Dec 11, 2014; San Diego, CA, USA; Arizona Diamonbacks general manager Dave Stewart check out of the Manchester Grand Hyatt following the MLB Winter Meetings. Mandatory Credit: Jake Roth-USA TODAY Sports
The Arizona Diamondbacks finally reached the .500 mountain, then promptly rolled down that mountain and crashed into the All-Star Break. They were swept in New York by the Mets who have a tremendous amount of pitching but the most feeble of lineups. That is, until the equally inept D’backs’ pitching staff surrendered nine home runs, three of which were clubbed by Kirk Nieuwenhuis who was essentially waived twice in 2015. The break couldn’t have come at a better time for the Snakes.
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The All-Star Game dominates the week ahead with the D’backs resuming play on Friday when they open up a three game series at Chase Field vs. the San Francisco Giants. However that doesn’t not mean there are no Arizona players to watch out for this week. Two of them will be in Cincinnati for the Mid-Summer Classic while another may be set to rejoin the team this weekend. Here are your guys to watch out for in the week ahead, All-Star style.