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  • Inside the Box: Pitching rules again in Washington

    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 24, 2011: Diamondbacks 4, Nationals 2 The Good: Daniel Hudson followed Ian Kennedy’s strong performance with one of his own, coming within one out of a complete game. He […]
  • Kirk Gibson not concerned with Diamondbacks’ recent struggles

    It’s no secret that the Arizona Diamondbacks, particularly their bats, have struggled as of late. Just like fans, a prolonged slump can affect the players’ psyche. It’s manager Kirk Gibson’s job to make sure that a few losses in a row don’t turn into a season ending slide. It’s a challenge he’s up for. “There […]
  • Ian Kennedy steps up when Diamondbacks needed him most

    Riding a six game losing streak, the Arizona Diamondbacks looked to their ace to make it stop. And stop it he did. Ian Kennedy pitched seven innings, allowing just six hits and two walks while striking out eight as the D-backs topped the Nationals 2-0 and, at least for one night, seemed to have righted […]
  • D-backs GM Towers expects Aaron Hill to make an impact

    Two years ago, as a member of the Toronto Blue Jays, Aaron Hill hit .286 while collecting 36 home runs and 108 RBI. In one and a half seasons since, the second baseman has combined for just 32 home runs and 113 RBI. His batting average dipped to .205 last year, and was sitting at […]
  • Inside the Box: Kennedy stops Nats, losing streak

    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 23, 2011: Diamondbacks 2, Nationals 0 The Good: Ian Kennedy was dominant throwing seven innings of shutout baseball only giving up six hits. The D-backs have been on a […]
  • Newest D-backs ready for playoff opportunity

    PHOENIX – The Arizona Diamondbacks have made a trade sending second baseman Kelly Johnson to the Toronto Blue Jays for second baseman Aaron Hill and shortstop John McDonald. The players coming to Arizona are excited to be joining a team in the middle of a pennant chase. “It’s an opportunity I wake up every morning […]
  • Diamondbacks trade Kelly Johnson to Toronto for Aaron Hill

    The Arizona Diamondbacks made a move Tuesday, as Sports 620 KTAR’s John Gambadoro reports the D-backs are sending Kelly Johnson to Toronto for shortstop John McDonald and second baseman Aaron Hill. Johnson has struggled in his second season with the Diamondbacks, posting a .209 average with 18 home runs and 49 RBI. He’s seen his […]
  • Diamondbacks ready to give Heath Bell a ring?

    Those sneaky, sneaky Diamondbacks. Suddenly their recent slide makes sense, as ESPN’s Buster Olney reports D-backs GM Kevin Towers will place a claim on Heath Bell, who was placed on waivers Monday by the Padres. For the D-backs to acquire Bell he would have to last until their spot in the claiming order, which goes […]
  • Inside the Box: D-backs skid continues in DC

    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 22, 2011: Nationals 4, Diamondbacks 1 The Good: Arizona Diamondbacks catcher Henry Blanco was the only spark in the offense on Monday night. With the recently struggling D-backs, any […]
  • Rumor: The Diamondbacks could have interest in Jim Thome

    The Arizona Diamondbacks have made it clear they’d like to add another bat to their lineup for the playoff push. Apparently there is a guy with 600 career home runs who they could be interested in. ESPN’s Buster Olney, via Twitter, dropped the interesting tidbit that Jim Thome could be just the offensive pick me […]
  • Inside the Box: D-backs can’t fight off sweep

    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 21, 2011: Braves 1, Diamondbacks 0 The Good: He may have gotten the loss, but Josh Collmenter did not deserve it. If he had any run support, he would […]
  • Inside the Box: Rough welcome to majors for Miley

    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 20, 2011: Braves 8, Diamondbacks 1 The Good: At least Miguel Montero remembers how to swing a bat. The D-backs catcher has been one of the only D-backs to […]
  • Inside the Box: D-backs hurt by long ball in 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 August 19, 2011: Braves 4, Diamondbacks 2 The Good: Justin Upton had a 2-RBI double in the seventh inning that got Arizona back in the game. Kelly Johnson showed signs […]
  • Upton means most to his team, but is he the MVP?

    There is a stat out there that judges a player by his wins above replacement value, better known as WAR. Essentially, it looks at how much a team would suffer if a player was replaced in the lineup. So, how much better is one guy compared to his backup? By the metric, according to Jayson […]
  • Franz: ‘[Upton] looks like a DH playing right field’

    For all his success at the plate, Justin Upton’s play in right field has been disappointing. Sports 620 KTAR’s Doug Franz told listeners Friday that his play has fallen off over the last few weeks. “Justin Upton…all of a sudden, has anybody noticed in the last few weeks he looks like a DH playing right […]
  • Clutch, thy name is Justin Upton

    Baseball has a flare for the dramatic this season. According to Yahoo Sports, 10 percent of all baseball games have ended with the home team walking off with a win. That’s the highest percentage since 1987, according to research by USA Today. Follow @theAdamGreen
  • Inside the Box: D-backs drop rough night in Philly

    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 18, 2011: Phillies 4, Diamondbacks 1 The Good: Paul Goldschmidt showed yet again why he was called up to the majors on Thursday night. His solo home run to […]
  • Justin Upton, best defensive right fielder in baseball?

    We all know about how Justin Upton has improved at the plate, as his numbers there have put him in the MVP conversation. However, according to a report on Yahoo.com, it’s Upton’s work with the glove that may win him the award. The tipping point in his favor might be defense. Upton is the best […]
  • Edgar Renteria would be a good fit with the Diamondbacks

    If the Diamondbacks are looking to acquire another shortstop for the stretch run, they could do plenty worse than Cincinnati’s Edgar Renteria. “He’s not great, he’s not going to set the world on fire,” Sports 620 KTAR’s Doug Franz said. “But I like him for a couple of reasons. “He’s not going to get in […]
  • For D-backs, it’s all about the bullpen

    The individual seasons put together by both Justin Upton and Ian Kennedy may be grabbing the headlines, but they may not be the main reason for the Arizona Diamondbacks’ turn from worst to first. According to ESPN, it’s the team’s bullpen that deserves a large share of the credit. The team has reduced its bullpen […]

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