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  • D-backs should take two from Reds series

    The Diamondbacks will begin a three game road trip against Cincinnati Tuesday hoping to rebound after losing four of their last six games. The Reds have picked up where they left off in 2010, leading the NL Central so far this season with a 9-6 record while the Diamondbacks sit at 6-8. The key will […]
  • Inside the Box: D-backs show toughness

    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 April 17, 2011: Diamondbacks 6, Giants 5 It was only one win, but the Diamondbacks showed some grit in their 6-5 win over the San Francisco Giants in 12 innings. […]
  • Inside the Box: D-backs turn in another loss

    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 April 16, 2011: Giants 5, Diamondbacks 3 The Good The Diamondbacks got to Giants starter Barry Zito early, tagging him for three hits and two runs in just one and […]
  • Bloomquist continues to shine for Diamondbacks

    With two outs in the ninth inning Ryan Roberts singled to right field, bringing Willie Bloomquist to the plate. With two on and the game, as well as his nine game hitting streak on the line, the 33-year-old’s at bat was made a bit more difficult when San Francisco manager Bruce Bochy made a call […]
  • Inside the Box: Giant pitching silences D-back bats

    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 April 15, 2011: Giants 5, Diamondbacks 2 All was quiet on the Diamondbacks offensive front on Friday in the team’s 5-2 loss to the San Francisco Giants. Aside from a […]
  • D-backs place Heilman on the DL

    The Diamondbacks announced Friday they have placed right-handed pitcher Aaron Heilman on the 15-day DL with shoulder tendinitis. Heilman has posted a 12.15 ERA while giving up nine earned runs, three home runs, and two walks with seven strikeouts in 6.2 innings so far this season. In his last appearance against the Cardinals Wednesday, Heilman […]
  • Could the D-backs bullpen be worse than last year?

    The Arizona Diamondbacks seem to have fixed their issue at closer. That doesn’t mean they’ve fixed their bullpen problems though. The D-backs offseason, led by new general manger Kevin Towers, was spent completely revamping a bullpen that finished dead last in the majors in ERA last season. Out was a huge home run hitting third […]
  • Inside the Box: D-back pitching shelled again

    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 April 13, 2011: Cardinals 15, Diamondbacks 5 The Diamondbacks’ pitching got hammered again on Wednesday night in the St. Louis Cardinals 15-5 win over Arizona. Starter Ian Kennedy didn’t last […]
  • Upton improving strike-out ratio

    Justin Upton’s 2011 season was defined Tuesday night by a 478-foot bomb against the Cardinals but the real story may be in his low strike-out rate. Through 49 plate appearances this year, Upton has only struck out at 15 percent of his at-bats It takes around 150 plate appearances to gather a good sample size […]
  • D-backs recall Vasquez, option Mickolio

    The Arizona Diamondbacks have recalled right-handed pitcher Esmerling Vasquez from Triple-A Reno and optioned right-handed pitcher Kam Mickolio to Reno, according to D-backs’ GM Kevin Towers. Mickolio came in the sixth inning of Tuesday night’s game against the Cardinals and only lasted 0.2 innings and was charged with three runs on four hits and a […]
  • Inside the Box: Gibson lights a fire in 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 April 12, 2011: Diamondbacks 13, Cardinals 8 The Good: The Diamondbacks’ bats came alive battering Cardinals ace Chris Carpenter in the process. Carpenter, who historically has owned Arizona, was tagged […]
  • Bloomquist takes opportunity and runs with it. And hits, too.

    Willie Bloomquist got the opening day start because Stephen Drew was injured and unable to go. Drew has since returned, but manager Kirk Gibson has not been able to keep the former ASU Sun Devil out of the lineup. The 33-year-old utility player has a hit in each of the eight games he has played […]
  • Grace thinks D-backs better than 2010, not that it takes much

    The 2011 Arizona Diamondbacks are worse than the 2010 Arizona Diamondbacks. At least they are through the first eight games of the season. See, last season’s team started the season 5-3 while the current incarnation of the team is just 4-4. Just because they are a game worse in the record books than this time […]
  • Inside the Box: D-backs start slow but end up with win

    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 April 10, 2011: Diamondbacks 10, Reds 8 The Good: In the bottom of the 8th inning with the Diamondbacks down 7-6 they scored four runs — three of them on […]
  • Inside the Box: Kennedy dominates, D-backs crush the ball

    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 April 8, 2011: