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Diamondbacks Hitters Approaching Super Fan Status

And by "Super Fan," we are not talking about anything cool like cheap beers or dudes racing around with giant heads (although that's pretty darn funny).

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We are talking about a team that is approaching epic fail proportion when it comes to striking out.

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AZ Snakepit, who breaks down all the depressing numbers in great baseball-type detail, says:

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Through Tuesday night, the Arizona Diamondbacks had collectively combined to strikeout a total of 783 times. That's not just the most in the majors, it's 117 more whiffs than the second-placed outfit (the Marlins). It is also an 18% increase for our hitters on last season, when the team already led the majors.

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Mark Reynolds and Justin Upton are on pace to become the first team-mates to be #1 and #2 on the MLB strikeout list since 1945, and things appear to be getting worse.

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New manager Kirk Gibson talks about having the guys work on their plate approach, but according to Strike Out King Mark Reynolds, he's only looking at minor tweaks and simple adjustments.

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I get not wanting to rebuild your entire swing in the middle of the season, but at some point, doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results is just nuts.

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Obviously, this goes beyond Reynolds. Maybe there's something in the water at Chase Field. Or maybe guys are just tired of playing for a bad team and fed up at having their bullpen blow games, so they are pressing.

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Lets just hope a four-day break for the All-Star game will give the boys some time to relax, refresh and regroup... and STOP STRIKING OUT so damn much.