No news is good news? Not if you're the Padres

In hindsight, the signals were apparent on Thursday, when the Padres were mostly quiet, barely engaging with prospective trade partners. Even before that, some Padres officials indicated that the team might hold at the deadline, insisting that they liked their players, claiming they would be fine with getting a draft pick for Justin Upton, saying they did not need to cut payroll...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

Diamondbacks GM: Padres wanted Goldschmidt for Kimbrel

This seems like a cruel April Fools’ joke that you play on your friends. Talking about the MLB trade deadline on the Burns and Gambo radio show in Arizona, Diamondbacks general manager Dave Stewart indicated that the San Diego Padres asked for Paul Goldschmidt in return for closer Craig Kimbrel. Dave Stewart tells Burns and Gambo the Padres wanted Paul Goldschmidt from the...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Diamondbacks-Astros Preview

The Houston Astros stocked their farm system as they painfully endured their three worst seasons in franchise history. With an abundance of young talent, they added some veteran flair to their roster Thursday. Houston looks to continue its push toward its first playoff berth in 10 years Friday night against the visiting Arizona Diamondbacks. The Astros (57-45) had a .333 winning...
Via AP on Fox
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Lamb, D-backs survive Mariners in 10 innings

SEATTLE -- Nervous at the start, Jake Lamb coolly helped deliver a winning finish to his first major league game back in his hometown. Lamb's sacrifice fly in the 10th inning scored Paul Goldschmidt with the go-ahead run, and the Arizona Diamondbacks pulled out a 4-3 victory over the Seattle Mariners on Monday night. Lamb, a Seattle native who played collegiately at Washington, left...
Via AP on Fox
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Lamb, D-backs survive Mariners in 10 innings

SEATTLE -- Nervous at the start, Jake Lamb coolly helped deliver a winning finish to his first major league game back in his hometown. Lamb's sacrifice fly in the 10th inning scored Paul Goldschmidt with the go-ahead run, and the Arizona Diamondbacks pulled out a 4-3 victory over the Seattle Mariners on Monday night. Lamb, a Seattle native who played collegiately at Washington, left...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Goldschmidt homers, scores winning run in Arizona's 4-3 win

SEATTLE (AP) Paul Goldschmidt hit his 22nd homer of the season in the first inning and scored the go-ahead run in the 10th on Jake Lamb's sacrifice fly as the Arizona Diamondbacks beat the Seattle Mariners 4-3 on Monday night. The Diamondbacks won their third straight despite blowing a 3-2 lead in the ninth inning. They took advantage of control issues by Seattle closer Carson Smith...
Via AP on Fox
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Arizona Diamondbacks trade rumors: Cole Hamels edition

The Arizona Diamondbacks appeared to ditch their buying strategy after a post All-Star game slide, but it looks like they’re still interested in one player Diamondbacks Have Expressed Interest In Cole Hamels — MLB Trade Rumors (@mlbtraderumors) July 27, 2015 It makes some sense, Cole Hamels is locked up through 2019, so he doesn’t have to take...
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Seattle Mariners: Weekly Preview Diamondbacks & Twins

Seattle Mariners vs Arizona Diamondbacks Monday, July 27th vs Arizona Diamondbacks 7:10 PST Mike Montgomery (LHP) 4-4 vs. Robbie Ray (LHP) 3-5 Tuesday, July 28th vs Arizona Diamondbacks 7:10 PST Hisashi Iwakuma (RHP) 2-1 vs. Zach Godley (RHP) 1-0 Wednesday, July 29th vs Arizona Diamondbacks 12:30 PST King Felix (RHP) 12-5 vs Patrick Corbin (LHP) 1-3 The Diamondbacks escape...
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Brewers can't capitalize on chances in shutout loss to Diamondbacks

PHOENIX -- Rubby De La Rosa pitched eighth effective innings and Brad Ziegler held on for his 14th straight save, lifting the Arizona Diamondbacks to a 2-0 victory over the Milwaukee Brewers on Saturday night. De La Rosa (8-5) allowed four hits and struck out six, winning for the sixth time in 11 starts at Chase Field. Ziegler gave up two two-out singles and walked a batter in the...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Brewers, Diamondbacks headed in opposite directions

The records say the Arizona Diamondbacks are better than the Milwaukee Brewers. But recent play indicates otherwise. Both teams had 14-14 records in June, but in July the Brewers have taken off (11-5) while the Diamondbacks have floundered (6-10). Things point for further success for Milwaukee, which is 22-24 on the road including 8-2 in its last 10 games away from home. Arizona...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Paul Goldschmidt granted Diamondbacks' Heart and Hustle Award again

In addition to his incredible success at the plate, Paul Goldschmidt is also revered for his passionate play, for which he was honored on Tuesday. For the second-consecutive season, Goldschmidt has been nominated the Arizona Diamondbacks' Heart and Hustle Award recipient by the MLB Players Alumni, becoming the only D-backs player to receive the award more than once since its inception...
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12 days ago  |  Discuss

Looking for the Next Paul Goldschmidt

Paul Goldschmidt is one of the very best hitters on the planet. Through the All-Star break, the Diamondbacks star first baseman wields a batting line of .340/.455/.610, giving him a 183 wRC+ — the fourth-highest such mark among qualified hitters. He was one of the game’s best hitters last year, too. And also the year before […]
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MLB Midseason Power Rankings: Where Do the Diamondbacks Stand?

The MLB all-star game has come and gone.  With the players back on the field, it’s time for business.  With the end of the all-star break, we at TopSportsReport decided it’d be a good time to evaluate where every team stands.  For that reason, we have released our mid-season power rankings.  As part of the article, there are also bold predictions for each team moving forward...
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15 days ago  |  Discuss

D-backs come out of break expecting to win, make run at playoffs

PHOENIX -- Everything is relative. As the Diamondbacks come out of the All-Star break three game below .500, there is a sense of how different things could be, how much momentum they could carry into the second half if they had won one or two games in New York instead of being swept by the Mets last weekend. But it's a very different picture still compared to where the D-backs sat...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
17 days ago  |  Discuss

A.J. Pollock is Arizona Diamondbacks’ Latest Breakout Hitter

CINCINNATI, OH – JULY 14: National League All-Star A.J. Pollock #11 of the Arizona Diamondbacks bats in the seventh inning American League All-Star Dellin Betances #68 of the New York Yankees during the 86th MLB All-Star Game at the Great American Ball Park on July 14, 2015 in Cincinnati, Ohio. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images) Since his debut in 2011, Arizona first baseman Paul...
Via The Sports Journal
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Goldschmidt scores first NL run but AL again wins All-Star Game

Paul Goldschmidt got the scoring starting for the National League in Tuesday night's MLB All-Star Game, but it is the American League that will open the World Series at home for the 10th time in 13 years after a 6-3 victory at Cincinnati's Great American Ballpark. Diamondbacks slugger Goldschmidt was 1 for 3 and scored the NL's first run, while teammate A.J. Pollock was 0 for 1....
Via Fox Sports Arizona
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Goldschmidt batting cleanup in All-Star Game

Paul Goldschmidt bats third for the Diamondbacks but he'll get a chance to clean up for the National League in Tuesday night's All-Star Game. Goldschmidt is batting fourth in manager Bruce Bochy's lineup, between the Nationals' Bryce Harper and the Giants' Buster Posey. Goldschmidt also hit fourth in last year's All-Star Game, when we was 0 for 3. Goldschmidt is hitting .340 for...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
20 days ago  |  Discuss

What to expect from the NL West in the 2nd half

So far in 2015, the NL West has seemingly followed the script that was created for it before the season began. The Los Angels Dodgers (the preseason favorites) sit in first place, 4.5 games up on the San Francisco Giants. The Arizona Diamonbacks sit in third at 7.5 games back, the San Diego Padres in fourth at 10 games back, and the Colorado Rockies are in the cellar at 11 games...
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20 days ago  |  Discuss

Niese Tosses Seventh Consecutive Quality Start

Pitching in place of injured Steven Matz on Sunday, fellow southpaw Jon Niese responded with his seventh straight quality start as the Mets completed a sweep of the Diamondbacks with a 5-3 win. Niese tossed 6 2/3 innings and allowed three runs on five hits including a home run by Paul Goldschmidt. He walked none and struck out three en route to his second straight win. He told reporters...
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20 days ago  |  Discuss

Arizona Diamondbacks Close out First Half on Sour Note

Arizona Diamondbacks manager Chip Hale, center, pulls Diamondbacks starting pitcher Rubby De La Rosa (12) as Arizona Diamondbacks catcher Welington Castillo (7) looks away in a baseball game in New York, Sunday, July 12, 2015. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens) Just when it seemed the Arizona Diamondbacks were poised to get back in the thick of the N.L. Wild Card race after gaining ground...
Via The Sports Journal
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Syndergaard, Mets shut down D-backs

NEW YORK -- Noah Syndergaard struck out a career-high 13 in eight overpowering innings, and the New York Mets got consecutive homers from slumping sluggers Lucas Duda and Michael Cuddyer to beat the Arizona Diamondbacks 4-2 on Friday night. Syndergaard (4-4) gave up a sacrifice fly in the first to All-Star bopper Paul Goldschmidt and then dominated the Diamondbacks, allowing only...
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23 days ago  |  Discuss

MMO Game Recap: Mets 4, Diamondbacks 2 #DropTheHammer

The Mets (45-42) defeated the Arizona Diamondbacks (42-43) tonight at Citi Field by a score of 4-1. The big story for the Mets tonight was Noah Syndergaard. The big right-hander pitched eight shutdown innings for the Mets, and gave the team a much needed boost in the wake of the unfortunate injury to Steven Matz. Over the span of the eight frames, Syndergaard struck out a season...
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23 days ago  |  Discuss

Reaching .500 no Cause for Celebration for Arizona Diamondbacks

PHOENIX, AZ – JULY 04: (L-R) Jake Lamb #19, Nick Ahmed #13, Chris Owings #16 and Paul Goldschmidt #44 of the Arizona Diamondbacks stand during the National Anthem before the start of a MLB game against the Colorado Rockies at Chase Field on July 4, 2015 in Phoenix, Arizona. (Photo by Ralph Freso/Getty Images) Despite just reaching the .500 mark after 12 unsuccessful attempts dating...
Via The Sports Journal
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Who should really start the 2015 MLB All-Star Game?

By Joe Boland and Matt Whitener Sunday night, the 2015 MLB All-Star starting rosters, as voted on by the fans, were released, followed by the full rosters Monday. Yesterday, TSFJ’s resident baseball expert Matt Whitener shared the “corrected” All-Star rosters. And while Mr. Whitener got it mostly right … there are still a few issues with his starting lineup. So as we’ve...
Via The Sports Fan Journal
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Gonzo: All-Stars Goldy, Pollock are D-backs best representatives

Paul Goldschmidt and A.J. Pollock are heading to Cincinnati for next week's All-Star game. The latter found out Monday. FOX Sports Arizona's Jody Jackson caught up with both, as well as five-time All-Star Luis Gonzales to discuss what it means and how Goldshcmidt and Pollock are the Diamondbacks "best representatives" for the game. POLLOCK ON FIRST ALL-STAR SELECTION GOLDSCHMIDT...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
26 days ago  |  Discuss
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