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Paul Goldschmidt went 0-for-4 in Saturday's loss to the Pirates.

Even Earth's mightiest heroes sometimes flail in futility against A.J. Burnett. That was the case with Goldschmidt, who came into the game slashing .298/.420/.596, with five home runs, 16 RBI and 11 runs scored. None of that mattered on Saturday. When you see guys like Goldschmidt or Mike Trout take the collar, your best response is to shrug and wait for the day. If he stays healthy (he played in just 109 games in 2014), he's on his way to a monster season.
Apr 25 - 11:33 PM

Rubby De La Rosa struck out eight and allowed just one run over seven innings in Saturday's 2-1 loss to the Pirates.

De La Rosa and A.J. Burnett were locked in an old school pitcher's duel, with both pitchers hurling seven innings of one-run ball and neither factoring into the decision. De La Rosa's struck out eight and did not walk a batter in the game. He allowed just four hits, with only an RBI double by Pedro Alvarez doing any damage. De La Rosa will take his 4.68 ERA and 25/5 K/BB ratio on the road against the Dodgers in his next start.
Apr 25 - 11:18 PM

Nick Ahmed went 0-for-3 before being removed for a pinch-hitter Friday against the Pirates.

Ahmed is quite the defender, but he's batting .128 with one extra-base hit, one RBI and one run scored through 47 at-bats. He can't remain quite this bad, but he's likely to be the NL's worst offensive regular for however long the Diamondbacks stick with him.
Apr 25 - 12:46 AM

Diamondbacks prospect RHP Yoan Lopez allowed one earned run on five hits in seven innings on Thursday for Double-A Mobile.

The Cuban right-hander struck out eight batters in the outing without issuing a walk, as he threw 59 of 93 pitches for strikes. Signed by Arizona for $8.25 million during the offseason, Lopez, 22, has registered a 2.95 ERA, 1.09 WHIP and 18/4 strikeout-to-walk ratio in 18 1/3 innings this season at Mobile. After struggling in major league camp this spring, Lopez’s control has been better than expected in his stateside debut, especially when considering he was assigned directly to the Double-A level.
Apr 24 - 3:38 PM

Diamondbacks prospect RHP Braden Shipley allowed one earned run on four hits and three walks and struck out six on Wednesday for Double-A Mobile.

Shipley, one of the better right-handed pitching prospects in baseball, has been excellent to begin the season, with a 1.08 ERA and 15/7 strikeout-to-walk ratio in 16 2/3 innings. The 23-year-old right-hander received his first taste of the Southern League late last season, and he’s combined for a 2.45 ERA with 33 strikeouts in 36 2/3 career innings at the level. Selected by Arizona with the No. 15 pick in the 2013 draft, Shipley could potentially make his big league debut later in the year, though a 2016 arrival is more realistic.
Apr 23 - 4:31 PM

Chris Owings hit a solo home run and an RBI triple in Wednesday's win over the Rangers.

Both the home run and triple were his first of the season. He hit the solo dinger off of Rangers starter Yovani Gallardo in the fourth inning and followed it up with an eighth inning three-bagger to deep center off Logan Verrett. Owings finished the game 2-for-4 with two RBI and two runs scored. The 23-year-old needed a game like Wednesday's, as he had just nine hits in 46 at-bats coming into the contest. Owings has struggled early, but he remains a hitter with a nice blend of power and speed. Like most youngsters, he'll see his ups and downs.
Apr 23 - 1:27 AM

Archie Bradley pitched six innings of one-run ball in Wednesday's win over the Rangers.

Bradley only allowed two hits, but a slew of early walks pumped up his pitch-count and prevented him from seeing the later innings. Things started off strangely for the pitcher. After recording two outs in the first inning, he walked a pair of batters, hit Shin-Soo Choo with a pitch to load the bases, then issued a free pass to Robinson Chirinos to force in a run. And that would be all the Rangers could manage against the youngster. While Bradley has not allowed more than two runs in any of his three starts, his control issues (he's walked 11 over 18 2/3 innings and threw just 49 of his 92 pitches for strikes on Wednesday) limit his current value in mixed leagues. Bradley will try to nip the strike zone more frequently when he faces the Rockies next time out.
Apr 23 - 1:21 AM

Aaron Hill is starting at third base for the Diamondbacks on Wednesday versus the Rangers.

Yasmany Tomas got the nod there Tuesday, but it will probably be Hill's job for the most part while Jake Lamb (foot) is out. Tomas played poor defense at the hot corner all spring and he looked bad there on a couple chances Tuesday night. He had only been playing left field at Triple-A Reno.
Apr 22 - 4:53 PM

Chase Anderson got a no-decision, giving up one run over seven innings to the Rangers, but the Diamondbacks lost 7-1 on Tuesday.

Anderson was terrific, limiting the Rangers to three hits while walking none and striking out five. His offense didn't give him much support and the bullpen started a grease fire once Anderson was out of the game. The 27-year-old right-hander has been solid over his first three outings, sporting a 3.00 ERA, a 1.11 WHIP, and a 16/4 K/BB ratio in 18 innings. Anderson will compete for his first win of the season when he faces the Rockies at home next.
Apr 22 - 12:56 AM

Yasmany Tomas, starting at third base, went 2-for-3 and scored a run in Tuesday's loss to the Giants.

With regular third baseman Jake Lamb now on the 15-day disabled list, Tomas got the start at the hot corner. Perhaps expectedly, he made a fielding error, but all in all it was a productive night for the $68.5 million Cuban slugger. Tomas singled and scored in the second inning. The Diamondbacks see him as an outfielder in the long-term picture, but he'll get a chance to prove himself at third base while Lamb is on the mend.
Apr 22 - 12:46 AM

Diamondbacks signed INF/OF Kevin Frandsen to a minor league contract.

Frandsen failed to make the Nationals' Opening Day roster after batting .259/.299/.309 for them last season. He'll provide depth for the D'Backs at Triple-A Reno.
Apr 21 - 7:12 PM

David Hernandez (elbow) will begin appearing in extended spring training games on Saturday.

It's not clear how many appearances he'll need before being cleared for an official rehab assignment, but it shouldn't be too many. Working his way back from Tommy John surgery, Hernandez should have a shot to rejoin the Diamondbacks' bullpen sometime in May.
Apr 21 - 6:40 PM

Patrick Corbin (elbow) will throw another live batting practice session on Saturday before then being cleared for an extended spring training game.

Corbin faced hitters Tuesday for the first time since Tommy John surgery. He remains on track for a June return.
Apr 21 - 6:35 PM

Diamondbacks transferred C Gerald Laird from the 15-day disabled list to the 60-day disabled list.

Laird's injury as originally described as lower back spasms, but it's clearly much more serious than that. The move opens up a 40-man roster spot for Danny Dorn.
Apr 21 - 5:01 PM

Diamondbacks purchased the contract of OF/1B Danny Dorn from Triple-A Reno.

Dorn was off to a torrid start this season in the minor leagues, slashing .474/.500/.789 with two home runs and eight RBI in 10 games for Reno. But the 30-year-old probably won't get enough playing time in the crowded Arizona outfield to warrant fantasy attention.
Apr 21 - 4:58 PM


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