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Not that it should surprise anyone, but Patrick Corbin ran his record to 9-0, compiling yet another win in Sunday afternoon’s win over the Chicago Cubs 8-4. 


Corbin named NL Pitcher of the Month

Let the honors begin for Diamondbacks pitcher Patrick Corbin. Corbin earned National League Pitcher of the Month honors Monday after going 5-0 with a 1.53 ERA in May, beating out the likes of Pirates closer Jason Grilli and Phillies starter Cliff Lee. The award comes a day after Corbin beat the Cubs despite his worst outing of the year, improving his record 9-0 and tying former...

Corbin again finds a way, ties D-backs record

CHICAGO -- As they seem to fairly often, Diamondbacks manager Kirk Gibson's pregame words resonated even more once Sunday's game had been completed. This time, it was Gibson talking about starting pitcher Patrick Corbin's hot start and what's ahead for the left-hander. "He gets it, he knows how hard this is," Gibson said in the visiting manager's office...

Goldschmidt grand slam leads Diamondbacks in big win over Cubs

It’s not often the Diamondbacks score 12 runs (actually never, so far in 2013) but Arizona did just that in a 12-4 victory over the Cubs Saturday night. Paul Goldschmidt led the charge, hitting an absolute bomb for his first career regular season grand slam. 

Will move to cleanup spot get Montero going?

CHICAGO -- As much of a blow as it was for the D-backs to lose third baseman Eric Chavez to an oblique strain, the injury created an opportunity for catcher Miguel Montero. Montero, still working out of a season-long slump, slid into Chavez's cleanup spot in the batting order Friday, and the D-backs are hoping the move can help jumpstart Montero's season. "I think...

D-backs put McCarthy on DL, call up Delgado

The Diamondbacks placed starter Brandon McCarthy on the 15-day disabled list Saturday with what the team referred to as inflammation of the right-hander's throwing shoulder. The move was made retroactive to Friday, the day after McCarthy allowed six runs on nine hits in just 2 23 innings, his shortest outing of the season. With McCarthy unavailable, the D-backs called up right...

Diamondbacks put McCarthy on DL

The Arizona Diamondbacks placed right-hander Brandon McCarthy on the disabled list Saturday because he has right shoulder inflammation and recalled Randall Delgado from Triple-A Reno. McCarthy is 2-4 with a 5.00 ERA in 11 starts this season. In 3 starts from May 12-24, he went 2-0 with a 0.38 ERA including a career-high 18-inning scoreless streak from May 7-24. He struggled on...

Because it’s all Carlos Marmol’s fault!

Tonight’s (well, yesterday’s, now) game was pretty terrible.  The Cubs did not win.  They were going to win at one point, but then weird stuff happened and somehow Carlos Marmol got most of the blame.  Of course, that is fair given the win expectancy chart.  Marmol’s wildness and giving up that monstrous grand slam to Paul Goldschmidt (who is very very strong and was pretty...

Kirk Gibson to Jeff Samardzija: ‘Shut the (bleep) up and pitch’

Jeff Samardzija has been piling up a ton of strikeouts as a starting pitcher for the Chicago Cubs this year, and that trend continued during a 12-4 win over the Arizona Diamondbacks on Sunday. Samardzija fanned 11 hitters in 6 1/3 innings of work, but he was charged with two runs that scored after he [...]

Minor League Report: May 21-June 3, 2013

For this edition of the Minor League Report, the last before the draft that begins on Thursday, WSD will revise its Top 13 Prospects List without any new additions, simply re-ordering, based on success so far this season and projection as a teaser for the full new top prospects list that will be available shortly following the draft. The Cubs have the second overall pick in the upcoming...

Brandon McCarthy Placed on DL with Shoulder Inflammation

Brandon McCarthy had just started to find his stride in the Arizona Diamondbacks‘ rotation, but instead was placed on the DL on Sunday with right shoulder inflammation. The right hander had strung together three consecutive starts with a 0.38 ERA, including two wins and an 18 inning scoreless streak.That run ended during his last start, when he lasted just 2.2 innings in Texas...

Skaggs gets start as D-backs seek bounceback

If the Cardinals and Diamondbacks remain atop their respective divisions, solid pitching likely will be a major reason. Each sends a highly regarded young hurler to the mound Tuesday night, with Michael Wacha looking to guide St. Louis to an eighth victory in 10 tries in a matchup with Tyler Skaggs and visiting Arizona. The Cardinals (38-19) have the best record in the major leagues...

April slumps and May not-so-slumps

Today is officially June, which means we can now look back at all of April and May because everyone loves arbitrary endpoints.  As of May 31, the 2013 Cubs have scored 221 runs while giving up only 210.  They should be better than their 23-30 record suggests, but baseball happens. The Cubs had an offensive turnaround between April and May.  In April, they were only 10-16 with...

Guillen on Wrigley Facelift: "It's About Time"

As the public battle as to whether or not Wrigley Field should undergo a facelift continues...the Chicago Cubs have an unlikely supporter backing them up. Former Chicago White Sox skipper Ozzie Guillen. "It's about time," the outspoken Guillen said. "Finally they start doing the right thing. It's 2013. I think the new owners and the new GM and the new...
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