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Your Saturday Sporcle: Arizona’s Save-iours

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We have some closers over the year, good and bad. How many do you remember?

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Last week’s results

We asked you about starting third basemen for the D-backs, and we got our first unanimous pick of the series. 88 people tried their hand, and 88 of them got Matt Williams. Of course, it might have been a bit of a help that we discussed him at length in the article, in reference to his time at shortstop, and the pic illustrating it was also of Williams... Eduardo Escobar also crossed the 90% threshold, while Jake Lamb fell fractionally short. At the other end of the spectrum, occupying the “Who’s he?” podium were Bobby Crosby, Brian Barden and Jeff Cirillo. Nobody at all got the last-named, even though he started five games at the hot corner for the Diamondbacks in 2007.

Here are the full results, along with the number of qualifying games for each person.

  • 562 - Matt Williams - 100%
  • 239 - Eduardo Escobar - 90.9%
  • 483 - Jake Lamb - 89.8%
  • 516 - Mark Reynolds - 86.4%
  • 31 - Yasmany Tomas - 84.1%
  • 181 - Ryan Roberts - 80.7%
  • 195 - Craig Counsell - 71.6%
  • 43 - Jay Bell - 70.5%
  • 320 - Chad Tracy - 69.3%
  • 42 - Aaron Hill - 67%
  • 9 - Chris Owings - 65.9%
  • 12 - Josh Bell - 64.8%
  • 51 - Shea Hillenbrand - 58%
  • 38 - Chris Johnson - 56.8%
  • 29 - Augie Ojeda - 52.3%
  • 42 - Alex Cintron - 51.1%
  • 144 - Troy Glaus - 50%
  • 3 - Andy Marte - 48.9%
  • 2 - Ketel Marte - 48.9%
  • 2 - Conor Jackson - 48.9%
  • 11 - Willie Bloomquist - 47.7%
  • 8 - Ildemaro Vargas - 47.7%
  • 55 - Eric Chavez - 46.6%
  • 209 - Martin Prado - 44.3%
  • 40 - Daniel Descalso - 42%
  • 37 - Brandon Drury - 42%
  • 52 - Andy Fox - 37.5%
  • 22 - Matt Kata - 37.5%
  • 2 - John McDonald - 37.5%
  • 14 - Cliff Pennington - 33%
  • 3 - Andy Young - 33%
  • 14 - Tony Batista - 31.8%
  • 30 - Melvin Mora - 30.7%
  • 4 - Rusty Ryal - 29.5%
  • 13 - Greg Colbrunn - 28.4%
  • 22 - Cody Ransom - 27.3%
  • 13 - Alberto Callaspo - 25%
  • 2 - Hanley Frias - 25%
  • 1 - Josh Wilson - 25%
  • 17 - Andy Green - 23.9%
  • 10 - Adam Rosales - 23.9%
  • 2 - Chris Burke - 23.9%
  • 18 - Damion Easley - 22.7%
  • 16 - Tony Abreu - 21.6%
  • 21 - Lenny Harris - 20.5%
  • 2 - Didi Gregorius - 20.5%
  • 7 - Wyatt Mathisen - 18.2%
  • 20 - Danny Klassen - 17%
  • 18 - Matt Davidson - 15.9%
  • 13 - Tim Olson - 15.9%
  • 13 - Robby Hammock - 12.5%
  • 7 - Phil Gosselin - 12.5%
  • 3 - Jordan Pacheco - 12.5%
  • 2 - Josh VanMeter - 10.2%
  • 21 - Deven Marrero - 9.1%
  • 1 - Nick Evans - 8%
  • 17 - Geoff Blum - 6.8%
  • 14 - Sean Burroughs - 6.8%
  • 4 - Carlos Baerga - 6.8%
  • 21 - Ryan Wheeler - 5.7%
  • 11 - Chris Donnels - 3.4%
  • 2 - Bobby Crosby - 2.3%
  • 2 - Brian Barden - 1.1%
  • 5 - Jeff Cirillo - 0%

This week’s quiz

We’re moving back to pitchers, and in particular relievers. This week’s topic is players who have saved more than one game for Arizona. I was initially going to make it anyone with a save, but there are a whopping seventy-one of them. Given that more than a third of those (26, to be precise) had just one save. I decided to make the cutoff multiple saves. I’ve seen the list, and think you’d probably only get most of the names by randomly guessing D-backs pitchers. Still, if you want a challenge, see if you can come with them. I’ll put the list at the end. Their omission gets the list back to a more manageable 45 names, and with them tending to be our best closers, most should be recognizable names.

I’d say most dedicated fans should be able to get at least half, but let us know who you got and/or missed in the comments. It’s embedded below, or here’s the link.

Here are the pitchers with one save for Arizona. Zach Duke, Yoan López, Willie Banks, Vladimir Núñez, Tyler Clippard, Troy Brohawn, Trevor Cahill, Travis Bergen, Taylor Clarke, T.J. McFarland, Silvino Bracho, Scott Service, Russ Springer, Mike Fetters, Matt Koch, Matt Andriese, Jon Duplantier, John Patterson, Joe Paterson, Darren Holmes, Dan Plesac, Buddy Groom, Brian Anderson, Brady Raggio, Bobby Chouinard and Alan Embree. I trust you now understand why I didn’t include them!