The Arizona Diamondbacks swept the minor-leaguers known as the Houston Astros in a three-game weekend series, The Astros kept it almost-close in one of the games, but the D-backs put up 23 runs over the three games, compared to the Astros' five.
Chris Johnson hit two more home runs Tuesday night as the Arizona Diamondbacks stopped a three-game losing streak by beating the Pittsburgh Pirates 10-4. Johnson, who has been with the team only a week, now has five home runs and 15 RBI, in his eight games as the D-backs' third baseman.
We're not that far removed from the All Star Game, but with the Arizona Diamondbacks beating the Los Angeles Dodgers last night -- and the San Francisco Giants losing as well -- the National League West is about to have a good old-fashioned pennant race.The Diamondbacks are now 3 1/2 games behind th ... More >>
These days, the once-proud Houston Astros are more like a Triple-A minor league franchise than a bona fide big-league team. So when the `Stros came to town over the weekend, it was welcome news for the up-and-down Arizona Diamondbacks, who are (or should be) in desperation mode now as the dog days ... More >>
Arizona was playing poorly on this homestand, and against the team with the worst record in baseball, the lowly Houston Astros. Just like that, the home boys fell behind 7-1, and the relatively small crowd at Chase Field (announced attendance was 17,814, but it seemed about half that to those of us ... More >>
Stayed up to watch all of the baseball games that mattered last night--which were several.Playoffs start this Saturday in Milwaukee!May we be allowed to understate for once?Greatest finish to a regular season in the history of the game.At home, the Arizona Diamondbacks needed to win and the Milwa ... More >>
We hung in there last night as the Arizona Diamondbacks fell behind 5-1 to the lowly Houston Astros at Chase Field. Paul Goldschmidt home-run last night the stuff of legendsMemories of Tuesday night's classic comeback win over the `Stros (down 7-1 in that one) were fresh in our minds, as w ... More >>
Associated PressWillie Bloomquist: Led off the game with a solo home run.Arizona Diamondbacks starting pitcher Josh Collmenter got a much-needed bounce-back performance Wednesday night as the D-Backs won their second straight against the lowly Houston Astros at the woefully underattended Chas ... More >>
mlb.com/dbacksDaniel Hudson gave up a whopping 11 hits and seven runs in last night's travesty of a baseball game.Embarrassing doesn't even begin to describe the Arizona Diamondbacks' 9-1 loss to the Houston Astros last night. The D-Backs, currently one of the better squads in baseball, got their ... More >>
Yahoo! SportsRyan Roberts directs traffic from home after scoring Sunday.The Arizona Diamondbacks have won nine of their last ten and swept the Houston Astros over the weekend to take first place in the National League West. Not bad for a team no one expected to be any good. Success did not ... More >>
Baseball is America's pastime, but food is our obsession. There isn't anything more American than going to a baseball game while taking in the sights and sounds and enjoying a hot dog and an icy cold beer. Or maybe some Rocky Mountain oysters and a glass of the finest wine. Long gone are the days ... More >>
nydailynews.comDon MattinglyDon Mattingly is finally getting his chance to manage a baseball team, although the major leagues are still a step away. The Dodgers' bench coach will manage the Phoenix Desert Dogs in the Arizona Fall League, a hopeful step in the right direction for Mattingly. Mat ... More >>
www.blog.ticketchest.com The Diamondbacks don't have a game today, meaning their current 10-game losing streak can't get any worse until tomorrow's contest at home against the Colorado Rockies. That doesn't mean there aren't issues to deal meantime. After recent comments from General Manage ... More >>
Dan Haren: First complete game of the season.The Arizona Diamondbacks come home tonight to face the Milwaukee Brewers feeling pretty good about themselves. Why? They just wrapped up the season's longest road trip, an 11-gamer, with an acceptable 6-5 record. The D-Backs punctuated it Thursday nigh ... More >>
Great old-school game last night between the Arizona Diamondbacks and the Houston Astros at what used to be called Enron Field (before the mighty financial fall). D-Backs eked out a 1-0 win in a stellar pitcher's duel between the excellent Roy Oswalt and Ian Kennedy, who won his secon ... More >>
Alfonso Soriano owned Arizona pitching, which really isn't that hard to do. This is getting silly. The Arizona Diamondbacks screwed the pooch over the weekend to the tune of three losses to the Chicago Cubs at Wrigley Field. After taking the first of four games on Thursday, AZ couldn't hang wi ... More >>
Eric Byrnes got his mojo working last night in San Diego. As far as Eric Byrnes is concerned, 2009 has been the "year of the goat." The 33-year-old left fielder has been consistently railed on by fans and sports wags over the bulk of the last two seasons for his incompetent ballpl ... More >>
Mark Reynolds: Welcome to the 40-homer club.With their lineup back at full-strength, the Arizona Diamondbacks looked -- for a weekend, at least -- like a team that could be dangerous in September. Against the reeling Houston Astros, the hitters hit well and the pitchers pitched well and everyone ... More >>
Mark Reynolds: Ripped his 39th homer Thursday.Mark Reynolds returned to the Arizona Diamondbacks' lineup on Thursday night after a weeklong bout with the flu and provided instant offense for a team that had been struggling big-time recently. The same could be said for Justin Upton, who was only i ... More >>
Ryan Roberts: He went 4-for-5 Sunday.The Arizona Diamondbacks are taking a real beating on their current road trip, losing seven in a row before snapping that streak on Sunday with a 7-5 win over the Houston Astros. During the streak, the offensive achieved levels of futility -- an average of two ... More >>
Doug Davis: Nothing he could do but watch the balls sail out of the park.The Arizona Diamondbacks barely made it out of Philadelphia alive Thursday after enduring a three-day whipping by the defending world champion Phillies. The D-Backs, who had been playing relatively solid baseball since the A ... More >>
Jon Garland amassed three runs (two of which were earned), six hits, and two walks during this afternoon's loss to New York. After getting battered about by Arizona over the past two weeks both at home and on the road, the New York Mets dished out a little comeuppance by defeating the D-Bac ... More >>
Forty years and one day ago, Cleon Jones was baseball's ultimate goat, but he -- and the Mets -- turned the negative into something Amazin'.The 2009 New York Mets are more or less an afterthought. Despite their humongous payroll -- second only to the ever-profligate crosstown Yanks -- and the pr ... More >>
Pirates rookie Andrew McCutchen is a budding five-tool threat à la Justin Upton.Think your Diamondbacks stink? What to make, then, of the Pittsburgh Pirates, who, prior to their 8-5 victory against the Brewers on July 20, had been Milwaukee's bitch for more than a year? Before that W, the Pirates ... More >>
Dan Haren: The NL's best starting pitcher.One step forward, two steps back. That was the story of the Arizona Diamondbacks' three-game weekend series against the Houston Astros. In Friday night's 8-1 win, the D-Backs played what might have been their best all-around game of the year. In Saturday's a ... More >>
Doug Davis: The D-Backs' defense did him in early.By the time the Arizona Diamondbacks caught up to San Francisco Giants pitcher Barry Zito on Wednesday night, the little things had all but done the D-Backs in. And by the "little things," we mean putting down a sacrifice bunt, throwing accurately to ... More >>
No doubt: Justin Upton played like an All-Star Thursday afternoon. Granted, the Arizona Diamondbacks are not a well-oiled machine. We're just not sure why. (Bad coaching? Poor team chemistry? Dodgy bullpen? Take your pick.) But there is one thing we know for certain: Thank goodness for Justin Upto ... More >>
Answer to run-producing woes may be in the opposing bullpen
A disturbing trend is emerging in Arizona Diamondbacks land, one that fans have seen before in these parts. What we're talking about is the team's inability to produce enough runs per game to win. Dropping nine on the Los Angeles Dodgers during Friday's 9-4 victory -- a win that featured Jon Garlan ... More >>
The National League West might have three of the top players in the game in L.A.'s Manny Ramirez, San Francisco's Tim Lintecum, and Arizona's Brandon Webb, but it remains one of the sorriest divisions in the bigs. The West's two presumptive contenders, the Diamondbacks and Dodgers, flip-flopped di ... More >>
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