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PHOENIX -- Next up: the resumption of the Diamondbacks-Dodgers rivalry.
The teams will meet in a three-game series that starts Monday at Chase Field, 27 days after an on-field brawl that led to a 10-game suspension for Arizona starter Ian Kennedy and these parting words from Los Angeles reliever Ronald Belisario: "It's not over."
Suffice it to say the Diamondbacks do not feel threatened.
"I don't know what that means. It is not over in the season? Is it not over to hit people?" catcher Miguel Montero said.
"I really don't care what he says. I don't even care who he is. He's nobody. I'm not even going to waste time talking about that guy. It is worthless for me. If he hits me, hit me. I'm going to run to first. I'm not going to start a fight. If he hits me, hopefully (Major League Baseball will) do something about it if he does. We're looking forward to playing another series. We have to move on."
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PHOENIX -- Willie Bloomquist has a picture of the two small bone fractures on the top of his left hand saved in his phone, a reminder of what he has to overcome. This time.
Bloomquist's second injury of the season could keep him out another six to eight weeks, and the D-backs were stunned at the similarity of his fractures to those suffered by Aaron Hill earlier this season...
PHOENIX -- Wade Miley's three-run double in the second inning of the Diamondbacks' 11-1 win over the Rockies on Saturday thrilled the Chase Field crowd more than anything else during the left-hander's night, but the D-backs are almost certainly more excited about the roll he's been on the past month.
After a dreadful May seemed to land him in manager Kirk Gibson...
The Dodgers want Yasiel Puig to be an All-Star. Yasiel Puig wants Yasiel Puig to be an All-Star.
They are both desperate. This is the only reason I can think of that this plug happened. Regardless, I’ve never been more grateful for whatever string of awesome/terrible decision making led to this.
1) Puig can talk to animals.
2) Puig can do … things blindfolded.
3) Puig can...
PHOENIX -- It was a tough act of follow, but Patrick Corbin handled it nicely.
Did we really expect anything different?
Corbin's double-double -- he recorded his 10th victory on a day he tied his career high with 10 strikeouts -- capped the kind of weekend series that could lead some to believe that not only is the Diamondbacks' best baseball ahead of them but that they...
Triple-A Albuquerque Isotopes (5-1)
Player Of The Week
Nick Buss – OF
.348/.444/.739/1.183, 1 HR, 9 RBI, 2 2B, 2 3B, 5 R, 2 SB, 2 BB, 2 K
Buss, the lone Isotope representative for the Triple-A All-Star Game, had himself a solid week and is having a really good season overall. At best, he’s a fifth outfielder-type, but being able to play center field is an advantage for...
After an extended rumored pursuit of the right-handed pitcher, the Dodgers landed Ricky Nolasco from the Marlins in a trade for Steven Ames, Josh Wall, and Angel Sanchez, according to Jon Heyman of CBS Sports. The Dodgers are paying Nolasco’s salary as well.
In exchange for a #4 starter in the rotation and extending the reserve of reliable starters to at least six, the Dodgers...
The Los Angeles Dodgers have officially acquired starting right-hander Ricky Nolasco from the Miami Marlins for right-handers Josh Wall, Steven Ames and Angel Sanchez.
The Dodgers are on the hook for the entire $5.7MM remaining on Nolasco’s contract, but the Dodgers have reported they will receive international signing bonus slot number 96, which equates to $197,000 in international...
Following weeks of uncertainty, Ricky Nolasco was sent to the surging Dodgers over the weekend. He appears more than pleased with how everything played out.
Nolasco will try to come out strong in his Dodgers debut Tuesday night opposite Diamondbacks starter Ian Kennedy, who played a big role in last month's brawl between the two clubs.
After several teams showed interest in...
A.J. Ellis hit a three-run double in the ninth inning, All-Star Clayton Kershaw made a third straight stellar start and the Los Angeles Dodgers beat the slumping San Francisco Giants 4-1 on Sunday.
Kershaw (8-5), a candidate to start the All-Star game for the National League, wasn't as sharp as he'd been in his previous two starts but still only allowed one run over eight...
The Los Angeles Dodgers have one player on the NL All-Star team, and they have the possibility of getting a second player added to the squad. Both first baseman Adrian Gonzalez and outfielder Yasiel Puig are among the five finalists for the final spot. The other finalists in the fan vote are Washington Nationals shortstop [...]
Patrick Corbin gave up three hits in eight innings to finally get his 10th victory and the Arizona Diamondbacks beat Colorado 6-1 Sunday for their fifth straight win and a dominant three-game sweep of the Rockies.
Corbin (10-1) struck out 10 in his seventh attempt at win No. 10. The 23-year-old left-hander, picked a day earlier for the All-Star team, also hit an RBI double as the...
The Diamondbacks could not have set themselves up for an epic three-game series with the Dodgers any better. Led by Patrick Corbin’s tenth win of the year, the Diamondbacks topped the Rockies 6-1 Sunday, finishing off a sweep in which Arizona looked as dominant as their 4.5 game lead in the division would suggest.
Last week, Bruce Bochy was quoting in saying that he didn't believe emerging Los Angeles Dodgers rookie superstar Yasiel Puig deserved a place on the National League All-Star team. This was potentially detrimental to Puig's All-Star hopes considering the fact that Bochy will manage the National League squad later this month in the All-Star Game."Generally, guys that...
The Los Angeles Dodgers agreed to a trade during Saturday night’s game with the Miami Marlins for starting pitcher Ricky Nolasco. The game itself did not go their way as Madison Bumgarner was able to hold the Dodgers to two runs in a 4-2 win for the San Francisco Giants.
Coming into the game the Dodgers had five straight games in which they had ten or more hits. Bumgarner would...
Bullpens are settling in as we near the All-Star break. We’ll run through some of the major issues this week and some quick notes at the end as usual. I’ll try to put a trade preview piece together for next week’s column unless we see some major movement.
J.J. Putz was back and then he wasn’t. He was pulled from his role as closer to build arm strength...