Arizona Diamondbacks

Lewis Masella - Dec 31, 2022

The Arizona Diamondbacks made a surprise splash in the free agent market on Friday, reportedly signing veteran third baseman Evan Longoria to a one-year deal. Jon Heyman of first broke the news of the acquisition. Signing Longoria gives the D-Backs a much-needed veteran presence to go with their young, talented group. Evan Longoria to […]

Ninth Inning Tough
Evan Thompson - Oct 5, 2022

Why the Ninth Inning Is So Tough Although some front offices and analytics departments insist otherwise, the final three outs of a game are often the hardest to get. “There’s a big difference between the 23rd out and the 27th out,” retired pitcher Bruce Hurst said in the episode “#8: 1986 ALCS Game Five” of […]

Zach Davies
Evan Thompson - Sep 20, 2022

Zach Davies and Zac Gallen: Dynamic Fielding Duo in Diamondbacks Pitching Rotation The Arizona Diamondbacks have Zac Gallen has set the league on fire with his recent performance. Since August 2, he has only given up runs in two innings out of the 52 2/3 he has pitched. This has thrust him into the conversation […]

Drey Jameson
Evan Thompson - Sep 17, 2022

Diamondbacks Righty Drey Jameson Dazzles in Major League Debut PHOENIX, Sep. 15 — Thursday night against the San Diego Padres, another Arizona Diamondbacks prospect made his major league debut. This time, it was right-hander Drey Jameson, chosen 34th overall in the 2019 Amateur Draft. The 25-year-old, who attended Ball State University, has a lively fastball […]

Dodgers Diamondbacks
Evan Thompson - Sep 13, 2022

Dodgers 6, Diamondbacks 0 PHOENIX, Sep 12 — Cody Bellinger went 2-for-4 with a double and two RBI, and Mookie Betts added a three-run homer to put the game away in the ninth, as the Los Angeles Dodgers blanked the Arizona Diamondbacks, 6–0, to clinch a playoff spot Monday night. (Editor’s Note: Initially, the Dodgers […]

Young Diamondbacks
Evan Thompson - Sep 6, 2022

Young Diamondbacks Are Producing, and the Veterans Love It (Editor’s Note: Stats are through the end of play September 5.) The Arizona Diamondbacks, who finished 52–110 in 2021, are moving in the right direction despite having a losing record in 2022. They are 25–17 since the All-Star Break but could easily be 30–12. A big […]

Diamondbacks Brewers
Evan Thompson - Sep 5, 2022

Diamondbacks 5, Brewers 1 PHOENIX, Sep. 4 — Right-hander Zac Gallen pitched seven scoreless innings, running his streak to 41 1/3 consecutive innings, as the Arizona Diamondbacks downed the Milwaukee Brewers, 5–1, Sunday afternoon. By taking three of four, the Diamondbacks won a series against the Brewers for the first time since June of 2017. […]

Diamondbacks Brewers
Evan Thompson - Sep 3, 2022

Diamondbacks 2, Brewers 1 PHOENIX, Sep. 2 — Emmanuel Rivera went 3-for-3, including the game-tying double, leading the Arizona Diamondbacks to a 2–1 win over the Milwaukee Brewers Friday night. Zach Davies and five relievers scattered nine hits through the game, stranding 11 runners as they limited the Brewers to one run. The win is […]

Diamondbacks Brewers
Evan Thompson - Sep 2, 2022

Diamondbacks 5, Brewers 0 PHOENIX, Sep. 1 — Merrill Kelly scattered four hits across seven scoreless innings, striking out seven while walking none, and Caleb Smith pitched two perfect innings of relief, striking out four of six, as the Arizona Diamondbacks blanked the Milwaukee Brewers, 5–0, Thursday night. In the victory, the tandem of Kelly […]

Diamondbacks Phillies
Evan Thompson - Aug 31, 2022

Diamondbacks 12, Phillies 3 PHOENIX, Aug. 30 — Jake McCarthy went 2-for-5 with a triple, a home run, and five RBI, notching two of his team’s 17 hits en route to a 12–3 blowout victory for the Arizona Diamondbacks over the Philadelphia Phillies Tuesday night. Alek Thomas added a career night, going 4-for-5 with two […]

Diamondbacks Phillies
Evan Thompson - Aug 30, 2022

Diamondbacks 13, Phillies 7 PHOENIX, Aug. 29 — The Arizona Diamondbacks, having fallen in a 7–0 deficit, sent 22 hitters to the plate over a two-inning span en route to a 13–7 victory over the Philadelphia Phillies Monday night. Carson Kelly went 2-for-4 with four RBI, including a key three-run double to spark the comeback, […]

Cardinals Diamondbacks
Evan Thompson - Aug 21, 2022

Cardinals 16, Diamondbacks 7 PHOENIX, Aug. 20 — On June 22, 1962, St. Louis Cardinals great Stan Musial broke Ty Cobb’s record for total bases in a career, tying it with a second-inning home run and breaking it with a single later in the same inning. When Musial retired at the end of the following […]

Cardinals Diamondbacks
Evan Thompson - Aug 20, 2022

Cardinals 5, Diamondbacks 1 Embed from Getty Images PHOENIX, Aug. 19 — Nolan Arenado went 4-for-5 with three doubles and two RBI, giving Cardinals starter Miles Mikolas all the offense he needed as the St. Louis Cardinals thumped the Arizona Diamondbacks, 5–1, Friday night before 32,183 fans. Paul Goldschmidt and Yadier Molina added three hits […]

Jake McCarthy
Evan Thompson - Aug 18, 2022

Jake McCarthy and Succeeding a Franchise Face It is never easy to succeed the face of the franchise, or an icon, or an institution. Yet it happens. Whether it be a longtime high school coach, a mainstay player, or a band director in a small town following someone who had been there longer than he’s […]

Umpire Injury
Evan Thompson - Aug 15, 2022

Hazards of the Job: Umpire Injury to Jerry Layne as Told by Those Who Witnessed It It was the bottom of the sixth inning at Coors Field in Denver on July 2. The Colorado Rockies led the Arizona Diamondbacks, 7–5. Diamondbacks right-hander J.B. Wendelken settled in to pitch to Rockies center fielder Randal Grichuk. On […]

Diamondbacks Pirates
Evan Thompson - Aug 10, 2022

Diamondbacks 6, Pirates 4 PHOENIX, Aug. 9 — Rookie left-hander Tommy Henry pitched seven scoreless innings in his first home start, leading the Arizona Diamondbacks to a 6–4 victory over the visiting Pittsburgh Pirates Tuesday night. First baseman Christian Walker went 3-for-3 with a walk, an RBI, and two runs scored, and left fielder Jake […]

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Lewis Masella - Aug 10, 2022

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Jeremy Breland - Aug 10, 2022

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Justin Merrlles - Aug 10, 2022

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Brandon Willman - Aug 10, 2022

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Ken Griffey Jr. For Babe Ruth
Benjamin Sabin - Aug 10, 2022

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Justin Merrlles - Aug 10, 2022

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Caleb Begley - Aug 10, 2022

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Ranger Suarez, key member of the Phillies' optimal rotation

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