ARIZONA DIAMONDBACKS NEWS

Ross ready to fight for job in '15

PHOENIX -- Cody Ross was in the opposite dugout Monday night but the mention of his name still elicited thoughts of support, appreciation and jewelry from San Francisco manager Bruce Bochy. "Cody is one of those players you would love to have on your team, He's one of the good ones" Bochy said before the Diamondbacks' 6-2 win over the Giants. "Certainly, I...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
2 hours ago  |  Discuss

Trumbo, D-backs pound Giants

PHOENIX -- The San Francisco Giants lost their third consecutive game when Mark Trumbo hit a grand slam to lead the Arizona Diamondbacks to a 6-2 victory Monday night. Trumbo had five RBIs, and Wade Miley (8-11) bounced back from his shortest outing of the season by pitching seven innings of one-run ball. San Francisco's NL West chances took a hit with consecutive losses to the...
Via AP on Fox
3 hours ago  |  Discuss

Diamondbacks knock off Giants 6-2

PHOENIX (AP) Mark Trumbo hit a grand slam and had five RBIs, Wade Miley pitched seven effective innings and the Arizona Diamondbacks sent the San Francisco Giants to their third straight loss, 6-2 Monday night. Wade Miley (8-11) bounced back from his shortest outing of the season by holding the Giants to a run and seven hits. Trumbo provided most of the support, hitting his grand...
Via AP on Fox
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Trumbo, D-backs pound Giants

PHOENIX -- The San Francisco Giants lost their third consecutive game when Mark Trumbo hit a grand slam to lead the Arizona Diamondbacks to a 6-2 victory Monday night. Trumbo had five RBIs, and Wade Miley (8-11) bounced back from his shortest outing of the season by pitching seven innings of one-run ball. San Francisco's NL West chances took a hit with consecutive losses to the...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
3 hours ago  |  Discuss

Diamondbacks add 3 players to roster

PHOENIX (AP) The Arizona Diamondbacks have recalled infielder Nick Ahmed and left-handed pitcher Andrew Chafin from Triple-A Reno, and selected the contract of catcher Bobby Wilson. To make room on the 40-man roster for Wilson, Arizona transferred right-handed pitcher Bronson Arroyo, who had Tommy John surgery, to the 60-day disabled list on Monday. Ahmed finished fifth in the Pacific...
Via AP on Fox
6 hours ago  |  Discuss

Steve-O thought channeling his inner Happy Gilmore was a good idea

Steve-O isn’t known for making good decisions. The ******* star turned stand-up comedian was hanging out at the Arizona Diamondbacks training facility and ventured into the batting cage area. Everyone knows what happened next. The thing is this isn’t anywhere near the most ridiculously stupid thing he’s ever done. This is the same guy who dove face first into Mike Tyson...
Via Pro Sports Daily
7 hours ago  |  Discuss

D-backs call up Ahmed, Chafin, Wilson

PHOENIX -- The Diamondbacks recalled infielder Nick Ahmed and left-handed pitcher Andrew Chafin from Triple-A Reno, and selected the contract of catcher Bobby Wilson from Reno. To make room on the 40-man roster for Wilson, the D-backs transferred right-handed pitcher Bronson Arroyo (Tommy John surgery) to the 60-day disabled list. Ahmed, 24, finished fifth in the Pacific Coast League...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
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Diamondbacks wrap up Padres series with victory

The Diamondbacks continued to swing the bats with authority, surviving a late rally to beat the San Diego Padres 8-6 on Sunday at Chase Field. It was Arizona's first series win since taking two of three from the Rockies at home to close out August. The Diamondbacks did all their scoring in two innings, tallying five in the third and three in the eighth. Arizona has scored three...
Via Pro Sports Daily
13 hours ago  |  Discuss

Dave Stewart, seen as a favorite, has agreed to interview with Diamondbacks

Dave Stewart, the former star pitcher who's now a top player agent, has informed the Diamondbacks he will indeed interview for their open GM job. Stewart, who posted four straight 20-win seasons while pitching for Tony La Russa, the Hall of Fame manager who is now the Diamondbacks' chief baseball officer, has been seen as a favorite for the D-Backs job that came open when...
Via Pro Sports Daily
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While You Were (Day) Drinking 2014 Game 148 (SD at AZ)

Sometimes things get a little fuzzy after spending an afternoon in the pub.  A nice, cool, air-conditioned pub.  So here’s a friendly reminder of what you might have missed while you were drinking. The Padres (68-80) lost the game and the series to the Arizona Diamondbacks (61-88) yesterday by a score of 8-6.  Odrisamer Despaigne (3-7, 3.63) pitched five and two-thirds innings...
Via Padres Public
18 hours ago  |  Discuss

Arizona Diamondbacks: bats wake up over weekend

The Arizona Diamondbacks fans that attended games at Chase Field this weekend saw something unfamiliar. They saw large numbers in the runs and hits column on the scoreboard. At first, some fans thought they had a sudden case of dyslexia and that the visiting team had all the runs and hits. A few fans were seen gesturing to the scoreboard operator that he had made a mistake. After...
Via isportsweb.com
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Giants-Diamondbacks Preview

After missing their chance to tighten up the NL West race, the San Francisco Giants will have to find a way to close their deficit on the road. Facing a team they've recently dominated could move them in the right direction. The Giants seek their eighth win in nine games against the Arizona Diamondbacks in Monday night's opener to a nine-game trip. San Francisco (82-67) got...
Via AP on Fox
1 day ago  |  Discuss

D-backs bullpen holds off Padres

PHOENIX -- Zeke Spruill allowed one hit in three shutout innings of long relief, Will Harris escaped a bases-loaded jam in the eighth inning and the Arizona Diamondbacks beat the San Diego Padres 8-6 Sunday. Harris struck Rymer Liriano and pinch-hitter Tommy Medica to preserve Arizona's 5-4 lead. Spruill (1-1) earned the win five days after being called up from Triple-A Reno...
Via AP on Fox
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Arizona bullpen holds off Padres 8-6

PHOENIX (AP) Zeke Spruill allowed one hit in three shutout innings of long relief, Will Harris escaped a bases-loaded jam in the eighth inning and the Arizona Diamondbacks beat the San Diego Padres 8-6 Sunday. Harris struck Rymer Liriano and pinch-hitter Tommy Medica to preserve Arizona's 5-4 lead. Spruill (1-1) earned the win five days after being called up from Triple-A Reno...
Via AP on Fox
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D-backs bullpen holds off Padres

PHOENIX -- Zeke Spruill allowed one hit in three shutout innings of long relief, Will Harris escaped a bases-loaded jam in the eighth inning and the Arizona Diamondbacks beat the San Diego Padres 8-6 Sunday. Harris struck Rymer Liriano and pinch-hitter Tommy Medica to preserve Arizona's 5-4 lead. Spruill (1-1) earned the win five days after being called up from Triple-A Reno...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
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Trumbo leads D-backs rout of Padres

Mark Trumbo had three hits and three RBIs, leading the Arizona Diamondbacks to a 10-4 win over the sloppy San Diego Padres on Saturday night. The Diamondbacks took control early, scoring six runs off All-Star Tyson Ross in the first two innings. Chase Anderson (9-6) pitched five innings, allowing two runs and four hits. He struck out five and walked two. Ross (13-14) couldn'...
Via Pro Sports Daily
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Trumbo leads D-backs rout of Padres

PHOENIX -- Mark Trumbo had three hits and three RBIs, leading the Arizona Diamondbacks to a 10-4 win over the sloppy San Diego Padres on Saturday night. The Diamondbacks took control early, scoring six runs off All-Star Tyson Ross in the first two innings. Chase Anderson (9-6) pitched five innings, allowing two runs and four hits. He struck out five and walked two. Ross (13-14) couldn...
Via AP on Fox
2 days ago  |  Discuss

D-backs tag Padres ace Tyson Ross early in win

PHOENIX (AP) Mark Trumbo had three hits and three RBIs, leading the Arizona Diamondbacks to a 10-4 win over the sloppy San Diego Padres on Saturday night. The Diamondbacks took control early, scoring six runs off All-Star Tyson Ross in the first two innings. Chase Anderson (9-6) pitched five innings, allowing two runs and four hits. He struck out five and walked two. Ross (13-14...
Via AP on Fox
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Trumbo leads D-backs rout of Padres

PHOENIX -- Mark Trumbo had three hits and three RBIs, leading the Arizona Diamondbacks to a 10-4 win over the sloppy San Diego Padres on Saturday night. The Diamondbacks took control early, scoring six runs off All-Star Tyson Ross in the first two innings. Chase Anderson (9-6) pitched five innings, allowing two runs and four hits. He struck out five and walked two. Ross (13-14) couldn...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
2 days ago  |  Discuss

D-backs' Ziegler pitched until he had no more

PHOENIX -- If Brad Ziegler seemed a little different the last few months, he was. The left knee injury that required microfracture surgery last Tuesday first flared up during the final weekend of June, during the Diamondbacks' three-game road trip to San Diego. Ziegler pitched through frayed cartilage for two months before finally accepting the signals his body was sending. As...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Minor League Team Brings Alligator On Field For Good Luck (Photo)

The class A affiliate of the Arizona Diamondbacks came up with an interesting ploy for good luck. Yep, that's a live, 5-ft alligator…on a baseball field…before Game 2. Because why not? @MiLB pic.twitter.com/J8mlmmKXRl — Donny Baarns (@DonnyBaarns) September 13, 2014 Apparently, there’s a good reason for this strategy, even though it didn’t work anyway. Visalia — the...
Via BlackSportsOnline
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Kirk Gibson has lost support of D'Backs clubhouse

(AP Photo/Lenny Ignelzi)   Sources: LaRussa not yet convinced that #DBacks should fire Gibson, but clubhouse support for manager all but gone. — Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) September 13, 2014   According to Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports, the Diamondbacks’ clubhouse support of Kirk Gibson is “all but gone.” If this is truly the case, Gibson should be ready to pack his bags...
Via Phoenix Sports-Kings
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Kirk Gibson has won few games but he's forged rapport with La Russa

Logic would suggest Kirk Gibson isn't long for his job as Diamondbacks manager. However, it appears he may have at least a shot to stay, and here's why: It's been noted that Gibson has been extremely receptive to the input from Arizona's new chief baseball officer Tony La Russa, who also happens to be a Hall of Fame manager. If Gibson has done little else lately...
Via Pro Sports Daily
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Minor league team brings gator to field for good luck

What do an alligator, the California Baseball League, 1978, and Joe Charboneau have in common?  Maybe you should ask the alligator, who was on-hand as a special guest for the Visalia Rawhide (Diamondbacks) vs. Lancaster JetHawks (Astros) Advanced-A playoff game Friday night (via @DonnyBaarns) Yep, that’s a live, 5-ft alligator…on a baseball field…before Game 2. Because why...
Via Reading Between The Seams
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Minor League Team Brings Alligator To Championship To Help Break Curse

Baseball is a game of superstitions. Three major league teams have been associated with curses, players go through routines before game appearances and announcers sometimes refrain from telling the audience about a no-hitter fearing they will jinx it. The Visalia Rawhide, the High-A affiliate of the Arizona Diamondbacks, also believe in superstition. The California League team brought...
Via NESN.com
2 days ago  |  Discuss
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