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  • Upton plays better when the games matter

    There are plenty of reasons for Justin Upton’s resurgence this year. Upton, in his fourth full season with the Diamondbacks (fifth overall), is hitting .291 with 12 home runs and 35 RBI for a team that is contending for the NL West crown. And that, he said, is one of the reasons for his good […]
  • Sky’s the limit for Upton

    Justin Upton did something he had never done before in the Diamondbacks 3-2 win over the Giants on Thursday. Upton hit his first career walk-off home run, helping the D-backs avoid a sweep at the hands of the former World Champions. “He is so on fire,” Ron Wolfley said on Sports 620 KTAR’s Doug and […]
  • National writer thinks Gibson is manager of year

    In his first full season as manager, Kirk Gibson is making headlines throughout the league. Spring Training began with people questioning Gibson’s unique style and unparalleled intensity which was on display even during meaningless exhibition games. Although the Diamondbacks are coming off a series loss to the San Francisco Giants, they are six games over […]
  • Kennedy deals, Upton hits walkoff in D-backs win over Giants

    The San Francisco Giants have had the Arizona Diamondbacks number this season. Going into Thursday’s series finale the Giants had beaten the Diamondbacks five straight times and seven out of eight on the season. The D-backs desperately needed a win against the NL West leading Giants and got one thanks to the bat of Justin […]
  • Inside the Box: Upton walk-off avoids the 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 June 14, 2011: Diamondbacks 3, Giants 2 The Good: Ian Kennedy had a great start for the D-backs. He frustrated the Giants, only allowing four hits and no earned runs […]
  • Inside the Box: D-backs fall to Giants 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 June 15, 2011: Giants 5, Diamondbacks 2 The Good: Chris Young and Willie Bloomquist each hit solo homers against Giants starter Madison Bumgarner. Arizona starter Joe Saunders gave the team […]
  • Gibson defends use of Aaron Heilman

    PHOENIX – The Arizona Diamondbacks dropped the opening game of their series against the Giants on Tuesday and much of the talk to come out of that game was manager Kirk Gibson bringing in the struggling Aaron Heilman, who gave up the winning run. “The stubbornness in trying to get Aaron Heilman right may have […]
  • If D-backs are for real they need to beat Giants

    In a season where most people thought the only storyline for the Arizona Diamondbacks would be what young prospects were getting their first taste of the majors, the team has far exceeded expectation. Now the question has become, are they contenders or pretenders? “You saw them in April and they sort of treaded water and […]
  • D-backs attempt to solidify role as contenders

    It may only be June, but the current three-game series between the San Francisco Giants and the Arizona Diamondbacks is carrying a lot of significance to local fans. “This is the biggest series thus far,” Sports 620 KTAR’s Ron Wolfley said on Doug and Wolf. “Coming into this series, it is a question of will […]
  • Goldschmidt catching Towers’ eye

    Now is certainly an exciting time to be a fan of the Arizona Diamondbacks. The team is currently in a battle for first place with the San Francisco Giants, is coming off a very impressive and promising MLB draft and is getting closer to bringing up some of baseball’s top prospects. First baseman Paul Goldschmidt, […]
  • Derrick Hall wants D-backs in National League

    PHOENIX – It’s been reported this week that MLB is again considering the idea of realignment by moving a National League team to the American League to make an even 15 teams in each league. The Arizona Diamondbacks have been rumored to be one of the teams that could be asked to switch leagues. Team […]
  • Super Goldschmidt may be blocked by ‘Super Two’ rule

    You can’t read about the Diamondbacks’ farm system without seeing the name Paul Goldschmidt. Goldschmidt, currently tearing up the Double-A level with Mobile, has hit 21 home runs while carrying a .348 batting average. Given the D-backs’ struggles inconsistencies at first base, it could make sense for Arizona to call up the youngster and give […]
  • D-backs to the American League nothing more than rumors

    Don’t get to used to the idea of the designated hitter, the New York Yankees and the rest of what comes along with American League baseball making regular appearances at Chase Field. Just because there are rumors about a possible move to the ‘Junior Circuit’ doesn’t mean anything will come of them. In a conversation […]
  • Diamondbacks enter huge series with Giants

    A June series against the top team in the division, especially when you’re only a half-game behind, carries a little more importance than any other throughout the month. A June series with a first place team that happens to be decimated by injuries at the moment presents a golden opportunity to pick up some ground. […]
  • Inside the Box: D-backs hit BP in Florida

    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 June 13, 2011: Diamondbacks 12, Marlins 9 The Good: The D-backs’ bats spoke for themselves tonight, scoring a whopping 12 runs. The D-backs averaged 1.3 runs per inning against the […]
  • The D-backs may be on the move

    The Arizona Diamondbacks could be on the move in the near future. Don’t worry though, they won’t be the subject of relocation rumors like the Phoenix Coyotes. They may just be switching leagues. While rumors have been swirling for a while that a National League team would move to the American League to give each […]
  • Ryan Roberts attributes rise to opportunity

    Teams give out bobbleheads of good players. A Ryan Roberts bobblehead will be given out September 24. Ergo, Ryan Roberts is a good player? Hitting .257 with a career-best 10 home runs to go along with 27 RBI and nine stolen bases, the tattoo-laden infielder has become a fan favorite in the Valley of the […]
  • Upton, Drew among leading vote getters

    While the 82nd Major League Baseball All-Star Game will be thrilling to Arizonans regardless of who is playing, the game will certainly be more exciting if there are more Diamondbacks on the roster. It is unclear if Ian Kennedy or J.J. Putz will be named to the roster, because pitchers are not voted upon by […]
  • Could Ian Kennedy be an All-Star?

    The 2011 Major League Baseball All-Star game will be at Chase Field and Diamondbacks fans would love to see as many hometown players as possible. Shortstop Stephen Drew, right fielder Justin Upton and closer J.J. Putz are all having tremendous season and could be selected to the Mid-summer Classic, but Fox Sports’ Ken Rosenthal, thinks […]
  • Fans find Roberts and his tattoos worthy of bobblehead

    Somewhere on Monday the maker of the Arizona Diamondbacks’ promotional bobbleheads cringed. That’s because the winner of the ‘Fan Vote’ bobblehead was announced by the club and it’s a player that will keep the company busy. The D-backs announced that fans selected utility man Ryan Roberts to be enshrined in plastic in time for the […]

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