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During the regular season, Miguel Montero was a leader on the field and in the clubhouse for the Diamondbacks. They need that from their catcher and cleanup hitter now in the NL playoffs more than ever.
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PHOENIX -- In Games 1 and 2 of the NL Division Series between the Milwaukee Brewers and Arizona Diamondbacks, intentional walks -- whether real or proposed -- factored prominently into both Milwaukee wins.
The trend continued as the series shifted to Arizona for Game 3 Tuesday, but roles were reversed as an intentional pass swung things in the Diamondbacks' favor and they avoided...
Rookie Josh Collmenter enjoyed great success against the Brewers during the season, thanks in large part to his unorthodox pitching delivery, one the D-backs are counting on in Game 3 on Tuesday.
It goes without saying the D-backs really would like to finally see closer J.J. Putz make his postseason debut in Game 3 of the National League Division Series, since that would mean a chance at a series-saving victory.
PHOENIX (AP) -- Paul Goldschmidt hit a grand slam and tied a franchise postseason record with five RBIs, fellow Arizona rookie
Josh Collmenter befuddled Milwaukee batters again and the Diamondbacks stayed alive in the NL division series with a 8-1 rout
of the Brewers on Tuesday night.
Some may think that the D-backs were not patient enough against Brewers starter Yovani Gallardo in Game 1 of the National League Division Series. Manager Kirk Gibson, though, is not one of them.
Paul Goldschmidt hit a grand slam and tied a franchise postseason record with five RBIs, fellow Arizona rookie Josh Collmenter befuddled Milwaukee batters again and the Diamondbacks stayed alive in the NL division series with a 8-1 rout of the Brewers on Tuesday night.
With the D-backs' season hanging in the balance, manager Kirk Gibson handed the ball to his rookie right-hander. There was never a doubt in Josh Collmenter's mind that his skipper chose the right man for the job.
In a span of just a few minutes and only 13 pitches -- plus a balk and an error -- from D-backs reliever Brad Ziegler, a tie game became a decisive five-run sixth inning for the Brewers in their 9-4 NLCS Game 2 victory.
Miguel Montero comes up once again with a runner in scoring position, and once again he delivers. The Diamondbacks catcher singles up the middle and the DBacks lead the Brewers 3-1 in the bottom of the third.
A ball in the dirt leads to an out, however, as Montero tries up move up to second, and on the throw Justin Upton tries to score from third. Rickie Weeks cuts the ball...
MILWAUKEE Thirteen pitches, and the Diamondbacks were done.
That's all it took for the Milwaukee Brewers to string together six good at-bats and score five times in the sixth inning, breaking a 4-4 tie created just an inning earlier by Justin Uptons long home run.
When they were done, the Brewers had a 9-4 victory on Sunday at Miller Park and the D-backs found themselves on...
The Brewers lead in this National League Division Series, 2-1, but the D-backs kept themselves alive Tuesday night with an 8-1 victory at Chase Field. Wednesday night in Game 4, a pair of left-handers will face off: Joe Saunders for Arizona and Randy Wolf for Milwaukee.
Paul Goldschmidt hit a grand slam in a five-run fifth inning as the Arizona Diamondbacks stayed alive in the NLDS with an 8-1 victory over the Milwaukee Brewers in Game 3 on Tuesday night.