After Monday’s 11-inning showdown in the opener of the season series, a 9-7 Arizona win, the D-backs and Giants hope to get deep starts from Robbie Ray and Matt Cain, a pair of pitchers who saw their most recent starts head in the wrong direction in one inning.
When he walked into manager Chip Hale’s office following the D-backs’ 9-7, 11-inning win over the Giants on Monday night, Arizona general manager Dave Stewart breathed a sigh of relief.
Jean Segura’s third hit, an 11th-inning chopper over the pitcher’s mound, scored Phil Gosselin with the tiebreaking run on Monday night and paced the Arizona Diamondbacks to a 9-7 victory over the San Francisco Giants at AT&T Park.
With D-backs top pitching prospect Archie Bradley facing former Cy Young winner and 14-year veteran Jake Peavy on Monday night, Arizona continues its 10-game road trip in San Francisco, as the National League West rivals open a four-game series at AT&T Park.
Padres manager Andy Green will treat the upcoming three-game series with the D-backs, which begins Friday night at 7:40 p.m. at Petco Park, like any other, but for him and Arizona manager Chip Hale there will be something a little extra special about it.
D-backs manager Chip Hale wasn’t sure what Rick Honeycutt was yelling towards the Arizona dugout after Dodgers third baseman Justin Turner was hit by a pitch in the seventh inning, but the very fact that the Dodgers’ pitching coach was doing so angered Hale.
Arizona manager Chip Hale called the D-backs sloppy play in the first week of the season “embarrassing.” Several short starts have taken a heavy toll on the bullpen.
Rockies rookie shortstop Trevor Story hit two home runs off D-backs ace Zack Greinke to power his team to a 10-5 victory in front of 48,165 at Chase Field. Rockies starter Jorge De La Rosa gave up five runs on eight hits in 4 2/3, innings yet still managed to keep Arizona’s offense in check.
The Arizona D-backs included Ender Inciarte in the December trade for Shelby Miller, because they were confident enough in their outfield depth to part with someone who played more than 1,000 combined defensive innings across the outfield in 2015.
About 100 children learned the fundamentals of baseball from a group of former Major League players who volunteered their time and expertise at a Legends for Youth clinic in Tempe, Ariz.
The D-backs used a five-run third inning to beat the Royals, 7-4, on Friday night at Chase Field, but they may have suffered a big loss in the process, as Arizona center fielder A.J. Pollock appeared to reinjure his right elbow during the rally.
The D-backs celebrated their 10th Annual Evening on the Diamond benefiting the Arizona Diamondbacks Foundation on Thursday with a western-themed celebration that included auctions, awards, the creation of a new scholarship and a concert by country singer Cole Swindell for more than 800 attendees at Chase Field.