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Jake Arrieta crushed a home run off Zack Greinke

Cubs pitcher Jake Arrieta, unlike many others that play his position, is no easy out.Arrieta recorded a career-high 17 hits last season, with two home runs as well. It didn’t take him long to hit one this year, either, even though it was in an exhibition game.The Cubs squared off against the Diamondbacks in a Grapefruit League game on Thursday, and Arrieta took a pitch from Zack...
Via The Sports Daily
14 hours ago  |  Discuss

Lamb, Arcia homer against Cubs

Jake Arrieta's 465-foot homer off Zack Greinke may have stolen the show, but the pair of pitchers also put on a pretty good display on the mound in a game that ended in a 5-5 tie in front of a record crowd of 14,002 at Salt River Fields.
Via Diamondbacks.com
15 hours ago

Pollock expected to return to lineup on Friday

Centerfielder A.J. Pollock is expected to be back in the D-backs lineup Friday for the first time since experiencing some discomfort in his left groin after hitting a home run in the first inning on March 12.
Via Diamondbacks.com
16 hours ago

Arizona Diamondbacks: Bullpen Could Be in Archie Bradley's Future

Via FOX Sports
19 hours ago

Shelby looking sharp for Year 2 in Arizona

It was a Triple-A game -- the kind of game Shelby Miller surprisingly wound up pitching in eight times last season. The results, then, matter even less than your average exhibition. Still, they give us a window into his status for 2017.
Via Diamondbacks.com
1 day ago

Arizona Diamondbacks: Torey Lovullo slow to fill rotation spots

Potential starters of the Arizona Diamondbacks are not worried about manager Torey Lovullo’s lack of an announcement. With less than two weeks remaining before opening day, manager Torey Lovullo of the Arizona Diamondbacks seems to have a roster full of blanks. Lovullo reminds listeners that competition continues to drive decisions and the starting shortstop has yet […] Arizona...
Via Venom Strikes
2 days ago

Arizona Diamondbacks: Torey Lovullo forming his batting order

Manager Torey Lovullo of the Arizona Diamondbacks is likely to create a batting order and not deviate very much. Earlier in camp, Torey Lovullo, manager of the Arizona Diamondbacks, told Venom Strikes he expects to have his roster set several days before the start of the season. Noting he wants to avoid uncertainty on the […] Arizona Diamondbacks: Torey Lovullo forming his batting...
Via Venom Strikes
2 days ago

Arizona Diamondbacks: Patrick Corbin continues to impress

Left-hander Patrick Corbin of the Arizona Diamondbacks has been consistent in five starts this spring. Left-hander Patrick Corbin continues to make a strong argument to join the starting rotation for the Arizona Diamondbacks. In his latest outing Sunday against the defending American League champion Cleveland Indians, Corbin, though he gave up a two-spot in the […] Arizona Diamondbacks...
Via Venom Strikes
3 days ago

Diamondbacks continue to push envelope with over-the-top concessions

It’s a day ending in “y” so it’s a given the Arizona Diamondbacks are taking regular concession stand foods and more than likely injecting them with steroids. Okay, so that’s not entirely true, but a couple of the newest food items they are introducing are just plain ridiculous. The latest couple of hot dogs the team has concocted aren’t as outrageous as previous ones...
Via Sportsnaut
3 days ago  |  Discuss

The Diamondbacks are getting even more ambitious with this year’s ballpark food

The Arizona Diamondbacks may finally be pushing their ballpark food fortune too far. After adding several interesting ballpark food items last year, the Diamondbacks have revealed some new (crazy) options that will be available for the 2017 season at Chase Field. The new Churro Dog 2.0 is building off the 2015-debuted hit, and the Bacon-Wrapped Pretzel Baguette at least resembles...
Via The Comeback
4 days ago  |  Discuss

D-backs' Drury hopes he found a home at second base

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- After a season on the go, Brandon Drury is happy to know he'll primarily play second base this season for the Arizona Diamondbacks. He appeared in 62 games in left field as a rookie last year, 32 in right, 29 at third, 16 at second and even one at first. "It will be a piece of cake for him this year by just focusing on one position," said teammate Chris Owings...
Via Associated Press
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Watch Fernando Rodney pull giant plantain out of his pants after win

Fernando Rodney has something in his pants that he wants to show the world. Don’t worry, though, it’s not what you think. The item is safe for work, and isn’t attached to his body in any way. Rodney is known for doing his bow-and-arrow celebration after he successfully closes a game, but he took it to the next level Thursday night after Team Dominican Republic beat Team Canada...
Via The Sports Daily
14 days ago  |  Discuss

The Reasons for Pessimism and Optimism Surrounding Zack Greinke

Zack Greinke made his second start in spring training yesterday, and it did not go well. Facing off against Team Mexico, he allowed six hits in 2 2/3 innings, including a number of balls that were crushed by a line-up of guys who won’t play in the big leagues this year. Of the 12 batted balls that Greinke allowed that were tracked by StatCast, four of them were hit at least 100...
Via Fangraphs
14 days ago  |  Discuss

D-backs' Ray emerges as strikeout ace but still working on efficiency

GLENDALE, Ariz. -- With a devastating fastball, Robbie Ray can strike people out. He made that clear a year ago. The problem the Arizona Diamondbacks left-hander had was staying in games long enough to make a difference, as well as giving up too many runs. Only three lefties -- Madison Bumgarner, Chris Sale and David Price -- had more strikeouts than the 25-year-old Ray last season...
Via Associated Press
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Trevor Bauer’s former minor league team doing drone bobblehead giveaway

The most bizarre injury of the 2016 MLB postseason is now being immortalized in bobblehead form.According to Zack Meisel of Cleveland.com on Tuesday, the Reno Aces, the Triple-A affiliate of the Arizona Diamondbacks, will be having a Trevor Bauer drone bobblehead giveaway at a game this coming August.Bauer, the Cleveland Indians right-hander, was drafted by the Diamondbacks in 2011...
Via Larry Brown Sports
22 days ago  |  Discuss

All Arrows Pointing Up for Diamondbacks Rotation

On December 2, new Diamondbacks general manger Mike Hazen announced the hire of Mike Fitzgerald to lead the Diamondbacks’ analytics department. Perhaps Fitzgerald’s most notable contribution in Pittsburgh, where he was the No. 2-ranking analyst, was pounding the table for then free agent Russell Martin — and, at the same time, the power of pitch-framing — at the close of...
Via Fangraphs
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Amiel Sawdaye on Arizona’s New Boston Culture

The Diamondbacks are building a Boston culture in the desert. That’s according to Amiel Sawdaye, who has the title of Senior Vice President, Assistant General Manager. Sawdaye came to Arizona over the offseason along with Mike Hazen, who stepped into the GM role in October. Both had long tenures with the Red Sox, with Sawdaye most recently serving as Vice President of Amateur and...
Via Fangraphs
February 20, 2017  |  Discuss

D-backs pitcher has great theory behind not shaving in months

Arizona Diamondbacks starting pitcher Archie Bradley showed up for spring training this week sporting a burly, unkempt beard. While many players can get lax on assorted grooming responsibilities during the offseason, Bradley has a much more inspired reason for doing so.Bradley, 24, is about to embark upon his third season at the big-league level with the Diamondbacks. After posting...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
February 16, 2017  |  Discuss

D-backs bench coach Ron Gardenhire diagnosed with prostate cancer

The Arizona Diamondbacks on Tuesday announced that new bench coach Ron Gardenhire has been diagnosed with prostate cancer.The Diamondbacks announced the unfortunate news via the organization’s official Twitter account, which featured quotes from Gardenhire, who said in part, “I’m going to fight it and deal with it.”Diamondbacks manager Torey Lovullo said the team is “a...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
February 14, 2017  |  Discuss

Tigers players react to death of Mike Ilitch with tributes

If you want to know how Detroit Tigers players felt about their late team owner Mike Ilitch, look no further than their social media channels.Multiple current and former Tigers players honored Ilitch, who died on Friday at the age of 87, with tributes on Twitter.From current stars Justin Verlander and J.D. Martinez to former players like C.J. Nitkowski and Ian Krol, Ilitch was praised...
Via Larry Brown Sports
February 10, 2017  |  Discuss
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