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Kluber, Collmenter pitch well, Diamondbacks top Indians

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) Cleveland ace Corey Kluber tuned up for the regular season, striking out nine over six effective innings Friday in the Indians' 3-2 loss to Josh Collmenter and the split-squad Arizona Diamondbacks. In a matchup between pitchers set to start on opening day, Kluber gave up one run and six hits. The AL Cy Young Award winner walked two. Collmenter threw three...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Collmenter, D-Backs top Bumgarner, Giants in opener preview

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) Josh Collmenter outpitched Madison Bumgarner in a preview of their opening-night matchup, and the Arizona Diamondbacks beat the San Francisco Giants 10-0 Tuesday. Bumgarner, the reigning World Series MVP, and Collmenter are the scheduled starters when the Giants visit Arizona on April 6 to begin the regular season. Bumgarner gave up one run and three hits...
Via AP on Fox
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Former Central Michigan pitcher Josh Collmenter gives weird interview (VIDEO) Josh Collmenter, a former Central Michigan University pitcher, was named the opening day starting pitcher for the Arizona Diamondbacks Sunday.  When asked to talk about the announcement, Collmenter, with the help of fellow D-Backs pitcher Trevor Cahill’s hands, gave a pretty entertaining interview. If only the sideline reporter didn’t obnoxiously try her tail off to...
Via It's Always Sunny in Detroit
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Arizona manager Hale says Collmenter is opening day starter

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) In one of the least surprising announcements out of Arizona Diamondbacks camp this spring training, manager Chip Hale has confirmed that Josh Collmenter will be the team's opening day starter. Hale says he decided to end speculation Sunday after the 29-year-old right-hander cruised through two scoreless innings in his spring training debut on Saturday. Collmenter...
Via AP on Fox
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Arizona Diamondbacks: roster expansion upcoming

Baseball season is winding down and for some teams the season can’t end soon enough. For teams out of contention, there aren’t many reasons for fans to continue coming to games or watching their team. But Major League Baseball adds a fun wrinkle to September that makes the game much more interesting. On September 1st rosters will expand from 25 to 40 players. It gives teams out...
August 28, 2014  |  Discuss

WATCH: Josh Collmenter faces minimum 27 batters in complete game shutout

Your browser does not support iframes.   Josh Collmenter’s start last night was absolutely brilliant. He faced the minimum of 27 batters against the Reds last night, allowing only three hits in his first career complete game shutout. It is just the 13th time that has happened in a non-perfect game since 1914. I would say that moving Josh back into the starting rotation has payed...
Via Phoenix Sports-Kings
May 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Collmenter dominates Reds in making history

PHOENIX -- Diamondbacks starting pitcher Josh Collmenter did something Thursday night that had been done only once before in team history -- by Randy Johnson on May 18, 2004. No, Collmenter didn't pitch a perfect game as Johnson did in Atlanta, but he came as close as a pitcher can while giving up three hits. In a 4-0 win over the Cincinnati Reds, Collmenter hurled the first complete...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
May 30, 2014  |  Discuss

D-backs' Collmenter looking for love in Australia

SCOTTSDALE Ariz. -- The matchmakers in the Arizona clubhouse have done their work. All that remains is for Diamondbacks right-hander Josh Collmenter to meet his mate. On Friday, J.J. Putz and a few more of Collmenter's teammates selected his blind date from among the six finalists who entered a contest sponsored by the Sydney, Australia, Daily Telegraph that began on Valentine's...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
March 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Which pitcher? Arizona Diamondbacks search for rotation help

Since day one of the MLB offseason, Arizona Diamondbacks general manager Kevin Towers has been an open book about his offseason intentions. It was no secret that Arizona would pursue a power bat, bullpen help and a frontline starter to act as a staff ace for the ballclub. Although the grocery list was short, it has nonetheless kept Towers very busy. After acquiring slugger Mark Trumbo...
January 17, 2014  |  Discuss

D-backs, Collmenter avoid arbitration with 2-year deal

PHOENIX -- The Arizona Diamondbacks and right-handed reliever Josh Collmenter have avoided arbitration by agreeing on a $2,425,000, two-year contract. Collmenter was 5-5 with a 3.13 ERA in 49 games last season. He led all NL relievers with 92 innings pitched and a club-record nine relief appearances of at least three innings. His 29 extra innings pitched were the most by a major...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
January 16, 2014  |  Discuss

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