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Gerardo Parra led off the game with a double and later hit a solo home run in the Arizona Diamondbacks' 6-5 loss to the Colorado Rockies in a sloppy, early-spring game Monday.
Parra, a Gold Glove winner in 2011, is now the fourth outfielder for Arizona behind newcomer Jason Kubel. Parra homered off Jhoulys Chacin.
The Rockies won in the bottom of the ninth when Ben Paulsen hit a solo home run off Jonathan Albaladejo.
The game included six errors, four by Arizona. Colorado first baseman Chad Tracy, son of Rockies manager Jim Tracy, had a misplay in the first inning that allowed two runs to score.
Ryan Roberts and Chris Owings homered for Arizona.
Nolan Arenado and Jonathan Herrera, a late lineup addition in place of the ill Troy Tulowitzki, each hit RBI doubles off Arizona starter Daniel Hudson.
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SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- Diamondbacks starter Joe Saunders made his first start of the spring Tuesday at Salt River Fields, and though the results left something to be desired, he felt much better than this time a year ago.
Saunders threw 35 pitches over two innings of work against the Texas Rangers, allowing two runs on five hits and a walk in the 16-3 D-backs loss. Former D-back Conor...
It happens every year. Some team and their fans get the unfortunate news that one of their players has been arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol.On Sunday morning, the Rockies were on the bad end of that news. Alex White, the second most important player in the Ubaldo Jimenez trade, was caught for having too much alcohol and getting behind the wheel. White, who is...
AIN'T THAT A STINGER
A swarm of bees caused a temporary delay during the second inning of Sunday's spring training game between the San Francisco Giants and Arizona Diamondbacks.
This article wraps up our 2012 Diamondbacks Spring Training preview, with a look at the outfielders. The most controversial move by the Diamondbacks in the offseason was the signing of OF Jason Kubel, who will battle with Gerardo Parra and Chris Young for playing time along with RF Justin Upton. As we discussed in this article when Kubel was signed, Kubel is a solid offensive...
The Rockies system isn't overly deep. However, it is headlined by a couple of prospects that are unanimously considered top 100 prospects by industry experts. Also, most of the prospects featured here will be making an impact in the majors in short order.
Top 5 fantasy prospects
1- Nolan Arenado, 3B
Arenado made enough strides in the field to silence many of his defensive...
Fan Cave finalist Shaun Kippins got pranked recently by Rockies shortstop Troy Tulowitzki in Arizona. Troy was being interviewed by Shaun and left an item with Shaun for safe keeping when he was pulled away for a minute. Shaun handed off the item to another member of the Rockies who asked for it and when Troy returned looking for it, hilarity ensued.
Nominally when you hear that there is a lot of buzz surrounding a baseball team it's because of their good play on the field but that is not the case with the Arizona Diamondbacks (who share a complex in Arizona with the Colorado Rockies.) Sunday's spring training contest against the Giants was delayed in the second inning for 41 minutes because of bees. "I was not...
I was just as surprised as anyone when I heard the news that Marco Scutaro had been traded. It had been pretty clear after last season that Lowrie wasn't the answer so not bringing him back was an obvious choice - but the Scutaro thing really left me puzzled. Marco wasn't going to wow anybody with the glove and yeah his arm left a lot to be desired. But the guy could hit...
The Diamondbacks' field crew used a combination of cotton candy and lemonade to help disperse a swarm of bees that delayed the San Francisco Giants split squad's 11-1 win over Arizona for 41 minutes in the second inning Sunday.
Ian Kennedy's first spring training outing was cut short because of the delay with one out in the second. He threw 29 pitches and allowed one...
While Spring Training is a time for MLB players to get in shape for the regular season it’s not all about business. They’ve got to have some fun themselves and they sure use the semi-relaxed part of the season to do so. Colorado Rockies shortstop Troy Tulowitzki had an interview with one of the finalist for MLB’s Fan Cave and things well didn’t go quite as planned. ...
One of the main reasons Major League Baseball holds spring training in Arizona and Florida is because of the sunny weather. Very rarely are there rain storms in the Arizona desert this time of year, which makes for a perfectly-uninterrupted exhibition season. Almost.
Nobody accounted for an “insect delay.”
With the Arizona Diamondbacks-San Francisco Giants Cactus League game...
Swarm of Bees/Courtesy: Jordan Megenhardt/D-Backs.com((d-backs.com))Yeah, it conjured up images of the movie "The Swarm".The Arizona Diamondbacks/San Francisco Giants Spring Training opener in Scottsdale, Arizona was delayed 41 minutes Sunday afternoon due to a swarm of bees.The swarm came in from over the right-center field fence and headed towards the infield. It sent...
The fifth starter's job isn't the only battle going on here at Rockies Spring Training. The last few bench spots on the 25-man roster are up for grabs. Charlie Blackmon seems to have the inside track on the 4th outfielder job, but the team is also going to carry a backup infielder. It's early in camp, but that job very well could go to D.J. LeMahieu.
Dexter Fowler, CF
Jordan Pacheco, 1B
Michael Cuddyer, RF
Ramon Hernandez, C
Casey Blake, 3B
Brandon Wood, SS
Tyler Colvin, LF
Chris Nelson, 2B
Wilkin Castillo, DH
Pitcher: Guillermo Moscoso
David DeJesus, RF
Marlon Byrd, CF
Blake DeWitt, 2B
Alfonso Soriano, DH
Ian Stewart, 3B
Junior Lake, SS
Anthony Rizzo, 1B
Welington Castillo, C
Brett Jackson, LF...