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Jake Lamb's grand slam leads Diamondbacks over Rockies

In a competition of who could spoil a brilliant-but-abbreviated outing from their starting pitcher first, the Colorado Rockies bullpen managed to out-stink its Diamondbacks counterpart, handing 3B Jake Lamb his first career grand slam and the Diamondbacks a win Friday at Chase Field. Diamondbacks starter Josh Collmenter and Rockies starter Christian Bergman each pitched strongly...
Via Pro Sports Daily
8 hours ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Diamondbacks rookie Jake Lamb hits grand slam

  I guess you could say that it’s a… Grand SLamb. (Yes, I’ve been waiting all year to use that joke.) D-backs rookie and top prospect Jake Lamb hit his first career grand slam tonight, and it wasn’t a cheap one, either. This ball was crushed to the deepest part of the park. It marks Lamb’s second career homer, and couldn’t have come at a better time, as it propelled...
Via Phoenix Sports-Kings
15 hours ago  |  Discuss

Arizona Diamondbacks add Reimold, cut Paul

The Arizona Diamondbacks claimed outfielder Nolan Reimold from the Toronto Blue Jays Thursday and subsequently released outfielder Xavier Paul. Paul was having a rough season for the Diamondbacks posting a slash Xavier Paul line of .100/.143/.100 in just 14 games. He was signed by the Diamondbacks in August and served as the team’s fifth outfielder. Reimold is a five year major...
Via isportsweb.com
21 hours ago  |  Discuss

Randy Johnson selling his house for $25 million

One of the greatest baseball players in the short history of the Arizona Diamondbacks was pitcher Randy Johnson.  Johnson was a key player in the Diamondbacks’ famous World Series win over the New York Yankees in 2001, a mere three years after coming into existence as an expansion team in 1998. In all, Johnson’s career spanned 22 seasons in Major League Baseball and he played...
Via Phoenix Sports-Kings
23 hours ago  |  Discuss

Arizona Diamondbacks: roster expansion upcoming

Baseball season is winding down and for some teams the season can’t end soon enough. For teams out of contention, there aren’t many reasons for fans to continue coming to games or watching their team. But Major League Baseball adds a fun wrinkle to September that makes the game much more interesting. On September 1st rosters will expand from 25 to 40 players. It gives teams out...
Via isportsweb.com
1 day ago  |  Discuss

D-backs' Pennington flies under radar

PHOENIX -- The buzz accorded the Diamondbacks' middle infield these days usually centers around their stockpile of highly regarded up-and-comers -- Chris Owings, Didi Gregorius and Nick Ahmed. Cliff Pennington believes that is fair. "They deserve it," Pennington said. "All three of them are really good middle infielders and can play, and they all three have a chance...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Arizona Rattlers win ArenaBowl XXVII, complete Dynasty season

(Coach Guy Fan Page) The 2014 Arizona Rattlers made history in ArenaBowl XXVII. The script for the AFL’s big game couldn’t  have been written any better. ” Destiny vs Dynasty.”  The “Team Of Destiny,” a.k.a the  Cleveland Gladiators, entered their first ArenaBowl championship with very high expectations.  The Gladiators had secured home-field advantage, and set a...
Via Phoenix Sports-Kings
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Diamondbacks Injury Update: Paul Goldschmidt will not need surgery on hand

The Arizona Diamondbacks have struggled all season and sit nineteen and a half games out in the National League West with a record of 55-77. Injuries have not helped the cause, as nine players are currently on the DL, with four on the 60-day DL. One major injury was that to first baseman Paul Goldschmidt, who fractured his left hand on August 1. The good news is that he will not...
Via Sports Injury Alert
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Diamondbacks pitcher Corbin won't be ready for Opening Day

Patrick Corbin will not be the Diamondbacks' Opening Day starter in 2015. In fact, Corbin, 25, may not even throw his first pitch next season until June, manager Kirk Gibson said Tuesday. Gibson said the Diamondbacks will be conservative in their treatment of Corbin, who had Tommy John surgery on March 25. "I think with Patrick it will be more like June for him,"...
Via Pro Sports Daily
3 days ago  |  Discuss

D-Backs Rookie High-Fives Imaginary Teammates After First Home Run (Video)

It’s never easy being a rookie in Major League Baseball. Just about every aspect of the game is tougher at the highest level — even pleasing your own teammates. Arizona Diamondbacks rookie Jake Lamb tore up the minor leagues with 37 home runs during a year and a half span. He was called up on Aug. 7 this season, and initially couldn’t find his power stroke. Finally on Saturday...
Via NESN.com
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Diamondbacks Injury Update: AJ Pollock, Chris Owings

Arizona Diamondbacks center fielder A.J. Pollock hopes to continue his rehab assignment today with the Diamondbacks Triple-A affiliate in Reno.  He has been on the disabled list since June 1 with a fractured hand suffered when he was hit by a pitch, as reported by Jacob Fagan of Sports Injury Alert.  Shortstop Chris Owings is also rehabbing in Reno.  He is on the DL because...
Via Sports Injury Alert
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Kid wearing popcorn tub hat gets drilled by Bryce Harper foul ball (video)

As a consequence of an unfortunate yet hilarious sequence of events, a young fan attending Wednesday’s Washington Nationals-Arizona Diamondbacks tilt ended up in a crumpled mas of humanity … right next to the crumpled popcorn tub he previously was wearing as a hat. Your browser does not support iframes. A foul ball off the […] The post Kid wearing popcorn tub hat gets drilled...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Tony La Russa has no plans to bring back Kirk Gibson, yet

The USA Today reported on Tuesday morning that the Arizona Diamondbacks’ current plan was to bring back their skipper Kirk Gibson for at least a sixth season in 2015, which if true, would show Arizona’s content with mediocrity. The Diamondbacks’ chief baseball officer Tony La Russa, through a spokesman, called the USA Today’s report inaccurate, though. It’s certainly possible...
Via The Outside Corner
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Arizona Diamondbacks: Gibson will remain manager

According to a report by Bob Nightengale of USA Today, the Arizona Diamondbacks plan on having Kirk Gibson as their manager in 2015. The #Dbacks currently plan to bring back manager Kirk Gibson for the 2015 season, but Tony La Russa delaying any official announcement. — Bob Nightengale (@BNightengale) August 19, 2014 The Diamondbacks have not officially announced that they will...
Via isportsweb.com
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Kirk Gibson’s rumored return shows Arizona is fine with mediocrity

The fate of Diamondbacks manager Kirk Gibson has been uncertain this year, with his team struggling out of the gate and getting enveloped by a cloud of controversy in the face of their “unintentional” methods of retribution against teams who dare plunk their players. Naturally, it looks like Gibson will be back for the Diamondbacks in 2015. The #Dbacks currently plan to bring...
Via The Outside Corner
11 days ago  |  Discuss
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