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Jules Tompkins

  • Gibson, Goldschmidt offer answers for bullpen’s struggles

    The Arizona Diamondbacks’ bullpen leads baseball in blown saves, accruing nine in the first month of the season — including Tuesday night’s heartbreaker — which is one in every three games they’ve played so far. They’re also near the top in innings pitched, with 254 — second in the National League, fourth in the majors […]
  • Adam Eaton staying patient while anticipating return

    With his return to the lineup still at least two weeks away, Adam Eaton’s main focus is patience. Though projected to be the Diamondbacks’ everyday centerfielder and leadoff man, Eaton began the season on the disabled list with a left elbow strain he suffered midway through spring training. So far, eagerness has been the hardest […]
  • Diamondbacks, Ken Kendrick strike out in gaffe with Dodgers fans

    Los Angeles natives Jack and Anna, along with 18 guests, made the three-hour trip from Yuma to Phoenix last Friday to watch their beloved Dodgers take on the Diamondbacks at Chase Field. They had the best seats in the house, the Batter’s Box Suite, which, according to the Diamondbacks, provides “an unparalleled view of the […]
  • Diamondbacks’ winning philosophy on clear display in series win over Dodgers

    Both the Arizona Diamondbacks and the Los Angeles Dodgers made a splash over the offseason. Diamondbacks general manager Kevin Towers led his organization into a grit gambit, trading away prime talent like Justin Upton, Chris Young, and Trevor Bauer in favor of veterans like Martin Prado and Cody Ross. Meanwhile, Ned Coletti and the Dodgers […]
  • Kirk Gibson’s vote of confidence propels A.J. Pollock’s career day

    Pencilled in as the Diamondbacks’ two-hole hitter for Wednesday’s series finale versus the Pirates, A.J. Pollock was in the throes of an 0-for-14 slump. Two hours, 52 minutes, and a manager’s vote of confidence later, the 25-year-old outfielder was 3-for-5 with a pair of home runs, a double, four RBI, a stolen base and a […]
  • Misconceptions about the 2013 Arizona Diamondbacks

    What’s the buzzword this year? Grit? Yeah, let’s hope that pans out better than the trendy catchphrase we all bought into last year: ‘Gibby Ball’. Sarcasm aside, there is legitimate reason for optimism when looking at the 2013 Arizona Diamondbacks. It’s easy to argue that every part of the team — starting pitching, position players, […]
  • Trevor Cahill’s walking woes continue in first start of 2013

    Trevor Cahill was going toe-to-toe with opposing pitcher Jaime Garcia for most of the game on Tuesday night at Chase Field. It was 1-1 and the top of the Cardinals’ order was due up in the 6th when Cahill plunked leadoff hitter Jon Jay with an 88-mile-per-hour fastball. Two batters later, Matt Holliday homered and […]
  • Gerardo Parra makes the most of Opening Day nod

    PHOENIX — Gerardo Parra arrived at Chase Field on Opening Day wearing a black “YOLO!” t-shirt. He started in right field and batted leadoff for the Diamondbacks, who were without presumed everyday outfielders Adam Eaton and Cody Ross. And he made the most of it. In the first Diamondbacks at-bat of the season, Parra sent […]
  • ‘Disjointed’ McCarthy, D-backs keep White Sox in check

    GLENDALE, Ariz. – Despite feeling ‘out of sync’ for his second straight outing, Diamondbacks starting pitcher Brandon McCarthy held the Chicago White Sox to two runs on Wednesday afternoon while allowing 11 batters to reach base in his six innings pitched. The pitcher’s damage control proved pivotal in the game, which the Diamondbacks ultimately won […]
  • A.J. Pollock vying for spot on Opening Day roster

    Allen Lorenz (A.J.) Pollock IV knows what it is to be a fourth and he may be just that kind of outfielder for the Arizona Diamondbacks come April 1. Offseason acquisition Cody Ross is likely to be sidelined until late March with a leg strain and, although he’s been optimistic about his recovery, if the […]