D-backs closer Brad Ziegler does not get rattled. Not even when his club-record streak of 43 consecutive saves, the seventh-longest in Major League history, came to an end on Thursday night.
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The Arizona Diamondbacks recalled outfielder Brandon Drury from Triple-A Reno and placed outfielder Socrates Brito on the 15-day disabled list with a fractured right toe, the team announced Friday.
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Zack Greinke’s 2015 season was historic on many levels. His 1.66 ERA was the lowest by any pitcher since Greg Maddux put up a 1.63 mark in 1995, and this catapulted him into a nice $206.5 million contract. His 2016 season, however, got off to a bit of a shaky start. While he has […] Greinke has already allowed more earned runs than last year - Venom Strikes - Venom Strikes...
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Just because the Diamondbacks have won 6 out of the past 7 games, it doesn’t mean that everything is going well. Paul Goldschmidt, Jake Lamb, and Zack Greinke continue to do their thing, but the rest of the team is not particularly standing out. Of course, the team is dealing with several injuries and young players […] Is it time to consider starting Herrmann at Catcher...
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The Arizona Diamondbacks (35-40) and Colorado Rockies (34-38) began a four game weekend series at Coors Field on Thursday night and although it’s still early in the season, is an important matchup for the two National League West competitors. With the San Francisco Giants currently leading the NL West six games ahead of the LA Dodgers the Rockies and D-Backs are close behind...
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Rookie pitchers Tyler Anderson and Archie Bradley, both first-round Draft picks in 2011, will face off on Friday night at Coors Field after finding success earlier in the season in hitter-friendly Minor League parks.
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DENVER -- Although one notable streak came to an end, the Arizona Diamondbacks still managed to pull out a win.Nick Ahmed had a two-out RBI single in the ninth inning and the Diamondbacks recovered after blowing a late lead to beat the Colorado Rockies 7-6 on Thursday night.Down 6-3, the Rockies rallied to tie it on D.J. LeMahieu's RBI bunt single in the eighth. Daniel Hudson was...
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In a land where few pitchers succeed, the consistent dominance of Brad Ziegler is positively tantalizing. Since Ziegler’s first full season with the D-backs, Ziegler has managed a 2.52 ERA, 20th among the 160 relievers with at least 150 innings in that span, and second to just Josh Collmenter on the team. But ERA is ill-equipped to measure the value …
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There’s no denying that the signing of Zack Greinke and the trade for Shelby Miller took the pitching spotlight off of Patrick Corbin. After all, he was a guy that the team knew they could count on and the moves this winter were meant to support him, rather than have him go it alone as the rotation’s only proven …
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PHILADELPHIA -- Shelby Miller got back on the winning track after a short stint on the disabled list.Miller threw 6 2/3 sharp innings, Jake Lamb hit a two-run homer and the Arizona Diamondbacks beat the reeling Philadelphia Phillies 3-1 Monday to complete a four-game sweep.Miller (2-6) allowed one run and five hits, striking out five in his first start since May 24. He was sidelined...
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PHOENIX -- Six years. $54.5 million. $14 million signing bonus.That contract, which brought Yasmany Tomas to the Diamondbacks from Cuba in 2014, was the second-largest contract given to a Cuban player by a major league organization, according to Baseball Prospectus. Only Rusney Castillo's 2013 contract for $72.5 million over seven years with the Red Sox was larger.Under current MLB...
Zack Greinke, who signed a six-year deal with the Arizona Diamondbacks last offseason that is worth more than $200 million, heard a chorus of boos from Los Angeles Dodgers fans as he stepped to the plate in the bottom of the second inning Monday night. For a moment, the pitcher thought he had shut those fans up in a big way. He was wrong. Greinke hit a fly ball off Dodgers...
Getting out of a slump is one of the hardest things for an athlete to do. Not only is being in a slump discouraging, but it's also mentally exhausting. Following a slower-than-usual start to the season, Arizona first baseman Paul Goldschmidt has turned his 2016 season around. RELATED: 3 Things That Can Destroy Your Mental Toughness By staying mentally strong and prepared for...
Last September, Arizona Diamondbacks’ utility man Brandon Drury made his major league debut, being called up from Triple-A Reno when big league rosters expanded on the first of September. In 20 games, Drury hit .214, (12-for-56) with two home runs and eight RBIs and ending his season with an 0-for-16 slump. Following the season, Drury went back to his hometown, Grants Pass, Oregon...
Arizona Diamondbacks’ pitcher Shelby Miller threw six scoreless innings on Thursday night allowing just two hits while striking out 11 during a rehab start High-A Visalia. Miller, who has been on the disabled list since May 27 due to a right-hand index finger injury, threw 78 pitches in the outing, 51 of them for strikes. With the Diamondbacks thus far this season, Miller has been...
When A.J. Pollock fractured his right elbow sliding into home during the final game of spring training, the Arizona Diamondbacks’ 2016 outlook suddenly shifted from a potential playoff contender to a team that would likely struggle to hover around .500. Not only did they lose one of the most valuable players in the National League based on wins above replacement a year ago, but...
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