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Snake Bytes 10/11: Fans, Ready Your Brooms

It has taken five games, but Arizona finally gets to play their first home game of the postseason. What’s more, their first home game of the postseason is an opportunity for them to sweep the Evil Empire of the West out of October baseball. No pressure, Brandon Pfaadt.

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Diamondbacks Playoff News

Dodgers at Diamondbacks NLDS Game 3 FAQ
The biggest question about the game cannot be answered by a pre-game FAQ. That is, which versions of Brandon Pfaadt and Lance Lynn will show up Wednesday night? If both good or both bad versions show up, the game will likely include some sort of nail-biting, anxiety-inducing excitement. But if one good and one bad shows up, it figures to be a very long night for one side.

Corbin Carroll Rising to the Occasion
Arizona’s young burgeoning superstar has brought his Rookie of the Year swagger with him into the postseason.

Corbin Carroll Unfazed By Pressure of Postseason
Get this man a supporting cast - ASAP!

Despite Success, Paul Sewald Says, ‘Job’s Not Done’
Paul Sewald is keeping his eye on the prize - eliminating the Dodgers entirely and moving forward to the NLCS.

Other Baseball News

Rangers Break Out Brooms
The Texas Rangers secured their spot in the ALCS with a dominant 7-1 victory of the Baltimore Orioles on Tuesday. They await the winner of the Houston Astros-Minnesota Twins series.

Astros Rip Four Homers in Dominant Win
Cristian Javier was in fine form and the Houston bats were firing on all cylinders on Tuesday, putting them in a strong position to join their in-state rivals in the ALCS.

Key Stories for Wednesday’s Three-Game Slate of Action
None are bigger in Arizona that whether or not the Diamondbacks can complete the sweep of their NL West nemesis.

Who Gets Home Field Advantage in the World Series
Spoiler alert, the Diamondbacks non-surprisingly cannot secure home field advantage for the World Series this year, regardless of who wins out the rest of the way.

Zac Wheeler’s Misfortune
Damn those pesky times-through-the-order penalties.

Japanese HS Phenom Skips NPB, Will Pitch in NCAA
Rintaro Sasaki is getting himself out of the NPB pipeline early, which will allow him to join MLB much sooner and younger than he might otherwise have.