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  • emerges a solid clean-up hitter
    Diamondbacks' top four hitters emerge as statistically the best
    Though the Diamondbacks’ season, for all practical purposes, ended with that disastrous home stand last week, the team could finish with a notable consequence. Heading into September, Arizona is the only team in the majors with their first...
  • Lightning strikes twice
    Reds pile on late to topple Cubs
    The Cincinnati Reds rode two big innings including a six-run ninth as the last place Reds throttled Cubs at Wrigley Field on Monday,13-6.In their last three victories, the Reds(54-76) have scored at least 12 runs, but are just 3-5 in that stretch...
  • Jake Arrieta throws first career no-hitter
    Jake Arrieta throws first career no-hitter
    Every time Chicago Cubs pitcher Jake Arrieta takes the mound Cub fans wonder whether that day will be the day he finally throws his first no hitter. Arrieta has flirted with no-no’s many times, But last night was the magical night. Arrieta...
  • took loss Sunday
    Diamondbacks end disastrous home stand: Swept by Cards, lose series to A's
    The week started with hope and promise. Within six days, the optimism and potential generated from a surge in winning nine of 14 games crashed and burned in the desert.After the Diamondbacks returned from sweeping the Reds in Cincinnati and found...
  • A's get up off the mat and recover to beat D'backs today and take the series
    A's get up off the mat, recover to beat D'backs today and take the series
    After yet another blown save today by the Oakland Athletics bullpen—the number is now an MLB-worst 21 blown saves this year by the A's, by the way—Oakland showed what kind of resiliency its always shown under Manager Bob Melvin,...
  • traded to Mets
    Diamondbacks shuffle bullpen: Chafin sent to Reno, Reed dealt
    With a flurry of activity late Saturday, one might think the Diamondbacks are seriously in the middle of a pennant race. In reality, the rationale remains that the organization is committed to building for the future and harbors the desire to...
  • first loss of the season
    Diamondbacks fall to A's: Reed reportedly dealt to Mets
    Before Saturday’s game, Diamondbacks’ manager Chip Hale opened some options for starter Jhoulys Chacin. Though the right-hander was a late-season call-up from the minors, Chacin may have turned a few heads with two quality outings in...
  • Rally starter
    Reds rally past Brewers in ninth
    After blowing a 6-1 lead, the Cincinnati Reds came back to stun the fans at Miller Park on Saturday night, to knock off the Brewers, .The Reds (53-75) scored four times against Francisco Rodriguez (0-3) for his first blown save since Aug. 27 of...
  • carried a $68 million price tag
    Diamondbacks weight Tomas' value
    As early as last autumn, the name of Yasmany Tomas intrigued the movers and shakers of major league baseball. Here was a player which defected from Cuba, but turned heads with his ability to hit a baseball.Several teams had Tomas on their radar...
  • Former CY Young winner Eric Gagné takes the bump for Aigles
    Former CY Young winner Eric Gagné takes the bump for Aigles
    Last night, 2003 National League CY Young winner, Eric Gagné took the hill for the Can-AM League's Trois-Riviéres Aigles. This was the first time he's toed the rubber since 2009 when he was a member of Les Capitales de Quebec. Gagne, part...
  • The 1968 Detroit Tigers
    Building toward a title: the Detroit Tigers 1962-67
    The 1961 Tigers won 101 games, but fell victim to the Yankees. New York continued to dominate the American League until the mid-sixties. Meanwhile, the Tigers failed to match their 1961 successuntil 1968. After finishing second in 1961, they did...
  • Sonny's march to Cy Young territory starts tonight against Arizona
    Sonny's march to Cy Young territory starts tonight against Arizona
    At 55-73, the Oakland Athletics don't really have much to play for in the final 34 games of the season, and while they did pull of some big comebacks recently, they also dropped some strange games against the Seattle Mariners this week. You...
  • tough at-bat
    De La Rosa falters: Diamondbacks swept by Cardinals
    Prior to one game earlier this week against the St Louis Cardinals, Diamondbacks manager Chip Hale was asked if he had a “number one” starter. Without hesitation, Hale identified right-hander Rubby De La Rosa as his principal pitcher...
  • Blank Spaces
    Reds have no answer for Greinke
    Zack Greinke shutdown the Reds, 1-0, on Thursday afternoon at Great American Ballpark to help the Dodgers earn the three game sweep of Cincinnati.Greinke (14-3) continued his quest for another Cy Young as he tossed seven innings of shutout...
  • outstanding issue
    Diamondbacks address issues of quality, longevity among pitchers
    For the rest of the current campaign and into the up-coming off-season, Diamondbacks’ decision-makers face two critical issues. In addressing the dynamics of pitching, decisions regarding the search for front-end starters and the ability...
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