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What’s Wrong With Marte’s Average?

Starling Marte has had an interesting season this far, producing numbers you may have expected more from a power hitting first baseman such as Lucas Duda or Chris Carter. Currently, Marte has as many as home runs as Paul Goldschmidt, Adam Jones, and J.D. Martinez. Of course, that’s not a bad thing. However, he also has just two stolen bases and isn’t inspiring anybody with a...
Via Baseball Professor
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Pirates-Diamondbacks Preview

The last pitch Paul Goldschmidt saw in 2014 fractured his left hand in a matchup with Pittsburgh, leaving Arizona without its star for the final 52 games. Diamondbacks reliever Randall Delgado plunked Pirates star Andrew McCutchen the following day in retaliation, and McCutchen later said, "Just remember: I don't forget." The clubs meet for the first time since that series Friday...
Via AP on Fox
3 days ago  |  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...
Via AP on Fox
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Broken hands hard to avoid according to D-backs

The Diamondbacks have had quite a few players suffer broken hands in the past couple of seasons: Willie Bloomquist and Aaron Hill in 2013 and A.J. Pollock and Paul Goldschmidt last year. The tendency for players to start their swings early to catch up with mid-90s fastballs has led to this according to Zach Buchanan of AZCentral.Buchanan quotes Chip Hale on the phenomenon:"We've...
Via Fox Sports
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Which of these hot hitters can remain above average?

The 2015 season is barely two weeks old, but we’ve already witnessed a mass outpouring of offensive firepower from a few select hitters. Big names like Mike Trout, Miguel Cabrera and Paul Goldschmidt are already atop the WAR leaderboards, but what about the not-so prominent hitters? Let’s take a look at a handful of non-star players who are riding incredible hot streaks to start...
Via The Outside Corner
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Which of these hot hitters can remain above average?

The 2015 season is barely two weeks old, but we’ve already witnessed a mass outpouring of offensive firepower from a few select hitters. Big names like Mike Trout, Miguel Cabrera and Paul Goldschmidt are already atop the WAR leaderboards, but what about the not-so prominent hitters? Let’s take a look at a handful of non-star players who are riding incredible hot streaks to start...
Via Bloguin Best
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Rangers-Diamondbacks Preview

For a team many figured to be a bottomfeeder in the NL West, the Arizona Diamondbacks have jumped out to solid start while playing only divisional opponents. Returning home following a successful road trip, the Diamondbacks will venture outside of the division for a two-game series with the Texas Rangers, who enter Tuesday night's meeting fresh off a tough defeat. Arizona did not...
Via AP on Fox
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Arizona Diamondbacks Win Away Series Against Giants

Arizona Diamondbacks’ Josh Collmenter pitchers against the San Francisco Giants in the ninth inning of a baseball game Friday, April 17, 2015, in San Francisco. Collmenter threw a four-hitter as Arizona won 9-0. (AP Photo/Ben Margot) Last season the Arizona Diamondbacks were the laughing stock, with their last-place finish, but that’s not how the beginning of this season is...
Via The Sports Journal
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Goldschmidt Contines to Goldschmidt, Giants Fall To Diamondbacks 5-1

Paul Goldschmidt gave the Arizona Diamondbacks all the runs they needed in the first inning, as the San Francisco Giants completed their first week at home the same way they’ve struggled so far. Pitching issues and lack of production continued to plague the reigning World Champs in their 5-1 loss to their division rival on Sunday afternoon. Paul Goldschmidt started things off early...
Via BaySportsNet
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Goldschmidt's bat helps cut down Giants in series finale

SAN FRANCISCO -- San Francisco nemesis Paul Goldschmidt hit a two-run homer to help Jeremy Hellickson get his first win with for Arizona in the Diamondbacks' 5-1 victory over the struggling Giants on Sunday. Chris Owings added a two-run single and A.J. Pollock had three hits, scored two runs and made a run-saving diving catch for the Diamondbacks, who took three of four from the...
Via AP on Fox
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Goldschmidt leads Diamondbacks past Giants 5-1

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) San Francisco nemesis Paul Goldschmidt hit a two-run homer to help Jeremy Hellickson get his first with for Arizona in the Diamondbacks' 5-1 victory over the struggling Giants on Sunday. Chris Owings added a two-run single and A.J. Pollock had three hits, scored two runs and made a run-saving diving catch for the Diamondbacks, who took three of four from the defending...
Via AP on Fox
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Daily DraftKings Picks: Friday, Apr 17

I was thisclose! My strategy paid off big time (stacking against Madison Bumgarner) as Mark Trumbo, Paul Goldschmidt, and A.J. Pollock all homered, but the players I chose support my anti-MadBum lineup didn’t come through. I’m absolutely kicking myself for not picking Chris Archer, who I had in my lineup originally and then swapped out for Cole Hamels (who had poor control against...
Via Baseball Professor
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Hill's double in 12th lifts Diamondbacks past Giants

  Aaron Hill hit a two-run double with two outs in the 12th inning and the Arizona Diamondbacks held on to beat the San Francisco Giants 7-6 on Thursday night. Ender Inciarte singled to lead off the inning against Sergio Romo (0-1) and stole second base. After Paul Goldschmidt was intentionally walked with one out, Cliff Pennington popped out to short. Hill followed with a line...
Via AP on Fox
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Arizona Diamondbacks Edge Past the Los Angeles Dodgers with a Walk-off

Arizona Diamondbacks starting pitcher Archie Bradley throws against the Los Angeles Dodgers during the first inning of a baseball game Saturday, April 11, 2015, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/The Arizona Republic, David Kadlubowski) After losing their first series 2-1 to the San Francisco Giants, the Arizona Diamondbacks were looking to bounce back and defeat the Dodgers at home, and that...
Via The Sports Journal
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Dodgers @ Diamondbacks April 11, 2015: Yasiel Puig sits, because reasons

Last night’s game was all kinds of frustrating. The Dodgers had ample opportunities to win, but they couldn’t pull through. Oh, and I know he’s a great player and all, but Paul Goldschmidt is really annoying. Dodgers Diamondbacks 5:40 p.m. Phoenix SS Rollins CF Pollock LF Crawford LF Inciarte 1B Gonzalez...
Via Dodgers Digest
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Giants’ Chris Heston’s pitch is just a bit down and out (VIDEO)

San Francisco Giants starter Chris Heston, who's filling in for the injured Matt Cain, had a pretty good game against the Diamondbacks on Wednesday. The rookie went six solid innings with no earned runs and just three hits and two walks.  Most of his pitches were in and around the strike zone. But this one to Paul Goldschmidt  — not so much.  Your browser does not...
Via The Other Paper
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Diamondbacks trade Trevor Cahill to Braves

Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports The Arizona Diamondbacks have traded pitcher Trevor Cahill to the Atlanta Braves on Thursday for outfielder Josh Elander and cash considerations. According to the team, the Dbacks have acquired outfielder Josh Elander for Cahill. One source said the #Braves will be responsible for $5.5M of Cahill’s $12M salary. — Mark Bowman (@mlbbowman...
Via Sports-Glory
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Goldschmidt doubles twice, Diamondbacks beat White Sox 10-2

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) Paul Goldschmidt drove in two runs with a pair of doubles, Tuffy Gosewich had four hits and the Arizona Diamondbacks roughed up Jose Quintana, beating the Chicago White Sox 10-2 Thursday. Quintana was tagged for six runs and eight hits in two innings. Chris Owings hit a two-run double as Arizona scored five times in the second. Nick Ahmed had two hits and...
Via AP on Fox
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Trumbo, Goldschmidt homer as Diamondbacks beat Rangers 8-7

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) Mark Trumbo and Paul Goldschmidt homered, leading the Arizona Diamondbacks to an 8-7 victory over a split-squad of Texas Rangers on Tuesday. Trumbo and Goldschmidt had three hits apiece, and Blake Lalli singled in the winning run in the ninth. Lalli is trying to make the team as a backup catcher. Texas center fielder Delino DeShields had two hits, including...
Via AP on Fox
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Royals rally past Diamondbacks with five-run seventh inning

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- Paul Goldschmidt and A.J. Pollock each hit their first homers of spring training in the Arizona Diamondbacks' 10-5 loss to the Kansas City Royals on Saturday. Omar Infante had three hits, including two doubles, and Paulo Orlando drove in two runs for the Royals, who used a five-run seventh inning to win. Alex Liddi's two-run double tied it at 5 for the Royals...
Via AP on Fox
29 days ago  |  Discuss

Goldschmidt, Pollock hit 1st HRs in D'Backs' loss to Royals

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) Paul Goldschmidt and A.J. Pollock each hit their first homers of spring training in the Arizona Diamondbacks' 10-5 loss to the Kansas City Royals on Saturday. Omar Infante had three hits, including two doubles, and Paulo Orlando drove in two runs for the Royals, who used a five-run seventh inning to win. Alex Liddi's two-run double tied it at 5 for the Royals...
Via AP on Fox
29 days ago  |  Discuss

Arizona Diamondbacks 2015 Preview: 3 Up and 3 Down

The Arizona Diamondbacks are coming off a disastrous 2014 season that saw them finish with a 64-98 record and resulted in the firing of Kirk Gibson. New chief baseball officer, Tony La Russa has assembled his own hand-picked crew to pilot the Diamondbacks into the future. Dave Stewart is now the general manager and Chip Hale will be calling the shots from the dugout. The question...
Via isportsweb.com
March 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Player Profile #3: Paul Goldschmidt | 1B | ARI

If you are lucky enough to have a top three pick in your draft you sure can’t go wrong with taking Paul Goldschmidt — unless, of course, you have the first overall pick. For me Mike Trout remains the clear cut number one and the only real debate is whether or not to go with Goldschmidt or Andrew McCutchen. However, if you take position out of the equation, the clear-cut choice...
Via Baseball Professor
March 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Goldschmidt back, De La Rosa debuts as D-backs beat Rockies

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) Paul Goldschmidt walked and struck out in his first major league action since a broken hand cut short his 2014 season, and the Arizona Diamondbacks' beat the Colorado Rockies 6-2 Wednesday. Rockies prospect Jon Gray fanned Goldschmidt with a 97 mph fastball in the third inning. The two-time All-Star drew a walk against Rockies starter Jordan Lyles in the first...
Via AP on Fox
March 04, 2015  |  Discuss

LEADING OFF: A-Rod, Goldschmidt make their spring debuts

A look at the highlights of what's happening all around spring training in Florida and Arizona on Wednesday: --- HE'S BACK Alex Rodriguez is set to be the designated hitter for two or three at-bats when the Yankees host the Phillies in Tampa, Florida. It will be his first game in 17 months after serving a one-year drug suspension. ''I'll be a little nervous,'' he said. ''I have some...
Via AP on Fox
March 03, 2015  |  Discuss
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