8:42 AM EDT, Wed August 04, 2021
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Minor League Recap 8/2/21: Reno Scores Four Runs Late, Falls Short Against Sacramento

Minor League Recap 8/2/21: Reno Scores Four Runs Late, Falls Short Against Sacramento

PEORIA, ARIZONA - MARCH 15: Jose Herrera #85 and Carlos Navas #76 of the Arizona Diamondbacks celebrate their 6-2 win against the Seattle Mariners during the MLB spring training baseball game at Peoria Sports Complex on March 15, 2021 in Peoria, Arizona. | Photo by Abbie Parr/ Plus a look at AAA Reno’s Catcher Jose Herrera Reno Aces 5 Sacramento River Cats 6 Humberto Mejia went five innings and allowed two runs on four hits and three walks, while striking out four. Surprisingly Mejia did not allow any home runs. Shane Carle pitched a scoreless sixth inning, with a hit...
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Diamondbacks 3, San Francisco 1: One Crooked Number

Diamondbacks 3, San Francisco 1: One Crooked Number

Mason Saunders did the business. | Photo by Norm Hall/ Sometimes that’s enough, especially beyond a stellar performance by Madison Bumgarner. After two weeks in a row of experiencing starts by the apparently somewhat broken Taylor Widener, I was really glad to draw a different starting pitcher, and was pleased and curious and looking forward to having a close look at the apparently rejuvenated Madison Bumgarner. I am on record as never having been a fan of the Bumgarner signing, and while I’m not at all pleased with the amount of $$$$$$$$$$$ we’re paying him,...
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Gameday Thread, #108: 8/3 vs. Giants

Gameday Thread, #108: 8/3 vs. Giants

Photo by Jeremy Bembaron/Sygma/Sygma via On this day in 2001, Rush Hour 2 was #1 at the North American box-office. Lee: Let me tell you something about Asians, we never panic.James Carter: Oh yeah, when Godzilla be coming, y’all be trippin’
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D-backs Preview #108: 8/3 vs. Giants

D-backs Preview #108: 8/3 vs. Giants

Photo by Rob Tringali/MLB Photos via And player #56 #57 arrives on the Diamondbacks Today's Lineups GIANTS DIAMONDBACKS Austin Slater - RF Josh VanMeter - 2B Kris Bryant - LF Asdrubal Cabrera - 3B Darin Ruf - 1B Kole Calhoun - RF Wilmer Flores - 3B Carson Kelly - C Donovan Solano - 2B David Peralta - LF Thairo Estrada - SS Christian Walker - 1B Steven Duggar - CF Daulton Varsho - CF Curt Casali - C Nick Ahmed - SS Johnny Cueto - RHP M. Bumgarner - LHP Roster move The Arizona Diamondbacks made the following roster moves: Selected...
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Carson Kelly

Carson Kelly

Carson Kelly has mastered the mental game. | Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/ Last week in my Pop Pilates class, a woman wore unusual pants – each leg said, “Just do it!” I noticed! I almost thanked her for choosing to exercise directly in front of me while wearing those pants, but my better judgement told me that perhaps she would misunderstand my enthusiasm. What about my prediction that the Diamondbacks would score 6 runs in a game against the Cubs? My prediction was optimistic despite a disappointing season, and knowing failure was possible I just did it. Being...
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Snake Bytes 8/3: Extra Innings. Extra Disappointment.

Snake Bytes 8/3: Extra Innings. Extra Disappointment.

Photo by Norm Hall/ Not enough rallies to go around. Arizona Diamondbacks 8, San Francisco Giants 11 [Arizona Sports] D-backs erase 6-run deficit but fall to Giants in extra innings - Taylor Widener took the bump for Arizona and gave up five runs – all earned – on five hits in 4.1 innings, but that pitching line doesn’t tell the whole story. Widener was cruising through the first four innings but hit a speed bump in the fifth. The only damage against Widener prior to the frame was a two-run home run off the bat of Mike Yastrzemski in the third inning. He would go...
Aug 3, 2021
Diamondbacks 8, Giants 11: A four-hour slog

Diamondbacks 8, Giants 11: A four-hour slog

Photo by Norm Hall/ D-backs pitchers have allowed 29 runs over their last 22 innings of work. Record: 33-74. Pace: 50-112. Change on 2004: 0 Credit the Diamondbacks offense for at least putting in the effort. After falling behind 7-1, as the J.B. Bukauskas Implosion Tour 2021 made its latest stop, they fought back, tying the game at 8-8 in the seventh inning and forcing unexpected extra innings. But this bullpen has never met a high-leverage situation which they couldn’t screw up, and it was Miguel Aguilar’s turn to be the goat - as opposed to the GOAT - tonight....
Aug 2, 2021
Gameday Thread, #107: 8/2 vs. Giants

Gameday Thread, #107: 8/2 vs. Giants

Photo by Sylvain Gaboury/FilmMagic On this day in 2002, Signs was #1 at the North American box-office. Everybody in this family needs to just calm down and eat some fruit or something.
Aug 2, 2021
D-backs Preview #107: 8/2 vs. Giants

D-backs Preview #107: 8/2 vs. Giants

Photo by Jason Miller/ And player #56 arrives on the Diamondbacks Today's Lineups GIANTS DIAMONDBACKS Mike Yastrzemski - RF Kole Calhoun - RF Kris Bryant - 3B Ketel Marte - CF Brandon Crawford - SS Asdrubal Cabrera - 3B Buster Posey - C Carson Kelly - C Alex Dickerson - LF David Peralta - LF Darin Ruf - 1B Christian Walker - 1B Steven Duggar - CF Josh VanMeter - 2B Donovan Solano - 2B Nick Ahmed - SS A. DeSclafani - RHP Taylor Widener - RHP Roster move The Arizona Diamondbacks made the following roster moves: Claimed RHP Sean...
Aug 2, 2021
Arizona Diamondbacks August confidence poll

Arizona Diamondbacks August confidence poll

Photo by Martin/Fox Photos/ July was... not UTTERLY dreadful, I guess. Who knew such a month was possible? July results On the plus side, things didn’t get much worse in the July numbers. However, it’s also true to say that, coming from a figure to begin June of just 1.76, there wasn’t a great deal of room for them to GET worse. However, with the team having gone 3-24 in the month of June, it was clear that things were staggeringly rough for Arizona fandom. Here are the numbers taken at the start of July. 77% - 1 (not confident in the slightest) 10% - 2 5% -...
Aug 2, 2021
FOCO release limited edition Carson Kelly bobblehead

FOCO release limited edition Carson Kelly bobblehead

It’s a good week for Carson Kelly fans, and not just because he made his return to the Diamondbacks line-up. As well as the City Connect bobblehead which FOCO is coming out with (and which Makakilo won in our contest a week ago), there is now an even more limited edition Kelly bobblehead available. For this morning, FOCO released the latest in their Arizona Diamondbacks Ambassador D-Back Bobblehead series. Turns out Carson is one of their ambassadors for the 2021 MLB Season and played a crucial role in the development of this bobblehead. Below is Kelly with the piece in...
Aug 2, 2021
Minor league Recap 7/31-8/1/2021: Frias Throws a Manfred No-Hitter, Reno Wins In Extra Innings

Minor league Recap 7/31-8/1/2021: Frias Throws a Manfred No-Hitter, Reno Wins In Extra Innings

Luis Frias pitched seven innings of no-hit, shut out baseball on Sunday | Photo by John E. Moore III/ Luis Frias tossed a seven inning no hitter for Amarillo on Sunday with just a walk and a pitched allowed Diamondbacks affiliates won five out of eight games played. Amarillo’s game on Saturday was postponed due to rain. Highlighted Performances: Pitching: Luis Frias, AA Amarillo 7.0 IP CG 0 Runs 0H 1 BB 1 Wild Pitch 6 SO Brandon Pfaadt A+ Hillsboro 7.0 IP 0 Runs, 2 hits, 2 BB, 2 HBP, wild pitch, 7 SO Austin Pope A- Visalia 6.2 IP 3 H 3 Run 1 HBP 0 BB 12 SO Hitting:...
Aug 2, 2021
Meme Monday 8/2: On Tha Run

Meme Monday 8/2: On Tha Run

What a trade deadline. I felt like I was punched in the gut when the news broke that Scherzer was headed to L.A. I remember rooting for him during the 2019 WS along with the other former D-backs that assembled themselves as Washington Nationals. Now, Max Scherzer is evil. He is dead to me. I can’t be the only one that feels about it this way. Moving on. The Diamondbacks made some trades at the deadline, most notably 3b Eduardo Escobar was traded to the Brewers while this one guy Joakim Soria was traded to the Blue Jays. Prior to that, Stephen Vogt was traded to the Braves...
Aug 2, 2021
Series Preview # 35 : Diamondbacks vs Giants

Series Preview # 35 : Diamondbacks vs Giants

Underdog or überdog? | Photo by George Rose/ Most certainly, the Diamondbacks are underdogs playing a four game series against the Giants. To lift your optimism, here is my parody of the theme song for the cartoon Underdog. Speed of Varsho, Roar of Young, Fighting teams who shout much louder, Under-Diamondbacks…über-Diamondbacks. Daulton Varsho, 25 years old, has a sprint speed of 28.8 feet per second and a bolt speed of over 30 feet per second. Andrew Young, 27 years old, has a maximum exit velocity of 115.9 mph and 10.6% barrels per PA. Data from Baseball...
Aug 2, 2021
Snake Bytes: 08/02 - Walk Like a Dodger

Snake Bytes: 08/02 - Walk Like a Dodger

Photo credit should read LUDOVIC MARIN/AFP via When the Caleb throws (oh whey oh) they’re walking like a Dodgerian Diamondbacks News [AZ Central] Diamondbacks blitzed by Dodgers on way to home series loss Like Jim noted, there isn’t much fun writing about a game no one actually wanted to see. The D-Backs were bad and Caleb Smith was even worse. The pitcher was aware of that, indicating in his post-game comments: “I just beat myself. I’ve been doing that for three of the past four outings I’ve had. Walks have killed me.” Not much hope of a quick recovery...