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  • 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:
  • Ian Kennedy pitches like an ace in win over Reds

    Ian Kennedy threw like an ace on Friday night in the Arizona Diamondbacks’ home opener. The right-hander went eight innings giving up six hits and an earned run in the Diamondbacks 13-2 win. He struck out nine Cincinnati Reds. The nine strike outs are tied for the second highest total for Kennedy as a Diamondback. […]
  • Kirk Gibson: We’re on a mission…

    In the classic movie The Blues Brothers Dan Aykroyd’s character Elwood Blues tells a bar full of people that he and his brother are ‘on a mission from God‘. On Friday Arizona Diamondbacks manager Kirk Gibson told a room full of reporters — admittedly not as much fun as a bunch of inebriated people — […]
  • D-backs sign pitcher to minor league contract

    The Diamondbacks announced Friday they have signed left-handed pitcher Ron Mahay to a minor league contract. Mahay, 39, had a 1-1 record with a 3.44 ERA, eight walks and 25 strikeouts in 41 relief appearances with the Minnesota Twins in spring training last season. Mahay opened last season with Single-A Fort Myers, posting a 1.93 […]
  • Reds come into Chase Field on hot start

    The Arizona Diamondbacks’ home opener on Friday night brings the 5-1 Cincinnati Reds to Chase Field, where they’ve won eight in a row against the home club. The visiting team’s hot start shouldn’t surprise many, though, after their decision to stand pat for the most part over the offseason. Not wanting to upset the chemistry […]
  • Matt Williams says young talent is on the way

    Matt Williams wants to be a manager. “I’d love to manage a ballclub,” he told Rantsports.com in Chicago. “At some point I’d like to get the opportunity to manage a club and see what we can do.” As of now, that opportunity will not come anytime soon with the Diamondbacks. Kirk Gibson is in his […]