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Diamondbacks' nine-game streak of quality starts snapped

The D-backs had a streak of nine consecutive quality starts from their starters snapped on Sunday. The streak included the first complete game shutout of the season in the majors which was turned in by Josh Collmenter. The staff put up a collective ERA of 2.07 through the 61 innings of the streak. It was the longest such streak by the Diamondbacks since an 11-game stretch in 2008...
Via Fox Sports
4 hours ago  |  Discuss

Arizona Diamondbacks Struggle Offensively as They Fall to the Pirates

Arizona Diamondbacks’ Nick Ahmed, right, reacts after swinging for a strike as Pittsburgh Pirates’ Francisco Cervelli, left, throws the ball back to the pitcher during the fifth inning of a baseball game Friday, April 24, 2015, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin) The Arizona Diamondbacks struggled offensively on Friday night as they fell to the Pittsburgh Pirates, 4-1 in...
Via The Sports Journal
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Change of cleats, change of fortune for D-backs' Bradley

Archie Bradley is off to a tremendous start to his career. The 22-year-old beat Clayton Kershaw, nearly beat Madison Bumgarner, and then Wednesday night he beat former All-Star Yovani Gallardo. He has a 1.45 ERA through his first three starts.Wednesday night he got into some trouble in the first inning though. He got out of a based-loaded jam with only one run scoring, and then he...
Via Fox Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Frank Caliendo hysterically presents D-backs starting lineup (Video)

Comedian Frank Caliendo presents Wednesday's Arizona Diamondbacks starting lineup, under the guise of his hysterical celebrity impressions, featuring Jon Gruden, Chris Berman, Charles Barkley and John Madden.Several celebrities stopped by to announce tonight's #Dbacks starting lineup. https://t.co/1EK4uYQlbS— Arizona Diamondbacks (@Dbacks) April 23, 2015H/T Next Impulse. This...
Via Holdout Sports
5 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Frank Caliendo introduces D-backs with different impersonations

Several celebrities stopped by to announce tonight's #Dbacks starting lineup. https://t.co/1EK4uYQlbS — Arizona Diamondbacks (@Dbacks) April 23, 2015 Frank Caliendo brought his many impressions to Arizona to introduce the Diamondbacks lineup for the team’s game against the Texas Rangers. If nothing else, this proves that Caliendo has nine very passable personalities that he can...
Via Next Impulse Sports
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Diamondbacks move up pitcher Bradley to No. 8 in lineup

PHOENIX (AP) The Arizona Diamondbacks have batted their pitcher in the eighth spot for the second time in franchise history. Rookie Archie Bradley hit eighth against the Texas Rangers on Wednesday night, with shortstop Nick Ahmed in the No. 9 spot. Manager Chip Hale said it was so the Diamondbacks could give Paul Goldschmidt more opportunities to have runners on base in front of...
Via AP on Fox
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Arizona Diamondbacks put Jake Lamb on the Disabled List

San Diego Padres’ Matt Kemp is safe at third with a triple as Arizona Diamondbacks third baseman Jake Lamb applies a late tag in the seventh inning of a baseball game Tuesday, April 14, 2015, in San Diego. (AP Photo/Lenny Ignelzi) After beating him out during spring training, Jake Lamb was put on the 15-day disabled list, and Yasmany Tomas was substituted in Tuesday night against...
Via The Sports Journal
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Vol. 2: NL West Weekly Wrap-Up

Week 2 of the MLB season is officially behind us. Even though it’s early (and will be referred to as such to ward off any panic by slow starters), there were plenty of telltale signs in the NL West last week as to who might, and who might not, have their first acts together. Four divisional series took place with the Los Angeles Dodgers establishing dominance by going undefeated...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Arizona Diamondbacks Win Away Series Against Giants

Arizona Diamondbacks’ Josh Collmenter pitchers against the San Francisco Giants in the ninth inning of a baseball game Friday, April 17, 2015, in San Francisco. Collmenter threw a four-hitter as Arizona won 9-0. (AP Photo/Ben Margot) Last season the Arizona Diamondbacks were the laughing stock, with their last-place finish, but that’s not how the beginning of this season is...
Via The Sports Journal
7 days ago  |  Discuss

The PR Debacle That Is Arizona

“I went with it. It’s not like they forced me.” – Mike Rodriguez, Dodgers fan, on incident at Chase Field   You’ve heard about it, by now: at a recent Diamondbacks-Dodgers game at the D-Backs’ Chase Field, a fan who was sitting behind home plate was ‘asked’ to remove or cover his Dodgers jersey. You’ve been told (numerous times) that the D-Backs security personnel...
Via Brush Back Pitch
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Chicken tender drops onto pitcher's mound during Diamondbacks-Giants game (Video)

Now here's something you don't see every day: a chicken tender dropped from the sky onto the pitcher's mound during the 12th inning of Thursday night's San Francisco Giants game against Arizona. The chicken tender bounced on the grass and landed on the outer edge of the mound just as D-backs pitcher Randall Delgado was delivering a pitch to Giants batter Buster Posey, who flied...
Via Holdout Sports
10 days ago  |  Discuss

The Puzzling Yasmany Tomas Promotion

The Arizona Diamondbacks generated a fair amount of excitement yesterday when they promoted Yasmany Tomas. After the experiment to play Tomas at third base had failed, or at least been tabled for awhile, during Spring Training, Tomas was sent to Triple-A Reno where he had been playing right field. With A.J. Pollock in center field, […]
Via Fangraphs
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Job Posting: Arizona Diamondbacks TrackMan Operator

Position: Arizona Diamondbacks TrackMan Operator Location: Geneva, Ill. Description: Operator will be responsible for running TrackMan system at the Single-A Kane County Cougars affiliate during each home game. This position is available from April until mid-September. Responsibilities: Responsible for setting up rosters and tagging the information. Track/chart information for the...
Via Fangraphs
13 days ago  |  Discuss

D-Backs made Dodgers fans change their clothes?

Did the Arizona Diamondbacks once again coerce some Los Angeles Dodgers fans who were on camera to change their clothes? Two years ago, the D-Backs admitted to asking a handful of fans who were sitting behind home plate to either cover up their Dodgers gear or be moved to a luxury suite. A D-Backs spokesman...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Jake Lamb: Rookie of the Year?

Okay, yes it is far too early to declare any one player to be the Rookie of the Year. But in the three games played, Arizona Diamondback Jake Lamb has put his best foot forward. The 24 year old third baseman played only 37 games last year with the D-backs, and cashed in 11 RBI’s. Now in 2015, he has knocked in 7 RBI’s through 2 games against the San Francisco Giants (though...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Cody Ross was never a fit with the Diamondbacks

The much-maligned tenure of Cody Ross with the Arizona Diamondbacks came to an abrupt end this past weekend when the Diamondbacks released Ross, eating the final $9.5 million remaining on his three-year, $25 million contract. Ross hooked on with the Athletics this week, but looking back, his tenure in Arizona was doomed to fail from the beginning. When former Diamondbacks GM Kevin...
Via The Outside Corner
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Bronson Arroyo Channels Eddie Vedder

Bronson Arroyo is still recovering from Tommy John surgery, but that doesn’t mean he can’t still go out there and carry a tune. Monday, during the Arizona Diamondbacks Opening Day street festival outside Chase Field, the injured pitcher (and part-time crooner) took the stage to show that while his season is still on hold, his karaoke game is strong. Bronson Arroyo of the...
Via Hall of Very Good
19 days ago  |  Discuss

D-backs fan flips over railing for foul ball (GIF)

An Arizona Diamondbacks fan in the front row flipped over the railing in front of him to grab a foul ball during Monday's Opening Day game against San Francisco.It happened in the bottom of the fifth as D-backs batter A.J. Pollock hit an 0-1 pitch foul on the third base side. The third base coach deflected the ball towards the stands. The fan came away with the ball, but landed...
Via Holdout Sports
20 days ago  |  Discuss

2015 season preview: Arizona Diamondbacks

In 2011, the Arizona Diamondbacks won 94 games and the NL West division crown before falling just short in the division series. They looked like a team on the rise with a roster full of young, exciting players set to come into their primes together. Fast forward three seasons later and the D-backs haven’t won more than 81 games since, capped off by last year’s 98-loss nightmare...
Via The Outside Corner
March 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Arizona Diamondbacks 2015 Preview: 3 Up and 3 Down

The Arizona Diamondbacks are coming off a disastrous 2014 season that saw them finish with a 64-98 record and resulted in the firing of Kirk Gibson. New chief baseball officer, Tony La Russa has assembled his own hand-picked crew to pilot the Diamondbacks into the future. Dave Stewart is now the general manager and Chip Hale will be calling the shots from the dugout. The question...
Via isportsweb.com
March 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Arizona Diamondbacks Take the Hot Dog to Another Level

Major League Baseball and hot dogs make for a beautiful marriage. It’s one of the things that make a baseball game. Much like the players (and fans), they also come in all shapes and sizes. The Arizona Diamondbacks recently tried to outdo the 18-inch bacon-and-cheese stuffed corn dog that was famous last year by inventing The Churro Dog. According to ESPN.com, Diamondbacks...
Via Sportsnaut
March 04, 2015  |  Discuss

The Diamondbacks will be selling a churro dog this year

The Arizona Diamondbacks are taking ridiculous ballpark food to the next level. Check out their newest creation – the churro dog. New to Chase Field this year: the Churro Dog. pic.twitter.com/drUK3rITxX — Arizona Diamondbacks (@Dbacks) March 4, 2015 So, what’s *in* that delicious looking creation? Good question! Darren Rovell, take it away… The Churro Dog is a warm cinnamon...
Via The Outside Corner
March 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Arizona Diamondbacks unveil 'The Churro Dog'

The Arizona Diamondbacks on Wednesday unveiled what arguably is the leader in the clubhouse when it comes to the best new culinary treat set to be unleashed on baseball fans in ballparks all across the land. Behold, the most tempting — and probably tastiest concession item introduced ahead of the 2015 MLB season: The Churro...Read More The post Diamondbacks unveil dynamite new...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
March 04, 2015  |  Discuss

D-Backs' billion-dollar deal and the bubble that refuses to pop

Despite television deals with ESPN, FOX, and TBS that will net Major League Baseball an average of $1.5 billion per year over the next years, franchises derive most of their revenue locally. Ticket sales, advertising, naming rights, local radio broadcasting rights, and local television rights constitute the majority of each team’s revenue. In recent years, […]
Via Fangraphs
February 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Diamondbacks get a $1 billion TV deal

The recent trend of baseball teams getting absurd local TV contracts isn’t ending any time soon. The Arizona Diamondbacks are cashing in (as we wrote about in October), and reports indicate they’ll be getting over $1 billion over the life of the new contract, expected to run between 15 and 20 years. Think about that for a second – $1 billion for the Arizona Diamondbacks...
Via Awful Announcing
February 19, 2015  |  Discuss
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