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Cliff Pennington had the only two hits for the Diamondbacks Sunday, going 2-for-3 in a loss to the Cardinals.

Pennington's two singles were all the Diamondbacks could muster against a slew of pitchers near the end of the Cardinals' roster. A left thumb injury cost Pennington two months, and the shortstop finishes the year batting .254 with six stolen bases.
Sep 28 - 8:28 PM

Josh Collmenter went eight strong innings, allowing one run in a tough-luck loss to the Cardinals.

Collmenter gave up just three hits but didn't receive any backing from his offense. The loss dropped him to 11-9 with a 3.46 ERA and 1.13 WHIP to end the year. Collmenter showed he could hang as a starter, and he should be get a shot to break camp in the rotation next spring.
Sep 28 - 8:19 PM

Mark Trumbo smashed two homers Saturday in the Diamondbacks' 5-2 defeat of the Cardinals.

Trumbo hit a solo shot in the bottom of the first inning and a three-run go-ahead blast in the bottom of the seventh. The 28-year-old has found a groove here in late September and should get back to his big-time power levels in 2015 if his health cooperates. St. Louis had a chance to clinch the NL Central with a win Saturday night, but that division title will now go down to the wire.
Sep 27 - 11:16 PM

Wade Miley held the Cardinals to two runs over five innings Saturday in a Diamondbacks victory.

Miley wasn't overly sharp, yielding six hits and three walks, but the Cardinals struggled to take advantage of multiple scoring chances with the National League Central title on the line. Miley will finish the 2014 regular season with an 8-12 record, 4.34 ERA, 1.40 WHIP, and 183/75 K/BB ratio in 201 1/3 innings.
Sep 27 - 11:13 PM

Chris Owings (shoulder) is not in the Diamondbacks' lineup Saturday night against the Cardinals.

Owings also missed Friday's game due to his sore shoulder. He may be available to pinch-run on Saturday, according to Diamondbacks interim manager Alan Trammell. Didi Gregorius will start at shortstop again.
Sep 27 - 8:02 PM

Paul Goldschmidt took batting practice on the field Saturday for the first time since fracturing his left hand in early August.

The workout went well, and Goldschmidt is on track to be 100 percent healthy by the start of spring training next year. The first baseman batted .300/.396/.542 with 19 home runs and 69 RBI in 109 games this season.
Sep 27 - 5:14 PM

Trevor Cahill gave up four runs in 5 1/3 innings Friday in a no-decision against the Cardinals.

Cahill allowed one run through five before the Cardinals got to him in the sixth. While he looked like the Cahill of old at times in August, the 26-year-old stumbled in September, going 0-4 with a 7.06 ERA to finish 3-12 with a 5.61 ERA overall. He's still owed $12 million next year, so he'll almost certainly be back to compete for a rotation spot.
Sep 27 - 2:18 AM

Ender Inciarte went 4-for-6 with a double Friday against the Cardinals.

The Diamondbacks had 12 hits in all, but Inciarte's double was the only one to go for extra bases. He pushed his average up to .281 tonight, and while he offers little in the way of secondary skills offensively, his defense has been strong enough to make him a contender for the third spot on NL ROY ballots.
Sep 27 - 2:14 AM

Chris Owings was scratched from the Diamondbacks starting lineup on Friday due to a sore shoulder.

Owings initially injured his shoulder on a play at home plate last Friday, and it has bothered him off and on since then. Didi Gregorius will start in his place at shortstop against the Cardinals on Friday.
Sep 26 - 7:09 PM

Aaron Hill (finger) is not in the Diamondbacks starting lineup on Friday.

Hill suffered a dislocated right pinkie finger while sliding into home plate on Monday and has yet to rejoin the D'Backs lineup. He's considered day-to-day, but there's a strong chance that they decide to play it safe and shut him down for the remainder of the season.
Sep 26 - 7:06 PM

The Diamondbacks have fired manager Kirk Gibson.

They let go of bench coach Alan Trammell, as well, though Trammell will stick around through the weekend as interim manager. Although it might have taken a bit longer than expected, Gibson's firing seemed like an inevitability after Tony La Russa was hired as Chief Baseball Officer. The D'Backs went 353-375 in four and a half seasons under Gibson, which includes a major league-worst 63-96 record this year. They made the playoffs in 2011 but were eliminated in the NLDS.
Sep 26 - 4:22 PM

The Diamondbacks have officially hired Dave Stewart as their new general manager.

Meanwhile, Dodgers executive De Jon Watson has been hired as senior vice president of baseball operations. Both will report to chief baseball officer Tony La Russa. Stewart has a varied background, including stints as a pitching coach, assistant general manager, and most recently, as a player agent. Of course, he also pitched for La Russa with the A's from 1986-1995. The first major decision of the new regime may be whether to retain manager Kirk Gibson.
Sep 25 - 5:03 PM

Vidal Nuno surrendered two earned runs in five innings Wednesday in a loss to the Twins.

Nuno struck out six batters and the Minnesota offense managed only three hits, but four walks did him in. The 27-year-old left-hander will finish 0-7 in 14 starts for the Diamondbacks, though that record has more to do with the pitiful roster in Arizona. Nuno actually pitched pretty well after the trade from New York, posting a 3.76 ERA, 1.07 WHIP, and 69/20 K/BB ratio in 83 2/3 frames for the Snakes.
Sep 24 - 4:59 PM

CBS Sports' Jon Heyman reports that the Diamondbacks are set to offer their general manager job to agent Dave Stewart.

He has been seen as the favorite for a while, with Dodgers executive DeJon Watson and Red Sox executive Allard Baird being the other finalists. Stewart has worked as a coach and front office executive and most recently an agent since his retirement as a pitcher. He, of course, has history with D'Backs chief baseball officer Tony La Russa, having pitched for La Russa in Oakland from 1986-1995.
Sep 24 - 11:34 AM

Ender Inciarte went 4-for-5 with an RBI and a run scored in a loss to the Twins on Tuesday.

Inciarte was the only member of his team with more than one hit, recording four of the team's 10 hits on the night. The four-hit game was his second of the season, raising his overall line to .276/.318/.356. With 17 steals and 53 runs scored in 399 at-bats, Inciarte should get a shot at a starting outfield spot with the Diamondbacks in spring.
Sep 23 - 11:51 PM

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