8:45 AM EDT, Wed September 22, 2021
6 hours ago
Diamondbacks 1, Atlanta 6: (Don’t Fear) the Rattlle

Diamondbacks 1, Atlanta 6: (Don’t Fear) the Rattlle

h/t hippedyhopsguy on Twitter Yeah, we can’t even spell a two-syllable word right without technological intervention. We certainly weren’t gonna win this baseball game. SIGH So I believe I’ve noted on several occasions over the course of this year that writing about Diamondbacks games in 2021 has presented me with an interesting ongoing challenge: namely, to try to keep my interest and find something maybe insightful to take note of when writing about games that we were just about inevitably gonna lose. This was another one of those games, as it turned out, and I...
11 hours ago
Gameday Thread, #151: 9/21 vs. Braves

Gameday Thread, #151: 9/21 vs. Braves

Photo credit should read SASCHA SCHUERMANN/DDP/AFP via Welcome to your Weekly Jovovich. :) On this day in 2007, Resident Evil: Extinction was #1 at the North American box-office. The least impressive franchise entry though. You won’t have to wait that long, boys. Because I’m coming for you. And I’m gonna be bringing a few of my friends.
12 hours ago
Game #151, 9/21: Diamondbacks vs. Braves

Game #151, 9/21: Diamondbacks vs. Braves

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12 hours ago
D-backs Preview #151: 9/21 vs. Braves

D-backs Preview #151: 9/21 vs. Braves

Photo by Wilfred Perez Jr./Icon SMI/Corbis/Icon Sportswire via Touki, we hardly knew ye... Today's Lineups BRAVES DIAMONDBACKS Jorge Soler - RF Daulton Varsho - RF Freddie Freeman - 1B Ketel Marte - 2B Ozzie Albies - 2B Pavin Smith - 1B Austin Riley - 3B David Peralta - LF Adam Duvall - CF Josh VanMeter - 3B Eddie Rosario - LF Carson Kelly - C Travis d'Arnaud - C Jake McCarthy - CF Dansby Swanson - SS Ildemaro Vargas - SS Touki Toussaint - RHP Luke Weaver - RHP Touki Toussaint may be among the most infamous first round draft picks...
17 hours ago
How High Will The Diamondbacks Bounce in 2022?

How High Will The Diamondbacks Bounce in 2022?

Torey Lovullo before the road series against the Mariners, which the Diamondbacks won. | Photo by Steph Chambers/ Although it’s not a sure thing, there are good reasons to expect the 2022 Diamondbacks to win more than 77 games. First, I tip my hat to Jack Sommers for activating my optimism. His most excellent piece showed that that in the last 52 years, when a team wins less than 35% it’s rare when they bounce above .500 in the next season. The 2021 Diamondbacks are a rare team, more rare than the 2004 Diamondbacks. The 2004 Diamondbacks had a 31.5% winning...
20 hours ago
Snake Bytes 9/21: Brave to ask

Snake Bytes 9/21: Brave to ask

Photo by Norm Hall/ Hard to complain with an open-air Chase Field. Arizona Diamondbacks 4, Atlanta Braves 11 [D’backs.com] ‘It fell apart’: Mejía falters in home debut - Making his sixth career MLB start, Humberto Mejía took the mound at Chase Field for the first time on Monday night. The 24-year-old right-hander will hope to pitch here many more times, as he aims to secure a permanent spot in the D-backs’ rotation in the future. However, Mejía’s Arizona home debut didn’t go nearly as well as his previous Major League outings. But it was still a valuable...
Sep 21, 2021
Diamondbacks 4, Braves 11: Pleading the fifth

Diamondbacks 4, Braves 11: Pleading the fifth

Photo by Norm Hall/ It was a fun game, for four innings. Record: 48-102. Pace: 52-110. Change on 2004: +1 With an off-day next Monday, this is my final scheduled recap of the year. I hoped the team might give me something warm and fluffy to take into the off-season, especially on what I think was the first game with the roof open since spring. After all, I've largely given up watching Diamondbacks games I don't have to recap: they're just not fun. While I will be at Chase over the last weekend, that's more likely to be a social event with a baseball game in the...
Sep 20, 2021
Gameday Thread, #150: 9/20 vs. Braves

Gameday Thread, #150: 9/20 vs. Braves

Photo by Gabe Ginsberg/WireImage On this day in 2019, Downton Abbey was #1 at the North American box-office. Robert Crawley: Let’s not argue.Violet Crawley: I never argue, I explain.
Sep 20, 2021
D-backs Preview #150: 9/20 vs. Braves

D-backs Preview #150: 9/20 vs. Braves

Photo by Kevin C. Cox/ Can the D-backs play spoiler to the Braves’ post-season hopes? Today's Lineups BRAVES DIAMONDBACKS Jorge Soler - RF Josh Rojas - SS Freddie Freeman - 1B Ketel Marte - 2B Ozzie Albies - 2B Daulton Varsho - CF Austin Riley - 3B David Peralta - LF Adam Duvall - CF Carson Kelly - C Eddie Rosario - LF Pavin Smith - 1B Dansby Swanson - SS Henry Ramos - RF William Contreras - C Ildemaro Vargas - 3B Huascar Ynoa - RHP Humberto Mejia - RHP Roster move The Arizona Diamondbacks made the following roster...
Sep 20, 2021
Series Preview #49: Atlanta Braves @ Arizona Diamondbacks

Series Preview #49: Atlanta Braves @ Arizona Diamondbacks

Photo by Todd Kirkland/ April 25th feels so long ago At 77-70 the Atlanta Braves are clinging to a two game lead over the Philadelphia Phillies in the NL East. It’s been an up and down season for the Braves. Languishing around .500 for the first first half of the season, they battled numerous injuries to their rotation and the loss of Marcel Ozuna due to a finger injury and then off field domestic abuse issuess. Then just before the all star break in what seemed like a devastating blow to their division chances, they lost Ronald Acuna Jr for the season with a torn...
Sep 20, 2021
Snake Bytes: 09/20 - How to draw a loss

Snake Bytes: 09/20 - How to draw a loss

Photo by Claudio Benedetto/LiveMedia/NurPhoto via At the European Baseball Championship there was actually a real painter who did that, but in the USA we have the D-Backs that show us game after a game how to achieve it. Diamondbacks News [AZ SnakePit]: Diamondbacks 6, Astros 7: Battle of the Zacks - A Rematch Yesterday’s guest recap was presented to you by mcbenseigs who decided to leave the environmental world for what it is for a moment to watch and analyse his beloved D-Backs. “Bad teams find ways to lose”, wrote Ben, and that was yet again very true for the...
Sep 19, 2021
Gameday Thread, #149: 9/19 @ Astros

Gameday Thread, #149: 9/19 @ Astros

Kevin Winter/ On this day in 2003, Underworld was #1 at the North American box-office. You’re acting like a pack of rabid dogs. And that, gentlemen, simply will not do.
Sep 19, 2021
D-backs Preview #149: 9/19 @ Astros

D-backs Preview #149: 9/19 @ Astros

Photo by Norm Hall/ The D-backs bullpen set an unwanted record this series. But it’s partly a result of them being very busy. Today's Lineups DIAMONDBACKS ASTROS Josh Rojas - SS Jose Altuve - 2B Ketel Marte - 2B Aledmys Diaz - 1B David Peralta - LF Alex Bregman - 3B Kole Calhoun - DH Yordan Alvarez - DH Carson Kelly - C Carlos Correa - SS Daulton Varsho - CF Kyle Tucker - RF Christian Walker - 1B Chas McCormick - LF Pavin Smith - RF Jake Meyers - CF Josh VanMeter - 3B Martin Maldonado - C Zac Gallen - RHP Zack Greinke -...
Sep 19, 2021
Snake Bytes 9/19: VarShow. S 1, Ep 14.

Snake Bytes 9/19: VarShow. S 1, Ep 14.

Photo by Bob Levey/ Daulton Varsho leads the way to another victory. Arizona Diamondbacks 6, Houston Astros 4 [D’backs.com] D-backs’ rally in 10th shows flashes of future - Even amid a disappointing season, there are nights where the D-backs put together a nearly complete game and give their fans a reason to believe that better days are coming. Saturday was one of those nights, as the D-backs scored three runs in the 10th inning to beat the Astros, 6-4, at Minute Maid Park. The D-backs got a good start from Humberto Castellanos, an outstanding performance from the...
Sep 19, 2021
Diamondbacks Minor League Recap 9/17/2021

Diamondbacks Minor League Recap 9/17/2021

The Diamondbacks Minor League affiliates combined for a 4-0 record with all four affiliates playing, a rare feat in this challenging year. The most notable accomplishment came from Visalia shortstop Ryan Bliss, who hit for the cycle in Visalia’s win over Rancho Cucamonga. AAA: Reno Aces 7, Salt Lake Bees 2 Reno would score early and often in this game, using the long ball to put up 4 runs in the 2nd inning. Christian Lopes, Stuart Fairchild, and Alek Thomas each left the yard during the inning. Edgar Arredondo started the bullpen game with 3 innings, followed by Ryan Weiss...