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Snakebytes 9/18: Be Sure To Wear Some Flowers

The Diamondbacks take on the San Francisco Giants with hopes of stabbing the Giants chances at a playoff spot right in the heart, and looking at them maniacally while they do it.

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Quotes 'n Stuff

"Pretty much now it has become him starting against lefties. It will be tough to get him in there against righties, David (Peralta) and Ender (Inciarte) have done such a great job and sort of won those jobs. We'll see how it goes down near the end. I'd like to get him in a couple of times a week as a starter to keep him fresh, but it has been hard." - Yes Chip Hale really said this

In Da DBacks Noos

ARIZONA AT SAN FRANCISCO (Preview) - The San Francisco Giants are doing their best to make a last-second push at the playoffs despite their increasingly thin chances.

San Francisco Giants vs. Arizona Diamondbacks - 9/18/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction - The San Francisco Giants look to continue their playoff drive when the Arizona Diamondbacks visit on Friday.

Arizona Diamondbacks - PlayerWatch - RF Yasmany Tomas is scheduled to start in San Francisco on Friday, when the Diamondbacks face Giants LHP Madison Bumgarner, which would be his first start since Sept. 11 and his sixth in the last 21 games.

Arizona Diamondbacks minor-league report: High-A Visalia eliminated - After earning a first-round bye in the California League playoffs, the Rawhide won the first two games of their five-game series against the San Jose Giants before dropping the next three and being eliminated. Game 1 was a back-and-forth affair, with Visalia scoring two in the eighth on singles by OF Stewart Ijames and SS Domingo Leyba, taking the pressure off a leaky bullpen. In Game 2, RHP Luke Irvine, signed out of independent ball, tossed a six-hit shutout, walking one and striking out 12.

Paul Goldschmidt named nominee for Roberto Clemente Award - #Goldy4Prez

Arizona Diamondbacks Q&A with Phil Gosselin

Udder eM-eL-Bee Noos

Brewers' Jimmy Nelson walks off after being struck in head by line drive

Bucks guard Michael Carter-Williams tries to throw first pitch, plunks camera guy instead

Kang undergoes surgery, ending his season

Starter Mat Latos, acquired July 30, designated for assignment by Dodgers

Milo Hamilton dies at age 88

Rafael Palmeiro to play alongside son for Sugar Land Skeeters