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D-backs unable to recover from rough 1st inning

Sun, 23 Jul 2017 22:18:17 EDT

After watching the D-backs score four runs in the first inning in the series opener, the Nationals did likewise Sunday afternoon in the series finale and went on to beat the D-backs, 6-2, to take two of three games at Chase Field.



Early command troubles prove costly for Ray

Sun, 23 Jul 2017 22:02:27 EDT

Robbie Ray didn't suffer the same kind of misfortune that fellow National League All-Stars Stephen Strasburg and Clayton Kershaw fell victim to on Sunday -- both hurlers left their starts early -- but the left-hander was roughed up in the D-backs' 6-2 loss to the Nationals at Chase Field.



Martinez pinch-hits; Walker back with team

Sun, 23 Jul 2017 23:21:43 EDT

Newly acquired D-backs outfielder J.D. Martinez was out of the lineup Sunday and has not been available to even pinch-hit since being hit in the left hand with a pitch Wednesday in his first game after being acquired in a trade with the Tigers.



Greinke takes on knuckleballer Dickey, Braves

Sun, 23 Jul 2017 22:20:05 EDT

One day after facing Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw albeit for two innings, the Braves will see another top-flight starter, going against D-backs righty Zack Greinke on Monday.



Banda impresses D-backs in first call to MLB

Sun, 23 Jul 2017 01:30:44 EDT

In his first career Major League start on Saturday, D-backs left-hander Anthony Banda found himself on the wrong end of a 4-3 loss to the Nationals. But for most of his outing, Arizona's No. 1 prospect kept the best offense in the National League handcuffed.



D-backs' rally falls short in Banda's debut

Sun, 23 Jul 2017 02:25:09 EDT

Bryce Harper hammered his 25th home run and added the go-ahead RBI double off D-backs prospect Anthony Banda in his MLB debut, and Sean Doolittle held off a ninth-inning rally for his second save with the Nationals.



Back-to-back-to-back homers shock Max

Sat, 22 Jul 2017 02:38:50 EDT

There were a lot of firsts when the D-backs hit back-to-back-to-back homers off Nationals right-hander Max Scherzer in the first inning of Friday night's 6-5 walk-off win. It started with David Peralta's first career leadoff homer and was followed by homers by A.J. Pollock and Jake Lamb.



D-backs' Top 30 prospects list

Fri, 3 Mar 2017 19:57:33 EDT

Who do the D-backs have in the pipeline? Get scouting reports, video, stats, projected ETAs and more for Arizona's Top 30 Prospects on MLBPipeline.com's Prospect Watch.



D-backs feel fortunate with rotation stability

Sat, 22 Jul 2017 21:01:27 EDT

For the most part this season, D-backs manager Torey Lovullo has had the luxury of rolling out the same starting rotation every week. Arizona entered Saturday boasting the second best team ERA (3.49) in the Majors and using just eight starting pitchers.



D-backs start with 3 HRs, finish with walk-off

Sat, 22 Jul 2017 02:22:54 EDT

The D-backs made a lot of noise early, but it was a ground-ball single by Brandon Drury that snuck through a drawn-in infield in the bottom of the ninth that proved to be the difference, as the D-backs walked off against the Nationals, 6-5, on Friday night at Chase Field in what could be a playoff preview.



Statcast of the Day: D-backs solve 99-mph heat

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 17:53:22 EDT

The two most electric homers in Cincinnati came when Thursday's game was well in hand, as the D-backs' Ketel Marte and Jake Lamb each took Reds reliever Ariel Hernandez deep in the ninth on two of the fastest pitches thrown across the Major League slate all day.



Corbin comes through on short notice

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 17:33:06 EDT

Wednesday marked Patrick Corbin's 28th birthday. And for a present, the D-backs' pitcher found out he was going to start Thursday's series finale against the Reds.



Lamb (2 HRs) backs Corbin's gem in Cincy

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 16:43:47 EDT

Three batters into Thursday's game at Great American Ball Park, the D-backs set the tone. After the first two batters reached, Jake Lamb slugged a three-run home run that sent Arizona on its way to a 12-2 victory over the Reds. That claimed two of three games in the series.



Goldschmidt underrated talk makes no sense

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 01:10:29 EDT

Suddenly, we have a new baseball cliché, and it's the one that says Paul Goldschmidt is the most overlooked superstar in the game. Folks also have used ignored, underappreciated and forgotten to describe the career of this Gold Glove first baseman with the potent bat and the efficient legs in his seventh year with the D-backs.



Walker placed on paternity leave list

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 16:54:11 EDT

D-backs right-hander Taijuan Walker didn't make his scheduled start Thursday after flying back to Phoenix to be with his wife Heather for the birth of his first child.



Peralta homers, but D-backs fall to Reds in 11

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 01:06:34 EDT

With the bases loaded in the bottom of the 11th inning, Adam Duvall ended the Reds' five-game losing streak. Duvall's RBI single scored the winning run for a 4-3, walk-off victory over the D-backs. Arizona lost for the sixth time in seven games.



D-backs get J.D. from Tigers in 4-player deal

Tue, 18 Jul 2017 22:07:11 EDT

The D-backs have acquired Tigers outfielder J.D. Martinez, the teams announced Tuesday. Arizona will send prospects Dawel Lugo, Sergio Alcantara and Jose King to Detroit.



Big 5th inning helps D-backs snap 5-game skid

Tue, 18 Jul 2017 23:19:26 EDT

Winless since the All-Star break, both the D-backs and Reds were desperate to create some second-half traction with a victory on Tuesday. Arizona got what it wanted with an 11-2 victory to snap a five-game losing streak, while Cincinnati is still searching while immersed in its own five-game losing streak.



D-backs excited to have Martinez's righty bat

Wed, 19 Jul 2017 00:14:22 EDT

The D-backs snapped a five-game skid with a 11-2 win over the Reds on Tuesday, but they already had cause for celebration before the first pitch, as the news broke that they acquired outfielder J.D. Martinez from the Tigers in exchange for three infield prospects.



D-backs send message with deal for J.D.

Tue, 18 Jul 2017 23:31:10 EDT

The D-backs' front office sent its players and fans this message on Tuesday: We believe in this team. That's what the acquisition of outfielder J.D. Martinez from the Tigers represents on several levels.



Delgado has flexor strain, shut down for 2 weeks

Tue, 18 Jul 2017 18:40:06 EDT

Diamondbacks manager Torey Lovullo gave an update on the health of Randall Delgado on Tuesday, revealing the right-handed reliever has a flexor strain in his right elbow and will be shut down for 10-14 days.



Goldy D-backs' Heart and Hustle Award winner

Tue, 18 Jul 2017 09:04:11 EDT

The Major League Baseball Players Alumni Association revealed the 30 preliminary winners of the 2017 Heart and Hustle Award on Tuesday. The honor is the only one voted on by former players, and is bestowed each year upon the active player who most represents a passion for the game of baseball, and best embodies the values, spirit and tradition of the game.



Reed throws six strong for Visalia

Wed, 19 Jul 2017 01:22:43 EDT

Tyler O'Neill is heating up lately, having homered in three straight games and boasting a .327 average through 14 games this month.



D-backs fall flat in series finale vs. Braves

Sun, 16 Jul 2017 19:01:24 EDT

The Braves received a career-best three doubles from Brandon Phillips while completing a three-game sweep of the slumping D-backs with a 7-1 win Sunday afternoon.



Godley suffers with first-pitch fastballs in loss

Sun, 16 Jul 2017 17:58:43 EDT

Zack Godley knew better, but in the heat of the moment, the right-hander threw fastballs early in the count to a good fastball-hitting team and paid the price with his worst outing of the year as the D-backs fell, 7-1, to the Braves at SunTrust Park.



D-backs surprised, not worried, about slide

Sun, 16 Jul 2017 01:05:30 EDT

Focusing intently on the task at hand has served the D-backs well this year, so well that their 8-5 loss to the Braves on Saturday night marked the first time they had lost four straight all season. And that one day at a time approach also explains why they didn't even realize it.



D-backs run out of gas, drop 4th straight

Sun, 16 Jul 2017 01:35:37 EDT

The Braves moved a little closer to the slumping National League Wild Card leaders as they used Brandon Phillips' three-hit game and Lane Adams' three-run double to claim Saturday night's 8-5 win over the D-backs at SunTrust Park.



Lovullo reflects on decision to let Walker hit

Sat, 15 Jul 2017 19:31:13 EDT

D-backs fans on Twitter expressed dismay with manager Torey Lovullo's decision to let Taijuan Walker hit with one out and the bases loaded in the sixth inning Friday night, especially after the move backfired and Walker hit into an inning-ending double play.



Bradley's stumble atypical, but not worrisome

Sat, 15 Jul 2017 00:43:11 EDT

It would be hard to have had a better first half of the season than D-backs setup man Archie Bradley, which is why the two runs the Braves managed to score off him in their 4-3 win Friday night stunned the Arizona clubhouse.



D-backs come up short after seesaw battle

Sat, 15 Jul 2017 01:35:24 EDT

After the D-backs positioned themselves to halt their recent struggles, Freddie Freeman preserved R.A. Dickey's latest impressive effort and halted Archie Bradley's recent dominance as the Braves opened the second half with an eventful 4-3 win Friday night at SunTrust Park.



Ray, Goldy reflect on All-Star experience

Fri, 14 Jul 2017 19:45:28 EDT

D-backs left-hander Robbie Ray found himself looking around the National League clubhouse at the All-Star Game and just taking it all in.