Nick Ahmed leads Diamondbacks to Victory over Cubs in 13 with a Walk off

Arizona Diamondbacks’ Nick Ahmed, lifted by teammates, celebrates with teammates after a walk-off RBI single against the Chicago Cubs after a baseball game, Friday, May 22, 2015, in Phoenix. The Diamondbacks won 5-4 in 13 innings. (AP Photo/Matt York) Saturday night was all about tying records for the Arizona Diamondbacks as they edged passed the Chicago Cubs 5-4 in 13, for their...
Via The Sports Journal
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Ahmed wins it for D-backs with single in 13th

PHOENIX -- Heroics are expected from Paul Goldschmidt. From Nick Ahmed, not so much. Both had their moments in the Arizona Diamondbacks' 5-4 victory over the Chicago Cubs in 13 innings on Friday night. Goldschmidt tied it with a two-out, two-run homer in the 10th inning and Ahmed singled home the winning run in the 13th to give the Diamondbacks their fifth win in a row. Tuffy Gosewisch...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

Goldschmidt's clutch HR, Ahmed's hit gives Arizona win

PHOENIX (AP) Paul Goldschmidt tied it with a two-out, two-run homer in the 10th inning and Nick Ahmed singled home the winning run in the 13th to give the Arizona Diamondbacks a 5-4 victory over the Chicago Cubs on Friday night. Tuffy Gosewisch doubled off Zac Rosscup (1-1) with one out in the 13th, then Ahmed - who earlier hit his second career home run - lined one sharply into...
Via AP on Fox
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Addison Reed Cracks as the Diamondbacks Drop Series Against Nationals

Arizona Diamondbacks Mark Trumbo greets teammate Nick Ahmed (13) at home plate after Trumbo hit a three run home run against the Washington Nationals during the fourth inning of a baseball game, Tuesday, May 12, 2015, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Matt York) After Tuesday night’s incredible 14-6 win, the Diamondbacks were looking to win a home series against the Washington Nationals for...
Via The Sports Journal
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Plate umpire Danley leaves game after foul off his facemask

PHOENIX (AP) Home plate umpire Kerwin Danley has left the game between the Washington Nationals and Arizona Diamondbacks after taking a sharp foul ball off his facemask. Danley was able to leave the field Tuesday night after bending over for some time near the foul screen behind home plate. The foul ball off the bat of Arizona's Nick Ahmed in the second inning hit Danley squarely...
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14 days ago  |  Discuss

D-backs' Ahmed off to a slow start at the plate; Hale 'patient with it'

Although primarily valued for his defense, Nick Ahmed is off to a noticeably slow start offensively. He’s hitting .135 in 52 at-bats this season with 19 strikeouts. D-backs beat writer Steve Gilbert quotes Chip Hale on the matter:"We just have to be patient with it," Hale said. "He knows it, he's our guy, and we just have to let him work it out.”He started off slow last season...
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28 days ago  |  Discuss

Arizona Diamondbacks Struggle Offensively as They Fall to the Pirates

Arizona Diamondbacks’ Nick Ahmed, right, reacts after swinging for a strike as Pittsburgh Pirates’ Francisco Cervelli, left, throws the ball back to the pitcher during the fifth inning of a baseball game Friday, April 24, 2015, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin) The Arizona Diamondbacks struggled offensively on Friday night as they fell to the Pittsburgh Pirates, 4-1 in...
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April 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Diamondbacks move up pitcher Bradley to No. 8 in lineup

PHOENIX (AP) The Arizona Diamondbacks have batted their pitcher in the eighth spot for the second time in franchise history. Rookie Archie Bradley hit eighth against the Texas Rangers on Wednesday night, with shortstop Nick Ahmed in the No. 9 spot. Manager Chip Hale said it was so the Diamondbacks could give Paul Goldschmidt more opportunities to have runners on base in front of...
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April 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Goldschmidt returns from injury, singles for Diamondbacks

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) Paul Goldschmidt singled in his first at-bat since breaking his left hand last August, and the Arizona Diamondbacks opened their spring training schedule Tuesday with a 4-0 win over Arizona State. Arizona's starting lineup featured several regulars, including Goldschmidt. The All-Star first baseman broke his hand when he was hit by a pitch last summer. Goldschmidt...
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March 03, 2015  |  Discuss

D-Backs have only 3 positions settled as workouts begin

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) The Arizona Diamondbacks begin full-squad workouts with uncertainty at five of the eight non-pitching positions. That's why new manager Chip Hale uses the word ''competition'' in about every other sentence when talking about the team. Those who are a lock for the opening-day lineup - barring injury - are first baseman Paul Goldschmidt, center fielder A.J....
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February 24, 2015  |  Discuss

D-backs Cactus League countdown: Tomas key to infield alignment

PHOENIX -- The Diamondbacks will have a new infield this season, that much is certain. How new, only spring training will tell.  With Paul Goldschmidt back from injury, first base is set. A case can be made that he has become the best first baseman in the National League.  The other three spots are in various degrees of flux, although the D-backs are determined to give Cuban emigre...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
February 12, 2015  |  Discuss

D’Backs Looking For Proven Starter, Could Deal A Shortstop

The Arizona Republic reports that Diamondbacks GM Dave Stewart wants to add a proven starter this offseason and seems more open to a trade now. “I don’t know if we get it accomplished this week,” Stewart said, “but by the time we start the season I’d really like to try to improve our starting rotation.” “If we can clearly improve our team, then I’m not hesitant to...
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November 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Hale: D-backs strong up the middle

PHOENIX -- Diamondbacks manager Chip Hale knows what he likes when constructing a baseball team, and he sees a lot of it in the first group he will take to spring training. "Since I was a young baseball player, we were always taught to be strong up the middle -- catcher, second base, shortstop, center field," Hale said last week after he was introduced as the organization's seventh...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
October 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Arizona Diamondbacks Are Flush With Young Shortstops

When it comes to starting pitching, the Mets have plenty of it. Something they lack is major league ready position players that are ready to step in at shortstop and left field. While we can speculate about Wilmer Flores‘ ability to hold down that job, it doesn’t seem like the Mets are ready to go all-in on him just yet. Enter the Arizona Diamondbacks. Like the Mets with pitchers...
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October 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Diamondbacks add 3 players to roster

PHOENIX (AP) The Arizona Diamondbacks have recalled infielder Nick Ahmed and left-handed pitcher Andrew Chafin from Triple-A Reno, and selected the contract of catcher Bobby Wilson. To make room on the 40-man roster for Wilson, Arizona transferred right-handed pitcher Bronson Arroyo, who had Tommy John surgery, to the 60-day disabled list on Monday. Ahmed finished fifth in the Pacific...
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September 15, 2014  |  Discuss

D-backs call up Ahmed, Chafin, Wilson

PHOENIX -- The Diamondbacks recalled infielder Nick Ahmed and left-handed pitcher Andrew Chafin from Triple-A Reno, and selected the contract of catcher Bobby Wilson from Reno. To make room on the 40-man roster for Wilson, the D-backs transferred right-handed pitcher Bronson Arroyo (Tommy John surgery) to the 60-day disabled list. Ahmed, 24, finished fifth in the Pacific Coast League...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
September 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Former Husky Matt Barnes Called Up To Big Leagues By Red Sox

BOSTON – Former UConn baseball ace Matt Barnes was promoted to the major leagues by the Boston Red Sox on Monday, Sept. 8. Barnes becomes the fourth former UConn baseball player to play in the MLB this season, setting a new program record. Barnes joins his former teammates Nick Ahmed (’11) of the Arizona Diamondbacks, Mike Olt (’10) of the Chicago Cubs and George Springer ...
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September 08, 2014  |  Discuss

D-backs' Pennington flies under radar

PHOENIX -- The buzz accorded the Diamondbacks' middle infield these days usually centers around their stockpile of highly regarded up-and-comers -- Chris Owings, Didi Gregorius and Nick Ahmed. Cliff Pennington believes that is fair. "They deserve it," Pennington said. "All three of them are really good middle infielders and can play, and they all three have a chance to be great players...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
August 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Diamondbacks make multiple moves

PHOENIX (AP) The Arizona Diamondbacks have selected the contracts of left-hander Andrew Chafin and outfielder Xavier Paul from Triple-A Reno, and optioned infielder Nick Ahmed and outfielder Roger Kieschnick to Reno. The 24-year-old Chafin went a combined 8-6 with a 3.96 ERA and 102 strikeouts in 23 starts between Double-A Mobile and Reno this season. Paul, who signed as a minor...
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August 08, 2014  |  Discuss

D-backs call up Chafin, Paul; Ahmed, Kieschnick sent down

PHOENIX -- The Arizona Diamondbacks on Friday selected the contracts of left-handed pitcher Andrew Chafin and outfielder Xavier Paul from Triple-A Reno, and optioned infielder Nick Ahmed and outfielder Roger Kieschnick to Reno. Chafin will wear No. 40 in his major league debut and Paul will wear No. 14. Chafin, 24, combined to go 8-6 with a 3.96 ERA (58 ER in 131.2 IP) and 102 strikeouts...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
August 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Miami Marlins at Pittsburgh Pirates game preview

TV: FOX Sports Florida Time: Pregame coverage begins at 6:30 p.m. The Pittsburgh Pirates could be without the reigning NL MVP as they open an eight-game homestand. With Andrew McCutchen's status uncertain, the Pirates hope they can at least rely on Charlie Morton's home success when they face the Miami Marlins on Tuesday night. Pittsburgh (59-52) wrapped up a 5-5 road trip with a...
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August 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Interference and other things

I don’t have a lot to say about how yesterday’s game ended. I think it’s unfathomable that the play that the game ended on wasn’t called runner interference. The rule as written prevents the runner from “intentionally” interfering with the double play turn, but given that intent is impossible to determine, you’ll almost always see “did the runner get hit with a throw...
August 04, 2014  |  Discuss

D-Backs beat Pirates on controversial no-call at second base (Video)

Your browser does not support iframes. The Arizona Diamondbacks managed to split their series with the Pittsburgh Pirates on Sunday with a walk-off win, but some will argue they didn’t earn it. With the game tied 2-2 in the 10th inning, Diamondbacks shortstop Nick Ahmed broke up a would-be double play with his left hand. […]
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August 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Questionable judgement call costs the Pirates

The Pittsburgh Pirates lost a game in extra innings yesterday when a double play was broken up when Nick Ahmed threw up his arm and deflected a throw that might have been an inning ending double play. In the judgement of the umpires, the runner did not intentionally interfere with the play. I find that ruling a bit spurious.Here is the play:Your browser does not support iframes...
Via The Flagrant Fan
August 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Show of hand: All but Pirates like Ahmed's slide

PHOENIX -- Nick Ahmed had two responsibilities on the final play Sunday -- stay at first base long enough not to get picked off and get to second quickly enough to disrupt a potential double play. He was 2-for-2. Ahmed helped the D-backs to the weirdest walk-off in franchise history when he was struck on the left forearm with a throw to break up a double play as Tuffy Gosewisch scored...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
August 03, 2014  |  Discuss
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