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PHOENIX -- Shortly after being named to the NL All-Star team over the weekend, Diamondbacks first baseman Paul Goldschmidt said he'd consider participating in the Home Run Derby if asked by NL team captain David Wright.
Wright did not get far enough down his list of candidates to ask.
When Wright revealed his picks Monday afternoon, Goldschmidt was not among them despite his 21 home runs, which rank fourth in the NL, but it turns out he was on the short list.
Wright told reporters in San Francisco he had narrowed his list before deciding on Carlos Gonzalez and Michael Cuddyer of the Rockies and Bryce Harper of the Nationals. Goldschmidt was among the group of five that didn't make the cut.
"I really am sorry," Wright said. "Carlos Beltran, Domonic Brown, Goldschmidt, (Joey) Votto, (Pedro) Alvarez -- the original list that I had, I had all of those guys. The three guys that I asked to do it all said yes and jumped at it. Those are the three guys I original...
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This past weekend, Anna Benson, the ex-wife of Major League pitchers Kris Benson, was arrested after showing up at Kris’ home, armed with a handgun and demanding money. It is one of those too hard to believe stories. Check out Hall of Very Good’s post about the details from the police report. Now hear the the 911 call that Kris made after he told her that he would get her the...
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Arizona Diamondbacks pitcher Miguel Montero wagged his finger at Los Angeles Dodgers phenom Yasiel Puig after tagging him out at home plate during Tuesday night's game in Phoenix.
Puig tried to score from first on a fly ball to center field that was dropped by D-backs outfielder Adam Eaton. Two runs scored on the play, but Puig ignored...
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...
The Arizona Diamondbacks scratched Eric Chavez from last
night’s lineup due to stiffness in his right hip, according to Steve Gilbert of
#Dbacks 3B Eric Chavez scratched from lineup with right hip stiffness. #Dodgers
— Steve Gilbert (@SteveGilbertMLB) July 10, 2013
Chavez was scheduled to play third base and bat cleanup for
the Diamondbacks. He was replaced...
The Arizona Diamondbacks placed right-hander Trevor Cahill on the 15-day disabled list on July 1 with a hip contusion. He had since resumed playing catch, but when he did another issue was discovered. Manager Kirk Gibson described the shoulder setback Cahill is now facing to Tyler Emerick of MLB.com.
"His shoulder didn't feel too good the last time he
There’s aggressiveness on the basepaths, then there’s forcing a play. During the Dodgers’ 6-1 win over the Diamondbacks in Arizona, Yasiel Puig demonstrated the latter.
In the top of the fifth inning, Adrian Gonzalez came to the plate with the bases loaded, driving a long fly ball to straightaway center field. The runners had to freeze as Arizona center fielder Adam Eaton tracked...
PHOENIX (AP) -- Patrick Corbin gave up three hits in eight innings to finally get his 10th victory and the Diamondbacks beat the Rockies 6-1 Sunday for their fifth straight win and a dominant three-game sweep.
Corbin (10-1) struck out 10 in his seventh attempt at win No. 10. The 23-year-old left-hander, picked a day earlier for the All-Star team, also hit an RBI double for the D...
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...
I have come to the conclusion that I am developing an unhealthy obsession with dissecting how MLB players are mechanically improving from one year to the next. First, it started with Chris Davis, then I covered Adam Wainwright, then came Marco Scutaro, and then Bartolo Colon, and next came Max Scherzer, and now Patrick Corbin is on the lab table.
But the difference with...
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.
Lately lots of fans have been making great grabs. This guys protects the Ray Bans and makes a great grab. The best part is the catch was so impressive he temporarily turns the lady next to him into a Zombie.
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