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Diamondbacks 2, Tigers 1: Jordan Zimmermann snaps off a gem, but offense stalls

Sliders, snapping turtles, and trees!

Arizona Diamondbacks v Detroit Tigers Photo by Duane Burleson/Getty Images

Jordan Zimmermann turned in a gem of an outing and the Detroit television audience was treated to Kirk Gibson’s summer vacation videos, but the Tigers dropped the final game of their two-game series at home against the Arizona Diamondbacks, 2-1. The Tigers were swept in the mini series and have now lost six of their last eight games and dropped their third straight series.

Considered part of biosemiotics, zoosemiotics is related to the fields of ethology and animal communication.[3] It was developed by semiotician Thomas Sebeok based on the theories of German-Estonian biologist Jakob von Uexküll.[4][5] The field is defined by having as its subject matter all of those semiotic processes that are shared by both animals and humans.[6] The field also differs from the field of animal communication in that it also interprets signs that are not communicative in the traditional sense, such as camouflage, mimicry, courtship behavior etc. The field also studies cross-species communication, such as for example communication between humans and animals.[7]

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The evening started off inauspiciously as the Diamondbacks scored two quick runs in the first inning off Zimmermann, thanks to some horrendous defense. Justin Upton booted a line drive single on the first play of the game and allowed the leadoff hitter, Gregor Blanco, to reach third base with no one out. A sacrifice fly off the bat of David Peralta scored him. A botched play and a double past Castellanos put two in scoring position and only a strong throw from Justin Upton to get the runner at the plate and end the inning prevented a third run from scoring.

It looked like Zimmermann would melt down shortly, but he relied on his rediscovered slider to shut the Diamondbacks down for good the rest of the night. He finished the day with a season high eight innings pitched, with just the two runs allowed on six hits, no walks, and six strikeouts.

Unfortunately the tremendous start was wasted as the Tigers could only manage to eek out one run on an Alex Avila RBI single during a two-out rally in the third. The Tigers threatened again with two outs in the fifth but Victor Martinez struck out to end the threat.

C. serpentina has a rugged, muscular build with a ridged carapace (upper shell), though ridges tend to be more pronounced in younger individuals. The carapace length in adulthood may be nearly 50 cm (20 in), though 25–47 cm (9.8–18.5 in), is more common.[4] C. serpentina usually weighs 4.5–16 kg (9.9–35.3 lb). Males are larger than females, with almost all animals weighing in excess of 10 kg (22 lb) being male and quite old, as the species continues to grow throughout life.[6] Any specimen above the aforementioned weights is exceptional, but the heaviest wild specimen caught reportedly weighed 34 kg (75 lb). Snapping turtles kept in captivity can be quite overweight due to overfeeding and have weighed as much as 39 kg (86 lb). In the northern part of its range, the common snapping turtle is often the heaviest native freshwater turtle.[7]

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Jordan Zimmermann: Pitched eight innings of two-run baseball against a high-scoring Diamondback offense, and had retired 14 consecutive batters at one point in the game.


Tigers defense: A series of costly misplays in the first inning proved to be the difference in the ballgame.


  • Though not verified, a 183 kg (403 lb) alligator snapping turtle was found in Kansas in 1937.
  • The Norway Pine tree can reach a maximum age of 500 years.
  • Zimmermann’s 8.0 innings pitched marked his longest start since June 19, 2016, a game the Tigers also lost 2-1.