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Kelly keeps control while the Dbacks offense continues to crush.

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MLB: Arizona Diamondbacks at Pittsburgh Pirates
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Diamondbacks News:

Dbacks 11, Pirates 2:

The Dbacks handed the Pirates their 4th straight loss last night. Merrill Kelly kept control allowing just 2 runs on solo shots in 7 complete innings. Koch polished off the 8th and 9th. The Diamondbacks offense continued it murderous rampage of Pirate pitching by combining for 15 hits and 11 runs. Ahmed launched his 2nd dong of the season, and Ketel Marte crushed 2 huge home runs, one from each side of the plate.

Dbacks’ hit parade keeps on rolling in Pittsburgh.

“The Diamondbacks’ offense continues to rank in the top echelon among the major leagues’ best, and Wednesday did nothing to change that. They entered play with baseball’s fourth-highest batting average and were second only to Seattle in extra-base hits, and were fourth in the National League in home runs”.

Taijuan Walker pitches sim game.

30 pitches - Torey is “encouraged”.

Dbacks don’t miss Goldy yet, partly because of Walker.

...”Yes, better than Goldschmidt himself. Walker is hitting .329/.393/.684 with seven home runs in 84 plate appearances”. We do miss Goldy, it’s just that Walker is doing so well, it’s easier on our hearts.

CBS’s Snyder says: Dbacks should sell aggressively.

CBS’s Matt Snyder believes the D-backs should sell the players they can to send the team on a complete rebuild. That’s going to be a no from me, dog. I say we ride this hot hand.

Poll

Should the Dbacks sell aggressively?

This poll is closed

  • 9%
    Yes, we started hot but it won’t last
    (15 votes)
  • 66%
    No, ride the hot hand and see where it goes
    (110 votes)
  • 24%
    Trade for more catchers
    (40 votes)
165 votes total Vote Now

Today’s game: 9:35 MT, Greinke vs Taillon. Could be a rain out though with a 70% chance of rain in the forecast and 66 degrees for the high.

Baseball News:

Vlad Jr to be called up for Friday debut.

Just in case you did not hear. I guess the wait is over. Finally, the speculative notifications will cease.

Rhys Hoskins 32.5 second home run trot is longest on record since 2015.

Hoskins was apparently “exacting revenge” when he took such a slow pace around the bases after a 2 run HR. Some unwritten rule thing, “....Rhame who almost hit Hoskins with a high fastball over his head in Tuesday’s game, so as he ran the bases, Hoskins took his sweet time” Baseball’s unwritten rule book if ever written, should be titled “na na na na, boo boo”.

Babe Ruth card found in piano could sell for over 100k.

Added this article for the Kendrick reference.

The most famous example of the card (Honus Wagner), once owned by National Hockey League star Wayne Gretzky and thus dubbed the “Gretzky T206 Wagner,” sold in 2007 for $2.8 million to Ken Kendrick, owner of the Arizona Diamondbacks. Despite being officially graded as being in near-mint condition, the card was actually trimmed to give it sharper corners by sports memorabilia auction fraudster Bill Mastro. He admitted to doing so in October 2013 while pleading guilty on charges of mail fraud, for which he was sentenced to 20 months in jail.

Petco Park security guard gets stuck in the outfield, proceeds to race to the nearest exit.

Off Topic Snake News:

Evidence finds early hunter-gatherer ate entire venomous snake.

“such a dangerous act more likely was the result of engaging in a ritual or ceremony”.