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Randall Delgado Putting More Pressure on Hitters

It seems like only yesterday that the Diamondbacks seemed to lack quality starting pitchers. Now, they seem to have too many. Zack Greinke and Robbie Ray are one of the best tandems in baseball right now. Taijuan Walker is back and pitching effectively. Even Patrick Corbin has turned in three good starts in a row. Losing Shelby Miller hurt, but …
Via Inside the Zona
31 minutes ago

Arizona Diamondbacks: Uphill road for Goldschmidt, Lamb, Owings

The Arizona Diamondbacks unlikely have a starter among National League position players. When it comes to fan recognition in All-Star balloting, numbers and reputation remain of little consequence. Just ask manager Torey Lovullo of the Arizona Diamondbacks when this comes down to acknowledgment of his players. Despite another stellar season, first baseball Paul Goldschmidt appears...
Via Venom Strikes
1 hour ago

Goldy needs voting push in crowded 1B field

Time is running out for D-backs first baseman Paul Goldschmidt when it comes to starting the 2017 MLB All-Star Game presented by Mastercard.
Via Diamondbacks.com
1 hour ago

Arizona Diamondbacks' starting pitching is the story of the year

Via FOX Sports
6 hours ago

Greinke seeking fifth straight win at home

It will be youth (Phillies rookie Nick Pivetta) vs. experience (D-backs vet Zack Greinke) when Philly and Arizona square off for the final game of a four-game set on Monday afternoon.
Via Diamondbacks.com
18 hours ago

Delgado delivers another quality spot start

Randall Delgado has popped up wherever the D-backs have needed him this year, and when he has gotten the rare spot start, he has made it count.
Via Diamondbacks.com
19 hours ago

Arizona Diamondbacks: Linking at-bats remain key to success

Utility player Daniel Descalso delivered the game-winning single in the 11th inning Sunday. Good teams usually take advantage and jump on the opponent’s mistakes. In their current run toward the top of the National League West Division, the Arizona Diamondbacks have not had many opportunities to consider an opponent’s miscue and spring all over the […] Arizona Diamondbacks...
Via Venom Strikes
19 hours ago

Arizona Diamondbacks: Nearing All-Star break, Miller’s absence is minimal

  The Arizona Diamondbacks have compensated for the loss of Shelby Miller. Though major league teams are limited to a 25-man roster from opening day until September, decision-makers like to point out that the season is won or lost with close to 35 players. For manager Torey Lovullo of the Arizona Diamondbacks, the issue of […] Arizona Diamondbacks: Nearing All-Star break, Miller’s...
Via Venom Strikes
1 day ago

Diamondbacks beat Phillies 2-1 in 11 innings

PHOENIX (AP) — Daniel Descalso lined a run-scoring single in the 11th inning and the Arizona Diamondbacks extended the best start in franchise history with a 2-1 victory over the Philadelphia Phillies on Sunday. Paul Goldschmidt, who had a run-scoring single in the fourth inning, hit a single off Edubray Ramos (0-7) in the 11th and Chris Owings walked after fouling off several...
Via MyNorthwest.com
1 day ago

Paul Goldschmidt and Nolan Arenado Racing to Long-Awaited MVP Honor

Via FOX Sports
2 days ago

Jays closer Roberto Osuna says he’s dealing with anxiety

If there’s one area that sports and sports media still aren’t equipped to cover properly, it’s mental illness. (There are actually many other areas, too, but let’s focus on this one, specifically.) Conditions like anxiety and depression are still stigmatized by plenty of fans, media members, and even people within the sport; after all, what’s praised more than mental toughness...
Via The Comeback
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Will the Arizona Diamondbacks acquire a new catcher?

The Arizona Diamondbacks have started their season with an excellent 46-28 record in their first 74 games, good enough that they are tied for 2nd place in the National League West with the Colorado Rockies and both teams have a strong hold on the NL wild card spots. With the team performing well, most of the players have performed well but one position in which Arizona will be scouring...
Via isportsweb.com
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Lamb, Diamondbacks rally past Phillies 9-2

PHOENIX (AP) — Jake Lamb homered, Chris Herrmann drove in three runs and Daniel Descalso had three hits, leading the Arizona Diamondbacks to a 9-2 victory over the Philadelphia Phillies on Saturday night. The Diamondbacks broke open a one-run game with three runs in the sixth inning and got another effective pitching performance from Robbie Ray (8-3), who allowed two runs and six...
Via MyNorthwest.com
2 days ago

Diamdonbacks Designate Oscar Hernandez

The Diamondbacks have designated catcher Oscar Hernandez for assignment, per a club announcement. His roster spot was needed so that the club could select the contract of righty Rubby De La Rosa, who’s headed back to the majors. Righty J.J. Hoover is headed for a DL stint owing to shoulder inflammation.
Via MLB Trade Rumors
2 days ago

A Resurgent Zack Greinke Leading Arizona to NL West Title Showdown

Over the course of the first two months of the season, the Arizona Diamondbacks have been one of the league’s most improved teams. The most surprising aspect to the Diamondbacks’s resurgence has been the improvement of ace Zack Greinke. The Arizona Diamondbacks gave Zack Greinke the highest annual contract for a pitcher in MLB history with the expectation that he would front...
Via The Sports Quotient
11 days ago  |  Discuss

What three things do the Arizona Diamondbacks need to win the NL West?

The Arizona Diamondbacks have a strong hold on the second of the two wildcard spots over the Chicago Cubs by seven even though they are in third place and are trailing the Colorado Rockies for first place in the National League West by a game and a half. If they plan on overtaking the Los Angeles Dodgers and the Rockies, though, they will need a few things to overcome them. 1. A...
Via isportsweb.com
13 days ago  |  Discuss

D-backs react to John McCain blaming team for odd questions

The Arizona Diamondbacks unwittingly became tangentially thrust into the biggest story in U.S. politics this week thanks to home-state senator John McCain. And the team’s official Twitter account decided to have some fun with it.McCain on Thursday was the source of what some pundits deemed a “bizarre and incoherent” line of questioning during the former FBI director James Comey’s...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
17 days ago  |  Discuss

John McCain Blames Diamondbacks for Poor Performance

The Senate Intelligence Committee’s hearing with James Comey got under way Thursday and among those addressing the former FBI Director…John McCain. The longtime Senator’s questions were, ummm…interesting and, at times, bordered on rambling. But, it turns out, McCain has a logical explanation. Baseball. Now, to be clear, the Arizona Diamondbacks game didn’t get over...
Via Hall of Very Good
18 days ago  |  Discuss

John McCain blames D-backs for line of questioning to James Comey

Senator John McCain has suggested staying up late Wednesday night to watch the Arizona Diamondbacks game may have negatively impacted his “line of questioning” Friday to former FBI director James Comey.McCain, shortly after Comey’s highly anticipated appearance before the Senate Judiciary Committee, issued a statement in which he mentions taking in the Diamondbacks’ 7-4 win...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Diamondbacks 1B Paul Goldschmidt saves bird from killer bunt

It’s been 16 years since Randy Johnson nailed a bird with a fastball in a spring training game. Seeing those feathers fly in the infield is one of the most infamous images in sports. And we almost had a replay in Arizona on Monday night. Well… sort of. Watch as Dinelson Lamet lays down a bunt for the Padres as they’re visiting the Diamondbacks. As the ball rolls down the first...
Via The Comeback
19 days ago  |  Discuss

The Jeff Mathis Factor

PITTSBURGH — To begin this post, I would like to remind the audience of a series of fortunate events detailed back in February, a timeline of transactions that appears to be quite consequential as related to the surprise Diamondbacks and their resurgent ace Zack Greinke. On Dec. 2, new Diamondbacks general manager Mike Hazen announced the hiring of Mike Fitzgerald to lead the club’s...
Via Fangraphs
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Mariners SS Jean Segura could miss two months

As if the Seattle Mariners weren’t dealing with enough injuries, it looks like star shortstop Jean Segura will be out through July.Mariners GM GM Jerry DiPoto indicated recently that Segura could very well be out for the next two months after he suffered an ankle injury on Thursday and was immediately placed on the 10-day disabled list. That’s some horrible news for the Mariners...
Via Sportsnaut
23 days ago  |  Discuss

The fishtank behind the plate at Marlins Park finally got cracked

This seemed inevitable – the fishtank behind the plate at Marlins Park finally was cracked by a foul ball.Before you start getting worried about the fish, however, realize that the tank itself didn’t break – it was just the protective plexiglass in front of the tank. WON’T SOMEBODY PLEASE THINK OF THE POOR FISH???Imagine if, on the next pitch, JT Realmuto fouled another ball...
Via The Comeback
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Watch Zack Greinke throw nasty 65-mph eephus pitch for strikeout

Arizona Diamondbacks ace Zack Greinke is one of the most dominant pitchers in MLB right now — with a 6-2 record and 2.82 ERA — and it looks like he now has another “out” pitch to add to his arsenal.Greinke pitched another gem in Monday night’s 5-1 win, going 8 2/3 innings and completely shutting down the White Sox hitters, who often look lost at the plate. Some of the swings...
Via The Sports Daily
May 23, 2017  |  Discuss

It’s Time to Talk About the Diamondbacks

It’s still May. The Cubs are barely over .500. The Brewers are in first place. Needless to say, it’s still somewhat early in the season. Things aren’t going to end up the way they are now. That said, we’re coming up on Memorial Day weekend, and the Arizona Diamondbacks have the fifth-best record in baseball. And if you look at our BaseRuns standings, which attempt to strip...
Via Fangraphs
May 23, 2017  |  Discuss
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