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MLB: Chicago Cubs at Arizona Diamondbacks
Get a load of the new guys.
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D-backs shake up lineup, rout Cubs in 1-hitter.

Vargas, Kivlehan, Walker, Owings and Jay combined to go 9-for-19 with a pair of homers, two triples and six RBIs.

”We were just joking around that it was like the [D-backs Triple-A] Reno Aces going out there or whatever,” Kivlehan said. “We were just trying to keep it simple, not put too much pressure on ourselves. We knew we were facing Cole Hamels and they were playing all their guys so just go out there and have some fun.”

Diamondbacks, Ray avoid sweep.

Ray (6-2) struck out eight and walked four. Walker and Owings drove in three runs each.

”My fastball away was really effective,” Ray said. “Honestly I didn’t look at our lineup before I went out there.”

D-backs news:

Fogo De Chao hosts Eduardo Escobar for fundraising dinner.

Fogo de Chão will host a prix-fixe fundraising dinner at its Scottsdale location (6300 N. Scottsdale Road) in partnership with the non-profit Eduardo Escobar Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to helping Spanish-speaking youth succeed and learn. The dinner is open to the public (reservations are required) to officially welcome Escobar in addition to supporting the foundation inspired by his home country of Venezuela. The evening will feature a silent auction of baseball memorabilia such as original t-shirts, bats and signed baseballs, plus dinners for two at Fogo. All proceeds from the auction, plus $65 from every dinner package, will benefit the foundation. Interview opportunities with Escobar are available.

The dinner has limited seating. To secure a seat, the public is requested to call (480) 609-8866 (mention “the Escobar Foundation dinner” when making a reservation).

When: Thursday, Sept. 20, 2018 at 6:30 p.m.

D-backs decline raises questions about Paul “The Lord Emperor” Goldschmidt’s future.

The Diamondbacks’ sudden descent has brought upon a host of questions that just a month ago seemed to be perhaps a full year away. The most prominent among them: Is Paul Goldschmidt’s time with the franchise nearing an end?

If Goldy leaves us...who will we pray to? What will we become?

Shelby Miller threw a bullpen session Tuesday.


Dave Magadan says: Struggles due to improper approach, poor adjustments.

“Just all of a sudden it was shutout-shutout out of nowhere,” Magadan said, recalling the first two games of that series against the Giants. “It was flummoxing, to say the least.”

Flummoxing ? Well, ‘aight, check this out, dawg. First of all, you throwin’ too many big words at me, and because I don’t understand them, I’m gonna take ‘em as disrespect. Watch your mouth.

Arizona Diamondbacks general partner Mike Chipman and his wife, Evelyn bought an older home on Paradise Valley’s Mummy Mountain.

The Chipmans founded ChipSoft, the original developer and owner of TurboTax. Mike Chipman has the largest financial stake in the baseball team, according to the Diamondbacks’ website.

Never even heard this guy’s name before I read the article. Interesting though that the Chipman’s would buy a house such as this when the D-backs are figuring out how to move on from Chase field.

Around MLB:

NL ends AL’s 14 year interleague win streak.

As first noticed by writer Jeff Sullivan at FanGraphs, the NL has clinched this year’s Interleague series over the AL for the first time since 2003.

Puig’s L.A. home burglarized for the fourth time.

The home of Dodger scum right fielder Yasiel Puig was burglarized on Tuesday night, the fourth time a police report has been filed on a residence owned by the baseball star in the last 18 months.

Off topic snake news:

Fighting snakes fall through bedroom ceiling.

The word is these two units were fighting in the duct work above a bedroom. These two snakes were fighting for mating rights with any near-by lady snakes. Seems completely justified.

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