What Six MLB Teams Would Receive on Easter

Arizona Diamondbacks Inside the Arizona Diamondbacks’ Easter Egg is a star ace at the top of their rotation. Unfortunately, their 117 runs allowed is the most in the MLB, and their starting pitching is to blame. As of April 19th, Wade Miley (4.35 ERA), Brandon McCarthy (7.11 ERA), Trevor Cahill (8.68 ERA), and Bronson Arroyo (9.95 ERA) have combined for a 3-10 record in 16 starts...
Via Grandstand University
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Diamondbacks 4, Dodgers 2: A tale of two games, but still a loss

This game was pretty tame and boring until the ninth inning. The game was tied at one on the strength of solo home runs by Miguel Montero and Scott Van Slyke. After that, it was like an entirely different game. Chris Withrow did this: That would have been a hell of a way to lose a game. Luckily, Withrow was bailed out by everyone’s favorite Uribear. Love you, Juan Uribe. Unfortunately...
Via Dodgers Digest
2 days ago  |  Discuss

'Diamondbacks: The 10th Inning' premieres on Sunday, April 20

"Diamondbacks: The 10th Inning Presented by Century Link" is set for the 2014 premiere of its sixth season on Sunday, April 20, at 4 p.m. on FOX Sports Arizona. This show will debut immediately following the Arizona Diamondbacks at Los Angeles Dodgers game and will re-air at 10 p.m. that night. Last year, this series received a Rocky Mountain Emmy nomination for the Sports...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Daily SP Rankings: Friday, April 18

Got 30 seconds? Fill out our Week 3 Reader Survey and check out Week 2′s survey results! A tip when reading these rankings: Ratings are calculated by equally weighting a pitcher’s potential contribution in ERA, WHIP, K, and W, just as someone would do in Roto or H2H categories leagues. The PTS column is used to give people in points leagues and those who do daily fantasy a little...
Via Baseball Professor
3 days ago  |  Discuss

D-backs fall to expansion-era depths

PHOENIX -- The Diamondbacks certainly thought these days were long gone. But after a 9-0 loss to the New York Mets on Tuesday at Chase Field, the D-backs tied the 1998 expansion team for the worst start in franchise history at 4-13. That was a team of mostly spare parts. This is a $110 million machine. The game begins and almost always is decided on the mound, and that is where the...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Same story as poor pitching leads to loss for D-backs

PHOENIX -- Even reliable Wade Miley could not keep Dodgers nemesis Adrian Gonzalez in the park Saturday, when the Diamondbacks' struggles on both sides of the ball continued. Gonzalez's two-run home run in the third inning gave the Dodgers a 4-0 lead, and it was 5-0 before A.J. Pollock hit the first pinch-hit home run of his career in the fifth, the only run Arizona would...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
8 days ago  |  Discuss

2014 Fantasy Baseball: The Fielding Factor NL

After looking at all three tiers of the NL only starters, we have discovered that pitchers themselves have very little control over what happens once the hitter makes contact with the ball. Strikeout rates were far and away the best predictor of pitcher success between the three tiers. Of course, that doesn’t mean that strikeouts are the only predictors for pitching success. What...
Via The Fantasy Fix
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Three things the Diamondbacks need to do to turn their season around

(Photo courtesy of the @Dbacks official Twitter account.)   After falling to 2-7 to open up their 2014 season, it’s a good time to remind the Diamondbacks and their fans that a Major League Baseball season is a marathon, not a sprint. To say that there’s time to turn their fortunes around would be an understatement, with 153 games left on the schedule. However, if the D-backs...
Via Phoenix Sports-Kings
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Diamondbacks nab elusive first win of season

Addison Reed picks up his first save in the desert. (Photo courtesy of the @Dbacks official Twitter account)   Though it didn’t come as soon as they had hoped, the Arizona Diamondbacks are finally in the win column in 2014. After a first inning where Wade Miley gave up four runs, it looked like the D-backs were headed to a 0-4 start to the season. However, after giving up a 3...
Via Phoenix Sports-Kings
19 days ago  |  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
21 days ago  |  Discuss

D-backs game reports: Thursday, March 27

Cleveland 3, Diamondbacks 2 Cincinnati 9, Diamondbacks 1 Game recaps: After starting the second game of the regular season against the Los Angeles Dodgers in Sydney, Australia, last Saturday, Wade Miley was not himself in an exhibition game against Cleveland on Thursday, but he did not list that as a cause for his subpar outing -- seven hits, three runs, one hit batter and one walk...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
24 days ago  |  Discuss

D-backs firm up front of rotation, but several spring battles unresolved

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- Diamondbacks manager Kirk Gibson confirmed Wednesday that Brandon McCarthy will start the team's home opener at Chase Field on Monday and laid out the front end of the rotation to start the season. Wade Miley and Trevor Cahill will follow McCarthy on Tuesday and Wednesday, respectively, but Gibson said the back end of the rotation remains unresolved. First...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
25 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
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Australian Opener Game one is in the books; Dodgers win 2-1

[Box Score] I woke up at 2:00 AM and barely hung on through the rain delay at Sydney Cricket Ground early this morning. I stayed up through the entire game – and although I’m exhausted this morning – damn it feels good to have baseball back. The Dodgers are 1-0, winning the opener on foreign soil 3-1. Scott Van Slyke was the offensive hero, but the real story was probably what...
Via Diamond Hoggers
29 days ago  |  Discuss

Dodgers beat Diamondbacks 3-1 on Opening Day in Sydney, Australia

The air was warm and slightly humid when Arizona Diamondbacks pitcher Wade Miley delivered the first pitch of the season to Yasiel Puig at 8 p.m. Saturday night. It was typical East Coast weather, if not the typical East Coast. A couple hours earlier, a distant clap of thunder interrupted the Dodgers’ batting practice and delayed the game’s first pitch by 14 minutes. The announced...
Via Pro Sports Daily
29 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Dodgers Scott Van Slyke hits first home run of 2014 regular season

It certainly won’t be the longest home run of the 2014 season, but for now, Scott Van Slyke has Barry Bonds single season record “on watch” as he is on pace for a 162 home run season.  Watch him go opposite field off Diamondbacks lefty Wade Miley and listen to legendary broadcaster Vin Scully on the call from the Sydney Cricket Ground (via MLB.com): It will also go down as...
Via Reading Between The Seams
March 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Dodgers Are Officially the Best Team in MLB

The 2014 MLB season saw it's first pitch today, in Syndey, Australia.  The Los Angeles Dodgers won 3-1, behind Clayton Kershaw, who pitched 6.2 innings of 5 hit, 1 ER ball, striking out 7 Arizona Diamondbacks. Your browser does not support iframes.Scott Van Slyke provided all the offense the Dodgers would need, with a 2 run home run in the 4th inning, off of DBacks starter Wade...
Via We Talk Fantasy Sports
March 22, 2014  |  Discuss

MLB Game Picks - Saturday: March 22, 2014

And so it begins...and then ends...and then will begin again in a week. Ah! You have got to love this playing overseas as a false season starter for a tease. Someday, Opening Day will actually mean opening day and it will be one day and all teams will be playing...a day game! And it will be a national holiday.For those of you new to this space, during the regular season and then...
Via The Flagrant Fan
March 21, 2014  |  Discuss

The Only Dodger Lineup You’ll Ever Need

It’s weird to think that there’s real Dodger baseball that counts tonight. In my head, I know it does. I know the Dodgers will either be 1-0 or 0-1 after Clayton Kershaw faces Wade Miley, but it still doesn’t seem real. Maybe it’s because the game is being played in the middle of the night — about 45 minutes later than you think it will be, by the way —  or that most...
Via Dodgers Digest
March 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Corbin has UCL damage; D-backs unsure of outlook

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- The Diamondbacks will have a new Opening Day starter after an MRI revealed Saturday night that Patrick Corbin has damage to the ulnar collateral ligament in his left elbow, the team announced Sunday. Corbin, who left his Saturday start in Goodyear abruptly with a trainer in the seventh inning, will get a second opinion this week and will not travel with the team...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
March 16, 2014  |  Discuss

D-backs game report: Friday, March 7

Oakland 2, Diamondbacks 0 Game recap: Wade Miley gave up three singles and an unearned run in five innings, and he got some bad swings on changeups and sliders along the way. Shortstop Didi Gregorius committed a fielding error when he mishandled a grounder after his foot got caught in the dirt with two outs and a runner on third base in the fifth inning, enabling the A's to score...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
March 07, 2014  |  Discuss

When Miley takes the mound, quality usually follows

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- True to his nature, Diamondbacks left-hander Wade Miley is not particularly captivated by the numbers that seem to follow baseball players like obedient pets -- especially his own. "I'm not a big stats guys. I'm not a big ERA guy. I just want to win," Miley said after going four innings in his first spring training start Sunday against the Giants...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
March 02, 2014  |  Discuss

D-backs spring training preview: Starting pitchers

First in a series previewing the 2014 Arizona Diamondbacks heading into the start of spring training. Who's back All five of the pitchers who finished the 2013 season in the starting rotation return -- All-Star left-hander Patrick Corbin, right-handers Trevor Cahill and Brandon McCarthy, left-hander Wade Miley and right-hander Randall Delgado. It is the first time in franchise...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
January 29, 2014  |  Discuss

D-backs' Miley remains perfect against Rockies

PHOENIX -- Randy Johnson never lost to the Cubs in 14 starts, but he had a 5.43 ERA against the Rays. Barry Bonds hit .407 against Tim Hudson but had his hands full against Mike Bielecki, batting .086.In a sport built on matchups, Wade Miley has found one that works for him.Miley ran his career record to 6-0 against the Rockies in the Diamondbacks' 9-2 victory Saturday, keeping...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
September 15, 2013  |  Discuss

D-backs' Miley remains perfect against Rockies

PHOENIX -- Randy Johnson never lost to the Cubs in 14 starts, but he had a 5.43 ERA against the Rays. Barry Bonds hit .407 against Tim Hudson but had his hands full against Mike Bielecki, batting .086.In a sport built on matchups, Wade Miley has found one that works for him.Miley ran his career record to 6-0 against the Rockies in the Diamondbacks' 9-2 victory Saturday, keeping...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
September 15, 2013  |  Discuss

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