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Snake Bytes 10/9: Time to Hold Serve

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If the Diamondbacks can hold serve at home, we can get that anything-can-happen Game 5. It starts tonight with Greinke.

Divisional Round - Arizona Diamondbacks v Los Angeles Dodgers - Game Two Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images

So far this postseason, the pitching has clearly been the issue. In the Wild Card game, D-backs won despite their pitching before losing because of it in Games 1 & 2. Now is the perfect time to go back to the type of pitching that got us in the postseason to start.

Lovullo: D-backs Have a ‘Bit More Story to Tell’

The D-backs have had too much success this year to change anything now. Lovullo believes in his team and feels like something special can still happen. Why not now?

Posnanski: Esoteric Greinke Provides Insight

Posnanski retells some of his favorite Greinke stories that always cracks me up. But he also includes Greinke’s response to the Wild Card game, which I saw and agree with how it happened. Greinke pitched great for three innings before the fourth. The inning started with a lot of soft contact and bad luck. The inning ended for Greinke after an exceptionally good swing and one bad curveball. In the regular season, I could imagine a 7 inning 4-run game with Greinke there. He has it in him tonight. The offense has been good, it’s time for the pitching to return the favor.

D-backs Hoping for a Loud Crowd in Must-win Game 3

The crowd was incredible just less than a week ago. I expect the same. Holding serve at home is the mission for the fan-base. It makes a difference, hopefully this city comes out loud and engaged.

Diamondbacks Tickets Still Available for NLDS Game 3

Going to the game is still possible without looking to the secondary market. I’m sure Games 1 & 2 didn’t help ticket sales, but let’s get this one sold out.

Bickley: D-backs Must Seize Chance for Atonement

Even if the D-backs cannot get past the Dodgers. Hard to write that. But even if, I need to see the pitching do what it has done all year. Another shelling would raise questions with answers I don’t like.

Related: D-backs Need to Look Like Themselves Again in Game 3

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