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  • Gibson gave Upton permission to ‘have a blow out’

    Justin Upton was not pleased with the way home plate umpire C.B. Bucknor was calling the game Tuesday night. Having recorded just two hits in 16 at bats prior to the game, the right fielder was frustrated. And the umpire wasn’t helping. “C.B. kind of eye-walked him all the way out to the outfield, and […]
  • The time was right for the Diamondbacks, Goldschmidt

    It was time for Paul Goldschmidt to become a Diamondback. After tearing up the Double-A level there was really nothing left for the man to prove in the minor leagues. “Goldschmidt has crazy raw power and a pretty good idea of the strike zone,” ESPN MLB insider Keith Law said. “What he lacks is…he doesn’t […]
  • ESPN MLB insider: Give Upton time

    Sometimes we forget the fact that Justin Upton is just 23. Already a veteran of four Major League seasons, Upton’s tenure with the Diamondbacks is surpassed only by Miguel Montero and Chris Young. “We get thrown off by the rare position player who gets to the big leagues before his 20th birthday because then they’re […]
  • Don’t overreact about Jason Marquis’ first two starts

    If Jason Marquis keeps it up he may earn himself the nickname ‘two face’. That’s because he’s been a drastically different pitcher than he was in Washington before the Arizona Diamondbacks acquired him. Prior to being dealt to the desert at the trade deadline Marquis had put up stellar numbers. He had an 8-5 record […]
  • Inside the Box: D-backs score comeback 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 August 9, 2011: Diamondbacks 11, Astros 9 The Good: The Diamondbacks were down 7-1 in the fourth inning but refused to give up. They scored four runs in both the […]
  • Gibson: “My guess is we will bounce back”

    PHOENIX – Manager Kirk Gibson isn’t getting too worried over the Diamondbacks recent struggles. “In the past, we’ve had some tougher times and some streaks where we haven’t played well but we’ve always bounced back. My guess is we will bounce back,” said Gibson on Tuesday. Arizona has lost four of their last five games, […]
  • Upton’s struggles reek of immaturity

    Baseball players go through ups and downs throughout the course of a season, and the D-backs’ Justin Upton is no exception. Coming off a road trip where he was simply dominant, Upton has gone 2-16 over the last four games, three of which the Diamondbacks have lost. While bad, his struggles at the plate aren’t […]
  • Fan support should not affect D-backs on the field

    The Diamondbacks have been struggling lately both on the field and at the ticket office, but one should not be used as an excuse for the other. “Just don’t ask me to accept the lack of fan support as a reason why the Diamondbacks went out and played poorly,” Ron Wolfley said on Sports 620 […]
  • Kennedy-Hudson the next great Arizona Diamondbacks pitching duo?

    The Arizona Diamondbacks have had some highly-esteemed pitching combinations in their short past and whispers are going around that they have found another in Ian Kennedy and Daniel Hudson. With names like Curt Schilling, Randy Johnson, Dan Haren and Brandon Webb flying around, both Kennedy and Hudson could see themselves joining some D-backs of purple […]
  • Inside the Box: Hudson gets beat up early

    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 8, 2011: Astros 9, Diamondbacks 1 The Good: Well, there’s not a lot of good to talk about from Monday’s loss, but three players stood out among a dismal […]
  • Chase Field is going to the dogs

    The Dog Days of Summer? All booing of bad jokes aside, Chase Field will host its first-ever Bark at the Park Saturday, August 13 when the D-backs host the New York Mets. Presented by Starkweather Roofing, the cost is $20 per owner and $20 per dog. Five-dollars from each ticket will be donated to the […]
  • Lack of fans leads to lackluster play for D-backs

    The Arizona Diamondbacks are in the thick of the race for the NL West crown, yet their attendance at Chase Field has been far from impressive. The Diamondbacks drew 27,215 Friday, 33,239 Saturday and a paltry 25,575 Sunday. “You can’t tell me, in 162 games, that baseball players can bring it all the time,” Sports […]
  • Astros and Mets series huge for the Diamondbacks

    The Arizona Diamondbacks had an opportunity to gain ground on the division leading Giants over the weekend as San Francisco lost 3-of-4 to the Philadelphia Phillies. Instead the D-backs fell short losing their weekend series to the Dodgers and remaining a half game back of the NL West lead. With the Giants still in the […]
  • Inside the Box: D-backs barely avoid 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 6, 2011: Diamondbacks 4, Dodgers 3 The Good: Recent call-up Cody Ransom showed why he belongs in the majors with a game-winning home run on Sunday. It may have […]
  • Inside the Box: Saunders slips up in loss to Dodgers

    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 6, 2011: Dodgers 5, Diamondbacks 3 The Good: The D-backs’ rally showed signs of a comeback on Saturday. And did they need it. In the eighth inning, after an […]
  • Inside the Box: Collmenter roughed up in D-backs 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 5, 2011: Dodgers 7, Diamondbacks 4 The Good: Micah Owings was able to come in out of the bullpen and save manager Kirk Gibson from having to burn the […]
  • Ziegler looking forward to postseason run

    PHOENIX – Since being acquired by the Arizona Diamondbacks at the trade deadline, Brad Ziegler has found himself playing for a team with a lot more on line. “This is a lot different atmosphere. The moment I walked in, you could just tell by the look in everybody’s eyes, the intensity in the dugout that […]
  • D-back fans shouldn’t worry about Marquis and Ziegler

    Wednesday wasn’t exactly the type of debut Kevin Towers and the Arizona Diamondbacks hoped for from the newest members of their pitching staff. Jason Marquis and Brad Ziegler both struggled as they combined to give up seven earned runs. That doesn’t concern Ron Wolfley. He told listeners of Doug and Wolf Wednesday morning that both […]
  • Inside the Box: Marquis, Ziegler falter in debut

    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 3, 2011: Giants 8, Diamondbacks 1 The Good: No one got injured? Alright, that was a little too sarcastic. There was actually somewhat of a bright spot for the […]
  • Justin Upton has carried the Diamondbacks

    Justin Upton has not gone a game without a hit since July 18th, when he went 0-4 in a win over Milwaukee. Since then he’s gone 24-55, with seven home runs and 21 RBI. Oh, and the Diamondbacks have gone 9-5 over that stretch, pulling into a first place tie with the Giants in the […]

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