“I don’t want to rest on the fact that we’re playing good baseball late,” Torey Lovullo explained. “We’ve got to find a way to put that thing in gear earlier, and go out and play an Arizona Diamondback-brand of baseball. We’re going to get there. We’ve got to find a way to go out and start taking care of business and expecting to win baseball games.”
Diamondbacks manager Torey Lovullo said the decision to play was “player-driven.” Players from both teams were in communication, he said.
“I would not envision him coming back this year,” Hazen said. “It’s a tough loss. … Any thinning of the starting pitching ranks can present problems for any team. He was one of our better starting pitchers, if not our best starting pitcher, for some pockets of the season.”
asked whether Wednesday will be Ray’s final start with the D-backs when Hazen joined Arizona Sports’ Doug & Wolf......
“Yes, I do [think he’ll pitch again for us],” Hazen said. “It’s a good question. I don’t think it’s that tough of a question. Like yeah, the value of going into the offseason is something that we need to factor into our decision-making. I don’t think the stakes on either side — when you kind of get down to this level, in terms of time left — are that crazy in either direction.”
“Before the regular season started, we were contacted by Major League Baseball to see if we would be the venue to test out crowd sound and virtual fans for the national games on Fox,” says Rob Weinheimer, VP, DBTV Productions and Game Operations, Arizona Diamondbacks. “For a week, the league came into our ballpark and experimented with various systems that are being used throughout all of the stadiums.”
The Mariners have voted to not play tonight.— Kevin Acee (@sdutKevinAcee) August 26, 2020
Austin Hedges, Tommy Pham and Manny Machado just met with Kyle Seager, Shed Long and Marco Gonzales.
#SFGiants manager Gabe Kapler in strong statement: "I don't think it should require athletes needing to boycott playoffs games to remind us that Black Lives Matter, and that police brutality is unacceptable, and that systemic racism to be eliminated.''— Bob Nightengale (@BNightengale) August 26, 2020
“Organizations are searching for solutions like never before in order to cut down on time spent analyzing why a player isn’t at their peak performance,” Davidson told FOX Business. ”They can’t afford to have pitchers struggle multiple outings in a row.”
Off Topic Snake Byte:
“Welcome to Arizona” cake : Created by Mother and Daughter baking team, Elena Louise Lawson and Lilly Lawson of Charismatic Confections, a local home grown bakery.
The cake was created for a Minnesotan who had recently purchased a home in AZ. The realtor commissioned the cake to be made for the client, a long time friend, who had never visited Arizona prior to buying. The desert themed cake was made for 2 to enjoy and the bakers were given full control of creativity. A yellow vanilla cake with swiss buttercream, coated with Nabisco brand graham cracker crumbs and dried lavender blossoms is the scrumptious final product; A delectable Snake with wickedly-welcoming eyes and scorpion topping to ensure any new, or current resident of Arizona, leaps with terror and hunger. How did the ‘new to AZ’ recipient react to the cake? “He was absolutely thrilled”, says Charismatic Confections owner, Elena Louise Lawson.
I dig the snek.