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Late-inning offense carries Arizona to win

PHOENIX (AP) David Peralta had a tiebreaking, two-run triple with two outs in the sixth inning Thursday night for the Arizona Diamondbacks, helping Jeremy Hellickson to his fourth straight win at home, 8-1 over the Colorado Rockies. Hellickson (6-5) held the Rockies to a run on three hits in seven innings, striking out six in his first appearance against Colorado. A.J. Pollock led...
Via AP on Fox
16 hours ago  |  Discuss

Root Sports’ Jenny Cavnar to join Rockies radio booth tonight

Normally a Colorado Rockies-Arizona Diamondbacks game doesn’t get coverage here, but we have a major broadcast milestone tonight. Root Sports Rocky Mountain’s Jenny Cavnar will join the Rockies radio booth to call the game. You can count the number of women who call MLB games either on local radio or television on one hand and that count begins and ends at one with Suzyn Waldman...
Via Awful Announcing
23 hours ago  |  Discuss

John McCain Has A Rough Time With Foul Ball At Diamondbacks Game (Video)

John McCain has accomplished a lot in his lifetime. But apparently there’s one thing he can’t do. The U.S. Senator was in attendance Tuesday for the Arizona Diamondbacks’ contest against the Los Angeles Dodgers at Chase Field. In the seventh inning, Dodgers shortstop Jimmy Rollins fouled off a pop-up that bounced high off the visitors’ dugout — and right toward McCain’s...
Via NESN.com
2 days ago  |  Discuss

D-backs' Hernandez still has hurdles after Tommy John surgery

PHOENIX -- The mental battle Diamondbacks reliever Daniel Hudson faced before settling into his relieving role felt very real for Arizona reliever David Hernandez on Tuesday night. Arizona went into the 10th inning tied 3-3, and it was on Hernandez -- in his eighth game back in the majors since Tommy John surgery -- to stifle the heart of the Los Angeles Dodgers' lineup. Instead...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Nick Ahmed Delivers for Arizona Diamondbacks in Move to Leadoff Spot

Arizona Diamondbacks’ Welington Castillo, right, gets a high-five from Nick Ahmed (13) after Castillo scored a run against the Los Angeles Dodgers during the eighth inning of a baseball game Monday, June 29, 2015, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin) In the absence of outfielder Ender Inciarte at the top of the Arizona Diamondbacks lineup, manager Chip Hale called an audible...
Via The Sports Journal
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Diamondbacks recall Matt Stites, option Allen Webster to Reno

PHOENIX -- The Diamondbacks have recalled reliever Matt Stites from Triple-A Reno and optioned starting pitcher Allen Webster back to Reno. Stites was 0-1 with three saves and a 3.00 ERA in nine innings at Reno. He opened the season on the disabled list with elbow inflammation. He appeared in 37 games for the Diamondbacks last year and posted a 5.73 ERA. Webster made four starts...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Diamondbacks are contenders, but team's direction is unclear

The Arizona Diamondbacks have been a tough read this season. Entering the season, things were looking a bit more positive for the club. The team cemented its management structure, bringing in Chip Hale at manager and Dave Stewart at general manager. The D-Backs also scored in free agency, bringing in the most coveted international free agent Yasmany Tomas with a mammoth six...
Via The Outside Corner
3 days ago  |  Discuss

The Bats Come Alive for Arizona Diamondbacks in Win Over Dodgers

Arizona Diamondbacks’ A.J. Pollock, right, and Cliff Pennington (4) celebrate after they both score on a triple by teammate David Peralta during the seventh inning of a baseball game against the Los Angeles Dodgers, Monday, June 29, 2015, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin) In a thrilling game on the diamond in the scorching hot desert on Monday night, the D-backs mounted...
Via The Sports Journal
3 days ago  |  Discuss

D-backs injury update: Patrick Corbin's return in sight

PHOENIX -- Diamondbacks pitcher Patrick Corbin's return from Tommy John surgery is in sight. Arizona manager Chip Hale said Corbin will make one more rehab start in the minors before returning as starter during a two-game series on July 7-8 at Texas. Corbin last pitched Friday for Double-A Mobile, when he went six innings and allowed four hits and two earned runs. He threw 79 pitches...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
3 days ago  |  Discuss

D-backs' Paul Goldschmidt playing way over his salary

Paul Goldschmidt is quickly being given his due for being perhaps the best player in baseball. In the latest All-Star voting update released Monday, Goldschmidt was well ahead of fellow first baseman Adrian Gonzalez -- more than doubling his vote total -- and now ranks third overall in the NL in votes behind Bryce Harper and Buster Posey.The Arizona Republic points out that Goldschmidt...
Via Fox Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Arizona Diamondbacks, please learn to use Brad Ziegler

Yet again, Arizona Diamondbacks manager Chip Hale refused to use Brad Ziegler in a jam and lost the game for it. Before he took over the closer role, Ziegler was the reliever who would come in with runners on and bail out the previous pitcher. Whether listed as a closer or as a middle reliever, Ziegler is the D’Backs best option in jams and needs to be used to escape them. During...
Via isportsweb.com
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Former Chicago White Sox closer Addison Reed demoted to triple-A

The Arizona Diamondbacks recently banished former Chicago White Sox closer Addison Reed to Triple-A after a mediocre 2014, and now a pretty poor first third of 2015. Reed, a 26-year old righthander, was traded to the D’backs in December, 2013. In exchange, the Sox picked up 3rd baseman Matt Davidson. At the time of the 2013 trade, Reed had finished the season with a 3.79 ERA,...
Via OutsidePitchMLB
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Diamondbacks fail to reach .500 for 11th straight time

The Arizona Diamondbacks failed to reach .500 for the 11th straight time this season. A win over the Rockies on Thursday would have given them an even 36-36 record. They have not been at .500 since being 8-8 on April 24.Chief baseball officer Tony La Russa had previously said that the team shouldn’t be focused on reaching the .500 mark. He told Arizona Sports 98.7:"It's a negative...
Via Fox Sports
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Nationals tease fans with glimpse of Jayson Werth Chia Pet (photos)

The first 20,000 fans through the gate at Nationals Park for the Washington Nationals’ showdown with the Arizona Diamondbacks will be the lucky recipients of arguably one of the goofiest, off-the-wall but downright awesome giveaways in recent memory: A Jayson Werth Chia Pet. That’s right, in honor of the outfielder’s impressive facial hair, the team...Read More The post Nationals...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
9 days ago  |  Discuss

2016 MLB Salary Obligations and the Plan in Arizona

Since Tony La Russa and Dave Stewart took over baseball operations for the Arizona Diamondbacks last year, their moves have come under considerable scrutiny. Questions have been raised about the Diamondbacks plan, but not with as much regard to its execution. The questions surrounding the Diamondbacks’ moves have been confusing enough that some wondered if the Diamondbacks had […]
Via Fangraphs
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Arizona Diamondbacks and the great DL swap

I have always admired Dave Stewart as a pitcher. He was a tough competitor. And I’m glad to see him still active in baseball – now GM with the Arizona Diamondbacks. But I’d like somebody to explain to me the upside of his recent trade of right-handed starter Bronson Arroyo to the Atlanta Braves. My Outside Pitch colleague Gerard Farek has already weighed in on this deal. I’m...
Via OutsidePitchMLB
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Don't kill the D'Backs for the Touki Toussaint deal...yet

On late Saturday night, the Diamondbacks and Braves made a trade, but while players were sent in both directions, this was really more of just a sale. Sure, the Braves did give up a player — replacement-level utility guy Phil Gosselin, currently on the DL — in the swap, but they traded Gosselin for a […]
Via Fangraphs
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Jarrod Saltalamacchia sports picture of Chuck Norris on his bat (Video)

Arizona Diamondbacks catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia sports a picture of Chuck Norris on the handle of his bat.  Why, you might ask?  Well, the reason is rather simple:  "Salty" thinks it's cool.Video via MLB. This post appeared first on Holdout Sports. Follow us on Twitter and Like us on Facebook.
Via Holdout Sports
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Arizona Diamondbacks deal Touki Toussaint in puzzling trade

Is he injured? Did he offend someone in the organization? I’m grasping to find any rationale behind the trade that sent Arizona Diamondbacks 2014 first round draft pick Touki Toussaint to the Atlanta Braves. The trade seemingly came out of nowhere as it shocked even the Diamondbacks broadcast crew. The usually supportive duo of Steve Berthiaume and Bob Brenly went totally quiet...
Via isportsweb.com
12 days ago  |  Discuss

D-Backs essentially sell top pitching prospect to Braves

Over the past six or so months, the Atlanta Braves have been serving as a dumping ground for other teams’ bad contracts. They’ve taken on Trevor Cahill, Cameron Maybin (which has actually worked out quite well for them), Carlos Quentin, and Juan Uribe (among others), all owed large amounts of money, in deals while also picking up better prospects. On Saturday night, that strategy...
Via The Outside Corner
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Arizona Diamondbacks Rubby De La Rosa hits stride

Arizona Diamondbacks’ starting pitcher, Rubby De La Rosa, has been the definition of up-and-down this season. De La Rosa started his 2015 campaign by giving up six runs in 5 1/3 innings, an earned run average of 10.13. The 26-year old followed that up with an okay start, a good start, and a great start, lowering his ERA to 4.68. At one point in the season, De La Rosa had a string...
Via OutsidePitchMLB
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Is Arizona Diamondbacks’ Josh Collmenter Really Bullpen Material?

PHOENIX, AZ – JUNE 18: Relief pitcher Josh Collmenter #55 of the Arizona Diamondbacks pitches against the Los Angeles Angels during the sixth inning of the MLB game at Chase Field on June 18, 2015 in Phoenix, Arizona. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images) Josh Collmenter is arguably one of the best starting pitchers for the Arizona Diamondbacks, or he was before the team...
Via The Sports Journal
14 days ago  |  Discuss

The Paul Goldschmidt Dinger Test

Is Paul Goldschmidt underrated? Probably, yes. Is Paul Goldschmidt the most underrated player in all of baseball? Probably. Maybe. I don’t know. It’s a tricky question, with no possible answer. I mean, on the one hand, Goldschmidt is the National League vote leader at first base for the All-Star Game, and his lead is something […]
Via Fangraphs
16 days ago  |  Discuss

The Diamondbacks finally appear to be heading in the right direction

After a series of tumultuous years under former GM Kevin Towers and ex-manager Kirk Gibson, it looks like the Arizona Diamondbacks have turned the corner and are heading for greener pastures. Arizona is just 21-25 this season, but last year, the team fell four games below .500 on April 3rd, and never got to that level again. Framed in that context, a 21-25 record is downright miraculous...
Via The Outside Corner
May 28, 2015  |  Discuss
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