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Diamondbacks to call up Jarrod Saltamalacchia

Just 24 days following his release from the Miami Marlins, Jarrod Saltamalcchia will be re-joining a major league team, this time in Arizona. Hearing that #Dbacks will call up catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia from Triple-A Reno on Friday. — Steve Gilbert (@SteveGilbertMLB) May 28, 2015 Saltalamacchia, 30, signed a three-year, $21 million contract with the Miami Marlins back in December...
Via Baseball Essential
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Diamondbacks recalling Jarrod Saltalamacchia on Friday

On Friday the Arizona Diamondbacks will recall catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia from Triple-A Reno. Saltalamacchia gets the call up to the big league roster with Tuffy Gosewish out with injury. While Saltalamacchia failed to produce with the Miami Marlins earning his release earlier this year, the veteran was the most likely replacement. If his nine games at Triple-A are any indication...
Via Tireball.com
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Lamb's return may pose dilemma for D-backs with hot-hitting Tomas

The Diamondbacks’ Yasmany Tomas has found his groove at the plate after taking over for the injured Jake Lamb at third base. He currently has an 11-game hitting streak in which he’s gone 21 for 50 with nine RBIs. Lamb had been hitting .414 with nine RBIs of his own before going on the DL, and will probably be ready to return within the next week.D-backs manager Chip Hale called...
Via Fox Sports
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Diamondbacks-Brewers Preview

The Arizona Diamondbacks didn't have quite enough to win any of their three games against baseball's top team. They'll try for better results versus the majors' worst as they visit the slumping Milwaukee Brewers on Friday night. Arizona (21-25) had won six of seven before getting swept in St. Louis this week, though two of those defeats came in the Cardinals' final at-bat. Brad Ziegler...
Via AP on Fox
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Arizona Diamondbacks: What’s wrong with Archie Bradley?

Arizona Diamondbacks pitcher Archie Bradley was lit up again on Tuesday. The St. Louis Cardinals smashed Bradley for six runs while he only managed to record 11 outs, and when he was yanked in the fourth he was responsible for two runners. In Bradley’s last three starts he has averaged just over three innings pitched per game, and has an era of 12.35. Are Bradley’s struggles...
Via isportsweb.com
7 hours ago  |  Discuss

Little League field dedicated in La Russa's name

Tony La Russa is no longer managing the Cardinals, but the impact he's had on St. Louis and the local community is still felt.On Wednesday -- while La Russa was in town with the Arizona Diamondbacks -- he was honored as a Little League field was named in his honor."Tony La Russa Field is dedicated today for the families and kids of St. Louis. This field recognizes the contributions...
Via Fox Sports
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The Diamondbacks finally appear to be heading in the right direction

After a series of tumultuous years under former GM Kevin Towers and ex-manager Kirk Gibson, it looks like the Arizona Diamondbacks have turned the corner and are heading for greener pastures. Arizona is just 21-25 this season, but last year, the team fell four games below .500 on April 3rd, and never got to that level again. Framed in that context, a 21-25 record is downright miraculous...
Via The Outside Corner
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The Diamondbacks finally appear to be heading in the right direction

After a series of tumultuous years under former GM Kevin Towers and ex-manager Kirk Gibson, it looks like the Arizona Diamondbacks have turned the corner and are heading for greener pastures. Arizona is just 21-25 this season, but last year, the team fell four games below .500 on April 3rd, and never got to that level again. Framed in that context, a 21-25 record is downright miraculous...
Via Bloguin Best
11 hours ago  |  Discuss

Ziegler, Hale put positive spin on D-backs' loss, series sweep

Despite losing a tough game and being swept by the Cardinals, D-backs reliever Brad Ziegler saw the glass half-full. Per MLB.com, he said:"We definitely know we can play with one of the best teams in the league, for sure," Ziegler said. "We were right there every game. I think it shows some areas where we can grow as a team. Try to win some of those close games instead of losing...
Via Fox Sports
20 hours ago  |  Discuss

Cardinals rally, complete sweep of Diamondbacks

ST. LOUIS (AP) Jason Heyward atoned for a critical error with a game-tying homer leading off the ninth inning and the St. Louis Cardinals scored the winning run on catcher Jordan Pachecho's throwing error, completing a three-game sweep with a 4-3 victory on Wednesday night. Mark Trumbo homered for Arizona, which has lost nine of its last 10 against the Cardinals. The Diamondbacks...
Via AP on Fox
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Gosewisch leaves game after jamming left knee

ST. LOUIS (AP) Arizona Diamondbacks catcher Tuffy Gosewisch jammed his left knee on a groundout and left the game in the sixth inning against the Cardinals. Gosewisch was tagged out by first baseman Mark Reynolds on a relay from second baseman Kolten Wong after St. Louis couldn't turn a double play. He tumbled after clearing the base and then clutched his knee. Jordan Pacheco replaced...
Via AP on Fox
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Cards pounce on Bradley early, hold on to beat D-backs

ST. LOUIS -- Jaime Garcia won for the first time in nearly a year, working six solid innings, and Randal Grichuk homered for the St. Louis Cardinals, who beat the Arizona Diamondbacks 6-4 on Tuesday night. Grichuk and Jhonny Peralta had two RBIs each for the Cardinals, who are a major league-best 30-16. Garcia (1-1) hadn't won since June 15 at home against the Nationals. Rookie Yasmany...
Via AP on Fox
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Mets Fan Trolling Hard in a Bill Buckner Jersey

When I initially saw this Bill Buckner jersey the first thing I thought was what other random jerseys a Mets fan would potentially wear. Considering this game was in Pittsburgh I totally would have accepted a Bobby Bonilla or Oliver Perez Mets jersey. Oliver Perez gave the Mets a 4.71 ERA over 101 appearances for a cold $44 million. As for Bobby Bo, he’s getting paid $1.2...
Via Bacon Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Diamondbacks place Burgos on disabled list, recall Nuno

ST. LOUIS (AP) The Arizona Diamondbacks placed Enrique Burgos on the 15-day disabled list with right shoulder tendinitis, a day after the reliever faced two batters and gave up hits to both. Left-hander Vidal Nuno was recalled from Triple-A Reno. The 24-year-old Burgos had 25 strikeouts in 13 appearances over 13 2-3 innings, leading major league relievers with 16.46 strikeouts per...
Via AP on Fox
2 days ago  |  Discuss

New teammate, manager praise Paul Goldschmidt

Paul Goldschmidt’s been so good this year that a new teammate and his new manager this year both had high praise for him recently. Per MLB.com, pitcher Jeremy Hellickson called him "best player in the game.” Meanwhile, first-year D-backs manager Chip Hale said:"I've never seen a guy, basically it's just the flick of his wrist to hit it that far,” regarding a 433-foot home run...
Via Fox Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

D-backs rally late but fall in 10th

ST. LOUIS -- Mark Trumbo connected for a big homer for Arizona. Jhonny Peralta landed the knockout blow for St. Louis. Trumbo hit a tying two-run drive in the eighth, but Peralta's leadoff drive in the 10th inning handed the Diamondbacks a 3-2 loss on Monday. "I'm kind of in one of those stretches where I'm not killing the ball, but trying to remain as tough as I can," Trumbo said...
Via AP on Fox
3 days ago  |  Discuss

La Russa's loyalty solely with Arizona

Tony La Russa and the St. Louis Cardinals had some great times together, but now in town as a member of the Arizona Diamondbacks organization, it's clear who La Russa is cheering for. “I think when you look at their record and our record, we need the wins more than they do,” La Russa told Cardinals.com. “So that's an easy reminder that this is all about the Diamondbacks winning...
Via Fox Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Cardinals outlast Diamondbacks 3-2 in 10 innings

ST. LOUIS (AP) Jhonny Peralta hit a game-ending homer in the 10th inning, lifting the St. Louis Cardinals to a 3-2 victory over the Arizona Diamondbacks on Monday. Peralta's leadoff drive to left on a 1-2 pitch from J.C. Ramirez (1-1) was his fourth career game-winning homer. The Cardinals improved to 4-1 in five extra-inning home games in May, including a sweep against the Pirates...
Via AP on Fox
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Carlos Martinez hopes to make it three straight strong starts

Paul Goldschmidt has looked comfortable at the plate in his home park but hasn't been at his best in the Arizona Diamondbacks' recent road games. Goldschmidt will try to change that during a six-game trip that begins Monday against the St. Louis Cardinals as the Diamondbacks go for a seventh win in eight games. Goldschmidt homered and drove in three runs for the second time in three...
Via Fox Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Diamondbacks-Cardinals Preview

Paul Goldschmidt has looked comfortable at the plate in his home park but hasn't been at his best in the Arizona Diamondbacks' recent road games. Goldschmidt will try to change that during a six-game trip that begins Monday against the St. Louis Cardinals as the Diamondbacks go for a seventh win in eight games. Goldschmidt homered and drove in three runs for the second time in three...
Via AP on Fox
3 days ago  |  Discuss

D-backs take series from Cubs behind Goldy, Hellickson

PHOENIX -- Paul Goldschmidt hit his second home run in three days and the Arizona Diamondbacks beat the Chicago Cubs 4-3 on Sunday to win the three-game series. Goldschmidt's 12th home run of the season, a two-run shot to the porch in deep right-center, put Arizona up 4-1 in the third. He also singled in a run in the first. Miguel Montero homered against his former Arizona teammates...
Via AP on Fox
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Bobby Hurley throws first pitch at Diamondbacks Game

Arizona State Sun Devils head basketball coach Bobby Hurley is familiarizing himself with the locals. On Saturday, Hurley was a guest of the Arizona Diamondbacks and he was even invited onto the field to throw out the ceremonial first pitch before the Diamonbacks’ game against the Chicago Cubs. Hey look at @MikeBerco and @JordanSimone38 with @BobbyHurley11 pic.twitter.com/g2hKLjipAs...
Via Campus Sports Net
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Goldschmidt homers, D-Backs beat Cubs 4-3 to take series

PHOENIX (AP) Paul Goldschmidt hit his second home run in three days and the Arizona Diamondbacks beat the Chicago Cubs 4-3 on Sunday to win the three-game series. Goldschmidt's 12th home run of the season, a two-run shot to the porch in deep right-center, put Arizona up 4-1 in the third. He also singled in a run in the first. Miguel Montero homered against his former Arizona teammates...
Via AP on Fox
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Arizona Diamondbacks: Return of Jake Lamb crowds the field

Jake Lamb is set to return from the disabled list as early as June 1st. Lamb’s return will lead to an imbalance in the lineup that will require a decision from Chip Hale and Dave Stewart. Prior to the 2015 season, the Arizona Diamondbacks signed Cuban slugger Yasmany Tomás to a 68.5 million dollar contract, the largest contract in club history. Tomás was an outfielder when he...
Via isportsweb.com
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Anthony Rizzo Leads Cubs Offense to 9-6 Victory Over the Diamondbacks

Chicago Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo hits a three-run home run against the Arizona Diamondbacks in the ninth inning during a baseball game, Saturday, May 23, 2015, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri) With another back to back game between the Chicago Cubs and Arizona Diamondbacks at Chase Field, Chicago’s offense came to life late in the game to defeat Arizona, tying up the...
Via The Sports Journal
4 days ago  |  Discuss
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