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PHOENIX -- The Diamondbacks bullpen had five failed save conversions on the recent road trip, but all was right with the relief corps Thursday night at Chase Field.
Closer J.J. Putz was more like his old self. His pet split-finger pitch was diving again, and the results were what the Diamondbacks have come to expect.
Putz struck out Carlos Gonzalez with splitters on his final two pitches -- with the tying run on first base -- to save a 3-2 victory over the Rockies and dull the memory of a road trip on which he gave up two game-tying home runs in the ninth inning.
I was able to command the ball for the most part, both my fastball and my split. The ball felt really good out of my hand. The splits were down and got some chases, Putz said.
Ive been through rough spots before, and Im going to go through rough spots again. Its just a matter of being able to put it behind you and keep working and trust what you have been doing your (whole) career. That is just part of it.
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Diamondbacks uber-prospect Archie Bradley still brings his 99 mph fastball to the mound, but the rest of his game has slowed appreciably this season, a product of lessons learned in his first year in the Diamondbacks system. The hurry to reach the major leagues has been replaced by a desire to enjoy the process.
And as is often the case, less is more.
With a more mature approach...
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...
The Diamondbacks' Brandon McCarthy once again couldn't avoid a big inning when he faced the Rockies last weekend.
When he takes the mound against them Friday night, the right-hander will again seek his first win as he tries to help lead the Diamondbacks to a season-high-tying fourth straight victory.
McCarthy (0-2, 7.06 ERA) has allowed 15 of his 19 runs in just four of...
PHOENIX -- It may be a rush to judgment, but why not?
Didi Gregorius first nine days can be seen as instant justification for the Trevor Bauer trade last winter.
Gregorius homered on the first pitch he saw in his first at-bat April 18, hustled two doubles out of Giants left fielder Andres Torres the last two days and brought a six-game hitting streak into his first home game with...
Arizona Diamondbacks’ Didi Gregorius was hit in the head by
Colorado Rockies reliever Josh Outman on Friday night. Despite losing to the
Rockies, the Diamondbacks as reported by Steve Gilbert of MLB will likely be
day to day,
#Dbacks Didi Gregorius hit in the helmet by a Josh Outman pitch here in the 7th.
— Steve Gilbert (@SteveGilbertMLB) April 27, 2013
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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...
Paul Goldschmidt's two-run home run in the fourth inning powered the Arizona Diamondbacks to a 3-2 win over the Colorado Rockies on Thursday night.
Goldschmidt's fifth homer of the year followed a single by Martin Prado and snapped a 1-1 tie. Goldschmidt's towering drive down the left field hit near the top of the foul pole, and increased his team-leading RBI total to...
Pinch hitter Will Nieves delivered a sacrifice fly in the 10th inning to lift the Arizona Diamondbacks to a 3-2 victory over the San Francisco Giants on Wednesday.
Gerardo Parra and A.J. Pollock also drove in a run for the Diamondbacks, who beat the Giants in 11 innings on Tuesday night. Didi Gregorius had two hits.
Arizona led 2-1 before Brandon Crawford hit a tying homer off...
PHOENIX (AP) -- Paul Goldschmidt's two-run home run in the fourth inning powered the Diamondbacks to a 3-2 win over the Rockies on Thursday night.
Goldschmidt's fifth homer of the year followed a single by Martin Prado and snapped a 1-1 tie. Goldschmidt's towering drive down the left-field line hit near the top of the foul pole, increasing his team-leading RBI total...
A victory over the Arizona Diamondbacks last weekend continued Jorge De La Rosa's successful start.
However, he's yet to beat the Diamondbacks at Chase Field.
Riding a 17-inning scoreless stretch, the veteran left-hander hopes to change that and help the Colorado Rockies to a fourth consecutive road win Thursday night against the Diamondbacks.
After De La Rosa (2-1, 2...
By RICK EYMER
SAN FRANCISCO -- Pinch hitter Will Nieves delivered a sacrifice fly in the 10th inning to lift the Arizona Diamondbacks to a 3-2 victory over the San Francisco Giants on Wednesday.
Gerardo Parra and A.J. Pollack also drove in a run for the Diamondbacks, who beat the Giants in 11 innings on Tuesday night. Didi Gregorius had two hits.
Arizona led 2...