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PHOENIX -- Arizona fans were given a special treat Saturday when a Wade Miley garden gnome was distributed to those in attendance at for the Diamondbacks' game against the Rockies at Chase Field.
For an inning, Miley must have felt the strike zone was about the size of the six-inch figurine, which showed Miley with camo overalls and a fishing pole in his right hand.
Miley walked four of the first five batters he faced, but remarkably, it did not hurt him, as Carlos Gonzalez grounded into a double play after the first two and Wilin Rosario struck out with the bases loaded after the next two to end the first inning.
Miley shouted and pumped his fist after getting out of the inning, in which 18 of his 29 pitches were balls.
The Diamondbacks said it was the first time in franchise history that a pitcher had walked four batters in an inning without allowing a run, but it was not immediately confirmed whether it was a first in baseball history.
Miley walked another batter in the third, making it his first career five-walk game, but got rid of that runner with another double play. He walked two more runners over the next two innings, eventually getting removed from the game with two men on and one out in the fifth, but reliever Brad Ziegler induced an inning-ending double play to keep the bizarre shutout intact.
Miley finished with seven walks, four hits allowed and three strikeouts in 4 13 innings.
The MLB record for most walks in a start with no runs allowed is 11, shared by Mel Stottlemyre (1970) and Lefty Gomez (1941).
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PHOENIX -- The Diamondbacks placed shortstop Didi Gregorius on the seven-day disabled list Sunday as he continues to recuperate from a Friday night beaning. Left fielder Jason Kubel was activated from the disabled list to fill the roster.
Gregorius had not been medically cleared to play as of Sundays game, which was the deadline for the D-backs to use the seven-day list retroactively...
PHOENIX -- Didi Gregorius was sore and had a tinge of a headache Saturday but otherwise appeared to have come out unscathed from his scary beaning Friday night. At the same time, he has not been cleared to play and was to see the Diamondbacks doctor again Saturday afternoon.
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The Arizona Diamondbacks activated outfielder Jason Kubel from the 15-day disabled list. Instead of playing a few rehab games in the minors, the Diamondbacks thought it would be best to get his bat into the lineup sooner-rather-than-later. Finding more power as he ages gracefully in baseball terms, Kubel had 30 home runs in 2012.
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PHOENIX -- The Diamondbacks took another hit Friday night, and this one was particularly gruesome.
Shortstop Didi Gregorius suffered a bruised right temple when he was struck in the head by a Josh Outman 94 mph fastball in the seventh inning of the D-backs 6-3 loss to the Rockies on Friday.
Gregorius, who extended his hitting streak to a season-long seven games with a single in...
As we wrote yesterday, there was still a chance Didi Gregorius would land on the seven-day DL despite his CT scan coming back clean. That's exactly what happened yesterday. However, while losing Gregorius, the Diamondbacks got Jason Kubel back. He was activated from the 15-day DL yesterday.
According to the Diamondbacks' official Twitter feed, Gregorius was placed...
Arizona Diamondbacks shortstop Didi Gregorius is feeling soreness after being hit in the helmet by a pitch in Friday night's game against the Colorado Rockies, and will not play in Saturday's game.
Gregorius was held out of the team's on-field workout before the game as the Diamondbacks mull the possibility of placing him on the seven-day disabled list specifically for...
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Campana is now in the Diamondbacks system with Triple-A Reno...
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Didi Gregorius was hit in the head by a pitch from Josh Outman during the seventh inning of the Arizona Diamondbacks’ 6-3 loss to the Colorado Rockies on Friday night.
Outman had a 2-2 count on Gregorius and let a 93 mph fastball get away from him. The Rockies were up 6-3 at the time and the bases were empty, so with a 2-2 count there is...
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PHOENIX (AP) -- Cody Ross' sacrifice fly to center field drove in A.J. Pollock with the winning run in the bottom of the 10th inning Saturday night, lifting the Arizona Diamondbacks to a 3-2 win over the Colorado Rockies.
Pollock led off the inning with a single off Edgmer Escalona (1-1). With one out, he stole second base and went to third on a throwing error by Rockies catcher...
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