Found May 02, 2012 on Fangraphs:
Way out in the National League West, the much-mocked Barry Zito and the much-debated Trevor Cahill are both off to good starts. Both players got their starts with the Oakland As before moving the to National League. Of more interest is that both players have, at different times, been held up as e...

D-backs notebook: Cahill easy on outfielders

Trevor Cahill knows how to give his outfielders a little time to relax in the field. Primarily using the sinkerchangeup repertoire that helped him win 18 games for Oakland in 2010, Cahill kept the ball on the ground inning after inning to help the Diamondbacks run their winning streak to three games with a 5-1 victory over Washington in his first career start against the Nationals...

Sandoval injured, Gillaspie recalled; the injuries begin

Pictured above: Brandon Belt breaking Pablo Sandoval's left hand. Another reason to ride the bench. Reports are revealing Giants third baseman and power hitter Pablo Sandoval has broken his hamate bone in his left hand from last nights loss to the Marlins. Sandoval has been one of the brightest spots for the Giants this season, leading the team in runs(16), home runs(5), RBI...

Giants outfielder has blunder on basepaths

Your browser does not support iframes. San Francisco Giants utility outfielder Gregor Blanco didn’t play one game in the big leagues during the 2011 season after appearing in only 49 games as a member of the Kansas City Royals in 2010. But with his pro career resurrected with the San Francisco Giants, he’s making darn [...]

Kennedy hopes to find groove vs. Nationals

While the Arizona Diamondbacks' Ian Kennedy is undefeated since late August, he suggests he's yet to really find his groove this season. The Washington Nationals' Bryce Harper appears to have found his. Seeking a 10th consecutive winning decision, Kennedy looks to slow down Harper as the visiting Diamondbacks and NL East-leading Nationals conclude a three-game set Thursday...

Diamondbacks always believed in Montero

Miguel Montero was 17. Every major-league club but one already had rejected him. He was ready to quit baseball, finish high school and go study mechanical engineering in college. The Arizona Diamondbacks were his last hope. Junior Noboa, the team's vice president of Latin operations, had flown to Venezuela to oversee the tryout, flown from his native Dominican Republic. Noboa...

Someone Wrap Jeremy Affeldt In Bubble Wrap

San Francisco Giants reliever Jeremy Affeldt might want to spend his time away from the ballpark in a bubble. Seriously. In September, Affeldt sliced his non-throwing hand to the bone while separating frozen hamburgers (has happened to the best of us). But now, Affeldt’s home life has injured him again. The left-hander sprained his right knee Saturday night catching his 4-year...

Report: Giants' Sandoval has fractured hamate bone

San Francisco Giants third baseman Pablo Sandoval has broken the hamate bone in his left hand, according to multiple reports in the Bay Area. Sandoval was hurt swinging the bat in a 3-2 loss to Miami Wednesday. He left the game in the seventh inning. "He took a swing and had quite a bit of pain and had to come out," manager Bruce Bochy said after Wednesday's game...

Wade Miley Named NL Rookie of April

Arizona Diamondbacks rookie pitcher Wade Miley has been voted National League Rookie of the Month for the month of April.

Zambrano, Zito face off in San Francisco

Tune into FOX Sports Florida at 9:30 p.m. to watch the Miami Marlins take on the San Francisco Giants. Although the Miami Marlins picked up a rare win in the opener against the San Francisco Giants, it remains to be seen if manager Ozzie Guillen will still shake up his lineup. The Marlins' offensive problems hardly appear fixed, and they could again have trouble pushing runs...

Diamondbacks-Mets Preview

Daniel Hudson is injured, but Wade Miley is doing much more than just pick up the slack for the Arizona Diamondbacks. Miley looks to win a third consecutive start in place of Hudson as the visiting Diamondbacks open this three-game series against the slumping New York Mets on Friday night. Hudson won 16 games last year and posted a 3.15 ERA after the All-Star break while helping...

Marlins complete 3-game sweep of Giants

SAN FRANCISCO -- The revamped Miami Marlins might finally be living up to lofty expectations. With three dominant pitching performances in the series, they swept the Giants, winning all three games by one run. Marlins pitcher Anibal Sanchez scattered seven hits and a run over seven innings with five strikeouts, and Jose Reyes produced a key RBI single as the Marlins beat the...

San Francisco Treat

Ricky Nolasco continued his career success in San Francisco and Heath Bell notched the save in a 2-1 Miami Marlins win on Tuesday over the San Francisco Giants.   The Marlins came into the game having dropped eight of their last nine games.   The win snapped a two game losing streak for Miami and improved their record to 9-14 on the season. Nolasco who has excelled in his career...
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