir Not-Appearing-In-This-Lineup It's #RayDay in the city by the bay. #RattleOnPreview: https://t.co/t3raLGcNPX pic.twitter.com/GD78Xbl06S— Arizona Diamondbacks (@Dbacks) May 24, 2019 In case you missed the earlier word, three roster moves were made this afternoon by the Diamondbacks [Jimmie Sherfy having been optioned to Reno following the end of the game against San Diego on Wednesday] As expected, and much discussed here earlier in the day, infielder Kevin Cron is set to make his major-league debut. But he had company on the bus from Reno to San Francisco, with...
23 hours ago
More on what the Diamondbacks can expect from Kevin Cron

More on what the Diamondbacks can expect from Kevin Cron

He’s merely leading the entire minor-leagues in home-runs and RBI. But will that translate to the majors? Kevin’s father is Chris Cron, who played two years in the majors and was managing his son on the Reno Aces up until this call-up. Cron is a local boy - at least to some extent. Born in California, he went to Mountain Pointe High School in Ahwatukee, where he played catcher - so, y’know... :) He was a devastating force his senior year in 2011, batting .560 with 27 home-runs, the latter setting an Arizona high-school record at any level, which still stands. He could have been a...
May 24, 2019
D-Backs Potpourri: Konrad Schmidt Happened

D-Backs Potpourri: Konrad Schmidt Happened

At the end of last season, the Diamondbacks were a team with fairly strong starting pitching, but an offense that disappeared at times and a shaky bullpen. After retooling in the offseason the Diamondbacks are... team with fairly strong starting pitching, but an offense that disappeared at times and a shaky bullpen. Sure, this may be something in the foundation with the team that can’t be easily fixed in one offseason, but I like to think of it more as us being caught in a time loop, being punished for our baseball fan sins, like the time that you took a foul ball from a 6 year old kid....
May 24, 2019
Diamondbacks promote 1B prospect Kevin Cron

Diamondbacks promote 1B prospect Kevin Cron

Cron had been putting up ridiculous numbers, even for the Pacific Coast League, which earned him an MLB opportunity. It appears Operation #FreeKevinCron is underway. Cron entered the season as my #29 prospect as an older and blocked prospect, but a strong AAA season plus less obstacles had him move up all the way to #11 at the pre-draft checkpoint. Looking to inject life into their lineup, the Diamondbacks are turning to one of their better position player prospects to fill a hole. Ahead of the series with the San Francisco Giants, the Dbacks will be promoting 1B prospect Kevin Cron. Cron...
May 24, 2019
2019 Draft Prospect Profile: Matthew Allan

2019 Draft Prospect Profile: Matthew Allan

Pitching is tough to find in this draft, but this is one prospect for Arizona fans to keep an eye on. Matthew Allan Seminole (FL) HSB/T: R/RHeight/Weight: 6’ 03”, 210 lbsBirth Date: 04/17/2001College Commitment: FloridaFB- 60(65) Curveball- 60(60) Changeup- 55 (60) Control- 50 (55) Overall- 55 Allan is a strong, physical pitcher with a pair of potential plus offerings in a fastball that has touched 97 mph and a big, 12-to-6 diving curveball. Allan works out of a slow windup and throws from a three-quarter arm slot, but he struggled with command at times throughout the summer, though his...
May 24, 2019
D-backs fans are FAIRLY confident about out front office and the draft...

D-backs fans are FAIRLY confident about out front office and the draft...

But there’s a lot of history to overcome. Welcome to SB Nation FanPulse, a survey of fans across MLB. Each week, we send 30 polls to plugged in fans from each team. Diamondbacks fans, sign up HERE to join FanPulse. Do you trust the front office to make a good draft pick? 75% .YES The upcoming draft has the potential to be a complete game-changer for the D-backs, who could put out an entire starting line-up [with room for a DH], just off the picks they have in the top hundred. But the MLB draft is considerably less certain than most other sports, and the history of the D-backs’...
May 24, 2019
Snake Bytes, 5/24: Synchronise your Cron-ographs...

Snake Bytes, 5/24: Synchronise your Cron-ographs...

The Kevin Cron era is looming... Team news [AZ Central] Sources: Diamondbacks nearing promotion of Triple-A slugger Kevin Cron - Where he will fit on the Diamondbacks roster remains to be seen. He has played primarily first base throughout his minor league career but also has seen time at third, where he is considered passable, at best. Cron could steal at-bats from the club’s current first baseman, Christian Walker, who has struggled badly in recent weeks. In his past 15 games, Walker is hitting .148 with 22 strikeouts in 60 plate appearances. The Diamondbacks offense has gone ice cold,...
May 23, 2019
Series Preview #17: D-backs @ Giants

Series Preview #17: D-backs @ Giants

Let’s find some positive things to say about the Diamondbacks! The D-backs enter this series on a five-game losing streak, having been swept by the Padres after dropping the last two games against these same Giants in Phoenix. That has pretty much killed off the wave of enthusiasm which saw the team reach a high of seven games above .500 after beating Colorado on May 4. Since then, the D-backs have gone 5-12, slipping back to an even record, and falling from one game to seven behind the division leading Los Angeles Dodgers. All is lost! Nah. At the beginning of the season, if you’d...