DIAMONDBACKS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Blister, Phillies halt Ray's fast start

Robbie Ray opened Monday's start against the Phillies with five shutout innings before allowing four earned runs. He struck out seven in six-plus innings.
Via Diamondbacks.com
1 hour ago

Greinke tries to keep hot stretch going vs. Phils

Zack Greinke, who hasn't lost since May 12, takes the mound on Tuesday against the Phillies, a team he beat on June 18. He'll be opposed by Jerad Eickhoff, who lost to Greinke in that game earlier this month.
Via Diamondbacks.com
2 hours ago

Murray: Goldschmidt changes agents to Excel Sports Management

Arizona Diamondbacks All-Star first baseman Paul Goldschmidt has left ISE Baseball, formerly called Relativity Baseball, and is now represented by Excel Sports Management, according to league sources. It is not believed that Goldschmidt’s agent at ISE Baseball, Joe Sambito, will follow him to Excel, a source said. This is Excel’s second big addition of 2016, as they landed...
Via Today's Knuckleball
4 hours ago

Hamstring cramp won't sideline Herrmann long

D-backs catcher Chris Herrmann said his right hamstring was feeling better Monday, one day after he suffered a cramp.
Via Diamondbacks.com
5 hours ago

The Diamondbacks’ road trip: By the numbers

The Diamondbacks enjoyed a successful ten-game road trip, winning seven of the ten games. They swept a four-game series against the Phillies to get them off to a hot start, winning the first five games of the trip. Arizona clearly did most of its damage in the first five games. In those games their starting […] The Diamondbacks’ road trip: By the numbers - Venom Strikes - Venom...
Via Venom Strikes
17 hours ago

Last meeting with Phils sparked Diamondbacks

PHOENIX -- The last time the Diamondbacks saw the Philadelphia Phillies, Arizona was coming off a loss to Clayton Kershaw and a 4-5 homestand. That was then. The Phillies provided a salve, and the D-backs used a four-game sweep at Citizens Bank Park as a springboard to a 7-3 road trip, tying the franchise record for the best 10-game trip in club history. After both Arizona and...
Via Fox Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

July schedule represents golden opportunity for D-Backs

The Diamondbacks look to be ending June surprisingly well, as the team has gone 7-3 in its last 10 games. This includes an impressive four-game sweep in Philadelphia and a one-and-one split in Toronto. Continuing this stretch of good play into July, however, may not be that easy. The Diamondbacks will have six games against the […] July schedule represents golden opportunity for...
Via Venom Strikes
1 day ago

Tired bullpen keeps D-backs from another late comeback

DENVER -- The Arizona Diamondbacks were on the verge of another comeback against Colorado but their tired bullpen couldn't hold down the Rockies' offense.Arizona nearly erased a six-run deficit, but the Rockies pulled away with a four-run eighth off reliever Josh Collmenter for an 11-6 win Saturday.Michael Bourn hit a two-run homer and drove in three runs, and Jean Segura walked...
Via Associated Press
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Tomas homers twice, D-backs pull out wild win over Rockies

DENVER -- Yasmany Tomas homered twice and drove in four runs, Michael Bourn had a tiebreaking single in the ninth inning and the Arizona Diamondbacks rallied to beat the Colorado Rockies 10-9 on Friday night.Jean Segura had three hits and scored the winning run for the Diamondbacks, who have won seven of their last eight.Tomas' solo shot with one out in the ninth off Carlos Estevez...
Via Associated Press
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Ahmed's RBI single in ninth lifts D-backs past Rockies

DENVER -- Although one notable streak came to an end, the Arizona Diamondbacks still managed to pull out a win.Nick Ahmed had a two-out RBI single in the ninth inning and the Diamondbacks recovered after blowing a late lead to beat the Colorado Rockies 7-6 on Thursday night.Down 6-3, the Rockies rallied to tie it on D.J. LeMahieu's RBI bunt single in the eighth. Daniel Hudson was...
Via Associated Press
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Finding Another Brad Ziegler

In a land where few pitchers succeed, the consistent dominance of Brad Ziegler is positively tantalizing. Since Ziegler’s first full season with the D-backs, Ziegler has managed a 2.52 ERA, 20th among the 160 relievers with at least 150 innings in that span, and second to just Josh Collmenter on the team. But ERA is ill-equipped to measure the value …
Via Inside the Zona
4 days ago

Arizona Diamondbacks: Zack Greinke has reclaimed his ace form

After struggling out of the gate in 2016, Zack Greinke is starting to resemble the Cy Young-caliber pitcher who garnered a lucrative six-year, $206 million contract from the Arizona Diamondbacks this past offseason. Coming off the heels of a complete-game shutout in which he didn’t allow a runner to reach second base, the newly minted Diamondback tossed seven strong innings of...
Via isportsweb.com
12 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Zack Greinke busted out bat flip on fly out

  Zack Greinke, who signed a six-year deal with the Arizona Diamondbacks last offseason that is worth more than $200 million, heard a chorus of boos from Los Angeles Dodgers fans as he stepped to the plate in the bottom of the second inning Monday night. For a moment, the pitcher thought he had shut those fans up in a big way. He was wrong. Greinke hit a fly ball off Dodgers...
Via Larry Brown Sports
13 days ago  |  Discuss

3 Ways Arizona Diamondbacks All-Star First Baseman Paul Goldschmidt Stays Mentally Strong

Getting out of a slump is one of the hardest things for an athlete to do. Not only is being in a slump discouraging, but it's also mentally exhausting. Following a slower-than-usual start to the season, Arizona first baseman Paul Goldschmidt has turned his 2016 season around. RELATED: 3 Things That Can Destroy Your Mental Toughness By staying mentally strong and prepared for...
Via Stack
13 days ago  |  Discuss

DPD: Greinke Hosts Old Friends

It’s a pretty sparse baseball Monday as there are just 10 games with only a handful of interesting pitchers. We’ve still dug in to find the best of the best for you. Check ’em out! Aces in Isolation Carlos Carrasco (CLE) versus Kansas City’s Edinson Volquez Carrasco’s two starts since his return have been a bit bumpy, as he’s allowed seven earned runs including three...
Via The Sports Post
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Arizona Diamondbacks’ Rookie Brandon Drury Making an Immediate Impact

Last September, Arizona Diamondbacks’ utility man Brandon Drury made his major league debut, being called up from Triple-A Reno when big league rosters expanded on the first of September. In 20 games, Drury hit .214, (12-for-56) with two home runs and eight RBIs and ending his season with an 0-for-16 slump. Following the season, Drury went back to his hometown, Grants Pass, Oregon...
Via The Sports Journal
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Arizona Diamondbacks’ Shelby Miller Solid in Rehab Start

Arizona Diamondbacks’ pitcher Shelby Miller threw six scoreless innings on Thursday night allowing just two hits while striking out 11 during a rehab start High-A Visalia. Miller, who has been on the disabled list since May 27 due to a right-hand index finger injury, threw 78 pitches in the outing, 51 of them for strikes. With the Diamondbacks thus far this season, Miller has been...
Via The Sports Journal
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Diamondbacks fans bury their heads in shame after friend drops hat onto field twice

A scene unfolded at in the eighth inning at Diamondbacks-Rays game on Wednesday that serves a nice picture of life as a teenager.The main protagonist is the roughly 15-year-old male who dropped his white hat onto the field, causing the umpires to halt play so they could remove it. So center fielder David Peralta trots over, grabs the hat and hands it to him, but the teen botched...
Via Fox Sports
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Arizona Diamondbacks: The new and improved Jake Lamb

When A.J. Pollock fractured his right elbow sliding into home during the final game of spring training, the Arizona Diamondbacks’ 2016 outlook suddenly shifted from a potential playoff contender to a team that would likely struggle to hover around .500. Not only did they lose one of the most valuable players in the National League based on wins above replacement a year ago, but...
Via isportsweb.com
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Diamondbacks pitcher Tyler Clippard falls off the mound on first pitch

Diamondbacks pitcher Tyler Clippard entered a 3-2 game in the bottom of the eighth inning Sunday in Chicago, and his first attempt at a pitch didn't go as smoothly as he would have hoped. Clippard's left cleat dug in the dirt during his delivery, sending his 6-foot-3 frame tumbling forward. Strangely enough, this is the second time a pitcher has nearly wiped out in the last 24 hours...
Via Fox Sports
22 days ago  |  Discuss
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