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SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. After Brandon McCarthy took a line drive to the head last Sept. 5, his wife, Amanda, thought his career was over. She admitted as much Wednesday at Salt River Fields. That thought, though, never crossed McCarthy's mind, and he couldn't recall if his wife had ever brought it up to him.
"She might have, and I feel like I probably told her to shut up," McCarthy joked. "It really wasnt something I was going to hear from anybody else."
McCarthy returned to the mound Wednesday for the first time since that line drive struck his head, causing an epidural hemorrhage, brain contusion and skull fracture that required emergency surgery.
In his unofficial D-backs debut, McCarthy pitched two innings and gave up a run on three hits and four strikeouts. In the first inning, he struck out Reds hitters Joey Votto, Billy Hamilton and Ryan Ludwick. But the results were not the story Wednesday.
It was just 175 days ago McCarthy was on the mound for th...
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SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — Arizona’s Brandon McCarthy methodically struck out four in two innings in his first game since a horrific head injury, an impressive return that overshadowed all else in the Diamondbacks’ 14-6 loss to the Cincinnati Reds on Wednesday.
McCarthy, signed by the Diamondbacks as a free agent, gave up one run on three hits. He had not taken the mound in a game...
Amanda McCarthy was a nervous wreck in the stands. Her husband was as calm as could be on the mound.
Brandon McCarthy methodically struck out four in two innings in his first game since a horrific head injury, an impressive return that overshadowed all else in the Diamondbacks' 14-6 loss to the Cincinnati Reds on Wednesday.
McCarthy, signed to a two-year deal by the Diamondbacks...
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- No matter how many times he gets to do it, Diamondbacks pitcher Ian Kennedy insists starting on Opening Day will never lose its luster.
D-backs manager Kirk Gibson confirmed Kennedy as his Opening Day starter Monday, and Kennedy said Tuesday it was still a thrill when Gibson told him.
"It never gets old," Kennedy said. "The third time you'...
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- Jason Kubel shakes his head a bit at the question, looking at the ground momentarily. He's heard it countless times since the end of the 2012 season.
"What happened those last two months?"
After a miserable finish to his first season with the D-backs and an offseason filled with trade rumors, Kubel is ready to move on, and he's stopped trying...
Miguel Montero is expected to rejoin the Arizona Diamondbacks today. The newly-extended Diamondbacks' catcher had missed time due a splinter in his thumb. The injury prevented him from swinging the bat like he normally would.
According to Steve Gilbert of MLB.com, Montero should be back in the lineup today.
#Dbacks Miguel Montero was scheduled to start Monday, but...
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. Adam Eaton can get under your skin. Ask the Sacramento River Cats.
As part of adapting to the leadoff role at Triple-A Reno, Eaton chose to work on his bunting in a game last May 25. He beat out a bunt toward second base to lead off the game. He did the same thing in the third inning. And in the fifth. After he doubled in the seventh, the River Cats had had enough...
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Paul Goldschmidt belongs in the same draft conversation as Albert Pujols, Joey Votto and Prince Fielder. Hell, in a vacuum, I’d take him ahead of Fielder without a moment’s hesitation.
Our own Albert Lang wrote a cautionary piece last week (which I encourage you to check out), warning about the dangers of the unbridled optimism driving Paul Goldschmidt...
The Associated Press Gerardo Parra drove in three runs and threw out a base runner Thursday, leading the Arizona Diamondbacks to a 6-5 victory over the Cincinnati Reds.
Willie Bloomquist had three hits, including a double, and drove in a run.
The Reds built a 4-1 lead against starter Ian Kennedy and left-handed prospect Tyler Skaggs. Parra and Bloomquist helped put the Diamondbacks...