D-backs need 'exorcism' after franchise-worst start

PHOENIX -- If there were one thing the Diamondbacks couldn't afford to let go to waste Wednesday afternoon it was a quality outing from its scuffling starting rotation. While Brandon McCarthy's performance fell one out shy of an official "quality start," it was the exact kind of effort the D-backs needed from him -- the kind that could have helped them avoid a sweep...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
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Diamondbacks Slow Start

(Courtesy of Off to their worst start in the teams’ 16 year history, the Arizona Diamondbacks have had a difficult time getting things going thus far this season. Paul Goldschmidt has carried the bulk of the load offensively, while newly acquired outfielder Mark Trumbo has added some power to the lineup. The D-backs are struggling all-around through the first 17 games...
Via Phoenix Sports-Kings
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Series Preview: Arizona Diamonbacks

After a long weekend in Anaheim, two games extending into extra innings, and Sunday’s finale seeming like it would never end with the Angels charging to a 14-2 victory, the Mets conclude their nine-game road trip in Arizona. After taking two of three in Atlanta, and then losing two of three in Anaheim, this final series of the trip will decide if it is a successful one or not....
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Dodgers @ Diamondbacks April 12, 2014: Sorry for the delay

Adrian Gonzalez is in the middle of a hot streak, which bodes well for the Dodgers. (via) Technology is a great thing, but sometimes it chooses the most inopportune time to fail. That’s why this Game Thread is just now being posted. Dodgers Diamondbacks 5:10 pm PT Phoenix, AZ RF Puig CF Campana CF Kemp 2B Hill SS Ramirez ...
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The Man Who’s Owned Tim Lincecum

Circumstances were different when Paul Goldschmidt faced Tim Lincecum the first time. In early August of 2011, Goldschmidt was playing in his second-ever major-league game, a young first baseman who’d never been a Baseball America top-100 prospect, and who’d never been a Baseball America top-10 Diamondbacks prospect. Lincecum was a staff ace having a Cy […]
Via Fangraphs
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Goldschmidt, Parra power Diamondbacks over Giants

Paul Goldschmidt's dominance against San Francisco Giants RHP Tim Lincecum continued on Wednesday night, as Goldschmidt slammed a first-inning three-run home run, helping the Diamondbacks over the San Francisco Giants at AT&T Park. RHP Bronson Arroyo threw just five innings, the latest short outing from a Diamondbacks starter, but it enabled manager Kirk Gibson to use Josh...
Via Pro Sports Daily
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Lincecum Struggles, Giants Fall to Diamondbacks

Mitchell Evans San Francisco Giants Writer   Diamondbacks 7 Giants 3   Recap: In the top of the first, Paul Goldschmidt was right where he left off last time against Lincecum, hitting a 3 run home run to right field. The home run came after a leadoff triple by Parra, and a walk by Prado. Michael Morse homered in the bottom of the second inning to make the score 3-1, and then in...
Via TopSportsReport
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Paul Goldschmidt continues to own Tim Lincecum

Saying that Paul Goldschimdt owns Tim Lincecum is an understatement. Goldschimdt, who hit his first career home run off of Lincecum in 2011, is 13-for-24 with seven homers and 17 RBIs against Lincecum. Let’s put that into perspective: Paul Goldschimdt is hitting .541 against Tim Lincecum and has hit 9.4% of his career home runs off of him. Those are video game-like numbers. You...
Via Phoenix Sports-Kings
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Goldschmidt Owns Lincecum (Again), Giants Lose 7-3

Different day, same struggle: Paul Goldschmidt continued to be Tim Lincecum’s nightmare on Opening Night at AT&T Park. The game seemed one-sided from the first inning as Lincecum felt the bite of Goldschmidt and the rest of the Arizona Diamondbacks and the San Francisco Giants fell to their NL West rivals 7-3. Lincecum was off his command from the first pitch, quickly giving...
Via BaySportsNet
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Goldschmidt again finds groove against Lincecum

Paul Goldschmidt's three-run homer and four RBIs were enough to back Bronson Arroyo and Josh Collmenter.
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Goldschmidt again finds groove against Lincecum

SAN FRANCISCO -- Paul Goldschmidt hit a three-run homer and sacrifice fly to pound Tim Lincecum again, and the Arizona Diamondbacks beat the San Francisco Giants 7-3 on Wednesday night. Gerardo Parra hit a two-run homer and Eric Chavez added an RBI triple for his first hit in his first start of the year for Arizona. Goldschmidt is batting .542 (13-for-24) with seven homers and 17...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Goldschmidt pounds Lincecum again, carries D-backs past Giants

SAN FRANCISCO -- Paul Goldschmidt hit a three-run homer and sacrifice fly to pound Tim Lincecum again, and the Arizona Diamondbacks beat the San Francisco Giants 7-3 on Wednesday night.
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Daily DraftStreet Picks: April 9, 2014

Want your voice to be heard? Take 30 seconds and weigh in on our weekly Reader Survey! Despite putting up one of our best days on Draftstreet to date, we came home empty-handed with an 0-2 performance. We ran in to this guy named Ryan Braun — did you know he hit 3 HR? Chances are if you used pur lineup and avoided Braun you’re probably out picking islands to buy out of a catalog...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

New low: D-backs off to worst start in franchise history

DENVER (AP) -- Nolan Arenado homered twice, rookie right-hander Tommy Kahnle picked up his first major league victory and Colorado overcame a four-run deficit Saturday night to beat Arizona 9-4 and send the Diamondbacks to their worst start in franchise history. Charlie Blackmon went 3 for 4, tying the Rockies' franchise record with nine hits in consecutive games, a mark set...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Paul Goldschmidt extends hitting streak to 26 games

With an RBI single in the top of the eighth inning against Rockies reliever Chad Bettis on Friday, Diamondbacks first baseman Paul Goldschmidt extended his hitting streak to 26 consecutive games. Goldschmidt finished the 2013 season with hits in 19 consecutive games and has hit in seven consecutively to begin the 2014 season. Last season, Rockies outfielder and NL batting champion...
Via Pro Sports Daily
11 days ago  |  Discuss

MLB Award Predictions

Paul Goldschmidt could find himself hoisting the NL MVP trophy after 162 games (via draftkings) It is that time of year again. The green grass, the smell of hot dogs and peanuts, and the loud cheering of a home crowd. And what better way to kick of the beginning of the 2014 MLB season by taking an educated guess at who will be this year’s American League and National League MVPs...
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15 days ago  |  Discuss

Five things that must go right for D-backs to succeed

PHOENIX -- The Diamondbacks are not the people's choice to win the NL West this spring. Ask them if it matters. "What percentage of guys are right?" D-backs manager Kirk Gibson said. "Nobody knows. We don't know. That's what's exciting. We get to start the journey to find out. That's the fun part about it. Players and athletes and people who compete...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
17 days ago  |  Discuss

1 on 1 with Paul Goldschmidt

Bob Brenly sits down for an extended interview with Paul Goldschmidt to talk about how the D-backs star plans to follow up on his dominant 2013 season.
19 days ago  |  Discuss

1 on 1 with Paul Goldschmidt

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Via Fox Sports Arizona
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Diamondbacks get swept in Australia, but still find positives

Mark Trumbo, Paul Goldschmidt and A.J. Pollock look on from the D-backs dugout. (Jennifer Stewart/Arizona Diamondbacks)   First, let’s get this straight. Losing both games in a season-opening series to their hated rivals is not a good way for the Diamondbacks to start off the 2014 campaign. However, there is no need for the Diamondbacks, or their fans, to feel a sense of doom...
Via Phoenix Sports-Kings
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Dodgers Take 2 in Sydney

The Los Angeles Dodgers and Arizona Diamondbacks combined for 21 hits, 16 base on balls, 15 strikeouts, 12 runs scored and 4 errors in a game that lasted 1 minute over 4 hours!  The Dodgers scored the first 7 runs of the game, led by Yasiel Puig who had 3 hits, 2 RBI, drew a walk and scored a run scored.Hyun-Jin Ryu pitched 5 innings of 2 hit ball striking out 5 Diamondbacks...
Via We Talk Fantasy Sports
24 days ago  |  Discuss

G'day, baseball! Opening day goes Down Under

SYDNEY (AP) Bob Wardle came ready to root for the Arizona Diamondbacks on opening day Down Under, all dressed in his Paul Goldschmidt jersey.
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Arizona DiamondBacks 2014 Team Preview

Gibby always looks like he’s ready to break his foot off in someone’s ass. The 2013 Arizona DiamondBacks went 81-81, spending a lot of time clearing water out of the boat after General Manager Kevin Towers traded Justin Upton to the Atlanta Braves declaring he wasn’t a ‘winning player’. Paul Goldschmidt went out and became one of the best all around hitters in the game...
Via Diamond Hoggers
27 days ago  |  Discuss

D-backs game report: Saturday, March 15

Diamondbacks 4, Indians 2 Game recap: Paul Goldschmidt and Martin Prado hit back-to-back home runs in the first inning, the first homer of the spring for each, but the good news was overshadowed by the uncertainty around Patrick Corbin, who left the game in the last of the seventh inning with forearm stiffness. Corbin immediately returned to Salt River Fields for evaluation. The...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
March 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Player Profile #5: Paul Goldschmidt | 1B | ARI

Last year Paul Goldschmidt finished 6th overall in fantasy thanks to an incredible sophomore season that saw him rack up 710 PA with 103 R, 36 HR, 125 RBI, 15 SB, and a .302 BA. With an ADP of 3.4 this year, fantasy owners clearly expect more of the same — and perhaps even a little upside! The question with Goldschmidt isn’t how valuable a repeat season would be — we know...
Via Baseball Professor
March 10, 2014  |  Discuss

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