Found August 29, 2012 on
Josh Collmenter threw four innings of shutout ball with six strikeouts and Willie Bloomquist punched an RBI single and later scored to cap a three-run 4th, as the AZL Diamondbacks built up an early 5-0 lead and then hung-on to defeat the AZL Cubs 6-4 in Arizona League action tonight at HoHoKam Park in Mesa.
Collmenter (ulcers) and Bloomquist (back stiffness) are assigned to the AZL Diamondbacks while on minor league rehab assignnments from the parent club.
Garrett Schlecht had two singles, a double into the RF corner, and a triple into the right-center gap, and scored three runs to lead a Cub attack that fell just short, as the tying run was left-stranded in the bottom of the 9th.
RHP Dillon Maples got the start for the Cubs and labored through a 24-pitch 1st inning that saw two unearned runs score. The inning was set-up by a two-base throwing error by Maples himself, but in spite of the error the young right-hander was actually (twice) one strike away from escap...
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PHOENIX -- Diamondbacks closer J.J. Putz has made 22 consecutive scoreless appearances, one of the best runs in franchise history, and manager Kirk Gibson sees more of the same in future.
The D-backs hold a 6.5 million option on Putz for 2013, and Gibson believes Putz can be a valuable component again next season. It is not that Gibson is lobbying, but ...
"I think he can...
The Greg of Rohan was 2-4 with a HR. Jaye Chapman lowered his ERA to 8.64 by working a clean inning.
Jae Hoon Ha hit his 7th HR of the year and is batting .405/.476/.649 in his last 10. He added an OF assist for fun. Ha has a .995 OPS in August and I can't remember him having a better month than this in his career.
Need we even say anything? Another PPD...
The Cubs agreed to terms with All-Star shortstop Starlin Castro on a seven-year deal with a club option for 2020. The 22-year-old two-time All-Star is will reportedly receive $60 million in total salary, erasing his four remaining arbitration-eligible years and first two years of eligibility in free agency. He can hit the free-agent market at age 30 if his $16 million option isn...
PHOENIX The Diamondbacks could give Trevor Bauer a second look after Class AAA Reno's season ends, manager Kirk Gibson indicated Tuesday.
Bauer, who was to start for Reno on Tuesday night, has followed instructions given when he was returned to Reno six weeks ago and become more efficient with his pitches in four August, after being shut down for two weeks.
Bauer, 5-1 with...
Trevor Bauer is one of the most highly touted young pitchers in baseball, but apparently that isn’t enough to satisfy him.
The Diamondbacks’ prospect has taken his rapping interest to the internet, where he has released seven songs in the past four months.
Check out his Sound Cloud page here, and see if his musical offerings are to your taste.
While the Cincinnati Reds continue to maintain a comfortable cushion atop the NL Central, the Arizona Diamondbacks are quickly fading from postseason contention.
The Reds look to complete a three-game sweep by handing the Diamondbacks a sixth straight loss Wednesday at Chase Field.
Johnny Cueto threw seven solid innings to become the majors' first 17-game winner and Aroldis...
Mike Fiers tossed 7 1-3 solid innings to lead the Milwaukee Brewers to a 3-1 win over the Cubs on Wednesday night, their eighth straight victory against Chicago.
Fiers (8-6) held the Cubs to four hits and struck out six, helping Milwaukee beat its division rival for the 13th time in 16 games this season. The Brewers have won eight of their last nine overall and moved within five...
PHOENIX -- The Diamondbacks' youth movement is official, certified by Elias. With Joe Saunders now in Baltimore, the D-backs will have the youngest starting rotation in the major leagues this turn through. The only way that may change the rest of the season is if another team robs the cradle.
The D-backs believe in their young arms and will let them gain valuable experience...
If you want a good idea of which NL Rookie has the highest Q Score, then you probably have not watched much baseball this season. Media darling Bryce Harper has absolutely owned the spotlight for much of the year as the RoY front runner. Has he lived up to the hype, or has another rookie given him a legitimate run for the award?
Bryce Harper (Nationals OF, age 19)...
Phil, Kim, Nick, Josh, and Eric have captured America's hearts. With their cuteness and stuff.As we've said before, the finalists for the OV Slogan Contest are in, but we haven't officially officially announced who came up with those five fabulous slogans. They all win copies of the Essential Games of the Chicago Cubs DVD Series and a chance at an Obstructed View t-shirt...