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Dan Strittmatter

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PitchFX Breakdown: Ian Kennedy vs. San Diego & Ian Kennedy vs. Miami

In his outing against the Miami Marlins last Saturday, D-backs right-hander Ian Kennedy didn't seem to have the top-notch command that D-backs fans have come to expect from him. Using Brooks Baseball's PitchFX tools, can we confirm this suspicion, and perhaps see what might have gone awry with Ian?

Diamondbacks Farm Round-Up 4/30: You Have A Bad Day Edition

It was a rough day on the farm on Monday, with just two teams active and a pair of discouraging losses in the books when all was said and done. The pitching was a mess in both contests, but the bats fared much better - see the top performers at the plate in another daily Farm Round-Up.

Diamondbacks 9, Marlins 5: Corbin Sole-id, Marlins Flounder

Making his MLB debut, D-backs left-hander Patrick Corbin took the mound against Miami's Mark Buehrle. Sealing a series win on the road - three games to one - Corbin was solid, and the D-backs bats teed off on the Miami right-hander.

Gameday Thread, #23: 4/30 vs. Marlins OVERFLOW

Pat Corbin is done - successful debut, if I say so myself: 5.2 IP, 8 H, 3 R (3 ER), 6 K, 3 BB, 1 HR, 7 groundouts, 2 flyouts, 99 pitches, 61 strikes. Arizona is up 7-3 in the top of the seventh,...

Diamondbacks Farm Round-Up 4/29: Under Control Edition

After struggling with his command to begin the year, right-handed pitching prospect Anthony Meo found the zone on Sunday afternoon, and turned in his most dominant outing of the year as a result. Check out Meo's line, and the rest of the action in the D-backs' farm system, in another daily Farm Round-Up.

Diamondbacks Farm Round-Up 4/28: Anything You Can Do... Edition

The great pitching performances keep on coming in the D-backs farm system. Saturday's top hurlers were southpaw Andrew Chafin at Hi-A - who struck out 12 in seven innings - and right-hander Charles Brewer at Triple-A.

Diamondbacks Farm Round-Up 4/27: A-Ball Aces Edition

As much attention as has been paid to the upper-level pitching depth in Arizona's system - and rightfully so - it seems that the lower-level pitching treasures in Arizona's system have been largely forgotten. Two of the best A-ball pitchers in the organization shined on Friday night, showing D-backs fans that the future - in the short-term, the long-term, and the even-longer-term - remains very bright.

Diamondbacks Farm Round-Up 4/26: Just (En)right Edition

It was a good day on the farm Thursday, with the D-backs affiliates combining to go 3-1. Check out who thrived and who struggled in the day's games in another daily Farm Round-Up.

Twenty Games In: Arizona's Minor-League Affiliates & Prospects

About three weeks into the 2012 minor-league season, who has surprised and who has disappointed in the Arizona farm system? A disclaimer-filled look at Arizona's affiliates and prospects.

Diamondbacks Farm Round-Up 4/25: Easy Edition

Marc Krauss dominated in Mobile's 12-inning contest with Chattanooga, but it wasn't enough to seal the victory. Check out Krauss' incredible line on the day, and the rest of the limited action on the farm Wednesday, in another daily Farm Round-Up.

Diamondbacks Farm Round-Up 4/24: Audition Edition

With Josh Collmenter continuing to struggle, each outing on the farm - particularly for the pitching-loaded Mobile club - seems like an audition to take Collmenter's job. Did Patrick Corbin put himself next in line with another spectacular outing on Tuesday?

D-backs Call Up LHP Mike Zagurski and RHP Joe Martinez

The early news from the Twitter wire this afternoon is that Arizona is bringing up right-hander Joe Martinez and left-hander Mike Zagurski from Triple-A Reno. With no word yet on the corresponding moves, we'll update the story as the details filter in.

Diamondbacks Farm Round-Up 4/23: Remember Me? Edition

After spending most of last year on the Disabled List, right-hander Chase Anderson had a brilliant second outing back from rehab on Monday night, twirling seven shutout innings. Check out Anderson's full line, as well as the action throughout the D-backs farm system, in another daily D-backs Farm Round-Up.

Diamondbacks Farm Round-Up 4/22: Where In The World Is Joe Martinez? Edition

It was a quiet day on the farm, with the D-backs' premier arms mostly inactive for the day. However, there was some talent on display, particularly at Low-A South Bend where Jeffrey Shields put on a show - check out his effort, and those of the rest of the D-backs minor-leaguers - in another daily Farm Round-Up.

Diamondbacks Farm Round-Up 4/21: Bauer Makes His Case Edition

As Arizona's rotation becomes increasingly rife with injury and poor performance, the D-backs' top pitching prospect on the farm makes his case to join the big-league club sooner rather than later. check out the top performers on the farm in another daily Farm Round-Up!

Diamondbacks Farm Round-Up 4/20: Skaggs Supplies a Sum of Suns Strikeouts (Edition)

It was an odd Friday on the farm, with a pair of Jekyll-and-Hyde pitching lines and some odd weather for baseball in South Bend. Take a look at the madness in another daily Farm Round-Up.

Diamondbacks Farm Round-Up 4/19: Runs Galore Edition

It was an offense-heavy night in the Arizona farm system, with D-backs affiliates both scoring a lot of runs and, unfortunately, allowing a lot of runs. Check out who shined and who struggled in another daily Diamondbacks Farm Round-Up.

Diamondbacks Farm Round-Up 4/18: Exhausted Edition

On a day with yet another one-run loss in the big leagues, the minor-league affiliates of the Arizona Diamondbacks pulled off a solid 3-2 day overall. Check out the top performers throughout the system in another daily Farm Round-Up.

Diamondbacks 1, Pirates 2: Offense Sputters, Arizona Walks the Plank

Looking to prolong their streak - active since 2005 - of home series wins against the Pirates, Arizona took on Pittsburgh in the rubber match of a three-game set on Wednesday afternoon. Unfortunately, things didn't go as planned, as the D-backs offense - missing Justin Upton and Chris Young - was ineffective and the Pirates managed to put together just enough offense to topple Arizona.

Cody Ransom Called Up To D-backs; Chris Young to DL

The early news this morning from the Twitterverse is that INF Cody Ransom has a locker set aside for him in the D-backs clubhouse. However, what exactly this means yet is uncertain - stay tuned to see what comes of this situation.

Diamondbacks Farm Round-Up 4/17: Pollock's Promotion Edition

It was a rough day on the farm for Arizona, as the three active affiliates combined to go 0-3 on the day. However, yesterday marked the news of the first big-league promotion of the year, so we have plenty of reason to celebrate in today's Farm Round-Up!

IF Geoff Blum Headed To DL; Arizona To Promote OF A.J. Pollock From Triple-A Reno

Shortly after their nail-biting loss to the Pittsburgh Pirates on Tuesday night, the D-backs have announced that they are placing IF Geoff Blum on the disabled list and bringing up OF A.J. Pollock from Triple-A Reno. Details on what it all means inside.

Diamondbacks Farm Round-Up 4/16: Unfair Edition

Archie Bradley continues to lay waste to the Midwest League. On the mound for five innings on Monday night, Bradley made the most of it, giving up just two walks and no hits while striking out eight batters and not allowing a ball in the air. Read more on Bradley and the rest of the minor-league affiliates in the D-backs' system in another Daily Farm Round-Up.

Diamondbacks Farm Round-Up 4/15: Organizational Rally Edition

It was a rough day on the mound for top prospect Trevor Bauer, but a great day for several of the bats in the organization, particularly at Double-A Mobile. Check out who shined and who struggled in another daily Farm Round-Up.

Diamondbacks Farm Round-Up 4/14: Organizational Sweep Edition

It was a rough all-around day in the D-backs organization, as the big-league club and all four minor-league affiliates lost their games. Take a look at some of the carnage - as well as the few bright spots - in another daily Farm Round-Up.

Diamondbacks Farm Round-Up 4/13: Man On Fire Edition

D-backs third base prospect Matt Davidson continued his torrid start to 2012 on Friday night, with a pair of doubles, a single, and a walk. Take a closer look at Davidson's start, as well as the action throughout the rest of the D-backs' farm system, in another daily Farm Round-Up.

Diamondbacks Farm Round-Up 4/12: Guess What's Next? Edition

It was another busy day of impressive pitching performances in the Arizona farm system, with Andrew Chafin starting the Hi-A Visalia home opener and Jeffrey Shields dominating the Dayton Dragons at home in South Bend. Check out the details of their outings, a scouting report on Shields, and all of the action around the D-backs farm system in another daily Farm Round-Up.

Diamondbacks Farm Round-Up 4/11: Cold Air, Blazing Fastballs Edition (w/ Scouting Reports)

Hightly-heralded prospect Archie Bradley made his first appearance at Coveleski Stadium in South Bend, Indiana, giving the SnakePit a chance to scout him in-person. Notes on Bradley, the rest of the Silver Hawks prospects to play Wednesday, and the results from the rest of Arizona's affiliates in an extended Farm Round-Up.

Diamondbacks Farm Round-Up 4/10: Bauer Outage Edition

Trevor Bauer continues to build up the hype surrounding him as he makes his way to the major leagues, but was his start the top performance in the Arizona system on Tuesday night? Find out in another daily Diamondbacks Farm Round-Up.

Diamondbacks Farm Round-Up 4/9: Live At The Cove Edition

For the first time in 2012, I found myself at Covaleski Stadium for the South Bend Silver Hawks home opener on Monday. Details of the game, as well as all of the action in the D-backs minor league system on Monday, in another daily Farm Round-Up.

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