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Corbin 1 out shy of CG as D-backs blank Astros

After the D-backs allowed nine runs to the Astros in consecutive games, left-hander Patrick Corbin restored order Thursday afternoon at Minute Maid Park. Corbin came within one out from throwing his first career complete game as the D-backs rode his strong pitching and a pair of homers -- including an inside-the-park one by Daniel Descalso -- to blank the Astros, 4-0, and split the...
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6 hours ago

Descalso delivers D-backs' 3rd inside-the-parker

D-backs second baseman Daniel Descalso hit an inside-the-park home run off Astros right-hander Mike Fiers in the fourth inning Thursday afternoon at Minute Maid Park.
Via Diamondbacks.com
7 hours ago

Tomas puts pause on rehab, heads to doctor

D-backs outfielder Yasmany Tomas suffered a setback in his rehab from a strained right groin, and he will visit a specialist in Philadelphia on Monday to be further examined.
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9 hours ago

Corbin goes 8 2/3 innings, Diamondbacks beat Astros 4-0

HOUSTON (AP) — Patrick Corbin came within an out short of his first career shutout and first complete game since 2013 in the Arizona Diamondbacks’ 4-0 victory over the Houston Astros on Thursday. After allowing a two-out double to Yuli Gurriel in the bottom of the ninth, Corbin was pulled by Arizona manager Torey Lovullo. Archie Bradley took over on the mound and struck out...
Via MyNorthwest.com
17 hours ago

Ketel’s New (Old) Trick: Getting On Base

The Diamondbacks found themselves thin in the middle infield a few weeks back. So thin, in fact, that they turned to Adam Rosales to save the day. If that’s not a sign of trouble, I don’t know what is. True, Rosales can hit some left-handed pitching, something that’s given the club trouble this season. But it’s not Rosales holding down …
Via Inside the Zona
1 day ago

Greinke strikes out 9 in Diamondbacks’ 2-0 win over Astros

PHOENIX (AP) — Zack Greinke struck out nine in six-plus innings to bounce back from his first home loss of the season, lifting the Arizona Diamondbacks to a 2-0 victory over the Houston Astros on Monday night. Greinke (14-5) took his first home loss last week against the Los Angeles Dodgers and followed with a dominating performance against the majors’ top-hitting team to help...
Via MyNorthwest.com
3 days ago

Arizona Diamondbacks: Stopping the Dodgers, Part 2

If the Dodgers last seven losses reveal a few patterns, the Arizona Diamondbacks might be able to use those patterns to win this series. Read about the patterns in those losses, here.    As stated in that analysis, the Diamondbacks will need a minimum of three solid innings from each starter and by solid, that […] Arizona Diamondbacks: Stopping the Dodgers, Part 2 - Venom Strikes...
Via Venom Strikes
10 days ago

Cubs troll themselves after giving up three homers to Paul Goldschmidt

The Chicago Cubs dropped a thrilling game to the Arizona Diamondbacks on Thursday. In it, MVP candidate Paul Goldschmidt popped three home runs, including the game winner.The good news for the Chicago is that the series is now over. The Cubs were not afraid to poke fun at themselves on Twitter. The bad news for Chicago is that the Cubs and Diamondbacks are set to square off in a...
Via Sportsnaut
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Cubs broadcaster Carlos Zambrano flexed for Jon Lester’s home run

“Big Z” was a big fan of Jon Lester’s power display on Tuesday.Lester went deep in the bottom of the third inning of the Chicago Cubs’ game against the Arizona Diamondbacks for his first career home run. The blast was enough to get Carlos Zambrano to jump out of his chair and flex: Zambrano pitched 11 seasons for the Cubs, so he was probably pleased not just about seeing...
Via Larry Brown Sports
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Another trio? deGrom, Kluber and Greinke lead our Saturday slate

We’re back for this baseball Saturday with another trio of aces you should keep an eye on as we move ever closer to the trade deadline. Check ’em out! Aces in Isolation RHP Jacob deGrom (NYM) versus Seattle RHP Yovani GallardodeGrom was blasted in his two starts which straddled June 1, but has been absolutely brilliant since. He shut down the Padres last time out, tossing eight...
Via The Sports Post
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Diamondbacks P Robbie Ray carted off field after being hit in head

A scary situation unfolded at Busch Stadium in St. Louis Friday night. Arizona Diamondbacks starting pitcher Robbie Ray was struck in the head by a line drive off the bat of Cardinals first baseman Luke Voit.The play in and of itself was as scary as it gets. Ray was able to stand and walk to the cart that helped him off the field. In the process, he received a standing ovation from...
Via Sportsnaut
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Diamondbacks prospect pulls a Jose Canseco

Arizona Diamondbacks outfield prospect Zach Borenstein won’t be living down this crazy moment any time soon.The 27-year-old Reno Aces power hitter took a ball off the head in right field Tuesday night against Oklahoma City outfielder Alex Verdugo. It then bounced 20-plus feet and over the wall for a home run.Seriously. That takes some major skill from Borenstein right there...
Via Sportsnaut
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Why J.D. Martinez is just what the Diamondbacks needed

The Arizona Diamondbacks are 54-39, but find themselves 10.5 games back in the NL West. That’s because as of Tuesday night, the Los Angeles Dodgers are winners of 10 in a row and 30 of their previous 34. And before Arizona’s 11-2 thrashing of the Cincinnati Reds, they had lost eight of nine. In six of those, Arizona would fail to muster more than three runs. Yet for the time...
Via The Sports Post
29 days ago  |  Discuss

Arizona Diamondbacks Get Major Upgrade in J.D. Martinez

When it comes to making moves for pending free agents at the trade deadline, it’s hard to say that any pure rental is going to be a bargain. In recent seasons, the most successful trade for a soon-to-be free agent is probably the New York Mets’ acquisition of Yoenis Cespedes from the Detroit Tigers two years ago. Cespedes caught fire over the last two months of the season, putting...
Via Fangraphs
July 18, 2017  |  Discuss

Arizona Diamondbacks fill a hole by trading for Detroit’s J.D. Martinez

The Arizona Diamondbacks needed to shore up their lineup as they hunt for a National League Wild Card bid, and they took a major step towards doing so by acquiring Detroit Tigers slugger J.D. Martinez via trade on Tuesday. The deal was first reported by MLB Network’s Jon Morosi. The 29-year-old was set to be a free agent after this season. Martinez was hitting .305 with 16 homers...
Via The Comeback
July 18, 2017  |  Discuss

Jackie Bradley Jr. makes ridiculous catch to rob Aaron Judge of home run

The Yankees won Game 1 of their doubleheader with the Red Sox on Sunday, but things didn’t go as well for New York in the nightcap.Trailing 3-0 (the same score they won by in Game 1) in the top of the eighth, it appeared that Aaron Judge had added to his MLB-leading home run total when he hit a ball 411 feet to center field. Unfortunately, Fenway Park’s wacky dimensions and Jackie...
Via The Comeback
July 16, 2017  |  Discuss

Credit and Blame in Constructing the Diamondbacks

The Arizona Diamondbacks are a playoff team. They probably aren’t a division-winning team, with the Los Angeles Dodgers surging ahead, but sitting roughly 10 games clear in the current Wild Card standings — or around six if you believe the Chicago Cubs will overtake the Milwaukee Brewers at some point — the team has about a 90% shot to make the playoffs. Given their place in...
Via Fangraphs
July 07, 2017  |  Discuss
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