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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.
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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...
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...
Tyler Chatwood took a shutout into the seventh inning and the Colorado Rockies beat skidding San Diego 4-2 on Monday night, handing the Padres their 10th consecutive defeat.
Wilin Rosario hit a two-run double and Jonathan Herrera drove in a run with a bunt to help the Rockies end a three-game slide with their second victory in eight games. They have won nine of 11 against San Diego...
Rockies shortstop Troy Tulowitzki and center fielder Dexter Fowler both began rehabilitation assignments Monday night with the Triple-A Colorado Springs Sky Sox, according to Irv Moss of the Denver Post.
Tulowitzki is recovering from a broken rib on his right side and Fowler from a bruise in his right wrist.
Fowler believes he'll be ready to join the Rockies on Thursday...
After initial negative x-rays, a CT scan has revealed that Diamondbacks' veteran shortstop Willie Bloomquist has two broken bones in his left hand. The 35-year-old has been on the disabled list since June 28th after being hit by a pitch on June 26th.
Tyler Emerick of MLB.com reports that Dr. Don Sheridan found the broken bones in Bloomquist's hand Friday after Arizona...
The Colorado Rockies are hoping to get shortstop Troy Tulowitzki back in their lineup prior to the All-Star break. Before he’s able
to rejoin the team, Tulowitzki will have to prove healthy enough to take batting practice pain-free, according to Thomas Harding of MLB.com.
"I definitely hope for that, but I just don't know how
I'm going to feel these next couple...
Colorado Rockies outfielder Carlos Gonzalez suffered a back injury while striking out in the fifth inning of Thursday’s game. It wasn’t
said to be serious at the time, but the Rockies considered it to be enough to
hold Gonzalez out of last night’s lineup, according to Thomas Harding of MLB.com.
While he was forced to exit Thursday’s contest early due to
Arizona Diamondbacks starter Tyler Skaggs was recalled from Triple-A Reno on Friday to replace an injured Trevor Cahill, who was placed on the 15-day DL on Monday with a right hip contusion, and turned in a masterful outing against the Colorado Rockies at Chase Field.
Skaggs worked eight scoreless innings, surrendering just three hits (all singles) and striking out five while walking...
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...
PHOENIX -- Kirk Gibson sees a lot of his younger self in rambunctious, sometimes reckless Dodgers rookie Yasiel Puig.
"That's refreshing to watch," said Gibson, the Diamondbacks manager.
"Honestly, even from an opponent's point of view, that's refreshing."
Former Tigers manager Sparky Anderson once said Gibson played 150 percent at...
Heading into tonight’s contest, Zack Greinke had struggled against the D-Backs for his entire big league career. You wouldn’t have never known with how well he threw on Monday night though.
On the verge of matching the second-longest losing streak in team history, the San Diego Padres may be catching a break with a visit from another struggling club, the short-handed Colorado Rockies.
The Rockies, though, have dominated the season series and will try for their ninth win in 11 games against the Padres on Monday night.
Since its team-worst 13-game skid in 1994, San...
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...