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Cubs Diamondbacks

Cubs 4, Diamondbacks 2 PHOENIX, May 14 — The Chicago Cubs scored three runs in the top of the ninth, propelling them to a 4–1 victory over the Arizona Diamondbacks Saturday night. Despite a brilliant effort from Zac Gallen, the Arizona Diamondbacks stranded 10 runners on base, including five in scoring position, en route to […]

Rockies Diamondbacks

Rockies 4, Diamondbacks 1 PHOENIX, May 7 — Three hits with two outs in the top of the ninth, out of five total for the inning, gave the Colorado Rockies a stunning 4–1 comeback victory over the Arizona Diamondbacks Saturday evening. Neither starter blinked for his entire outing. Rockies lefty Kyle Freeland pitched six scoreless […]

Diamondbacks Hitting

Diamondbacks Hitting Has Shown Vast Improvement The Arizona Diamondbacks just returned from a seven-game road trip to St. Louis and Miami, going 5–2 thanks to stingy pitching and vastly improved hitting. This has been a welcome relief for the Diamondbacks, who still sit 14th out of 15 National League teams in run production. Only the […]

Madison Bumgarner

Madison Bumgarner Off to One of the Best Starts of His Career Friday night in St. Louis, Madison Bumgarner of the Arizona Diamondbacks outdueled Adam Wainwright of the St. Louis Cardinals in the 6–2 Diamondbacks victory. In five innings, Bumgarner allowed one run on five hits with two strikeouts and a walk. His only blemish […]

Defending Champions
Caleb Begley - Apr 30, 2022

The life of defending champions, in any sport, is never easy. This is especially true at the beginning of the next season. Either one begins said campaign hotter than the surface of the sun or colder than the Arctic Ocean. There are very few middling or even mediocre starts to seasons right after winning major […]

Trevor Bauer
Caleb Begley - Apr 29, 2022

Los Angeles Dodgers starter Trevor Bauer has been suspended by Major League Baseball for a total of 324 games, according to Jeff Passan. This is due to an alleged violation of MLB’s domestic violence policy. It is the longest suspension in the policy’s existence. Per ESPN’s Alden Gonzalez, “Bauer…was accused of sexual assault by a […]

Noe Ramirez

When the Los Angeles Angels designated Noe Ramirez for assignment on May 16, 2021, he had several emotions colliding. It was the second time in three months that a team had released him, since the Cincinnati Reds had done so March 27. Furthermore, it was the second time in nearly six months that the Angels […]

Diamondbacks Dodgers

Diamondbacks 3, Dodgers 1 PHOENIX, Apr. 27 — Six scoreless innings from Zac Gallen, along with a Nick Ahmed homer and some Dodger miscues, led the Arizona Diamondbacks to a 3–1 victory over the Los Angeles Dodgers Wednesday afternoon. It gave the Diamondbacks a series victory over the Dodgers for the first time since September […]

Diamondbacks Dodgers

Diamondbacks 5, Dodgers 3 PHOENIX, Apr. 26 — David Peralta hit a two-run home run in the bottom of the eighth to push the Arizona Diamondbacks past the Los Angeles Dodgers, 5–3, Tuesday night. Defensively, the Diamondbacks turned five double plays — one shy of the team record — to keep the Dodgers at bay. […]

Dodgers Diamondbacks

Dodgers 4, Diamondbacks 0 PHOENIX, Apr. 25 — Walker Buehler threw a three-hit shutout, striking out 10 to lead the Los Angeles Dodgers to a 4–0 victory over the Arizona Diamondbacks Monday night. Buehler only allowed four baserunners, three via singles and one hit batsman. Two runners made it to second, but neither advanced any […]

Diamondbacks Mets

Diamondbacks 5, Mets 2 PHOENIX, Apr. 23 — Daulton Varsho, Pavin Smith, Carson Kelly, and Geraldo Perdomo notched multi-hit games to lead the Arizona Diamondbacks to a 5–2 victory over the New York Mets Saturday night. Starting pitcher Humberto Castellanos allowed two runs in five innings while walking one and striking out five to set […]

Mets Diamondbacks

Mets 6, Diamondbacks 5 (10 innings) PHOENIX, Apr. 22 — A two-run homer from Christian Walker and a solo shot from Daulton Varsho in the late innings brought sent the game to extra innings. Ultimately, it was to no avail, as the New York Mets scored a run on an infield single and held on […]

Joe Mantiply

Meet Joe Mantiply, Diamondbacks Lefty Stopper Arizona Diamondbacks reliever Joe Mantiply returned to the mound for the bottom of the seventh early Thursday evening at Nationals Park in the Nation’s Capital. He had pitched a quick, four-pitch bottom of the sixth, shutting down Juan Soto, Nelson Cruz, and Josh Bell 1-2-3 to protect his team’s […]

Diamondbacks pitching

Diamondbacks Pitching Is Off to a Great Start Overall The Arizona Diamondbacks have stumbled to a 4–8 start, but this is not at all the fault of the pitching staff. They have been so ineffective at the plate that they have, seemingly, been trying to win games with a figurative score of 0–0. Outliers on […]

Diamondbacks Hitting

Diamondbacks Hitting Woes Run Deeper than You Realize The Arizona Diamondbacks have started the season 3–6, last in the National League West. Pitching, for the most part, has not been the problem. It has been a lack of timely hitting. There are goods and bads to what is happening. Their approach is excellent, forcing opposing […]

Padres Diamondbacks

Padres 10, Diamondbacks 5 PHOENIX, Apr. 10 — San Diego Padres left fielder Jurickson Profar and catcher Jorge Alfaro crushed back-to-back homers in a five-run second inning, with the former being a grand slam, to lead the Padres to a 10–5 victory over the Arizona Diamondbacks Sunday afternoon. Diamondbacks starter Caleb Smith had a strong […]

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Scoreless Outing

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