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2015 AZ SnakePit Awards: Performance of the Year nominations

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We get on with the SnakePit awards, with the single-game performance category.

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For the rest of the awards, the structure is going to be the same. We'll do one a week. On Tuesday, we'll have the open call for nominations, where people can suggest candidates and [I'll bold this] rec those suggestions they think are most deserving. These will be evaluated by the committee - which consists of one person, who would be me - and on Thursday the five (or so) most appropriate nominees will be posted here, with a poll to determine the winner. This will be announced on the Sunday, and we then roll on to the next category. Pretty simple, really.

So, single-game candidates. There are a few ways you can look at it, and it's always interesting to see what stands out in people's minds. For right now, and to start the conversation going, I'm listing six potential nominees. Six hitters, two starting pitchers and a relief outing.

  • Josh Collmenter, 4/17 - Complete game shutout, 4 H, 1 BB, 2 SO
  • Vidal Nuno, 5/31 - 5.1 relief innings, 2 H, 3 BB, 6 SO, 92 pitches
  • Rubby De La Rosa, 7/26 - Eight shutout inniings, 4 H, 2 BB, 6 SO
  • A.J. Pollock, 8/20 - 4-for-5, three RBI, season-high +67.8% WPA
  • Paul Goldschmidt, 8/22 - 4-for-5, two HR, SB, ten total bases
  • Ender Inciarte, 9/27 - 4-for-5, two HR, ten total bases

Any others? Interesting, I think that the pitching candidates are not exactly names that will stick in the mind for the great season they had for the Diamondbacks. Every dog can have his day though, I guess!