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Arizona Diamondbacks pitcher Brandon McCarthy fell victim to one of the most frightening moments of the season last year when he took a line drive to the head while pitching for the Oakland A’s. The injury required brain surgery and left McCarthy with this gnarly scar, but fortunately he has been able to resume his [...]
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This past weekend, Anna Benson, the ex-wife of Major League pitchers Kris Benson, was arrested after showing up at Kris’ home, armed with a handgun and demanding money. It is one of those too hard to believe stories. Check out Hall of Very Good’s post about the details from the police report. Now hear the the 911 call that Kris made after he told her that he would get her the...
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Arizona Diamondbacks pitcher Miguel Montero wagged his finger at Los Angeles Dodgers phenom Yasiel Puig after tagging him out at home plate during Tuesday night's game in Phoenix.
Puig tried to score from first on a fly ball to center field that was dropped by D-backs outfielder Adam Eaton. Two runs scored on the play, but Puig ignored...
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...
The Diamondbacks shuffled their pitching staff Thursday, optioning starter Tyler Skaggs to Single-A Visalia and calling up lefty reliever Eury De La Rosa from Triple-A Reno.
Skaggs had a somewhat disappointing outing against the Dodgers on Wednesday night, allowing three runs and 11 base runners in 4 13 innings before leaving with the bases loaded. That came after a dominant start...
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...
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...
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...
The Arizona Diamondbacks scratched Eric Chavez from last
night’s lineup due to stiffness in his right hip, according to Steve Gilbert of
#Dbacks 3B Eric Chavez scratched from lineup with right hip stiffness. #Dodgers
— Steve Gilbert (@SteveGilbertMLB) July 10, 2013
Chavez was scheduled to play third base and bat cleanup for
the Diamondbacks. He was replaced...
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...
There’s aggressiveness on the basepaths, then there’s forcing a play. During the Dodgers’ 6-1 win over the Diamondbacks in Arizona, Yasiel Puig demonstrated the latter.
In the top of the fifth inning, Adrian Gonzalez came to the plate with the bases loaded, driving a long fly ball to straightaway center field. The runners had to freeze as Arizona center fielder Adam Eaton tracked...
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...
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...
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...