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D-backs to host Hispanic Heritage Day on Saturday

The Arizona Diamondbacks will host Hispanic Heritage Day this Saturday, featuring a postgame concert by Mexican pop star Cristian Castro and a pregame APS Street Festival. The D-backs will also hand out 20,000 David Peralta Los D-backs T-shirts, courtesy of Gila River Casinos. Fans are encouraged to arrive early to enjoy the APS Street Festival that features an APS Cool Zone, music...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
September 22, 2014  |  Discuss

D-backs' bats silenced by Giants

SAN FRANCISCO -- Four pitchers combined on a two-hitter and Gregor Blanco had an RBI double as part of a four-run seventh inning that sent the San Francisco Giants to a 5-0 win over the Arizona Diamondbacks on Wednesday night. Hunter Pence drew a leadoff walk from Arizona reliever Oliver Perez (3-4) to jump-start the Giants offense. Blanco fell behind 1-2 and fouled off two consecutive...
Via AP on Fox
September 11, 2014  |  Discuss

D-backs' bats silenced by Giants

SAN FRANCISCO -- Four pitchers combined on a two-hitter and Gregor Blanco had an RBI double as part of a four-run seventh inning that sent the San Francisco Giants to a 5-0 win over the Arizona Diamondbacks on Wednesday night. Hunter Pence drew a leadoff walk from Arizona reliever Oliver Perez (3-4) to jump-start the Giants offense. Blanco fell behind 1-2 and fouled off two consecutive...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
September 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Giants hold Diamondbacks to 2 hits in 5-0 win

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) Four pitchers combined on a two-hitter and Gregor Blanco had an RBI double as part of a four-run seventh inning that sent the San Francisco Giants to a 5-0 win over the Arizona Diamondbacks on Wednesday night. Hunter Pence drew a leadoff walk from Arizona reliever Oliver Perez (3-4) to jump-start the Giants offense. Blanco fell behind 1-2 and fouled off two consecutive...
Via AP on Fox
September 11, 2014  |  Discuss

D-backs rally for 5-2 win over Padres

PHOENIX (AP) Didi Gregorius hit a three-run homer in the eighth inning after Arizona blew the lead in the top half, lifting the Diamondbacks to a 5-2 win over the San Diego Padres on Saturday night. Arizona starter Vidal Nuno pitched effectively into the eighth, appearing to be in line for his first win since being traded from the New York Yankees for Brandon McCarthy on July 6...
Via AP on Fox
August 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Rockies outlast D-backs in 10 innings

PHOENIX -- Corey Dickerson hit a tiebreaking homer with two outs in the top of the 10th inning, and the Colorado Rockies avoided a seventh straight loss to the Arizona Diamondbacks with a 5-3 win Sunday. Dickerson, hitless in four previous at-bats, sent an 0-1 pitch from Oliver Perez (2-2) into the pool deck in right field for his 14th home run of the season. The Rockies snapped...
Via AP on Fox
August 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Rockies outlast Diamondbacks in 10

PHOENIX (AP) Corey Dickerson hit a tiebreaking homer with two outs in the top of the 10th inning, and the Colorado Rockies avoided a seventh straight loss to the Arizona Diamondbacks with a 5-3 win Sunday. Dickerson, hitless in four previous at-bats, sent an 0-1 pitch from Oliver Perez (2-2) into the pool deck in right field for his 14th home run of the season. The Rockies snapped...
Via AP on Fox
August 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Rockies outlast D-backs in 10 innings

PHOENIX -- Corey Dickerson hit a tiebreaking homer with two outs in the top of the 10th inning, and the Colorado Rockies avoided a seventh straight loss to the Arizona Diamondbacks with a 5-3 win Sunday. Dickerson, hitless in four previous at-bats, sent an 0-1 pitch from Oliver Perez (2-2) into the pool deck in right field for his 14th home run of the season. The Rockies snapped...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
August 10, 2014  |  Discuss

What The New York Mets Need To Accomplish In 2014

The New York Mets are on their way to missing the playoffs…again. In fact the last time the Mets were in the postseason (2006) Tom Glavine (recently inducted to the Baseball Hall Of Fame) was still pitching, Obama wouldn’t be the president of the United States for two more years, and we all thought Oliver Perez could be a promising starter for the Mets. So yea, it has been a...
Via Standing O Sports
August 10, 2014  |  3 Comments

D-backs' pen-manship gets high marks

PHOENIX -- The Diamondbacks received as many feelers on established relievers Addison Reed, Brad Ziegler and Oliver Perez before Thursday's nonwaiver trade deadline as they did on the players they traded, but that is as far as it got. And as far as it is likely to go. No reliever is untouchable, but the D-backs will consider trading from the group only if the other side is willing...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
August 02, 2014  |  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!
August 01, 2014  |  Discuss

MLB Trade Rumors: Los Angeles Dodgers Looking for Relief Help

The Los Angeles Dodgers have reportedly backed off their pursuit of a starting pitcher and are looking for relief help instead. Of course, there’s a good reason to take any statements about a team’s plans with a grain of salt at this time of year. However, the Dodgers would benefit more from adding a good reliever or two than from adding a big name in their rotation. As things...
Via Baseball News Source
July 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Diamondbacks Rumors: Arizona shopping Gerardo Parra

The Arizona Diamondbacks figure to be very busy in trade discussions as the July 31 trade deadline draws closer. They are reportedly listening on Addison Reed, Aaron Hill, Martin Prado, Josh Collmenter, and Oliver Perez, as Rotoworld.com notes, but they are said to be shopping another one of their players.Jerry Crasnick of ESPN.com was told by an MLB executive that the Diamondbacks...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
July 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Royals Down But Somehow Not Yet Out

For the second consecutive season, the Kansas City Royals limp into the All-Star break during a season in which there were high hopes that a now decades long playoff drought could be snapped. The good news is that this team has overcome a bad end to the unofficial first half to put together a solid season. Unfortunately, there's two pieces of overriding bad news here. The first is...
Via Pine Tar Press
July 14, 2014  |  Discuss

The Mets Are Experiencing A Home Field Disadvantage

You don’t have to be a numbers-obsessed Mets fan like me to realize that the team has been playing pretty badly at Citi Field over the past few years.  But sometimes the numbers help to advance and enhance the narrative. For example, since the beginning of the 2011 campaign, the Mets have gone 105-145 in games played at Citi Field.  Meanwhile, over the same time period, the team...
Via Mets Merized Online
April 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Tickets are Tree Fiddy, Yet The Mets get Shutdown by Lurch

Well the guy the Mets looked over this past off-season is currently leading the National League in ERA (0.70). While the remains of John Lannan had an eye popping ERA of 15.75. Should I care that 35-year-old Lurch is pitching the best he has since 2006? Probably not. What I do care about is that this Mets team just got one-hit by the Braves. I can’t stand the friends I...
Via Metstradamus
April 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Through the looking glass: Opening Day

From 1994 through 2007, I attended almost every home opener in Pittsburgh at PNC Park and Three Rivers Stadium. Home openers are a weird thing when you don’t have much hope for the upcoming season; you’re excited that baseball is back, but it’s hard to be truly optimistic about what’s in front of you, as a fan. My memories of all of those home openers have very little to...
Via The Outside Corner
April 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Arizona Diamondbacks release final 25-man roster

(AP Photo/Darron Cummings)   The Diamondbacks have released their 25-man roster for Opening Day (in the United States) via a post on the team’s official Facebook page. The roster is as follows: Pitchers: Bronson Arroyo Trevor Cahill Josh Collmenter Randall Delgado Will Harris Brandon McCarthy Wade Miley Oliver Perez J.J. Putz Addison Reed Ryan Rowland-Smith Joe Thatcher Brad Ziegler...
Via Phoenix Sports-Kings
March 31, 2014  |  Discuss

D-backs season preview: Will changes yield playoff spot?

Arizona Diamondbacks 2013: 81-81, second in the NL West Manager: Kirk Gibson (fourth season) Key additions: Mark Trumbo, Bronson Arroyo, Addison Reed, Oliver Perez Key losses: Adam Eaton, Heath Bell, Tyler Skaggs Offense: Paul Goldschmidt had the most productive offensive season (.302, 36 homers, 125 RBI) in the National League in 2013, finishing second in the MVP race. He...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
March 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Mets Playing Unreasonable Hardball With Harvey

The New York Mets have long been accused of mishandling injuries, from Carlos Beltran to Ryan Church to David Wright to Oliver Perez to Ike Davis. That’s only a few. HARVEY: Irritated by Mets’ position. (AP) Mishandling ranges across a broad spectrum and you can see storm clouds forming with Matt Harvey. A few weeks ago, I took Harvey to task for his adamant stance of wanting...
Via New York Mets Report
March 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Perez brings power to Diamondbacks' bullpen

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- Kevin Towers scouted Oliver Perez at 15, signed him for the Padres at 16, watched him throw seven shutout innings against the Diamondbacks in his seventh major league start in 2002 and was so taken by his conversion to the bullpen that he tried to get him from the Mariners at the 2013 trading deadline. Together again, Towers praised Perez's power arm and sounded...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
March 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Diamondbacks sign Oliver Perez to two-year deal

The Arizona Diamondbacks have signed left handed relief pitcher Oliver Perez to a two-year deal. Perez, 32, will receive $4.5 million over the course of the deal. He figures to occupy a spot a spot as one of the left handed options out of the bullpen for the Diamondbacks. Last season Perez pitched for the Seattle Mariners posting a 3.16 ERA and 98 strike outs over 82 2/3 innings of work.
Via Tireball.com
March 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Instinct vs. Common Sense

Instinct tells me to worry about Ruben Tejada's awful day, where he kicked balls all over the place and went 0-for-2. Instinct tells me that I need to make some sort of "fat camp" joke. Common sense, however, tells me that this is Tejada's first start of the spring after coming off a calf injury, and that I should just leave well enough alone. So I walk off into the night repeating...
Via Metstradamus
March 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Diamondbacks rumors: Oliver Perez signs two-year deal worth $4.25 Million

Earlier this week, Arizona Diamondbacks Manager Kirk Gibson sounded off in frustration about the production his left-handed pitchers have given him over the last year. That sparked demand for additional power from the left side of the mound and that's exactly what General Manager Kevin Towers added when he signed Oliver Perez to a two-year deal early Friday evening.Perez, who spent...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
March 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Arizona Diamondbacks crowded bullpen has a new lefty

The Arizona Diamondbacks agreed to terms with left-hander Oliver Perez on a two-year contract Friday, adding another left-hander to an already crowded bullpen, FOX Sports’ Ken Rosenthal reported. Perez, 32, spent his first nine major league seasons primarily as a starter before being converted into a reliever in 2012, the first of two seasons in the Seattle bullpen. He was...
Via Universal Takeover Sports Network
March 07, 2014  |  Discuss
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