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day:BOUR BLUNDERAngels slugger Justin Bour looks to improve his baserunning after yet another blunder on the bags. He failed to run out a popup in a tie game in the eighth http://www.diamondbacksfanproshop.com/authentic-zack-greinke-jersey , and the Mariners alertly let the ball and turned it into an easy, inning-ending double play. Seattle wound up winning 5-3.“There’s no excuse for it. It’s terrible,” Bour said.Last Saturday at Wrigley Field, Bour singled in the first inning and tried to advance on an overthrow. Bour lumbered toward second, slid in and was called safe. But convinced he was out, he simply left the base and began walking back to the dugout, and was tagged by the Cubs‘ Javier Baez halfway between second and first.CHECK HIMMets ace Jacob deGrom will have an MRI on his right elbow after the NL Cy Young Award said his arm has felt sore. DeGrom is leaving the team in St. Louis to get examined back in New York, and the team is putting him on the injured list.“We’re not sure what it is,” manager Mickey Callaway said.The 30-year-old deGrom, who had Tommy John surgery in 2010, began this season with two dominant outings. But he lost his last two starts while allowing a total of nine runs on 13 hits — including five homers — and five walks in nine innings.DeGrom signed a $137.5 million, five-year contract right before opening day.NEW HOMEBlake Swihart gets a chance to jump-start his career after Boston traded the catcher to Arizona. The 27-year-old was cut by the Red Sox this week after going 6 for 26 in 12 games.Diamondbacks general manager Mike Hazen worked in player development and amateur scouting with Boston when Swihart was selected in the first round of the 2011 draft. Swihart became one of the team’s top prospects Jake Lamb Jersey , but his offensive production hasn’t matched the hype.NUMBERS GAMEOakland slugger Khris Davis goes into the game against Toronto with a .247 batting average after an 0-for-4 night. This is familiar territory for Davis — he’s finished at exactly .247 in each of the last four seasons.NOT SO FRIENDLYZack Greinke has posted a win at every current National League ballpark except one. The Diamondbacks star will try make it a clean sweep when he starts at Wrigley Field. Greinke is 0-2 with an 8.31 ERA in five starts at the Friendly Confines.Yu Darvish (1-2, 6.11) starts for the Cubs and goes for his second straight victory.HOW SOON?Still no word on when super prospect Vladimir Guerrero Jr. will make his major league debut for Toronto, but it could be real soon. He is 7 for 17 with two homers, six RBIs and no strikeouts in five games for Triple-A Buffalo.The son of a Hall of Famer, Vladdy Jr. batted .381 with a combined 50 extra-base hits at four levels in the minors last year.“I don’t know when he’s coming, I really don’t,” Blue Jays manager Charlie Montoyo said before his team opened a weekend series at Oakland.“We have the No. 1 prospect in baseball and it will be pretty cool when he gets here,” he said. The crowd-sourced version, anyway..."WhiteFanposts Fanshots Sections Diamondbacks Farm TeamsGameday ThreadsDiamondbacks NewsDiamondbacks Game ReportsFang FoodThe 2019 Arizona Diamondbacks Opening Day outfieldNew,19commentsThe crowd-sourced version, anyway...ESTShareTweetShareShareThe 2019 Arizona Diamondbacks Opening Day outfieldMatt Kartozian-USA TODAY Sports202 people completed our survey to predict the Opening Day outfield roster for the Arizona Diamondbacks. No real surprises at the top, with three obvious players all being named on over 90% of the ballots. There are two players seen as having a slightly better than 50/50 chance of making the roster http://www.diamondbacksfanproshop.com/authentic-zack-greinke-jersey , and the rest of the field are down below 30%, so are considered as fringe possibilities. However, even there, we had some interesting changes from the “quality rankings” earlier in the week. Below are the percentages of votes for each player to be on the roster for Opening Day later this month. In brackets is their position in the ranking phase:96.5% - David Peralta (1.3)94.1% - Steven Souza Jr. (2.5)91.6% - Ketel Marte (3.0)63.9% - Socrates Brito (4.9)58.9% - Jarrod Dyson (4.6)27.7% - Yasmany Toms (8.6)20.8% - Tim Locastro (7.1)15.3% - Matt Szczur (8.2)13.4% - Abraham Almonte (7.5)6.4% - Rob Refsnyder (8.9)3.5% - Andrew Aplin (9.3)The top three stand in the same order for both sections, and are basically locks, for whom spring performance is almost an irrelevance. The first change is at #4, where Brito is seen as 5% more likely than Dyson to make it. That’s probably a combination of two factors: Brito being out of options, and Dyson’s health (he has yet to appear in a Cactus League game). As someone suggested, the team may end up playing roster 3D chess, with Dyson being DL’d in order to retain the services of Brito at the start of the year, until we see what we have with him. At the very least, I’d expect Brito to be one of the last cuts made in spring Jeff Mathis Jersey , to maximize the chances of him being snuck through waivers with other rosters being full. Beyond those two, a surprise to see Tomas voted onto the roster by better than a quarter of respondents. Man, it must have taken AzDbacksFanInDc forever to make all of those fifty accounts. :) Yasmany did have a key clutch hit in yesterday’s win over the Dodgers, which was great to see. Going by his comments, I think he seems to realize he’s drinking at the last chance saloon, though Christian Walker’s hot start seems to have given him an edge to be Jake Lamb’s platoony at first-base. Not being on the 40-man roster could be an issue, and I still think it’s more likely he will start in Reno, due to that. Below him, the other contenders seem likely to need injuries to make it, and not just to Dyson either.

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