When the Chicago White Sox come to Arizona’s Chase Field on Monday, they’ll face D-backs ace Zack Greinke when he’s at the top of his game. He’ll be facing White Sox right-hander Miguel Gonzalez, who is going in the opposite direction, having lost his last four starts. He’s 0-3 with a 6.23 ERA this month.
The D-backs did nine innings worth of mashing in the top of the first on Friday night, as they cruised to a 10-1 victory over the Padres at Petco Park. Fourteen Arizona hitters came to the plate in the opening frame, eight of whom scored, in the most prolific road first inning in franchise history.
The D-backs’ top of the first inning started with a soft tapper to third for an infield single and ended 35 minutes later after 14 batters had collected eight runs on six hits, driven Jared Weaver from the game and had Arizona on cruise control toward a 10-1 win over the Padres.
Zack Godley will get a second crack at locking down a permanent spot in the D-backs’ rotation when he takes the ball as Arizona opens a three-game series with the Mets on Monday at Chase Field.
It was one of those “wow” moments said both D-backs manager Torey Lovullo and Pirates pitcher Ivan Nova. They both referred to Paul Goldschmidt’s mammoth, 453-foot homer off the video board at Chase Field during the fifth inning of Sunday’s 6-4 Arizona loss to the Bucs in 10 innings at Chase Field.
It was an impressive 11-4 win for the D-backs over the Pirates on Friday night, but the mood in the Arizona clubhouse postgame was subdued after catcher Chris Iannetta was taken to a local hospital after being hit in the face by a pitch.
This is somewhat uncharted territory for this year’s Arizona Diamondbacks. After watching things go mostly right during the season’s first month, they’ve hit a tough stretch, losing five of their last six, the latest being a 7-3 loss to the Tigers on Tuesday night at Chase Field.
The Tigers and D-backs close their brief two-game Interleague series at Chase Field on Wednesday night with left-hander Matthew Boyd tossing for Detroit and right-hander Zack Godley going for Arizona.
Seeking to quiet the naysayers questioning the Nationals’ bullpen, Joe Blanton took the mound in the top of the ninth inning Thursday with Washington leading Arizona by three runs. Blanton would throw just two pitches before handing the ball to manager Dusty Baker, his 1-0 fastball sent into the seats by Paul Goldschmidt. Enny Romero […]
Though the D-backs have lost Shelby Miller for the season, the void created by his absence has given them an opportunity to test their organizational depth. Arizona’s first crack at finding a potential in-house replacement for Miller came in Thursday afternoon’s 4-2 loss to the Nationals when Braden Shipley was summoned from Triple-A Reno to […]
The Arizona Diamondbacks will tap Braden Shipley to start against the Nationals in Thursday’s series finale against the Nationals, D-backs manager Torey Lovullo announced.
April concluded in fine fashion for the Arizona Diamondbacks on a walk-off Daniel Descalso two-run homer in the 13th inning for a 2-0 victory over the Rockies. Thus, their 16th win ended the longest scoreless tie in the history of Chase Field, now in its 20th season.