6:37 AM EDT, Fri September 25, 2020
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Snake Pit Sim Season: Off-Day Update

Snake Pit Sim Season: Off-Day Update

The penultimate update of the simulated 2020 regular season. Team Record: 83-76, 2nd in NL West, 2nd in Wild Card standings The B.L.U.F.: The Diamondbacks remain masters of their own fate, but with zero margin for error. As the previous update was only three days ago, this one will be quite brief. Since we last checked in on the simulated season, the Virtual Diamondbacks have played two games against the San Francisco Giants. They split that two-game series. In that same span, the Padres have not lost. That means, the Diamondbacks now have a magic number of three, with three games...
15 hours ago
Arizona Diamondbacks release 2020 instructional league roster

Arizona Diamondbacks release 2020 instructional league roster

Photo by Jill Weisleder/MLB Photos via Heading into the fall, Arizona’s instructs roster is filled with intriguing prospects The Arizona Diamondbacks released their instructional league roster for the fall, and it’s filled with plenty of top prospects. Due to the cancellation of the Arizona Fall League, MLB teams will have an instructional league to groom its young prospects. Prospects added to the roster gives them a chance to focuson their skills and strengths during the final months of the season. Arizona has built one of the most tantalizing farm systems in baseball, and...
20 hours ago
Snake Bytes 9/24: Sweep ‘em out of Town

Snake Bytes 9/24: Sweep ‘em out of Town

Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports The Diamondbacks end the Texas Rangers and Wyatt breaks out Diamondbacks News: Wyatt Mathisen’s 1st 2 MLB HR’s fuel D-backs win Mathisen was 2 for 18 coming into yesterday’s game. “It felt great, obviously,” Mathisen said. “It’s a dream come true to hit home runs in the big leagues. It was awesome. I just wanted to get the barrel on the ball. That’s been my main focus. The first thing I felt was it get on the barrel and I was like, ‘Great, that’s a good start.’ And then I saw where it was and was like, ‘It’s got a shot.’ It...
Sep 23, 2020
Arizona Diamondbacks 7, Texas Rangers 3: Weird. Grateful. Disappointed. Relieved. 2020.

Arizona Diamondbacks 7, Texas Rangers 3: Weird. Grateful. Disappointed. Relieved. 2020.

Photo by Norm Hall/ Many emotions. What an absolutely bizarre season and year. I could have never imagined any of this would have taken place as I walked through Chase Field during Fan Fest in February. The fact that was the only time this year I set foot in the stadium is somewhat difficult to comprehend. The last time that I did not attend a game in person, heck Opening Day, was 2002 when I lived in New Jersey as a kid. Regardless, I’m grateful to have experienced the misery with the entirety of this community. It hasn’t been a complete loss admittedly. The discussions here have...
Sep 23, 2020
Gameday Thread, #56: 9/23 vs. Rangers

Gameday Thread, #56: 9/23 vs. Rangers

Illustration by Tobias Roetsch/Future Publishing via September 23 - 1846: Germany - astronomer Johann Gottfried Galle discovered the 8th planet Neptune, (four times the diameter of earth) at the Berlin Observatory. history— Today In History (@Yesterday_Today) September 23, 2020
Sep 23, 2020
Preview #56: 9/23 vs. Rangers

Preview #56: 9/23 vs. Rangers

Photo by Christian Petersen/ If last night’s win felt uncommon, that’s because it was. Today's Lineups RANGERS DIAMONDBACKS Leody Taveras - CF Tim Locastro - LF Nick Solak - 2B Ketel Marte - DH Isiah Kiner-Falefa - 3B Christian Walker - 1B Joey Gallo - RF Eduardo Escobar - 2B Sam Huff - C Kole Calhoun - RF Willie Calhoun - DH Nick Ahmed - SS Anderson Tejeda - SS Carson Kelly - C Sherten Apostel - 1B Daulton Varsho - CF Eli White - LF Wyatt Mathisen - 3B Wes Benjamin - LHP Alex Young - LHP Yesterday’s 7-0 thumping of Texas was just Arizona’...
Sep 23, 2020
Game #56: 9/23, Diamondbacks vs. Rangers

Game #56: 9/23, Diamondbacks vs. Rangers

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Sep 23, 2020
Snake Bytes: 9/23 - Total Victory

Snake Bytes: 9/23 - Total Victory

Photo by Christian Petersen/ So, this is what it looks like when the team plays well on both sides. Diamondbacks News Texas 0, Arizona 7 Caleb Smith and Riley Smith combined to throw a shutout. Carson Kelly had a three-run home run. Eduardo Escobar even had multiple hits. This, combined with sloppy Texas defense, led to a fun, lopsided win for Arizona. The Smiths How soon is now? Or, how soon can we see these two pitch again? Things started off rough. Caleb Smith opened the game by walking the bases loaded. He then got out of the inning without allowing a score by getting the next...
Sep 23, 2020
Diamondbacks 7, Texas 0: Hitting (?!) and Pitching (?!??) Carry the Day

Diamondbacks 7, Texas 0: Hitting (?!) and Pitching (?!??) Carry the Day

Photo by Christian Petersen/ Honestly, it looked ugly at the very start, but our full team wound up doing the business. Emphatically. So usually when a Diamondbacks starter begins the game with a 4-pitch walk, follows it up with a 6-pitch walk, and then follows that up with an 8-pitch walk, you’re pretty much guaranteed to be reading a sad recap. Not tonight, though, as it happens, because baseball is deeply weird, and sometimes, very occasionally perhaps, magical things happen in a good way. The entire west coast has recently been on fire, glaciers in Antarctica are beginning to...
Sep 22, 2020
Gameday Thread, #55: 9/22 vs. Rangers

Gameday Thread, #55: 9/22 vs. Rangers

Photo by the Stanley Weston Archive/ September 22 - 1927: Sports - Gene Tunney successfully defended his heavyweight boxing title against Jack Dempsey in the famous Chicago "long-count" fight. #history— Today In History (@Yesterday_Today) September 22, 2020
Sep 22, 2020
Preview #55: 9/21 vs. Rangers

Preview #55: 9/21 vs. Rangers

Photo by VCG A key series in Tankapalooza starts tonight Today's Lineups RANGERS DIAMONDBACKS Leody Taveras - CF Daulton Varsho - CF Nick Solak - DH Ketel Marte - 2B Isiah Kiner-Falefa - 3B Christian Walker - DH Joey Gallo - RF Kole Calhoun - RF Rougned Odor - 2B Eduardo Escobar - 3B Anderson Tejeda - SS David Peralta - LF Sam Huff - C Nick Ahmed - SS Sherten Apostel - 1B Pavin Smith - 1B Eli White - LF Carson Kelly - C Jordan Lyles - RHP Taylor Clarke - RHP In case you missed it in the Snake Bytes comments, signs indicate that 2021 draft order will...
Sep 22, 2020
Game #55: 9/22, Diamondbacks vs. Rangers

Game #55: 9/22, Diamondbacks vs. Rangers

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Sep 22, 2020
Series Preview # 18 : Diamondbacks vs Rangers

Series Preview # 18 : Diamondbacks vs Rangers

“Hidden away under the leaves, one flower still remains.” | Photo by Valerio Banal/Ovoworks/The LIFE Images Collection/ The smallest details can be signposts toward a better season next year. Beyond being out-of-contention because of win-loss records, let’s look at three ways these teams are similar. These teams play better at home. The numbers follow: What does it mean? This game is played at Chase, which gives advantage to the Diamondbacks. Let’s look at the impact of hitting splits and pitching splits. Hitting (OPS and SO/PA) Splits(through 17 September). The Diamondbacks...
Sep 22, 2020
Snake Bytes 9/22: Race to the Bottom

Snake Bytes 9/22: Race to the Bottom

Photo by Ken Murray/Icon Sportswire via Turn away if you don’t want to see the Arizona Diamondbacks and Texas Rangers slug it out for last place. Arizona Diamondbacks News [MLB.com] LeMahieu, Calhoun win Players of the Week - Calhoun is slugging a career-best .547 this season, and the past week sure helped. He hit .458 over six games, with a 1.250 slugging percentage. Calhoun hit six home runs last week, the most of any player in the Majors in that span. This is his first Player of the Week Award. [The Athletic] Three good things we can say for sure as the Diamondbacks look toward...
Sep 21, 2020
Bruteside Chat: Ralph the Eye in the Sky

Bruteside Chat: Ralph the Eye in the Sky

The Brutes speak with Ralph Kelso: High Home Cameraman Well, technical difficulties can occur, and last week they did occur. Thus we had to re-shoot our interview with the glorious (and very gracious) Ralph Kelso yesterday, and he was as good and maybe even better than last week. Ralph, who has been the high home cameraman since the dawn of the D-backs, had quite a bit to say about the uniqueness and strangeness of filming in this season among other things. My favorite story involved a small bird of prey and a bat. True story. So sit back, cozy up to that fire, and enjoy yet another...