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Arizona Diamondbacks: October confidence poll

Arizona Diamondbacks: October confidence poll

Photo by Christian Petersen/ And the season draws to a close... September results August was a very good month for the D-backs. They won 16 games, a number of victories last surpassed over four years ago, in June 2018, and the 16-12 record was Arizona’s best win percentage in three seasons, since August 2019. Zac Gallen got started on a scoreless streak that would eventually set a franchise record, Merrill Kelly was also undefeated, and top prospect Corbin Carroll made his major-league debut. Yeah, all told this was certainly one the more enjoyable months to be a...
AZ Snake Pit Sep 30, 2022
Diamondbacks Game Preview #157: 9/30 @ Giants

Diamondbacks Game Preview #157: 9/30 @ Giants

Photo by Norm Hall/ The penultimate series of the season gets under way. Today's Lineups DIAMONDBACKS GIANTS Daulton Varsho - CF Joc Pederson - LF Pavin Smith - DH Thairo Estrada - 2B Jake McCarthy - RF Wilmer Flores - DH Christian Walker - 1B Mike Yastrzemski - RF Ketel Marte - 2B Evan Longoria - 3B Josh Rojas - 3B Brandon Crawford - SS Corbin Carroll - LF Austin Slater - CF Carson Kelly - C Jason Vosler - 1B Geraldo Perdomo - SS Austin Wynns - C Merrill Kelly - RHP Alex Cobb - RHP It's the final set of the season against the...
AZ Snake Pit Sep 25, 2022
Snake Bytes: 9/25

Snake Bytes: 9/25

Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports Team News Offense pops in 5th inning and Kelly stops Giants again in D-backs win https://arizonasports.com/story/3310656/offense-pops-in-5th-inning-and-kelly-stops-giants-again-in-d-backs-win/Diamondbacks pitcher Merrill Kelly fills void that starting rotation missed “It’s big,” he said after running his season total to 189 2/3 innings. “With where we’re at in the season it would be very easy for them to say, ‘Hey, you’ve got one more and that’ll be it for the year, just to make sure you’re fresh for next year.’...
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Diamondbacks pitcher Merrill Kelly fills void that starting rotation missed

Diamondbacks pitcher Merrill Kelly fills void that starting rotation missed

Diamondbacks pitcher Merrill Kelly ought's to reach 200 innings this season to secure himself as a starting pitcher. Kelly had a dominant outing against the Giants, Saturday night.       
AZ Snake Pit Sep 25, 2022
Diamondbacks 5, San Francisco 2: A Quiet, Normal Baseball Game

Diamondbacks 5, San Francisco 2: A Quiet, Normal Baseball Game

Photo by Norm Hall/ Merrill Kelly did his job. The offense did its job. The bullpen did its job. It was weird. This was not a particularly exciting baseball game. For many teams and many fans of those teams, it wouldn’t be anything special. We won, which is always very nice. Every part of the team did what it was supposed to do and did it properly, which is also very nice. Nobody on our side did anything flagrantly idiotic or incompetent or terrible. On the contrary, the Diamondbacks did a competent job in just about every aspect of the game, and the result was what...
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Diamondbacks' Merrill Kelly has 200 innings in his sights

Diamondbacks' Merrill Kelly has 200 innings in his sights

Starters who log 200 innings in a season are becoming increasingly rare. Diamondbacks right-hander Merrill Kelly has a chance to join the club.       
AZ Snake Pit Sep 20, 2022
Diamondbacks Game Preview #148: 9/19 @ Dodgers

Diamondbacks Game Preview #148: 9/19 @ Dodgers

Photo by Chris Coduto/ Zac Gallen’s and Merrill Kelly’s decision streaks may be gone, but Zach Davies’s persists... Today's Lineups DIAMONDBACKS DODGERS Daulton Varsho - RF Trea Turner - SS Corbin Carroll - LF Freddie Freeman - 1B Jake McCarthy - DH Justin Turner - 3B Christian Walker - 1B Joey Gallo - RF Ketel Marte - 2B Trayce Thompson - CF Josh Rojas - 3B Chris Taylor - 2B Alek Thomas - CF Gavin Lux - DH Cooper Hummel - C Miguel Vargas - LF Sergio Alcantara - SS Austin Barnes - C Zach Davies - RHP Ryan Pepiot - RHP If Zach...
rssfeeds.azcentral.com Sep 20, 2022
Dodgers punish Merrill Kelly in big 4th as Diamondbacks start series with loss

Dodgers punish Merrill Kelly in big 4th as Diamondbacks start series with loss

Clayton Kershaw struck out 10, Chris Taylor blasted a three-run homer in which the Dodgers successfully challenged a fan interference call, and Los Angeles defeated the Arizona Diamondbacks 5-2 on Monday night.       
AZ Snake Pit Sep 19, 2022
Diamondbacks Game Preview #147: 9/19 @ Dodgers

Diamondbacks Game Preview #147: 9/19 @ Dodgers

Photo by Stefanie Keenan/ for Kershaw’s Challenge I’m ready for the series... Today's Lineups DIAMONDBACKS DODGERS Stone Garrett - DH Mookie Betts - RF Ketel Marte - 2B Trea Turner - SS Jake McCarthy - LF Freddie Freeman - 1B Christian Walker - 1B Will Smith - C Emmanuel Rivera - 3B Max Muncy - 3B Carson Kelly - C Joey Gallo - LF Jordan Luplow - RF Gavin Lux - 2B Daulton Varsho - CF Chris Taylor - DH Geraldo Perdomo - SS Cody Bellinger - CF Merrill Kelly - RHP Clayton Kershaw - LHP A hitting slump is probably not the best time...
AZ Snake Pit Sep 14, 2022
Snake Bytes: 9/14 - Same Old Story

Snake Bytes: 9/14 - Same Old Story

Photo by Christian Petersen/ Once again, the Dodgers clinch the NL West title in Arizona, their ninth title in ten seasons. Diamondbacks News Los Angeles 4, Arizona 0Clayton Kershaw brought his A-game. Merrill Kelly was merely good, showing that he is a human, not a robot. For the second game in a row, the Dodgers blanked the Diamondbacks. Diamondbacks Watch Dodgers ClinchFor the second game in a row, the Diamondbacks’ offense failed to scrape even one run across. This meant that Kelly’s five innings of three-run ball were wasted. Sure, we want better, but that’s...
AZ Snake Pit Sep 13, 2022
Diamondbacks Game Preview #141: 9/13 vs. Dodgers

Diamondbacks Game Preview #141: 9/13 vs. Dodgers

Photo by Sean M. Haffey/ Our OTHER ace goes against the Dodgers. Today's Lineups DODGERS DIAMONDBACKS Mookie Betts - RF Carson Kelly - C Trea Turner - SS Ketel Marte - 2B Freddie Freeman - 1B Jake McCarthy - RF Will Smith - C Christian Walker - 1B Max Muncy - 3B Emmanuel Rivera - 3B Justin Turner - DH Stone Garrett - DH Joey Gallo - LF Jordan Luplow - LF Chris Taylor - 2B Daulton Varsho - CF Cody Bellinger - CF Geraldo Perdomo - SS Clayton Kershaw - LHP Merrill Kelly - RHP With Zac Gallen setting a new franchise record for...
AZ Snake Pit Sep 7, 2022
Snake Bytes: 9/7 - Defeat Snatched From Victory (Again)

Snake Bytes: 9/7 - Defeat Snatched From Victory (Again)

Photo by Sean M. Haffey/ While it wasn’t his best outing, Merrill Kelly still deserved much better than to watch from the bench as Ian Kennedy let another Arizona victory slip away. Diamondbacks News Arizona 5, San Diego 6Merrill Kelly gutted out seven complete innings and left with a one run lead. The Diamondbacks should have ended the night three games under .500 once the night was over, with a half-game lead on the Giants for third place in the NL West. Ian Kennedy (again) had other ideas. Kendrick’s Kingdom for a BullpenThe Diamondbacks gave the Padres all they...
AZ Snake Pit Sep 6, 2022
Diamondbacks Game Preview #135: 9/6 @ Padres

Diamondbacks Game Preview #135: 9/6 @ Padres

Photo by Norm Hall/ Merrill Kelly hasn’t lost since June. It’s not even the current longest streak without defeat in Arizona. Today's Lineups DIAMONDBACKS PADRES Josh Rojas - 3B Jurickson Profar - LF Daulton Varsho - RF Juan Soto - RF Ketel Marte - 2B Manny Machado - 3B Christian Walker - 1B Josh Bell - DH Jake McCarthy - LF Jake Cronenworth - 2B Corbin Carroll - DH Ha-Seong Kim - SS Carson Kelly - C Wil Myers - 1B Alek Thomas - CF Trent Grisham - CF Sergio Alcantara - SS Jorge Alfaro - C Merrill Kelly - RHP Joe Musgrove -...
AZ Snake Pit Sep 5, 2022
Series Preview #43: Diamondbacks @ Padres

Series Preview #43: Diamondbacks @ Padres

Photo by Denis Poroy/ The Snakes will get a bite of the Brewers v2.0 I am stepping in to do several previews that would have otherwise been written by the witty Jack Sommers, so don’t slam me for the lack of professionalism in this write up. Besides, you know who I am. :) Padres = Brewers? The last time we played the Padres was before the trade deadline. We got swept at Petco Park...no, wait! We actually won a game, because Merrill Kelly > Mike Clevinger. And Melancon got a save. Ha! You didn’t see that coming! It was the last game before the All Star game and ever...
AZ Snake Pit Sep 2, 2022
Zac Gallen named NL pitcher of the month for August

Zac Gallen named NL pitcher of the month for August

Photo by Norm Hall/ You expected, perhaps, someone different? Starting pitcher Zac Gallen of the Arizona Diamondbacks has been voted the National League Pitcher of the Month for August. Gallen earned his first career NL Pitcher of the Month Award and is Arizona’s second consecutive recpient, following his rotation-mate Merrill Kelly. This marks the first time that Arizona has consecutive Pitcher of the Month Awards since Hall of Famer Randy Johnson and Curt Schilling in April-May 2002. Across six starts for Arizona, Zac compiled a perfect 5-0 record with a 0.68 ERA....

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