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AZ Snake Pit May 22, 2022
Diamondbacks Game Preview #43: 5/22 @ Cubs

Diamondbacks Game Preview #43: 5/22 @ Cubs

Photo by Katelyn Mulcahy/ Can the D-backs finish off a four-game road sweep, to counter the one inflicted on them? Today's Lineups DIAMONDBACKS CUBS Daulton Varsho - C Rafael Ortega - CF Jordan Luplow - LF Jonathan Villar - 2B Ketel Marte - 2B Seiya Suzuki - RF Christian Walker - DH Ian Happ - LF Pavin Smith - 1B Patrick Wisdom - 3B Jake McCarthy - RF Frank Schwindel - DH Alek Thomas - CF Alfonso Rivas - 1B Geraldo Perdomo - SS Andrelton Simmons - SS Drew Ellis - 3B P.J. Higgins - C Merrill Kelly - RHP Wade Miley - LHP Roster...
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Brent Strom: Diamondbacks' Merrill Kelly might have tipped pitches in loss to Dodgers

Brent Strom: Diamondbacks' Merrill Kelly might have tipped pitches in loss to Dodgers

Pitching coach Brent Strom said the Diamondbacks "cleaned up" some things with right-hander Merrill Kelly after suspicions of tipping his pitches.       
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Dodgers trounce Arizona Diamondbacks, Merrill Kelly to finish doubleheader sweep

Dodgers trounce Arizona Diamondbacks, Merrill Kelly to finish doubleheader sweep

The Los Angeles Dodgers scored eight times off Diamondbacks' Merrill Kelly on their way to a 12-3 rout on Tuesday night, sweeping a split doubleheader.       
AZ Snake Pit May 17, 2022
Diamondbacks Game Preview #38: 5/17 @ Dodgers

Diamondbacks Game Preview #38: 5/17 @ Dodgers

Matt Kartozian-USA TODAY Sports Let’s play two! Today's Lineups DIAMONDBACKS DODGERS Cooper Hummel - LF Mookie Betts - RF Jordan Luplow - RF Freddie Freeman - 1B Ketel Marte - 2B Trea Turner - SS Christian Walker - 1B Edwin Rios - DH Josh Rojas - 3B Chris Taylor - LF Pavin Smith - DH Max Muncy - 3B Geraldo Perdomo - SS Cody Bellinger - CF Alek Thomas - CF Austin Barnes - C Jose Herrera - C Gavin Lux - 2B Merrill Kelly - RHP Tyler Anderson - LHP This afternoon’s loss against the Dodgers dropped the Diamondbacks back below .500,...
AZ Snake Pit May 11, 2022
Diamondbacks Game Preview #32: 5/11 vs. Marlins

Diamondbacks Game Preview #32: 5/11 vs. Marlins

Photo by Bob Levey/ The D-backs have a shot at a season sweep against an NL opponent. It has been a while... Today's Lineups MARLINS DIAMONDBACKS Jazz Chisholm - 2B Daulton Varsho - C Garrett Cooper - 1B Pavin Smith - RF Jorge Soler - DH David Peralta - LF Joey Wendle - 3B Christian Walker - 1B Avisail Garcia - RF Josh Rojas - 3B Miguel Rojas - SS Ketel Marte - 2B Jesus Sanchez - CF Seth Beer - DH Bryan De La Cruz - LF Geraldo Perdomo - SS Jacob Stallings - C Alek Thomas - CF Sandy Alcantara - RHP Merrill Kelly - RHP The...
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For Arizona Diamondbacks pitcher Merrill Kelly, maturation leading to increased success

For Arizona Diamondbacks pitcher Merrill Kelly, maturation leading to increased success

According to Diamondbacks pitching coach Brent Strom, Merrill Kelly's maturation has been the key to his hot start.       
Merrill Kelly excels, Diamondbacks climb over. 500 after beating Rockies

Merrill Kelly excels, Diamondbacks climb over. 500 after beating Rockies

Merrill Kelly came within one out of his first complete game and the Arizona Diamondbacks beat the Colorado Rockies 4-1 on Friday night.       
AZ Snake Pit May 7, 2022
Snake Bytes: 5/7 - NL West is MLBest

Snake Bytes: 5/7 - NL West is MLBest

Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports Merrill Kelly tossed a gem of a game and the Diamondbacks extended their win streak to four, matching the longest such streak they had in 2021. Diamondbacks News Colorado 1, Arizona 4C.J. Cron spotted Colorado to an early lead against Merrill Kelly and the Diamondbacks with a first-inning RBI double. Then, Kelly settled in and pitched on cruise control. The right-hander fell one out short of pitching his first complete game. Daulton Varsho provided the game-winning RBI with a blast to right field and Mark Melancon, just activated from...
Purple Row May 6, 2022
Colorado Rockies game no. 26 thread - Chad Kuhl vs Merrill Kelly

Colorado Rockies game no. 26 thread - Chad Kuhl vs Merrill Kelly

Photo by Matthew Stockman/ The Rockies kick off a six-game road trip with a series in the desert After a solid homestead, the Rockies will hit the road for some away games. First stop is Arizona, where they’ll do battle with the 13-13 Diamondbacks. Of all of the Rockies’ offseason acquisitions, Chad Kuhl (3-0, 1.90 ERA) may be the most pleasant surprise. Their strongest starter through this point in the season, Kuhl is sporting a sub-1.00 WHIP and a 236 ERA+. Interestingly, he’s not striking out all that many batters - should his 6.5 SO/9 hold, it’d be a career...
AZ Snake Pit May 6, 2022
Diamondbacks Game Preview #27: Diamondbacks vs. Rockies

Diamondbacks Game Preview #27: Diamondbacks vs. Rockies

Photo by Norm Hall/ Hello, Colorado. Feel free to suck again, now April has ended. Today's Lineups ROCKIES DIAMONDBACKS Connor Joe - LF Daulton Varsho - CF Charlie Blackmon - DH Pavin Smith - RF Randal Grichuk - RF David Peralta - LF C.J. Cron - 1B Christian Walker - 1B Ryan McMahon - 3B Josh Rojas - 3B Elias Diaz - C Ketel Marte - 2B Brendan Rodgers - 2B Seth Beer - DH Sam Hilliard - CF Nick Ahmed - SS Jose Iglesias - SS Carson Kelly - C Chad Kuhl - RHP Merrill Kelly - RHP Roster moves The Arizona Diamondbacks made the following...
AZ Snake Pit May 1, 2022
Arizona Diamondbacks May confidence poll

Arizona Diamondbacks May confidence poll

Photo by Jill Weisleder/MLB Photos via The first month is in the books. So, how has it gone? April results March brought a couple of unexpected developments in the team’s long-term plans, with extensions being signed by both Ketel Marte and Merrill Kelly. That commitment towards the future seems to have sparked a bit of an uptick in fan optimism. This was probably also helped by the fact that there’s going to be a full 162-game season, something which seemed very unlikely just a few weeks earlier. So, below are the number from our poll as we approached Opening Day...
AZ Snake Pit May 1, 2022
Snake Bytes 5/1: May Day

Snake Bytes 5/1: May Day

Jeff Curry-USA TODAY Sports Team News Diamondbacks’ Merrill Kelly shuts down Cardinals in latest strong outing Right-hander Merrill Kelly became the first Diamondbacks starter this season to work beyond the sixth inning, firing seven shutout innings against the St. Louis Cardinals in a 2-0 win on Saturday afternoon. Kelly has allowed just four runs in 28 1/3 innings............. https://www.azcentral.com/story/sports/mlb/diamondbacks/2022/04/30/diamondbacks-merrill-kelly-shuts-down-cardinals-latest-strong-outing/9603432002/ Nick Ahmed flashes leather, power bat...
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Diamondbacks' Merrill Kelly shuts down Cardinals in latest strong outing

Diamondbacks' Merrill Kelly shuts down Cardinals in latest strong outing

Right-hander Merrill Kelly became the first Diamondbacks starter this season to go beyond the sixth inning.       
AZ Snake Pit Apr 30, 2022
Diamonbacks 2, St. Louis 0: Quite the Pitchers’ Duel

Diamonbacks 2, St. Louis 0: Quite the Pitchers’ Duel

Photo by Scott Kane/ A stellar start by Merrill Kelly and some late heroics by Marte and Ahmed give us at least a series split. I’m proud to say that I’ve been a believer in Merrill Kelly since he arrived here in 2019. I loved his pitch-to-contact approach and the fact that he was able to go much deeper into games as a result. I recapped a lot of his games in his first year for whatever reason, and even when he was adjusting to MLB hitting, I felt pretty good about him. So I was happy to catch one of his starts this morning, but to be completely honest I didn’t...
AZ Snake Pit Apr 30, 2022
Game Preview #22: Diamondbacks @ Cardinals

Game Preview #22: Diamondbacks @ Cardinals

Photo by Norm Hall/ Merrill Kelly takes on red hot Goldy and Co. Lineups: Arizona Diamondbacks (9-12) vs. St. Louis Cardinals (11-8) I hope you enjoy the alternative view of OPS instead of Batting Average today. It’s notable that Jordan Luplow gets the start in CF over Daulton Varsho against a right hander. But with fireballer Jordan Hicks and his 100 MPH sinker starting tomorrow and no lefty to match Luplow up against, it probably was deemed the better matchup to get Varsho a day off. Nolan Arenado, who has excellent numbers against Merrill Kelly, ...

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