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PHOENIX -- Another day, another closer.
If only for one night, side-arming Brad Ziegler stepped into a ninth-inning role Thursday and earned the save that secured a much-needed win for the Diamondbacks, a 5-3 victory over the Brewers.
"I knew we were going to bring 'Ziggy' in," D-backs manager Kirk Gibson said. "He got the job done."
It was less than 24 hours earlier that Gibson fumed over his bullpen's inability to lock down a game. Heath Bell had blown his fifth save, the D-backs' league-leading 19th, in an eventual 14-inning loss to the Dodgers. Entering Thursday's game, Gibson had no anointed closer and planned to determine his relievers' usage based on the situation.
It turned out to be Ziegler, who had been given a heads-up to be ready to close and was happy to do it.
"It's fun," Ziegler said. "You get a big adrenaline rush. Obviously I didn't want to start off with a hit batter, put the tying run at the p...
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ATLANTA According to the Cobb County, Ga. district attorneys office, Anna Benson, the estranged wife of former major league pitcher Kris Benson, did not have an attorney-of-record as of Wednesday afternoon, almost 72 hours after her high-profile arrest.
Representation will certainly be forthcoming as Benson, a former model and star of the short-lived reality show Baseball Wives...
PHOENIX -- There could hardly have been a better way for Diamondbacks left-hander Patrick Corbin to warm up for his first All-Star appearance.
Corbin overcame a wild first inning Friday night to shut down the Brewers in a 2-1 win before he heads to New York, where he'll pitch for the NL All-Star Team after an improbable and stellar first half.
"I just wanted to finish...
PHOENIX -- Kirk Gibson has seen enough.
After the Diamondbacks' bullpen blew its major league-leading 19th save opportunity in a 7-5, 14-inning loss to the Dodgers on Wednesday, Gibson made it clear that things must change in the late innings.
Role reversals. A trade or two. Promotions.
It sounds as if anything and everything could be on the table -- anything that will keep...
PHOENIX -- After the Diamondbacks bullpen blew its league-leading 19th save against the Dodgers on Wednesday in a game in an eventual 14-inning loss, manager Kirk Gibson remained at the park until 1:30 a.m. General manager Kevin Towers stayed until 3 a.m.
Both were trying to figure out the D-backs' next move.
After getting swept by the Dodgers and watching their NL West lead...
Yesterday it was reported that Arizona Diamondbacks right-hander Trevor Cahill recently suffered a setback in his recovery from a right hip contusion. It wasn't his hip giving him issues, but instead Cahill was suffering from tightness in his shoulder while throwing a few days ago. The right-hander was able to play catch yesterday, and he told Steve Gilbert of MLB.com that his...
There is probably no more exciting defensive play in baseball than a diving, feet off the ground, parallel to the ground catch. Throw in bases-loaded, 2 outs, in a 2-1 game in the 8th inning and just watch it all unfold as A.J. Pollock robs Milwaukee Brewers Martin Maldonado of a hit and multiple RBI and preserve the eventual win for the D-backs (courtesy of MLB.com)
The Arizona Diamondbacks made a move to bolster their bullpen as they have recalled left-handed reliever Eury De La Rosa from their Triple-A Reno minor league farm club. The 23-year-old has struggled this season, posting a pretty high 5.14 ERA but does have solid strike out totals, averaging just slightly more than one per inning.
To make room for Rosa, the Diamondbacks in a corresponding...
Arizona Diamondbacks pitcher Trevor Cahill, who has been on the disabled list since July 1 with a hip contusion and recent shoulder soreness, threw 20 pitches in a bullpen session on Thursday and "felt pretty good."
As reported by Steve Gilbert of MLB.com,
"Cahill said, ""t's the first time I've taken multiple days off during the season, so...
It has been well documented that the Diamondbacks have been looking for a top of the line starter or a No. 3 type starter. They have been linked to Matt Garza, Jeff Samadzija, Yovani Gallardo and others, but now it appears that the Diamondbacks are heavily targeting relievers.
Diamondbacks general manager Kevin Towers told Steve Gilbert of MLB.com that while they may trade for...
Patrick Corbin was all over the place at the start of the game. Fortunately for the Arizona Diamondbacks, he settled down in time to put together another great performance.
Corbin matched a career high with 10 strikeouts for the second straight start, and the Diamondbacks beat the Milwaukee Brewers 2-1 on Friday night.
Corbin (11-1) allowed a run and seven hits in 6 2-3 innings...
PHOENIX (AP) -- Martin Prado lined a two-run single in the eighth inning, Wade Miley pitched eight effective innings and the Diamondbacks ended a three-game losing streak with a 5-3 win over the Brewers on Thursday night.
Miley (6-7) gave up a pair of homers in the first three innings before settling down.
Adam Eaton helped Arizona close to 3-2 with a two-run triple in the fifth...
With his effort on Friday night, Patrick Corbin made his case to Bruce Bochy for him to start for the National League in the All-Star Game on Tuesday night.
It’s never classy to take an unfortunate situation to turn it into your own gain. But the point you are trying to make is don’t be afraid to “pitch inside” and the example you use is Brandon McCarthy’s scary ball-to-the-head line drive that nearly killed him, it’s especially douchey.
Unfortunately for MLB Network analyst Mitch Williams, he messed with the wrong dude...
Well, you can say this about the Heath Bell Experience. At least there’s never a dull moment when he’s on the mound. Staked with a one-run lead in the ninth, Bell found a new way to blow a save.
By JEFF MEZYDLO
STATS Senior Writer
A game from getting back to .500 for the first time since April, the surging Los Angeles Dodgers continue to close the gap on the NL West-leading Arizona Diamondbacks.
With talented rookie Hyun-Jin Ryu on the mound, the visiting Dodgers go for their first series sweep of the Diamondbacks in three years Wednesday night.
Los Angeles (44-45) has...