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Miller 'feels good' after Tommy John surgery

D-backs right-hander Shelby Miller spoke with the media on Tuesday, the first time since undergoing Tommy John surgery May 11, and he said he feels better than expected.
Via Diamondbacks.com
16 minutes ago

Moo-ve over! D-backs pitchers milk cows

It was clear that D-backs pitchers Archie Bradley, Andrew Chafin and J.J. Hoover were taking the Cow Milking Contest seriously Tuesday afternoon.
Via Diamondbacks.com
37 minutes ago

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
4 hours ago  |  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
7 hours ago  |  Discuss

Zack Greinke uses glorious eephus pitch to record 12th strikeout in win

Via FOX Sports
12 hours ago

Zack Greinke busts out a filthy eephus pitch for his 12th strikeout vs White Sox

After signing a stunning six-year, $206.5 million deal with the Arizona Diamondbacks, Zack Greinke struggled with a 4.34 ERA in 2016. While the 34-year-old may never perform like his insane 2015 season again (1.66 ERA, 9.3 WAR for the Dodgers), Greinke is back to looking like the ace Arizona thought they were getting. Greinke has a 2.82 ERA over an MLB-high 67 innings for the Diamondbacks...
Via The Comeback
13 hours ago  |  Discuss

Arizona Diamondbacks: Greinke regaining old form

  Right-hander Zack Greinke of the Arizona Diamondbacks recorded a season-high 12 strikeouts against the Chicago White Sox. The pattern is becoming as familiar as it is deadly to opponents. Since the start of the current season, right-hander Zack Greinke of the Arizona Diamondbacks appears to turn the clock back two years ago, and recent […] Arizona Diamondbacks: Greinke regaining...
Via Venom Strikes
17 hours ago

Delgado to get spot start for Walker (blister)

Randall Delgado will get the start in place of the injured Taijuan Walker on Wednesday afternoon when the D-backs wrap up a three-game series with the White Sox.
Via Diamondbacks.com
1 day ago

Early Reflections on the Jean Segura/Taijuan Walker Trade

The Diamondbacks’ trade of Jean Segura made sense. Sure, Segura had just put together the best season of his career, his lone season in the desert, and was the team’s most valuable player by fWAR in 2016. It hurt to see him go, no doubt, as Jean’s infectious attitude on the field gave fans a reason to smile. His performance …
Via Inside the Zona
1 day ago

Arizona Diamondbacks: The Importance of the Next Two Seasons for Paul Goldshmidt

Via FOX Sports
1 day ago

Arizona Diamondbacks: Paul Goldschmidt Can Make History as a First Baseman

Via FOX Sports
1 day ago

Diamondbacks Place Taijuan Walker On DL

The Diamondbacks have placed right-hander Taijuan Walker on the 10-day disabled list, retroactive to Saturday, with a blister. His roster spot will go to left-hander T.J. McFarland, who’s coming off the DL. Injury notwithstanding, Walker has gotten off to a nice start in Arizona, which acquired him as part of an offseason trade that saw the club send Jean Segura and Mitch Haniger...
Via MLB Trade Rumors
2 days ago

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...
Via Yardbarker
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Can the Arizona Diamondbacks make the playoffs in 2017?

We are about a quarter way through the 162 game schedule and there have been a decent amount of surprises in the standings in each of the six divisions. Perhaps, one of the biggest surprises is that the Arizona Diamondbacks, 41 games into the season, have a hold of the first Wildcard spot in the National League by a half a game with a record of 23-18 over the Los Angeles Dodgers...
Via isportsweb.com
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Meet the Newest Exciting Diamondbacks Pitcher

Let’s take a look at the standings, shall we? The Diamondbacks are presently sitting in…okay, third place. But while they might be third place in the National League West, they’re also fifth place in the National League, overall, meaning they occupy a playoff spot. In other words, it’s been more of a good start than a bad one. And an encouraging start, given the organizational...
Via Fangraphs
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Diamondbacks welcome back Ron Gardenhire after battle with cancer

The Arizona Diamondbacks are welcoming back bench coach Rob Gardenhire, who missed time after being diagnosed with prostate cancer.Monday night, the team announced on Twitter Gardenhire would be back returning to his duties for the first time this season. Back in February, the Diamondbacks announced bench coach Ron Gardenhire had been diagnosed with cancer and that he would require...
Via Sportsnaut
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Ianetta admits he remembers little of being hit in face by pitch

Arizona Diamondbacks catcher Chris Iannetta spoke to the media for the first time since he was hit in the face by a pitch on Friday night.Iannetta frighteningly remarked that he remembered very little of the incident.“I don’t remember a lot of it,” Iannetta said Sunday, via Barry M. Bloom of MLB.com. “The first thing I really remember is getting hit in the face.”Iannetta...
Via Larry Brown Sports
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Chris Iannetta suffered broken teeth, nose after pitch to face

Arizona Diamondbacks catcher Chris Iannetta was forced to exit Friday’s game against the Pittsburgh Pirates after getting hit in the mouth with a 93 MPH fastball from reliever Johnny Barbato.The entire episode was stomach-churning. Iannetta immediately began pouring blood from his face and it was evident that his injuries were severe. And while he was able to walk off under his...
Via Larry Brown Sports
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Chris Iannetta leaves game after taking 93-mph fastball right to the face

Arizona Diamondbacks catcher Chris Iannetta was drilled in the face by a 93-mph fastball from Pittsburgh Pirates right-hander Johnny Barbatos on Friday night at Chase Field. Iannetta fell to the ground and was down for a couple minutes, but was able to walk off the field and exit the game. He had a towel over a bloody nose and his mouth as he walked off. Here’s video of the very...
Via The Comeback
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Chris Iannetta exits game against Pirates after getting hit in face by pitch (Video)

Arizona Diamondbacks catcher Chris Iannetta had to exit Friday’s game against the Pittsburgh Pirates after getting hit in the face by a pitch. Iannetta was facing Pirates reliever Johnny Barbato in the bottom of the seventh inning when he took the 93 mph pitch to his nose area. The veteran catcher was visibly bleeding to exit the game, but Steve Gilbert of MLB.com reports that...
Via Larry Brown Sports
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Pay Attention to the Diamondbacks

Over the last few seasons, the Diamondbacks haven’t been a team worthy of positive attention. Ever since Mike Hazen took the reins back in October, however, we’ve been keeping tabs on them. It started when Dave correctly noted that there wasn’t a clear direction for the D-backs to pick heading into the 2017 season. We’ve seen why through the first six weeks of the 2017 campaign...
Via Fangraphs
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Rockies-Diamondbacks game included a broken-bat homer and the longest homer of 2017

Chase Field really has played quite similarly over the last few years to the hitters’ paradise that Coors Field is, and the Colorado Rockies probably wouldn’t argue that after Saturday night.The ball was flying out of Chase Field, with Saturday night’s game having a 481-foot homer and a BROKEN-BAT HOMER.We’ll first look at the 481-foot homer, which came off the bat of Arizona...
Via The Comeback
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Diamondbacks SP Shelby Miller opts for Tommy John Surgery

The news was expected and on Saturday, Arizona Diamondbacks pitcher Shelby Miller made it official. He will undergo season-ending Tommy John Surgery. While no timetable for his return has been released, recovery from Tommy John Surgery usually lasts more than one year. With that, Miller shouldn’t be expected to return to the Arizona rotation until late in the 2018 season, at the...
Via Sportsnaut
24 days ago  |  Discuss

A.J. Pollock and David Peralta Are Just What Arizona Needed

Just about everything from the 2016 season could be viewed as a disaster for the Arizona Diamondbacks. Looking back now, it was probably a bit of foreshadowing when outfielder — and spark plug — A.J. Pollock went down with an elbow injury on the eve of the regular season. Instead of taking a step forward from the 79-83 record they posted in 2015, they took a step back with a...
Via The Sports Daily
25 days ago  |  Discuss
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