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Arizona Diamondbacks: Zack Greinke and Christian Walker Pick Each Other Up

PHOENIX, ARIZONA – JUNE 24: Starting pitcher Zack Greinke #21 of the Arizona Diamondbacks prepares to pitch against the Los Angeles Dodgers during the first inning of the MLB game at Chase Field on June 24, 2019 in Phoenix, Arizona. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images) Zack Greinke ran into trouble early Monday night against the Los Angeles Dodgers. In the top of the first, the Arizona Diamondbacks right-hander gave up three runs on four hits. With how the Dodgers had been swinging the bats recently, it looked like another blowout was on its way. In the top of the...

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Arizona Diamondbacks Outslug Los Angeles Dodgers, 8-5

PHOENIX, ARIZONA – JUNE 24: David Peralta #6 of the Arizona Diamondbacks hits a RBI single against the Los Angeles Dodgers during the eighth inning of the MLB game at Chase Field on June 24, 2019 in Phoenix, Arizona. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images) Diamondbacks defeat Dodgers in Slugfest Zack Greinke recovered from a three-run first inning to pitch five innings of scoreless ball, and the Arizona Diamondbacks capitalized on a four-run eighth to defeat the Los Angeles Dodgers, 8-5. A crowd of 24,765 watched the hometown Diamondbacks snap the Dodgers’ six-game winning streak under an open roof, and...

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Ejection Inspection, Week 12: Brandon Hyde Gets Dumped over Interference Call

BALTIMORE, MD – JUNE 13: Manager Brandon Hyde #18 of the Baltimore Orioles looks on during the game against the Toronto Blue Jays at Oriole Park at Camden Yards on June 13, 2019 in Baltimore, Maryland. (Photo by Will Newton/Getty Images) Welcome to Week 12 of Ejection Inspection! The premise and ground rules are detailed here. The condensed version: each ejection from the previous week (Thursday through Wednesday) is listed in a table. The author – a former player/coach/umpire – analyzes each ejection and assigns it an entertainment rating of one to five Weavers in honor of late Baltimore...

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Manny Machado Deserves the Suspension: An Ejection Inspection Special

DENVER, COLORADO – JUNE 14: Manny Machado #13 of the San Diego Padres hits a RBI double in the 12th inning against the Colorado Rockies at Coors Field on June 14, 2019 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images) Welcome to a special edition of Ejection Inspection! This article normally goes up once a week – Thursdays, usually – but Saturday, June 15th had so many – seven – that it warranted its own column. San Diego Padres shortstop and perennial villain Manny Machado was ejected and subsequently suspended (rightfully so – see the section on his ejection),...

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