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azcentral.com: Zack Greinke trade rumors: Arizona Diamondbacks pitcher moved before MLB trade deadline?
Zack Greinke is having a very impressive season for the Arizona Diamondbacks.
The pitcher is 6-2 on the year with a 2.89 ERA. He has allowed 53 hits and walked nine batters over 71 2/3 innings. He's also struck out 67 hitters.
Those numbers make him an enticing candidate for traded before the July 31 MLB trade deadline, especially if the Diamondbacks, who have lost four consecutive games, continue to struggle.
Arizona is currently seven games behind the Los Angeles Dodgers in the National League West, but is just one game out of the final NL wild-card playoff spot.
AZ Snake Pit: Snake Bytes, 5/22: This is Getting Old Already
Zack Greinke did his job, going seven full innings, while allowing only three runs. It was the offense which fell short - again. For the second night in a row, the Diamondbacks failed to provide enough offense to support their starting pitcher. This time, the offense only managed five hits and no walks on their way to scoring only two runs.
Despite reaching the loft milestone, the homer he allowed, combined with the lack of Arizona offense, hung the ace with his first loss since Opening Day.
Eric Hosmer hit the game-deciding home run, putting the Padres back over .
azcentral.com: 'Exactly a replay': Diamondbacks lose again to Padres on sixth-inning home run
SAN DIEGO -- No, that wasn't deja vu. It was just the Diamondbacks dropping a second straight game in eerily similar fashion.
For the second time in as many nights, the Diamondbacks' starting pitcher cruised through five innings of scoreless work only to make a fatal mistake in the sixth inning. And for the second time this series, the Diamondbacks could not overcome a first-pitch, two-run home run.
Quipped Diamondbacks manager Torey Lovullo, "Same bat-time, same bat-channel."
azcentral.com: Late home run proves costly again as Diamondbacks lose third straight
By the Associated Press
SAN DIEGO - Eric Hosmer's two-run, opposite-field home run off Zack Greinke highlighted the three-run sixth inning that carried the San Diego Padres to a 3-2 victory against the Arizona Diamondbacks on Tuesday night.
Greinke (6-2), who recorded his 2,500th career strikeout in the fourth, was working on a one-hit shutout when he ran into trouble in the sixth. Ian Kinsler singled with one out, advanced on Franmil Reyes' groundout and scored on Manny Machado's single. Hosmer then drove Greinke's next pitch to left field to give the Padres the lead.
We're still trying to figure out how @escobarmaracay made this play. https://t.co/ZoltJf1D9p
RT @FOXSPORTSAZ: Zack Greinke's milestone moment, career strikeout No. 2,500. https://t.co/u94WRLIqYU
Wonder where @escobarmaracay gets all that power from. https://t.co/DgVH0sT7O4
azcentral.com: Taylor Clarke, Jon Duplantier both candidates to join Diamondbacks starting rotation
SAN DIEGO -- Diamondbacks manager Torey Lovullo was still not prepared to name a starting pitcher for the vacant spot left by right-hander Zack Godley, but minor-leaguers Taylor Clarke and Jon Duplantier remain the most intriguing options for the Diamondbacks.
Although Lovullo did not name a starter on Tuesday, he did say that the rotation spot would fall on Saturday, which means left-hander Robbie Ray will pitch on Friday. Since the Diamondbacks are off Thursday, Ray will still receive four days of rest.
Clarke, 26, has been pitching for Triple-A Reno for most of the season but did get his first MLB start on May 7 against the Tampa Bay Rays at Tropicana Field.
AZ Snake Pit: Carson Kelly Is Quietly Having A Breakout
The position of catcher is a hot topic among Dbacks fans. Despite the controversy of regularly carrying three catchers, the Diamondbacks are getting great defense from the catchers (all three rank among the best in called-strike rates in the MLB) and good results from the pitching.
We all know about JRM's struggles to make contact. Alex Avila has been known for being a great defender and his bat has rebounded back to form after a down year in 2018. But today's story is about Carson Kelly, one of the two main pieces of the Paul Goldschmidt trade, who has very high expectations and has been a highly-regarding catching prospect for many years in St.
AZ Snake Pit: Minor League Recap 5/20/2019: Reno Beats Tacoma 25 to 9
Diamondbacks affiliates won just one of three games played, with Reno absolutely beating up Tacoma, Jackson lost in extra innings, and Kane County basically giving away a win. Visalia merely had the day off. Here are the Snake Stars.
Yasmany Tomas 5-6 with 4 home runs, 8 RBIS
Matt Szczur 4-6 (hit for the cycle) double, triple, home run
Kevin Cron 3-4 with two home runs, two walks, 6 RBIs
After the 18 to 9 beating Tacoma gave Reno on Sunday, the Aces returned the favor and then some. Reno scored at least a run in each inning except the fourth inning, and every batter was on base at least three times.
AZ Snake Pit: Cautionary Tales from Draft Bonanzas
I suppose it's only right that I give a hat-tip acknowledgement to Baseball America. As I was doing some fact-checking for this article last Wednesday night, I came across a very similar piece which they posted to their site last Tuesday. That almost convinced me to skip this entry in the Snake Pit draft coverage. However, it occurred to me that it is unlikely that many Pit readers are as obsessed with this aspect of the game the way I am and thus, most of the readers may not have regular access to that article. So, here it is, my much shorter cautionary tale of what past draft bonanzas have produced.
azcentral.com: Diamondbacks minor leaguer Yasmany Tomas homers four times with Reno Aces
Monday was quite a day for the Diamondbacks' Triple-A affiliate.
In a game in which the Reno Aces scored 25 (!) runs, Diamondbacks minor-league slugger Yasmany Tomas blasted four home runs and outfielder Matt Szczur hit for the cycle.
Tomas is the only Aces player to hit four home runs in a game. He homered three of the four off the first pitch. He finished with eight RBIs.
Szczur sealed his cycle with a triple and completed the feat just four days after coming back from the seven-day injured list.
Kevin Cron also blasted two home runs in the Aces' 25-8 victory over the Tacoma Rainiers.
AZ Snake Pit: Snake Bytes 5/21: Seaside Shutdown
[AZ Central] Franmil Reyes spoils Luke Weaver's start as Diamondbacks fall to Padres - Luke Weaver was in control for most of his start against the San Diego Padres last night. San Diego only had one hit against him through 5 & 1/3 innings, but unfortunately a single followed by a two run home run from Franmil Reyes in the 6th was the deciding factor in this game.
[D'backs.com] Cold bats put Weaver on wrong end of duel - Offense was essentially non existent for Arizona again.