The Twins and D-backs continue a three-game Interleague clash at Target Field on Saturday, with Minnesota right-hander Jose Berrios slated to oppose Arizona ace righty Zack Greinke.
D-backs manager Torey Lovullo was faced with a tough decision in the fifth inning of Arizona’s 8-3 loss to the Cubs at Chase Field on Friday, and the choice he made ultimately backfired.
The Cubs don’t have to wait too long to get another shot at the D-backs, as they’ll travel to Arizona to begin a three-game set Friday night at Chase Field.
Archie Bradley’s emotional reaction during the D-backs’ 6-3 win Tuesday made big waves throughout the Arizona sports community.
After Archie Bradley forced Cody Bellinger to fly out and end the eighth inning on Tuesday, he had a message for the fans in attendance. “This is our house,” Bradley screamed passionately as he walked back to the dugout during Arizona’s 6-3 win over the Dodgers at Chase Field.
It’s been a homecoming for D-backs outfielder Gregor Blanco. Blanco is in San Francisco for the first time since signing with Arizona in the offseason.
Last year, the D-backs lost 93 games, thanks to a 5.19 rotation ERA that was baseball’s second highest. Thanks to changes at catcher, the outfield, and the rotation itself, this year’s Arizona’s rotation has a 3.55 ERA — baseball’s second best.
Arizona’s Taijuan Walker will look to pick up his first win since June 21 when the Giants host the D-backs on Saturday night. Meanwhile, the Giants are moving Chris Stratton into the rotation for veteran Matt Cain,
Paul Goldschmidt won the home run derby between him and Willson Contreras on Thursday. Both drove in six runs, but the D-backs slugger belted three homers, including a tie-breaking solo shot with one out in the ninth inning, to power Arizona to a 10-8 victory over the Cubs at Wrigley Field.
It will be a clash of left-handers when the D-backs and Giants open up a three-game set Friday night at AT&T Park. San Francisco’s Madison Bumgarner will face Arizona’s Anthony Banda.
The D-backs have traded for A’s infielder Adam Rosales, the teams announced Monday. In return, Arizona will send right-hander Jeferson Mejia to Oakland.
D-backs infielder Chris Owings broke his right middle finger on a second-inning bunt attempt in the D-backs’ 3-2 loss to the Cardinals on Sunday. He was removed from the game immediately and then headed back to Phoenix after the game when the team headed to Chicago for a series with the Cubs.