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  • No matter what happened, pulling Saunders was smart

    When Arizona Diamondbacks manager Kirk Gibson decided to pull starting pitcher Joe Saunders in the third inning on Wednesday, he made a smart decision. “Joe Saunders is not needed as much as runs were. Great job, Kirk Gibson,” said Doug Franz, co-host of Arizona Sports 620’s Doug & Wolf Show. When Gibson made the decision […]
  • Spencer: ‘The guys have an amazing ability to rebound’

    Despite going 1-3 so far this season, the Arizona Cardinals were in good spirits before heading to Minnesota for their Sunday match-up with the Vikings, Cardinals special teams coach Kevin Spencer said. “The guys have an amazing ability to rebound,” Spencer said. “If people could only have an inside look at the preparation and the […]
  • McNabb’s lax attitude leading to blown games

    All joking aside, an odd coping mechanism could be the reason the Minnesota Vikings have blown leads and are sitting at 0-4. “The knock against Donovan [McNabb]…is his intensity level is not what it needs to be, both throughout the week and during games,” said Ron Wolfley, co-host of Arizona Sports 620’s Doug & Wolf […]
  • Diamondbacks staring history in the face in Game 5

    The Diamondbacks have an opportunity to shatter expectations and stare history in the face come Friday night. “The Diamondbacks are standing on the precipice of greatness,” said Ron Wolfley, co-host of Arizona Sports 620’s Doug & Wolf Show. Going into the 2011 NLDS Game 5 in Milwaukee, the D-backs have a shot to do what […]
  • The big play is a big issue for the Cardinals

    The Arizona Cardinals offense has been subject to a lot of scrutiny over the last few weeks because it has struggled down the stretch of games. However, it is the defense that seems to be garnering more concern from the Cardinals coaching staff, and rightfully so. Because if the defense does what it is supposed […]
  • Paul Goldschmidt, the next great first baseman?

    Albert Pujols is the standard by which most elite first baseman are judged, as the career .328 hitter with exceptional power has been a force for the last decade. Pujols has never hit fewer than 32 home runs in any of his 11 seasons, and has collected MVP awards and a World Series ring along […]
  • DDB: Lengthy Contract Extension Thrills Hanzal

    GLENDALE – The last time center Martin Hanzal inked a contract with the Coyotes he was driving out of state for a mini-vacation and had to pull over and sign the deal at a service station along I-17. On Thursday, Hanzal took a more conventional approach by signing a five-year contract extension with the team […]
  • ESPN NFL Insider says Kevin Kolb is in a slump

    The Arizona Cardinals are 1-3, and quarterback Kevin Kolb has seen his rating drop with every game. His struggles have brought about questions and concern over his play, and especially the QB’s tendency to bail on the pocket prematurely and not go through progressions to find an open receiver. “A little bit unsettled in the […]
  • ASU faces road test at Utah

    The road has not been a kind place for Arizona State recently. “We haven’t played very well on the road in the past couple of years,” said quarterback Brock Osweiler. “I don’t think we have too many wins, to be honest.” He’s right, they don’t. Counting the loss at Illiniois earlier in the year, the […]
  • Diamondbacks not ready to see season end

    It wasn’t going to end, not on this night. The Arizona Diamondbacks, facing elimination for a second consecutive night, came out of the gates swinging. And hitting. And scoring. The home team plated 10 runs in total, and if this was the last time Valley fans got to see their team, what a way to […]
  • Inside the Box: D-backs rain in the runs

    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 October 5, 2011: Diamondbacks 10, Brewers 6 The Good: Bombs away! The Diamondbacks hit their groove on Wednesday. They smacked four home runs, including a Ryan Roberts grand slam that […]
  • Chris Young goes off in NLDS

    Chris Young has found his swing so far in the NLDS. In the first four games of the series against the Brewers, Young has pounded the ball for five total postseason homers. He set a franchise record Wednesday for hitting two home runs in the same postseason game. Young is the first D-back to ever […]
  • Game 4 NLDS starters for D-backs, Brewers don’t last long

    PHOENIX — Both Joe Saunders and Randy Wolf, starting pitchers for the Arizona Diamondbacks and Milwaukee Brewers, respectively, in Game 4 of the NLDS lasted only three innings Wednesday. In those three innings, 10 runs were scored on 13 hits and five walks. Saunders gave up three runs, five hits and two walks. “It was […]
  • Wells, Whisenhunt agree on run game importance

    In four games this season, Cardinals fans started to get the run game they’ve been asking for, but it’s only translated to one win. So what gives? Cardinals Head coach Ken Whisenhunt said having a solid run game is important but not as important as getting wins. “I think it brings confidence to your team […]
  • Diamondbacks coming up big with two outs

    PHOENIX — After struggling to score runs in Milwaukee in the first two games of the series, the Arizona Diamondbacks returned home and had an offensive explosion. A two-out explosion at that. The Diamondbacks scored 14 of their 18 runs at home with two outs. In Game 3, the big inning was the fifth. Paul […]
  • Rookies step up in post-season play

    The 2011 Arizona Diamondbacks have matched the team record for most RBI for rookies with a total of eight hit so far in the division series. With Collin Cowgill’s two RBI in the third inning of game four and Paul Goldschmidt’s six total, the team is one shy from breaking the record. Goldschmidt hit a […]
  • Long ball goes far for D-backs in postseason

    Heads up in the outfield. The Diamondbacks have relied on the long ball, much like they have all season, to create their offense in the postseason. After the seventh inning on Wednesday night, the D-backs had scored 16 of their last 22 postseason runs via home runs. Going back to Sept. 27 during the regular […]
  • Larry Fitzgerald prepares for Minnesota homecoming

    Sunday will mark the second time in his career Larry Fitzgerald will play in the state he was raised in. “Anytime I play against the Vikings, having a history and being a Vikings fan for so long, I want to win,” Fitzgerald said. “Playing in front of friends and family and so many people growing […]
  • D-backs claim highest number of stolen bases in postseason

    It happened in the third inning on Wednesday night. Paul Goldschmidt managed the 90 feet between first and second base and put the Diamondbacks into the postseason leader’s spot for stolen bases as a team. At the start of play Wednesday, the D-backs were tied with the Cardinals and Rangers with four stolen bases in […]
  • Diamondbacks home runs spark wins, team records

    The Arizona Diamondbacks are out to take the series back to Milwaukee and apparently set some regular and postseason franchise records along the way. When Paul Goldschmidt crushed a grand slam Tuesday, fans couldn’t believe it. When Ryan Robert smacked another one Wednesday, the stadium went wild and the D-backs entered the record books. Goldschmidt […]