6:21 AM EDT, Mon August 20, 2018
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Minor League Recap 8/19/2018

Minor League Recap 8/19/2018

The upper level minor league teams all lost, but the lower levels played some excellent baseball Diamondback affiliates won four out of seven of the games played. Hillsboro catcher Andy Yerzy had a big day at the plate, going 4-5 with two homers, and Missoula pitcher Deyni Olivero pitched five scoreless innings and struck out ten batters while giving up just three hits and walk. Triple-A: Reno Aces 7 vs Salt Lake Bees 8 Matt Koch got the start and went five and two thirds inning. Koch got hit hard in the first, giving up a lead off home run, then after a fly out and ground out, he gave up...
6 hours ago
SnakePit Round Table: Rocky Road Trip

SnakePit Round Table: Rocky Road Trip

We won more than we lost. But should we have won more? Thanks to Baja F1 for their guest commentary! If you’re interested in being a “reader representative” on next week’s round table, speak up in the comments. I email the first qualifying person to post the questions on Saturday (so, obviously, you need to have an email address attached to your account!). You’ll need to be able to get the answers back to me by Sunday evening, so a timely turnaround will be necessary. Where do you generally stand on the ‘unwritten rules’ of baseball? ISH95: Let’s just say if I ever managed...
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Arizona Diamondbacks 4, San Diego Padres 3

Arizona Diamondbacks 4, San Diego Padres 3

It wasn't pretty but it was a win. It was the Padres’ turn to score first, ambushing Zack Greinke with a two-run homer with two outs in the opening inning. However, the D-backs rallied to tie it by the third, on an RBI single from Jeff Mathis and David Peralta’s 23rd home-run of the season (above). Both starters then settled in, with no further scoring until the bottom of the sixth. San Diego then edged in front, in Greinke's final inning of work. He went six, allowing three runs on five hits and a walk with seven strikeouts. Arizona tied it back up in the eighth, courtesy of Daniel...
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Gameday Thread, #125: 8/19 @ Padres

Gameday Thread, #125: 8/19 @ Padres

August 19 - 1612: England - three women from the Lancashire village of Samlesbury, were put on trial as witches ~ the "Samiesbury Witches", the most famous witch trial in British history.— Today In History (@Yesterday_Today) August 19, 2018
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Preview, #125: 8/19 @ Padres

Preview, #125: 8/19 @ Padres

The line between success and failure on the road-trip is this afternoon. Or is it? Today's Lineups DIAMONDBACKS PADRES Jon Jay - RF Travis Jankowski - CF A.J. Pollock - CF Wil Myers - 3B David Peralta - LF Eric Hosmer - 1B Paul Goldschmidt - 1B Hunter Renfroe - LF Eduardo Escobar - 3B Cory Spangenberg - 2B Daniel Descalso - 2B Franmil Reyes - RF Ketel Marte - SS Freddy Galvis - SS Jeff Mathis - C A.J. Ellis - C Zack Greinke - RHP Brett Kennedy - RHP In a baseball season, virtually every team will win 60 times and lose 60 times (unless they’re the 2018...
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Minor League Recap 8/18/2018: Seven of Nine

Minor League Recap 8/18/2018: Seven of Nine

Diamondbacks affiliates took seven out of nine contests in Saturday’s action Diamondback affiliates won seven out of nine games, with only the AZL and DSL D-backs2 taking losses. Triple-A: Reno Aces 9 vs Salt Lake Bees 5 Taylor Clarke pitched six and a third innings, giving up two runs in the second and three runs in seventh, off of seven hits and two walks, and six strikeouts. Silvino Bracho relieved Clarke, allowing both inherited runners to score, but got the last two outs of the seventh, and pitched a scoreless eighth inning. Bracho allowed two hit, one walk, and struck out three....
21 hours ago
Snake Bytes 8/19: Goldy Great. Godley Not So Much.

Snake Bytes 8/19: Goldy Great. Godley Not So Much.

Paul Goldschmidt was responsible for 4 of the Arizona Diamondbacks 6 runs. That’s great. Zack Godley was on the hook for 6 of the San Diego Padres 7 runs. That’s bad. Arizona Diamondbacks 6, San Diego Padres 7 [D’backs.com] Goldy’s big night not enough as SD walks off - Even a Herculean effort from Paul Goldschmidt could not save a victory for the D’backs over the San Diego Padres on Saturday. America’s First Baseman went 4-for-4 with 4 RBI’s and a double, driving in all but 2 of Arizona’s runs. The performance raised his batting average above .290 for the first time all...
Aug 19, 2018
Arizona Diamondbacks 6, San Diego Padres 7: Godley-dammit!

Arizona Diamondbacks 6, San Diego Padres 7: Godley-dammit!

The lead in the NL West is now perilously thin. Record: 68-56. Pace: 89-73. Change on 2017: +1. The weekend has returned, and with it so have I. With beer in hand and cell phone primed I await the third game is this four game set versus the friars. With the playoff race now in ludicrous speed every single game from now through the end of Sept count that much more. Next week’s games again SF and LA will matter much more from a head-to-head basis, but as we saw last week look past “lesser” teams helps no one. Beer 1: Hope & Dreams Considering the hopes and dreams we all have for...
Aug 19, 2018
Arizona Diamondbacks 6, San Diego Padres 7

Arizona Diamondbacks 6, San Diego Padres 7

Two bad innings from Zack Godley led to the delivery of loss-flavored tacos at Petco Even Paul Goldschmidt going 4-for-4 with four RBI could not save the Diamondbacks, as Zack Godley allowed three runs in the fourth and three more in the fifth. Those wiped out Arizona leads of 3-0 and 5-3, and though the bullpen worked three scoreless innings, a fourth proved beyond them. The D-backs jumped out with two on the first, courtesy of A.J. Pollock and Goldschmidt, and Goldy added another in the third. But Godley melted like a chocolate teapot in the fourth, as the Padres tied things up. However,...
Aug 18, 2018
Gameday Thread, #124: 9/18 @ Padres

Gameday Thread, #124: 9/18 @ Padres

Let’s pay our respects to the 2018 Padres’ season. It has gone to be with all the others since 2006... August 18 - 1910: Business - FTD, the floral delivery service, began under the name Florists' Telegraph Delivery ~ the "T" later changed to Transworld. #history— Today In History (@Yesterday_Today) August 18, 2018
Aug 18, 2018
Preview, #124: 8/18 @ Padres

Preview, #124: 8/18 @ Padres

Look! It’s a rare sighting of catcherii murphius! Today's Lineups DIAMONDBACKS PADRES Jon Jay - LF Travis Jankowski - RF Eduardo Escobar - 3B Wil Myers - 3B A.J. Pollock - CF Eric Hosmer - 1B Paul Goldschmidt - 1B Hunter Renfroe - LF Steven Souza - RF Cory Spangenberg - 2B Nick Ahmed - SS Austin Hedges - C Ketel Marte - 2B Freddy Galvis - SS John Ryan Murphy - C Manuel Margot - CF Zack Godley - RHP Clayton Richard - LHP John Ryan Murphy has become the forgotten man of the Diamondbacks roster - tonight will be his first start in almost two weeks, with the...
Aug 18, 2018
Minor League Recap 8/17/2018: Reno Battles Back

Minor League Recap 8/17/2018: Reno Battles Back

Reno battled back from a 6-0 deficit to win 8-7; AZL and Missoula bad defense costs them. D-backs affiliates won seven out of the nine contests. Jon Duplantier, Riley Smith, and Cole Bartlett had excellent starts, and Jackson had a combined shutout of Montgomery. Triple-A: Reno Aces 8 vs Salt Lake Bees 7 Salt Lake scored two runs in the first inning and four more runs in the second inning off Reno starter Joel Payamps. The Aces offense would score five runs in the bottom of the second, making the score 6-5 after two innings. Payamps would settle down after that and go four and two thirds...
Aug 18, 2018
Pit Your Wits ‘18: Week 19

Pit Your Wits ‘18: Week 19

Lazy Caption Contest... Hey everyone! Last week, I asked you to give a Dbacks player an emoji nickname. Didn’t always quite work out like that, but a few good responses. I also didn’t realize that you can’t put emoji’s into the Chorus editor, so had to get a bit creative. Anyway, in first place... Great job, DC. In second place, we don’t exactly have a Dbacks player, but it’s still a good entry. I decided to allow it, since the only other entry with multiple recs didn’t even include an actual emoji... And rounding out the podium... Rockkstar! ...
Aug 18, 2018
Snake Bytes 8/18: Ray Does Not Shine, Goldschmidt Happens

Snake Bytes 8/18: Ray Does Not Shine, Goldschmidt Happens

It was a night that featured a little bit of just about everything, including yet another home run by Paul Goldschmidt, who now has four on this trip. Arizona 9, San Diego 4 Once again, Robbie Ray looked both good and vulnerable at the same time. Paul Goldschmidt continued to make people forget he ever struggled this season. David Peralta was missing in action. Zack Greinke pinch-hit. Nick Ahmed got ejected for telling a crap umpire he was doing a crap job. New York still cannot get replays correct. The night had a little bit of everything, but in the end, it’s result is all that really...