NICK AHMED NEWS

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...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Diamondbacks call up Andrew Chafin and Xavier Paul, option Nick Ahmed and Roger Kieschnick to Triple-A

OFFICIAL: #Dbacks select contracts of LHP Andrew Chafin and OF Xavier Paul from Triple-A Reno, option Nick Ahmed & Roger Kieschnick to Reno. — Arizona Diamondbacks (@Dbacks) August 8, 2014   It looks like the Diamondbacks’ youth movement is in full effect. The D-backs selected the contracts of LHP Andrew Chafin and OF Xavier Paul from Triple-A Reno and have optioned IF Nick...
Via Phoenix Sports-Kings
20 days ago  |  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...
Via AP on Fox
20 days ago  |  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
20 days ago  |  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...
Via Fox Sports Florida
24 days ago  |  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...
Via WHYGAVS?
25 days ago  |  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. […]
Via Larry Brown Sports
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Diamondbacks defeat the Pirates in 10 innings after blocked throw

The Diamondbacks and Pirates can't seem to escape controversy. On Friday, Arizona 1B Paul Goldschmidt took a pitch to the hand that ended his season, some wondering if the injury could have been avoided if the Pirates hadn't pitched inside with a big lead. The next day, the Diamondbacks plunked Pittsburgh CF Andrew McCutchen, raising questions about when retaliation is proper...
Via Pro Sports Daily
25 days ago  |  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
25 days ago  |  Discuss

D-backs top Pirates on controversial call

Mandatory Credit: Christian Petersen / Getty Images North America The Arizona Diamondbacks needed 10 innings to beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 3-2. What they also needed was a bit of a controversy. With runners on first and third base, newly signed Andy Marte hit a ground ball to Pittsburgh shortstop Jordy Mercer. Mercer flipped the ball to second base to take Nick Ahmed out. This is...
Via Phoenix Sports-Kings
25 days ago  |  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
25 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Diamondbacks beat Pirates on controversial call

Controversy was afoot once again in Phoenix on Sunday, and this isn’t a good look for second base umpire Lance Barrett. Andy Marte grounded into what looked like an inning-ending double play, but Jayson Nix’s throw hit Nick Ahmed in the hands as Ahmed slid into second. Barrett ruled the contact incidental instead of intentional, allowing the game-winning run to score. When you...
Via The Outside Corner
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Pirates get screwed in Arizona after umpires don’t call interference

Controversy was afoot once again in Phoenix on Sunday, and this isn’t a good look for second base umpire Lance Barrett. Andy Marte grounded into what looked like an inning-ending double play, but Jayson Nix’s throw hit Nick Ahmed in the hands as Ahmed slid into second. Barrett ruled the contact incidental instead of intentional, allowing the game-winning run to score. When you...
Via Bloguin Best
25 days ago  |  Discuss

D-backs beat Pirates on walk-off slide

PHOENIX -- Arizona runner Nick Ahmed put his arms up as he slid into second base and deflected a potential double play relay in the 10th inning Sunday, giving the Diamondbacks a 3-2 win over the Pittsburgh Pirates. The Pirates lingered on the field to argue with the umpires, to no avail. There was no video review of the final play. With runners at the corners and one out, Andy Marte...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
25 days ago  |  Discuss

D-Backs 7, Pirates 4

This is all that really needs to be said: Diamondbacks are going to win because of a 2-run error on a pitcher’s ground ball, a homer by Andy Marte, and a homer by Nick Ahmed. — Jim Rosati (@northsidenotch) August 1, 2014 Also, Oliver Perez got the win. Yes, that Oliver Perez. The 2-run error was a killer – bases loaded, 2 outs, pitcher up, and the dreaded ground ball to Pedro…and...
Via Raise the Jolly Roger!
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Not much more to say as Reds lose 2-1 in 15 innings

CINCINNATI -- Maybe Great American Ball Park isn't so small after all? The Reds played an extra six innings Monday night but for the 10th straight game, including fourth in a row at home, they failed to score more than three runs. Three runs at least would have been enough offense to get them a win as they lost for the ninth time in 10 games, 2-1 in 15 innings to Arizona. It...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
July 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Ahmed sends Dbacks over Reds 2-1 in 15 innings

CINCINNATI (AP) -- Nick Ahmed's RBI single with two outs in the 15th inning sent the Arizona Diamondbacks to a 2-1 victory over the Cincinnati Reds on Monday night and kept their franchise perfect when games go really long. Arizona is 13-0 all-time in games of at least 15 innings. Ahmed's single off J.J. Hoover (1-8) gave the Reds their ninth loss in 10 games since the All...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
July 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Ahmed sends D-backs past Reds in 15th

CINCINNATI -- Nick Ahmed's RBI single with two outs in the 15th inning sent the Arizona Diamondbacks to a 2-1 victory over the Cincinnati Reds on Monday night and kept their franchise perfect when games go really long. Arizona is 13-0 all-time in games of at least 15 innings. Ahmed's single off J.J. Hoover (1-8) gave the Reds their ninth loss in 10 games since the All-Star...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
July 28, 2014  |  Discuss

D-backs system still well-stocked with pitching talent

PHOENIX -- These days, a look at the top prospects in the Diamondbacks' system starts in the majors leagues. Under normal circumstances, young players such as David Peralta, Ender Inciarte, Didi Gregorius, Nick Ahmed, Chase Anderson, Evan Marshall and Matt Stites might still be in the minor leagues. At most, a few would have moved up.  This has not been a normal year, of course...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
July 15, 2014  |  Discuss

The Arizona Diamondbacks: Nick Ahmed edition

The Arizona Diamondbacks are in a situation that nobody envies. They are one of the worst teams in the major leagues with very few desirable trade assets. Fortunately there is one position where the Diamondbacks have a surplus of trade assets. They have three young shortstops that scouts have been drooling over. Two of them, Didi Gregorious and Chris Owings, have a major league resume...
Via isportsweb.com
July 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Prospect Watch: Christian Colon, Nick Ahmed

Each weekday during the minor-league season, FanGraphs is providing a status update on multiple rookie-eligible players. Note that Age denotes the relevant prospect’s baseball age (i.e. as of July 1st of the current year); Top-15, the prospect’s place on Marc Hulet’s preseason organizational list; and Top-100, that same prospect’s rank on Hulet’s overall top-100 list...
Via Fangraphs
July 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Arizona Diamondbacks place shortstop Chris Owings on the 15 day disabled list

  The hits just keep on coming for the Arizona Diamondbacks. Not the good kind of hits that get you on base and score runs. But rather the bad kind that you hope to avoid. The Diamondbacks placed yet another player on the disabled list on Sunday. Shortstop Chris Owings became team member number 12 to go on the disabled list when the team placed him on the 15-day DL with a...
Via Phoenix Sports-Kings
June 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Mass. Native Ahmed Makes MLB Debut for AZ

(Cheryl Evans/azcentral sports)Sunday was a big day for MLB debuts. The Red Sox initiated Mookie Betts, and East Longmeadow, Mass. native Nick Ahmed did the same for the Arizona Diamondbacks. Ahmed—out of UConn—started at shortstop for Arizona and got his first major league hit in a 2-1 loss to the Padres. Ahmed was acquired from the Braves in the Justin Upton deal. When starting...
Via FenwayNation
June 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Eric Chavez says “it’s a possibility” he could retire at season’s end

The D-backs transferred third baseman Eric Chavez from the 15-day to the 60-day disabled list on Sunday in order to make room on the 40-man roster for infielder Nick Ahmed. Players on the 60-day DL do not count towards a team's 40-man roster limit. Chavez has been battling an injured left knee since Spring Training and he has been on the DL since June 8. "It's kind...
Via Pro Sports Daily
June 30, 2014  |  Discuss

D-backs future is here in Ahmed and others

SAN DIEGO -- The Diamondbacks are learning more about their future every day, probably the best way to play it since the present has not been much fun. The latest injection of young talent came Sunday, when shortstop Nick Ahmed was summoned from the minor leagues as a likely short-term replacement for Chris Owings, who became the 12th D-back to hit the disabled list this season. ...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
June 29, 2014  |  Discuss
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