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That probably sums up the entire season so far.

MLB: Arizona Diamondbacks at San Diego Padres Jake Roth-USA TODAY Sports

Today is kind of a big news day for the DBacks. An interleague series against the hot offense of the White Sox coming to the 2nd friendliest hitters park in the league. Also, there was that whole drone thing yesterday which has prompted a response by MLB. Now there are trade rumors for AJ and Corbin, all while Goldie looks to perhaps make history. Also, there’s a ridiculously good deal they’re offering for June and July games. If you feel like watching some games these next couple months how does $2 per game sound?

Diamondbacks News

D-backs can’t find offense against Padres’ Clayton Richard in loss - Blown out in their previous two games and losers of five straight overall, the rebuilding San Diego Padres desperately needed a strong performance from Clayton Richard.

Bad operator crashes drone at Petco Park during Padres-Diamondbacks - Just a month ago, the San Diego Padres helped push and pass a new set of drone flying regulations to improve safety. On Sunday in the midst of the Diamondbacks’ visit to play the Padres at Petco Park, we learned why.

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White Sox, D-backs take hot offenses into interleague series - The Chicago White Sox and Arizona Diamondbacks are at the top of their games heading into the opener of their three-game interleague series at Chase Field on Monday.

June, July Arizona Diamondbacks game deal a steal! - The D-backs are offering a "Ballpark Summer Pass" that allows fans to attend all June and July home games for $50.

Jake Lamb is a lion among cleanup hitters and third basemen - Jake Lamb had spent the great majority of the season as the Arizona Diamondbacks’ cleanup hitter, and it has been a good fit for both. Lamb has been the most productive No. 4 hitter in the major leagues, his weekend romp in San Diego adding further emphasis to that fact.

5. Arizona Diamondbacks (26–19, plus-47, LT: 10) - (odd headline I know) - Once in a while, a manager will face an extraordinarily tough decision when it comes to a player’s platoon splits. Diamondbacks skipper Torey Lovullo faces that dilemma with Jake Lamb.

Diamondbacks place Taijuan Walker on DL, reinstate T.J. McFarland - The Arizona Diamondbacks have placed right-handed starting pitcher Taijuan Walker on the 10-day disabled list retroactive to May 20 due to a blister on his right index finger. They also have reinstated left-handed reliever T.J. McFarland, according to the Diamondbacks’ official Twitter account.

Despite early success, catcher still a sore spot - As the Arizona Diamondbacks continue to defy expectations, how important is a productive starting catcher to their continued success?

Paul Goldschmidt Can Make History as a First Baseman - There is no denying that Paul Goldschmidt is one of the best hitters in the league. Over the last four seasons, Goldschmidt has batted near a .300 average and smacked double-digit homers each year. Since coming into the league back in 2011, the Arizona Diamondbacks’ first baseman has stolen double-digit bases in all but two of his seasons.

MLB rumors: Diamondbacks ‘likely to entertain offers’ for A.J. Pollock, Patrick Corbin - The Diamondbacks are “likely to entertain offers” for outfielder A.J. Pollock and Patrick Corbin either at the trade deadline or this winter, per FOX’s Ken Rosenthal. Both players are set to become free agents after next season.