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PHOENIX -- Wil Nieves could not get on the field in June, going 25 days between starts in one stretch.
Things have been a little different recently, with Nieves making his fourth straight start Friday while the Diamondbacks remained cautious with Miguel Montero's sore lower back.
Nieves, the D-backs' backup catcher, has handled the ins and outs this season with the professionalism of a veteran, and when he has been in the lineup, he has produced on both sides of the ball.
It is not an easy balancing act. Nieves just makes it look so.
"It's a tough role, because Miggy is a guy who plays a lot," said Eric Chavez, who knows a little about the art of being a situational player. "But every time Wil has been in there, he has been very productive. He's been outstanding behind the plate, which as a backup, really, that is all you want. His offense, every time he's played, has been real productive for us and helped us win games.
"It's not ea...
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Just as the starting rotation is almost back to being a strength of the Diamondbacks, they’ll get even more help with the returns of Brandon McCarthy and Trevor Cahill soon. McCarthy pitched in a rehab start for Triple-A Reno Friday night, lasting six innings and allowing two earned runs on six hits and a walk. He struck out three and threw 85 pitches, including 62 strikes.
PHOENIX -- Wade Miley bruised Thursday, but he did not break.
Miley treated the hard liner off his right knee in the second inning like a mosquito bite, shrugging off the Cubs the same way in a 3-1 victory at Chase Field fueled by Aaron Hill's home run, double and two RBIs.
Miley won for the third time in his past four starts while continuing a strong run that can be traced...
Solid starting pitching and an improved offense have the Diamondbacks just a half-game off the NL West lead. They could take over that spot with some help and another victory over the division's worst team.
Rookie Tyler Skaggs gets the ball Saturday night when the D-backs go for their third straight series win at home against the Padres.
With Randall Delgado throwing a three...
Randall Delgado was good in his first seven starts for the Diamondbacks this season. On Friday he was pretty close to perfect demonstrating what good stuff and better command can do.
Delgado gave up three hits in a walk in his first career shutout and the D-backs let him enjoy it along the way by building a seven-run lead in the first four innings before taking a 10-0 victory over...
During the Chicago Cubs-Arizona Diamondbacks game on Tuesday, these two fans attempted to turn a snorkel into a beer bong. It didn’t end up working too well because they didn’t end up pouring too much beer down the snorkel before the guy pulled away. My guess is the opening of the snorkel wasn’t big enough for it to work, but major props to them for trying anyways.
Randall Delgado tried almost too hard to make Arizona's rotation in spring training, tossing out mechanics as he overthrew.
A stint in the minors did wonders for the young right-hander, giving him the strike-throwing foundation that's allowed him to pitch so well since being called up.
Pounding the strike zone with his fastball and getting San Diego's hitters to chase...
Although they couldn't come through late in their last game, the Diamondbacks have shown the ability to score runs against the Cubs. They could be primed for another big day against struggling Carlos Villanueva on Thursday night when they try to earn a split of this four-game series at Chase Field.
Paul Goldschmidt hit a three-run home run and Cody Ross added a game-tying sacrifice...
Maybe, finally, this team has found it. It’s seemed several times this week that the Diamondbacks may be headed toward a breakthrough and it was obvious that something went right in a convincing 10-0 win over San Diego Friday night. They looked phenomenal on both sides of the ball with no individual performance stronger than Randall Delgado’s complete game shutout, the first of his career.
PHOENIX (AP) -- Randall Delgado tossed a three-hitter for his first career shutout, Cody Ross homered and drove in two runs and the Diamondbacks pounded out 17 hits in a 10-0 rout of the Padres on Friday night.
Arizona roughed up Eric Stults (8-9) with six runs the first three innings and had seven extra-base hits to win for the sixth time in nine home games.
Aaron Hill had a pair...
The Diamondbacks weren’t a whole lot better at delivering big hits on Thursday night but they came up with just enough of them to support LHP Wade Miley’s strong outing and come away with a four-game series split with the rebuilding Chicago Cubs.
Miley gave up just one run in 7 2/3 innings and Aaron Hill homered and doubled to lead the Diamondbacks to a win at Chase Field. Miley...
Author’s Note: This is the fifth edition of a seven part series on fielding, and how it could affect your fantasy team and the trade deadline. We are profiling the top two teams in each division because those are the teams most likely to deal for players to help them down the stretch. During the process, we will discuss some fairly complex topics as it pertains to fielding. If...
The Arizona Diamondbacks have struggled against the San Diego Padres, but they've been winning series at home in this NL West matchup.
That could be difficult this time around with the Padres improving outside San Diego.
Arizona continues its push for the NL West lead in Friday night's series opener.
After getting swept in their last series against San Diego (46-57) from...