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Re: Diamondbacks 2017

Post by LazarusLong » Tue May 02, 2017 7:41 am

We'll see how far the team has come in the Washington series.

The Nationals steamrolled the Rockies up in Denver recently.
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Re: Diamondbacks 2017

Post by Split T » Tue May 02, 2017 7:43 pm

Well, here comes Rodney with a 6-3 lead

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Post by AmareIsGod » Tue May 02, 2017 9:38 pm

Wow. Great overall pitching effort from the squad. That's a monster of an offense in Washington with a lot of swagger.
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Re: Diamondbacks 2017

Post by LazarusLong » Thu May 04, 2017 7:42 am

Robbie Ray's minor gem unsupported.

Tomas loses a fly ball in the lights. Drury strikes out with bases loaded (after G. Gonzalez had been walking everybody previously) and then lets a grounder go through for a double and the winning run. Drury probably should not have been playing, but management is convinced he's the next Ryne Sandberg ...
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Re: Diamondbacks 2017

Post by specialsauce » Thu May 04, 2017 12:46 pm

Why is it that none of our bench players can hit worth a damn? Really makes it hard to generate offense when multiple bench players are starting

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Re: Diamondbacks 2017

Post by specialsauce » Thu May 04, 2017 12:47 pm

We have to have better options in the minors

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Re: Diamondbacks 2017

Post by LazarusLong » Thu May 04, 2017 4:43 pm

To be fair, a couple of the players were getting over the flu.

as for the bench and prospects, Hazelbaker is a decent reserve outfielder. Ketel Marte is doing very well in TripleA at Reno; he's a middle infielder.

Also, Gregor Blanco is done rehabbing an oblique injury and is now at Reno. Blanco was a valuable fourth outfielder for the Giants who contributed to SF's World Series runs in 2012 and 2014. He's 33, but there's hope he still has some gas in the tank.
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Re: Diamondbacks 2017

Post by AmareIsGod » Sat May 13, 2017 1:36 am

3 in a row. Need to keep it going. We were in a bit of a funk there. Greinke has been earning his paycheck this season. Almost threw a perfect game the other day.
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Re: Diamondbacks 2017

Post by AmareIsGod » Sat May 27, 2017 12:15 am

10 out of our last 11. Keep rolling, rolling, rolling, rolling. The Rockies can't seem to lose either.
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Post by carey » Sat May 27, 2017 6:18 am

I never would have thought we would be 12 games over .500 50 games into the season. Our offense is pretty good, our starting pitching solid, and our bullpen has been just good enough. Can it continue? I hope so! Goldy is a legit MVP candidate if we keep winning & that would be amazing.
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Re: Diamondbacks 2017

Post by LazarusLong » Mon May 29, 2017 6:41 pm

After taking the first two from Milwaukee, I thought they might sweep the Brewers.

Chase Anderson stopped them cold in game three, and Corbin blew up in game four.
They looked a bit tired today against the Pirates.

If they can win six of the eleven games on the road, that would be good.

I do sense a growing lack of patience with Tomas and his laid-back approach in the field.
A double that led to a big inning in the Anderson-Greinke matchup was very catchable.
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Re: Diamondbacks 2017

Post by AmareIsGod » Mon May 29, 2017 9:34 pm

LazarusLong wrote:After taking the first two from Milwaukee, I thought they might sweep the Brewers.

Chase Anderson stopped them cold in game three, and Corbin blew up in game four.
They looked a bit tired today against the Pirates.

If they can win six of the eleven games on the road, that would be good.

I do sense a growing lack of patience with Tomas and his laid-back approach in the field.

A double that led to a big inning in the Anderson-Greinke matchup was very catchable.
When Pollack returns, I could see Tomas losing some ABs. He might be trade bait in a package for another starting pitcher. I could see them sending him along with Ahmed for a decent haul. The difficulty is his hefty contract of $70 million.
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Re: Diamondbacks 2017

Post by Split T » Wed Jun 14, 2017 5:35 pm

Dbacks are still rolling. They could still fall off, but I think they're pretty legit. We knew there offense was good, it's the pitching staff that has made us contenders. Greinke and Ray are forming one of the best 1-2 punches in baseball. If Walker can stay healthy and keep up his early season form, we've got a solid #3 guy as well. Losing faith in Corbin, but Godley and Delgado have been great at the back end of a the rotation. I wonder if/when we move Bradley back into the rotation. I'm ok letting him stay in the bullpen all year. Let him win a rotation spot next spring

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Re: Diamondbacks 2017

Post by carey » Thu Jun 15, 2017 10:58 am

Bradley has to stay where he is. He has been integral to our success. Walker looked great last night. I hope Greinke continues to pitch well. That 6th inning was a comedy of errors the other day but he still should have been able to limit the damage to 2 runs. He missed some spots and boom 6 run inning.
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Re: Diamondbacks 2017

Post by TheOriginalOriginal » Thu Jun 15, 2017 5:29 pm

I'm glad Walker is playing well for y'all, Seattle is definitely getting a ton outta Segura and Haniger (when they are healthy anyway) Not often trades seem to work out for both parites.

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Re: Diamondbacks 2017

Post by Split T » Thu Jun 15, 2017 8:24 pm

I've loved Segura last year, but we need pitching more than hitting

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Re: Diamondbacks 2017

Post by carey » Thu Jun 15, 2017 8:42 pm

If you'd have told me that we would be 15 games above .500 in June but not leading our division and only tied for 2nd I'd have straight up called you crazy.
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Re: Diamondbacks 2017

Post by AmareIsGod » Sat Jun 17, 2017 9:24 am

Another win in the books.
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Re: Diamondbacks 2017

Post by Split T » Sat Jun 17, 2017 11:23 am

Rodney has 16 consecutive outings without giving up an earned run. ERA has finally dropped below 5. Shows just how bad he was at the start of the season.

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Re: Diamondbacks 2017

Post by jonh » Sat Jun 17, 2017 8:40 pm

This has been a pretty special season so far. I know that there has been a little discussion on potentially trying to move zack greinke while his value is high, but I think you've got to try and ride this wave while it lasts, and then figure the future out later. Its been too long since downtown Phoenix has had something to cheer for.

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