The D-backs and Rockies send two of their strong young starting pitchers to the mound for the finale of the three-game set with big National League Wild Card implications at stake. Colorado trails Arizona — which is seeking a 10th straight victory — by 5 1/2 games, and it holds a 1 1/2-game lead over […]
Zack Greinke will square off against Kenta Maeda on Thursday as the D-backs try to saddle the Dodgers with their first sweep of the season. Los Angeles has dropped four in a row for the first time, while Arizona is riding a six-game winning streak.
The D-backs smashed three home runs in a 6-4 win over the Dodgers at Chase Field Wednesday to improve to 8-2 over their last 10 games. Arizona now holds a three-game lead over the Rockies for the top NL Wild Card spot.
There is plenty of talent from the D-backs’ organization scattered throughout the roster of the Salt River Rafters, but there is also a name with D-backs ties at the helm of the team, as Double-A Jackson skipper J.R. House will manage the Rafters during the upcoming Arizona Fall League season.
Nick Ahmed’s return from the disabled list will have to wait. The D-backs shortstop fractured his right wrist when he was struck by a pitch Sunday while rehabbing at Triple-A Reno. Ahmed is expected to miss an additional six to eight weeks, Arizona general manager Mike Hazen told the Arizona Republic.
A Triple-A reliever as recently as April, Zack Godley has emerged into a legitimate No. 3 starter as Arizona chases a Wild Card spot.
Rich Hill will take the mound Tuesday when the Dodgers open a three-game set with the D-backs at Chase Field at 6:40 p.m. MST. Zack Godley starts for Arizona.
Patrick Corbin has allowed one run over 23 1/3 innings in his previous three starts, and the D-backs hope he can tally his fourth win of the month when Arizona takes on the Giants on Sunday at Chase Field.
A pair of solo homers by A.J. Pollock and J.D. Martinez proved to be all the offense the D-backs would need Saturday night as Taijuan Walker and a trio of relievers made it hold up in a 2-1 Arizona win.
Taijuan Walker tossed 6 1/3 innings and held the Giants to four hits and one run in Arizona’s 2-1 win over the Giants at Chase Field. That effort notched the right-hander his first win since June 21 and pushed his record to 7-7 in 22 starts this year.
Taijuan Walker has been one of the D-backs’ most consistent pitchers during the second half of the year, and if the season ended today, his 3.66 ERA would be his best since 2014. But even in the midst of a strong season, the 25-year-old right-hander isn’t tallying the wins to back up his success.