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  • Fans overreacting to D-backs bullpen problems

    Is the Arizona Diamondbacks’ bullpen a victim of its own success this season or rather of its lack of success last year? Sports 620 KTAR’s Ron Wolfley thinks it’s a combination of both. “Look, the Arizona Diamondbacks coming into the season the expectation was their bullpen was a huge question mark,” he said on Doug […]
  • J.J. Putz: Excellent closer, not so good otherwise

    Diamondbacks closer J.J. Putz has converted 21 of 24 save opportunities on the season, giving the team a dominant pitcher to finish off games. Sporting an ERA of 2.65, Putz has struck out 32 hitters in 34 innings of work, giving up just 11 runs (10 earned) this season. Need to hold a lead? He’s […]
  • Chemistry leads to improved Diamondbacks

    The Arizona Diamondbacks won 65 games last season. They’ve won 43 this season. And there’s still 82 games left to play. Kirk Gibson, an improved bullpen, fewer strikeouts and better starting pitching are all factors, but one thing that cannot be overlooked is improved team chemistry. “Everybody didn’t click like they do now, for some […]
  • Arizona Diamondbacks pitcher Daniel Hudson questions fans

    Last night the Arizona Diamondbacks played in front of a crowd of 25,726 fans. The question is, was it actually a home field advantage? That’s what starting pitcher Daniel Hudson was wondering as he watched his team take on the Cleveland Indians at Chase Field and he expressed his concern via Twitter after it. Were […]
  • Inside the Box: Blown save costs D-backs the game

    After every Arizona Diamondbacks game we’ll examine the box score and provide you with instant analysis. So it’s time to go Inside the Box for June 27, 2011: Indians 5, Diamondbacks 4 The Good: The D-backs eighth inning symbolized their entire season. Going into the inning, the D-backs once again trailed by one run late […]
  • Gibson: ‘We have to develop a bullpen’

    The Diamondbacks bullpen, a rock earlier in the season, has faltered as of late. After blowing a lead Sunday in Detroit, manager Kirk Gibson talked about how the team can’t keep relying on David Hernandez and J.J. Putz. Putz, especially, was unavailable to pitch Sunday. “It’s important that everybody can play in August and September,” […]
  • All downhill from here for D-backs ‘pen

    For a while it seemed as though the disgrace better known as the Arizona Diamondbacks bullpen was a thing of the past. Joe Paterson, Micah Owings, David Heranndez and J.J. Putz were rolling, stifling hitters and locking down late leads. The month of June has brought a few hiccups, though, the most recent of which […]
  • Diamondbacks in the middle of arms race

    Kevin Towers knows the Diamondbacks bullpen needs a little help, and he’s constantly searching for extra arms. According to Ken Rosenthal of FoxSports.com the Diamondbacks GM would love to acquire one of his old relievers from San Diego. In a perfect world, Towers would trade for one of his old Padres’ relievers, right-hander Mike Adams, […]
  • Gibson continues to gain recognition

    As the Diamondbacks continue to challenge for the National League West crown, the recognition for Kirk Gibson continues to come. Gibson has been mentioned as a Manager of the Year candidate by several media outlets and Yahoo Sports can now be added to the list. Kirk Gibson didn’t have the Arizona Diamondbacks on the cusp […]
  • Inside the Box: Collmenter’s Michigan return bittersweet

    After every Arizona Diamondbacks game we’ll examine the box score and provide you with instant analysis. So it’s time to go Inside the Box for June 25, 2011: Tigers 6, Diamondbacks 0 The Good: The D-backs did manage to threaten in the eighth inning, though nothing came of it. After a Miranda walk and a […]
  • Inside the Box: Pena blast lifts D-backs

    After every Arizona Diamondbacks game we’ll examine the box score and provide you with instant analysis. So it’s time to go Inside the Box for June 24, 2011: Diamondbacks 7, Tigers 6 The Good: Wily Mo Pena hit his second home run in his first week since being recalled from the team and it was […]
  • Inside the Box: D-backs bring out brooms in K.C.

    After every Arizona Diamondbacks game we’ll examine the box score and provide you with instant analysis. So it’s time to go Inside the Box for June 23, 2011: Diamondbacks 5, Royals 3 The Good: Homeruns by Miguel Montero in the second and Juan Miranda in the fourth pushed the D-backs to a win in Kansas […]
  • Goldschmidt, Skaggs to participate in Futures Game

    Arizona Diamondbacks prospects Tyler Skaggs and Paul Goldschmidt have been named to the MLB All-Star Futures Game at Chase Field on July 10. The Futures Game is an annual part of All-Star week that consists of the best minor league prospects from the United States playing an exhibition game against the best prospects from around […]
  • Chase Field attendance on the rise

    Fans like winners. No one likes to spend money to support and watch a losing team, but as the Diamondbacks continue to win, attendance at Chase Field continues to grow. “Game attendance closely correlates with winning, and though the Diamondbacks are doing just that, it usually takes a while for the fans’ psyche to catch […]
  • Inside the Box: Diamondbacks hold on for victory, stay in first place

    After every Arizona Diamondbacks game we’ll examine the box score and provide you with instant analysis. So it’s time to go Inside the Box for June 22, 2011: Diamondbacks 3, Royals 2 The Good: The fifth inning for the Diamondbacks ended up being all they needed. They were able to score three runs on four […]
  • If D-backs are to win, bullpen will be the reason

    As Diamondbacks fans know all too well, a bad bullpen can derail a season before it really even begins. Conversely, a good bullpen can not only help a team win games, but carry a squad through a season. That fact is not lost on D-backs manager Kirk Gibson, who joined Sports 620 KTAR’s Gambo and […]
  • D-backs want to look internally before making trade

    When Kevin Towers was hired as the general manager of the Arizona Diamondbacks he had two goals in mind: get the team to play .500 or better baseball and develop a strong farm system. So far, so good. While many outside the organization are surprised to see the D-backs six games over .500, Towers thought […]
  • Inside the Box: D-backs build to win in K.C.

    After every Arizona Diamondbacks game we’ll examine the box score and provide you with instant analysis. So it’s time to go Inside the Box for June 18, 2011: Diamondbacks 7, Royals 2 The Good: The D-backs hitters put together a string of runs over four-innings that built them to a win and also looked to […]
  • Diamondbacks should resist urge to deal prospects

    Just a half-game out of first in the NL West, the Arizona Diamondbacks are likely to be more buyer than seller at this year’s MLB trade deadline. That concept concerns Sports 620 KTAR’s Mark Asher. “As of right now, what I believe, I’m telling you right now I’m not adding a player that would cost […]
  • Diamondbacks bring up Wily Mo Pena

    Ready for Interleague Play, the Arizona Diamondbacks called up Wily Mo Pena from Triple-A Reno. He is expected to be the the team’s designated hitter. The 29-year-old Pena was hitting .363 with 21 home runs and 63 RBI in 63 games for the Aces, leading the Pacific Coast League in home runs and slugging percentage […]

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