Found July 01, 2013 on Fox Sports Arizona:
PHOENIX -- The Diamondbacks finished the first half of the season in one of those funky streaks that most teams endure at least once in a season, losing 10 of 15 and scuffling on both sides of the ball. It ticked them off. "Any way you look at it, we haven't played as good defensively as we were earlier in the year," manager Kirk Gibson said during the weekend sweep in Atlanta. "Our bullpen is not nearly as good, our starting pitching hasn't been as good, we haven't hit with any consistency -- so there you have it. We'll have to figure things out. We'll have to switch things around." A broader perspective paints a brighter picture. The cup-half-full folks can point to the fact that the D-backs finished the mini-slump where they started it, two games ahead of the pack in the NL West. The down side is that the big-money Dodgers pulled to within four games of the lead, and there is no question they can throw money around if they so choose at t...

D-backs' Montero licks his bats

In yet another example showcasing that baseball players are among the strangest athletes out there when it comes to bizarre habits, strange rituals and unhinged superstitions, Arizona Diamondbacks catcher Miguel Montero was caught on video licking a couple of bats during a recent game in order to determine which bat he would use during his [...]The post Diamondbacks catcher Miguel...

J.J. Putz out as D-Backs closer

It has been a struggle to close out games for the Diamondbacks bullpen this season. In fact, Arizona’s ‘pen already has 16 blown saves, which is tied with the Dodgers, Cubs and Orioles for most in all of baseball.

Trevor Cahill will turn it around

Jumping on the Diamondbacks rotation, and Trevor Cahill in particular, to blame for the team’s recent struggles is the popular thing to do right now. And truth be told, it’s perfectly acceptable. There’s a reason a starter hasn’t won in over three weeks. There’s a reason the bullpen is, more often than not, run into the ground by overuse. I’m here to tell you Cahill...

Rotation takes another hit as Cahill goes on DL

One day after the worst statistical month of his career came to an end, Diamondbacks starting pitcher Trevor Cahill was placed on the 15-day disabled list with a right hip contusion. The injury is the same one that knocked him out of a June 19 game against the Marlins after one inning. Cahill took a line drive off his hip at the end of the first inning and warmed up for the second...

Chris Owings, David Holmberg given honor

Two of the Arizona Diamondbacks top prospects were given an honor by the organization on Tuesday. Triple-A infielder Chris Owings and Double-A pitcher David Holmberg were named the organization’s Minor League Player and Pitcher of the Month for June this afternoon.

Corbin tries to halt D-backs' skid, earn 10th win

Despite pitching well, the Diamondbacks' Patrick Corbin has thus far been denied in his bids for team history. The left-hander will try for a sixth time to improve to a franchise-best 10-0 on Tuesday night against the Mets. Corbin (9-0, 2.22 ERA) hasn't earned a win since June 2 despite posting a 2.55 ERA in his last five outings. He has also allowed two runs or fewer in...

Cahill hits the DL with hip contusion

It’s no secret Trevor Cahill was downright awful in the month of June, but at least now he can try to figure things out. The Diamondbacks placed him on the 15-day disabled list Monday with a hip contusion, stemming from the line drive he took against the Marlins. 

Diamondbacks place Trevor Cahill on DL with hip contusion

June was an awful month for Arizona Diamondbacks starter Trevor Cahill, and July doesn't look any better. Cahill was placed on the 15-day DL with a hip contusion, with the news tweeted by the Diamondbacks' official feed on Monday afternoon. OFFICIAL: @Dbacks select RHP Chaz Roe from Triple-A Reno, place RHP Trevor Cahill on 15-day disabled list w/ right hip contusion...

Arizona catcher Miguel Montero enjoys taste testing his bats

Arizona Diamondbacks catcher Miguel Montero has a rather odd way of choosing which bat to use prior to stepping up to the plate—he taste tests them… Didn’t work thought as Montero went 0-5 in a 5-4 loss to the Mets. Maybe his bats just needed more salt. [Bob's Blitz] The post Arizona catcher Miguel Montero enjoys taste testing his bats appeared first on Last Angry Fan.

Video: Miguel Montero likes to lick bats

Baseball players are known to be very superstitious and odd creatures. This much is true.But what Arizona Diamondbacks catcher Miguel Montero did to his bat Monday night remains a mystery.Seen here is Montero apparently licking bats in order to find which one suits him best to hit.Interesting tactic, indeed.

D-backs to honor victims of wildfire

The Arizona Diamondbacks are going to wear a patch on their uniforms for the rest of the season honoring the 19 firefighters who died in the wildfire about 80 miles from Phoenix. The firefighters died Sunday night in Yarnell. During the four-game series against the New York Mets that began Monday night, the Diamondbacks will wear black bands on the right arm of their jerseys to...

Mets, Diamondbacks honor 19 fallen firefighters at Citi Field

During Monday night's Diamondbacks-Mets game at Citi Field, the two clubs had a jersey hanging in their respective dugouts with the name of Yarnell and the number 19 on the back. This was to honor the 19 members of the Yarnell, Ariz. fire department who died while fighting a wildfire Sunday night. The jerseys were shown on the stadium's video board during a moment of silence...

Diamondbacks-Mets Preview

Wade Miley is the last starter to win a game for the Arizona Diamondbacks, but that came nearly four weeks ago. The offense isn't providing much help. Miley may need to overcome the Diamondbacks' sluggish bats if he's going to help them win for just the second time in 10 tries on the road Monday night against the New York Mets. Miley (4-7, 4.55 ERA) allowed three runs...

Mets 5, Diamondbacks 4(13)

Andrew Brown hit a two-run single with two outs in the 13th inning and the New York Mets put together a pair of late rallies to beat the Arizona Diamondbacks 5-4 on Monday night, handing the NL West leaders their fourth straight loss. Hot-hitting Josh Satin tied it with an RBI single in the ninth off Arizona closer J.J. Putz. Cody Ross led off the 13th with a homer against David...

Diamondbacks and Mets wore special jerseys for Yarnell Firefighters

In a tribute to the 19 Yarnell Firefighters that died in Prescott, Arizona, the Arizona Diamondbacks and the New York Mets wore these special uniforms.  It may not be much, but it is still a classy gesture for those that lost their lives. [@Cut4]
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