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
3 hours ago

Rotation tweaks may be in order this week

After inserting Randall Delgado into the rotation for a spot start Sunday in order to give their starters an extra day of rest, the D-backs could be in for some additional tweaking prior to next weekend's series with the Rockies.
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4 hours ago

Arizona Diamondbacks: Ray’s bat, arm stops Phillies

Lefty Robbie Ray of the Arizona Diamondbacks improved his season mark to 8-3 with his sixth straight victory. For most of this season, lefty Robbie Ray of the Arizona Diamondbacks has kept his team in games with his arm. Now, Ray has shown another dimension of his game and why he continues to demonstrate value. […] Arizona Diamondbacks: Ray’s bat, arm stops Phillies - Venom Strikes...
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17 hours ago

Herrmann has 3 RBIs, makes key play at plate

It's been a tough 2017 season so far for Chris Herrmann, but the D-backs catcher got a chance to savor some success both at and behind the plate in Saturday night's 9-2 win over the Phillies.
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18 hours ago

Arizona Diamondbacks: Strong comeback season for Peralta

David Peralta of the Arizona Diamondbacks is among the NL leaders in batting average. When you’re healthy, good things usually happen. Just ask outfielder David Peralta of the Arizona Diamondbacks. Coming off a season when Peralta was drilled on the right wrist on consecutive days, developed severe inflammation and eventually underwent surgery to stabilize a […] Arizona Diamondbacks...
Via Venom Strikes
23 hours ago

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

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1 day 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
1 day 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...
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1 day 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
1 day ago

Corbin has offspeed stuff working in loss

Patrick Corbin pitched well Friday night, but Phillies starter Mark Leiter was just a little bit better. Corbin allowed just one run over 6 2/3 innings, but the D-backs bats were uncharacteristically quiet in a 6-1 loss at Chase Field.
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1 day 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

Diamondbacks Agree To Terms With First-Rounder Pavin Smith

The Diamondbacks have agreed to an at-slot deal with first-round pick Pavin Smith, Jonathan Mayo of MLB.com reports on Twitter. Smith, taken seventh overall, will receive a $5,016,300 bonus.
Via MLB Trade Rumors
4 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...
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12 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...
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16 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
17 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
17 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
18 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
20 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
22 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
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Zack Greinke’s Pitch Mix Now Led by Plurality, Not Majority

PITTSBURGH – That Zack Greinke is reinventing himself, that he remains effective even as his velocity leaves him, that he has bounced back while pitching in front of a better defensive cast this season — none of it should represent one of the greater shocks of the 2017 season. After all, this is an elite-level athlete with excellent command, one who owns a five-pitch mix and...
Via Fangraphs
24 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

Box Score 5/18: A night of blowouts

Want more news first thing in the day? Sign up for the Yardbarker Morning Bark newsletter here. Good morning and welcome to the YB Box Score, what we're reading while we wait for our 'Isaiah Thomas trying to block LeBron' poster to show up in the mail. Happy birthday today to Vince Young, Donyell Marshall, Yannick Noah and Reggie Jackson. On this date in 2004 Randy Johnson pitched...
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May 18, 2017  |  Discuss

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