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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 […]

Diamondbacks Rockies

Diamondbacks 4, Rockies 0 PHOENIX, May 8 — Zac Gallen spread five hits over seven scoreless innings, striking out seven, to lead the Arizona Diamondbacks to a 4–0 victory over the Colorado Rockies Sunday afternoon. Ketel Marte also went 3-for-4 with a double and a run scored to pace the Diamondbacks offensively. Rockies shortstop Jose […]

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 […]

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Max Scherzer
Caleb Begley - May 15, 2022

New York Mets right hander Max Scherzer will miss the next six to eight weeks with an oblique injury, per Andy McCullough of The Athletic. Max Scherzer has a “moderate to high-grade” oblique strain, the Mets say. He will miss six to eight weeks. — Andy McCullough (@ByMcCullough) May 19, 2022 Scherzer started Wednesday night’s […]

Scoreless Outing

Scoreless Outing Percentage and Goose Eggs, 2022 Presenting the full list of Scoreless Outing Percentage (ScOtg%), Goose Eggs (GE), and related statistics for 2022. Statistics run through the end of play on May 18. These statistics aim to further measure effectiveness of relief pitchers. Scoreless Outing Percentage, which first appeared in this piece, is based […]

Rangers Angels
Nate Miller - May 15, 2022

Rangers 6, Angels 5   ARLINGTON, Texas, May 18 — The Texas Rangers completed the sweep of the Los Angeles Angels on Wednesday night, as they won by a final score of 6–5. Jonah Heim, and Nathaniel Lowe were the heroes in this one. Heim had a couple of base hits, and Lowe had a […]

Aaron Judge
Lewis Masella - May 15, 2022

Aaron Judge is making a strong case to be the face of the New York Yankees for years to come. That point was fairly evident even before the season, when the sides failed to agree on a multi-year extension. However, Judge’s multiple showcase performances within the last week have sent the loudest message yet. The onus […]

Rangers beat Angels
Nate Miller - May 15, 2022

Rangers 10, Angels 5   ARLINGTON, Texas, May 17 — It was a great night on Tuesday, as fans watched the Texas Rangers beat the Los Angeles Angels by a final score of 10–5. Home runs by Corey Seager and Kole Calhoun made a big impact in front of a crowd of 17, 727 spectators. […]

Jake Odorizzi
Braden Herb - May 15, 2022

The Houston Astros took a hit to their rotation depth with the placement of Jake Odorizzi on the 15-day Injured List on Tuesday. The veteran hit the IL because of what the team described as lower left leg discomfort. Houston recalled reliever Seth Martinez from Triple-A to take Odorizzi’s spot on the active roster. Odorizzi […]

Caleb Begley - May 15, 2022

When it comes to pitching, 300 wins is the equivalent to 500 home runs; or, at least, this is what a certain school of thought espouses. It is the gold standard, the pinnacle of what any pitcher can accomplish. Winning 300 games involves a lot of dedication and a lot of practice. It means showing […]

Nathan Melton II - May 15, 2022

For the first time in what seems like forever, the Los Angeles Angels are winning, and they’re winning big. For the first time in what seems like forever, the Angels pitching staff is shoving lineups left and right; up and down. The Halos offense is relentless, and the stars have all finally started to click […]