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  • Arizona Diamondbacks’ roster was a team effort

    With the Arizona Diamondbacks likely claiming the NL West title this month, people are starting to ask who deserves the credit for the roster that’s turned a team around in less than a season. The answer, it turns out, is that due to several changes in the D-backs’ front office, that there are quite a […]
  • Justin Upton’s ejection was a good move with bad timing

    Strike three. That's all that Arizona Diamondbacks outfielder Justin Upton needed to hear before blowing up at the umpire, arguing what was a questionable call. Upton was quickly ejected and had to be restrained by two coaches as he was forced off of the field, leaving the D-backs without their all-star outfielder in the fourth inning of a crucial game against their NL West rival San Francisco Giants.
  • Inside the Box: Diamondbacks go seven clear of Giants

    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 September 4, 2011: Diamondbacks 4, Giants 1 The Good: Daniel Hudson threw a great game and deserved his win on Sunday. In seven innings, he only gave up three hits […]
  • Inside the Box: Ian Kennedy evens series for Diamondbacks

    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 September 3, 2011: Diamondbacks 7, Giants 2 The Good: Ian Kennedy showed, yet again, why he should be a candidate for the NL Cy Young award. Kennedy out-pitched Giants ace […]
  • Inside the Box: D-backs winning streak snapped by Giants

    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 September 2, 2011: Giants 6, Diamondbacks 2 The Good: Arizona took an early 1-0 lead in the first inning off a Miguel Montero RBI double. Montero was the only Diamondback […]
  • Hernandez, D-backs will protect Upton when time is right

    PHOENIX – Arizona Diamondbacks outfielder Justin Upton has been beaned 16 times this season prompting many to call for retaliation to protect the team’s star. It’s a tricky situation for Arizona as the team is in the middle of a pennant race and doesn’t want to lose important players to a suspension. The D-backs definitely […]
  • Cy Young race between D-backs’ Kennedy and Phillies’ Halladay

    The last Arizona Diamondback to win the NL Cy Young award was Brandon Webb nearly five years ago. But as the season winds down and the Cy Young finalists start to separate themselves from the pack, former Philadelphia Phillies pitcher and current MLB Network analyst Mitch Williams believes the drought could come to an end […]
  • Arizona rolls into San Francisco series

    The weekend series between the Arizona Diamondbacks and the San Francisco Giants features two teams heading in opposite directions. The Arizona Diamondbacks head to San Francisco riding a nine-game winning streak. The Giants’ past nine games were at home, against the San Diego Padres, Houston Astros and Chicago Cubs, and they put up a weak […]
  • Now retired, Randy Johnson can enjoy accomplishments

    To say Randy Johnson was intense as a player would be an understatement. Never one to talk before games, the man known as “The Big Unit” was as intimidating as he was effective. Now retired, Johnson said he can finally appreciate what he did as a Major Leaguer. “I actually look back and enjoy those […]
  • Randy Johnson to return as a Diamondbacks coach?

    Randy Johnson last played for the Diamondbacks in 2008, and his return to Chase Field in a couple weeks to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the team’s 2001 championship season may not be the last time you see him around these parts. “I’ve been in touch with [Kirk Gibson] on multiple occasions this year, and […]
  • Diamondbacks add Blum, others to roster

    The calendar has turned to the month of September, meaning MLB rosters can expand. Thursday the Diamondbacks began adding to their roster, as they reinstated infielder Geoff Blum and pitcher Alberto Castillo, while recalling pitchers Ryan Cook and Sam Demel. The 38-year-old Blum has been on the disabled list since fracturing his right pinky finger […]
  • Diamondbacks play, win, get ready for San Francisco Giants

    A strong effort from the starting pitcher, a bullpen that doesn’t allow a run and Justin Upton getting hit by a pitch. Ho hum, just another day in the 2011 season for the first place Arizona Diamondbacks. Josh Collmenter tossed six innings of two run baseball, Miguel Montero hit his second three run homer in […]
  • Inside the Box: D-backs keep on rolling

    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 August 31, 2011: Diamondbacks 4, Rockies 2 The Good: Josh Collmenter pitched six solid innings, leaving with a lead before turning it over to the ‘pen. Joe Paterson, Bryan Shaw, […]
  • Justin Upton plunked for 16th time

    Ouch. The Diamondbacks’ Justin Upton is well on his way to setting career-best marks in may categories this season, but none are more painful than the one that got a boost Wednesday night: hit by pitch. Upton was hit in the first inning by Rockies pitcher Esmil Rogers, giving the right fielder his 16th painful […]
  • At this point it’s up to the Diamondbacks

    The Diamondbacks will enter September with a substantial lead on the San Francisco Giants, one that seems almost insurmountable with the way the defending champs have been playing. A division title firmly in their sights, third base coach Matt Williams said the division race is far from over. “These guys know that this team in […]
  • Pitching key in D-backs winning streak

    A 0.56 ERA. That is the Arizona Diamondbacks starting pitchers earned run average over the past 48 innings. Ian Kennedy, Joe Saunders, Daniel Hudson, Wade Miley and Josh Collmenter have only given up 3 runs in the stretch. Wednesday on Arizona Sports 620’s Gambo and Burns, John Gambadoro asked Diamondbacks manager Kirk Gibson if this […]
  • Diamondbacks are in, Giants are done

    August 31st, 2011 should be the date etched into the gravestone for the San Francisco Giants. They are, after all, done, according to Arizona Sports 620’s Doug Franz. “Historic collapses have happened, but now the math is working in our favor to the point where you should not be concerned about the Giants,” he said. […]
  • D-backs manager Kirk Gibson is happy with current roster

    The deadline for players to be eligible for Major League post-season rosters is Thursday, which means if the Arizona Diamondbacks are to add another player the move better come fast. The way it works is a player has to be on a team’s major league roster before September 1st in order for that player to […]
  • Gerardo Parra rewards Kirk Gibson and the Arizona Diamondbacks’ faith

    Gerardo Parra got a promotion Tuesday night. With Ryan Roberts and Chris Young getting the day off, manager Kirk Gibson shuffled his lineup penciling in Parra’s name in the two-hole. Parra rewarded his manager’s confidence with a career-high tying four hits and two RBIs. “He’s playing exceptional for us. He’s got a lot of ability,” […]
  • D-backs Miguel Montero is doing all the right things

    Miguel Montero is doing everything right. He’s fielding his position, throwing runners out and now has hit safely in a season-high nine straight games (.352, 12-for-34). After a strikeout in the 2nd and a groundout in the 3rd, the Diamondbacks’ catcher laced a line drive over the fence in right field for a three-run home […]

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