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San Diego Padres 1, Arizona Diamondbacks 2: Weedcap II

Merrill Kelly rebounded nicely and Archie Bradley got the save while bringing back memories of the Fernando Rodney Experience - all recounted in this Snakepit Weedcap of the game.

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San Diego Padres v Arizona Diamondbacks Photo by Norm Hall/Getty Images, SBNation, Vox Media do not condone the use of illegal drugs. The author of this article has an Arizona Medical Marijuana Card, and is using marijuana legally under state law. In addition, all of these strains are exceptionally potent, and not recommended for the beginner. The amount of cannabis consumed within the given timespan is generally not recommended either. If viewing closeup pictures of Medical Marijuana can get you in trouble, don’t read this article.

Once again, I’ll be doing a Weedcap, with a different strain for each inning, and doing a play by play. This time I have pictures.

First Strain/Inning: Green Crack from Desert Bloom Re-Leaf Center.

Green Crack is a sativa strain that’s notorious for being uplifting and energetic, the name definitely fits. Not the best tasting strain, but the effects are very useful if you are trying productive

Merrill Kelly made quick work of the Padres in the first inning, getting the first batter out on a high tapper, and then a strikeout to the second and third batter.

The Dbacks went to work against Ronald Bolanos in the bottom of the inning. Ketel Marte led off with a triple. Josh Rojas singled, scoring Marte. Eduardo Escobar walked. Christian Walker flew out to right, advancing Rojas to third and putting runners on the corners. Jake Lamb grounded to second and nearly into a double play, but second baseman Ty France bobbled the ball, allowing Rojas to score, and Lamb to be safe at first. Adam Jones flew out to center to end the inning.

Second Strain/inning: Hazelnut Cream from Tucson SAINTS, grown by Harvest.

Hazelnut Cream

This strain was actually grown by Harvest, so it should be available in the Phoenix area. This sativa dominant hybrid is a cross between Cookies and Cream and Miami Haze. Taste wise it’s smooth, sweet, piney, earthy, and herbaceous, with an almost nutty aftertaste, although it can be a bit harsh on the throat It’s effects are very calming, uplifting, with some mild pain relieving effects. In addition it’s got more of a heady effect.

Kelly went back to work in the second, getting Eric Hosmer to ground out to Eduardo Escobar, before walking Hunter Renfroe. Ty France struck out. Renfroe stole second, with Carson Kelly airmailing the ball into centerfield. Fortunately for Kelly, Renfroe stayed at second. Manuel Margot then grounded out to third to end the inning

Ahmed lead off the bottom of the second with a pop up to left. Carson Kelly walked, then Merrill Kelly tried to sacrifice bunt, but grounded into a force out, with Kelly out at second.

Strain Three/Inning Three: Purple Cream from Desert Bloom.

Creamy. Pungent, almost spicy cinnamon note. very strong tasting. Physically, its’ very relaxing, and pain relieving.

In the top of the third, Kelly got Austin Hedges to ground out and struck out Ronald Bolanos. Greg Garcia singled to right on ground ball. Nick Martini singled on a ground ball with Eduardo Escobar making a diving grab, but couldn’t make the play at first, with Garcia advancing to third, putting runners on the corners. Manny Machado struck out to end the top of the third.

Josh Rojas lead off the bottom of the third with a line drive single to right. Eduardo Escobar flew out to right for the first out. Christian Walker flew out to right for the second out. Jake Lamb strikes out to end the inning.

Fourth inning/strain Sun Grown Doctor Who from Desert Bloom.

Indica. Spicy, peppery. More head effect than body effects despite being an indica. It smells amazing and smells like it is strong. At this point I’m at a [5] out of [10].

Kelly got Hosmer to strike out to lead off the fourth. Renfroe singled. Ty France struck out for the second out of the inning. Manuel Margot grounded into a force out, with Hunter Renfroe out at second to end the inning.

In the bottom of the inning, Adam Jones lead off with a double, Nick Ahmed struck out for the first out of the inning. Carson Kelly flew out to right for the second out, and Merrill Kelly grounded out the end the inning.

Fifth Strain/Inning: Sun Grown Monsoon Cookies from Desert Bloom.

Monsoon cookies is a true 50/50 hybrid, and from what I can tell is exclusive to Desert Bloom. This is one that really feels like what you’d expect a hybrid to be like. It has an all over high, with my body feeling really relaxed and my scalp tingling. It tastes very strong, pungent, but still smooth, with a lot of vegetal and herbaceous notes. It almost reminds me of a well aged cigar.

In the top of the fifth Austin Hedges flew out to center for the first out. Ronald Bolanos strikes out for the second. Greg Garcia walked to first. Nick Martini grounds into a force out to end the inning.

In the bottom of the inning Ketel Marte lead off with a double and advanced on a fly ball by Josh Rojas. Eduardo Escobar flew out to left field for an out. Christian Walker struck out.

Sixth Strain/Inning Yeti Polar Bear, also from Desert Bloom.

Citrusy with hints of vanilla, smooth. Very relaxing and pain relieving.

in the top of the sixth Manny Machado grounds out to first base for the first out, hosmer struck out, Renfroe

In the bottom of the sixth Jake Lamb grounds out to Ty France for the first out. Adam Jones struck out and looked pissed while the fans were booing. Nick Ahmed followed grounding out to Eric Hosmer on first.

At this point, we’re both at like a [7] The seventh strain is MK Ultra, also from Desert Bloom. This is a 70/30 indica dominant hybrid from Desert Bloom. This strain reminds of dried orange peel and black tea, once you get past the really skunky pot notes that come from having a THC percentage over 20%. After trying a little bit of this one, that [7] has turned into an [8].

Top of the seventh Merrill Kelly got Ty France to ground out thanks to an excellent play from Nick Ahmed. Manuel Margot then grounded out straight up the middle to Escobar for the second out of the inning. Austin Hedges then flew out to center on the first pitch to end the inning.

In the bottom of the seventh David Bednar relieved Bolanos. Carson Kelly lead off with a walk, Abraham Almonte pinch hit for Merrill Kelly and struck out. Ketel Marte then singled, putting runners on first and second. Bednar was then taken out for Matt Strahm. Josh Rojas flew out to center, advancing Kelly to third. Eduardo Escobar

Eighth Strain/Inning Sun Grown Face Off OG from Desert Bloom. It has sweet and sourness to it, with bright floral notes

Kevin Ginkel relieved Kelly. Ginkel allowed back to back singles to Myers and Garcia, putting runners on first and second for Nick Martini and Manny Machado, who both went down on strikes. Ginkel was taken out for Andrew Chafin, who got Eric Hosmer out on a little tapper up the middle, making an excellent play to get get him out.

In the bottom of the eighth, Christian Walker hit a single off of Matt Strahm. Wilmer Flores pinch hit for Jake Lamb and popped out to the catcher Austin Hedges for the first out of the inning. Adam Jones flew out to center for the second out. Austin Hedges than had the ball get away from him, allowing walker to advance to second, and was charged with a passed ball. Nick Ahmed was intentionally walked, putting runners on first and second. Craig Stammen then relieved Strahm, who struck out Carson Kelly.

Ninth Strain/Inning: Pineapple Express from SAINTS.

This Sativa dominant hybrid didn’t exist before the movie came out. At this point I’m at a [9] before trying this. This is a very sweet and fruity strain, and the leafly description is quite accurate.

Archie Bradley walked Hunter Renfroe, struck out Ty France, Josh Rojas nearly had Josh Naylor out on a pop out in foul ground, but dropped the ball. Naylor then struck out for the second out of the inning. Bradley allowed a single to Austin Hedges putting runners on first and second. Wil Myers then singled, scoring Renfroe, and putting runners on first and third. Myers then stole second, putting runners on second and third. Bradley then walked Greg Garcia to load the bases. Bradley fortunately struck out Nick Martini to end the inning and the game.

At this point I’m extremely baked and this whole thing has become a bit of a chore. If you enjoyed this article, I am launching a cannabis focused digital media company. For now, go check out the instagram page, where we'll be having many announcements soon.

The bells and whistles:

Source: FanGraphs

Willie Nelson: Merrill Kelly +40%
Snoop: Ketel Marte +12.9%
Nancy Reagan: Christian Walker -5.2%

Tonight’s gameday thread was somewhat lively, probably a bit more lively than one might expect from a Tuesday night game between two teams mostly going nowhere. There were 299 total comments. Leading the way was Justin27 with 61 comments, followed by Rockkstarr12 with 56, and GuruB with 43.

Tonight’s roll call:

AzRattler, DORRITO, DeadManG, GuruB, Jack Sommers, Johnneu, Justin27, Makakilo, Michael McDermott, MikeMono, MrMrrbi, NikT77, Rockkstarr12, Schilling2001, Sprankton, Theolser4, since_98

Only one comment made it to Sedona Red, a tongue-in-cheek remark by Rockkstarr in reply to comments about Archie Bradley making things hard.


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The Diamondbacks will be back at it again tomorrow, going for a series sweep of the Padres. Zac Gallen will toe the rubber for the Diamondbacks facing off against San Diego’s Chris Paddack. First pitch is at 6:40 p.m. local time.