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.
German Marquez gets the start on Sunday for the Rockies in the series finale against the D-backs at Chase Field. Arizona will turn to Patrick Corbin, as these two National League West front runners conclude their series.
Arizona left seven men on base and went 1-for-5 with runners in scoring position in Friday’s series-opening loss to Colorado.
Paul Goldschmidt had four hits, including his fourth home run, and Chris Owings knocked in three runs to lead the D-backs over the Padres. Patrick Corbin struck out nine in seven innings for Arizona. Yangervis Solarte had three hits for the Padres and Jabari Blash hit his first home run of the season.
Chris Owings tends to fly under the radar when people talk about the Arizona Diamondbacks. That might not be the case much longer. On Monday, he hit a grand slam in a win over the Padres. On Tuesday, he had two hits and three RBIs.
Zack Godley steps into the rotation for the injured Shelby Miller on Wednesday against the Padres. Trevor Cahill, who allowed one run in seven innings the last time out, faces Arizona.
Arizona will be seeking a sweep when the Dodgers and D-backs close their series on Sunday at Chase Field with a matchup of two pitchers trying to bounce back from problematic 2016 seasons: Brandon McCarthy for Los Angeles and Shelby Miller for Arizona.
The D-backs and Padres wrap up a three-game series — and for Arizona, a 10-game road trip — on Thursday night at Petco Park.
It seemed like a bit of an odd move at the time. J.J. Hoover had struck out the first two batters of the eighth and D-backs manager Torey Lovullo elected to bring in closer Fernando Rodney to face Corey Seager with Arizona down 5-4 on Saturday night.