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Despite allowing eight hits and four walks, Wade Miley blanked the Nationals for 6 2/3 innings on Thursday.

Such a gritty performance, the kind that should keep him in Arizona for a long time. Miley has a disappointing 4.26 ERA at the moment, but his 1.32 WHIP is better than that and he has a solid 157/56 K/BB ratio in 170 innings.
Aug 21 - 7:11 PM

Jordan Pacheco went hitless and committed a game-ending error Thursday as the Diamondbacks lost to the Nationals.

This never would have happened if Pacheco were in the minors where he belonged. He's hitting .212 with no homers, two RBI and one walk in 52 at-bats since being picked up by the Diamondbacks. His career WAR is -3.0 right now. The only active player with a worse mark is Greg Dobbs at -3.6, and Dobbs was let go by the Nationals last month.
Aug 21 - 7:08 PM

Diamondbacks outrighted RHP Bradin Hagens to Triple-A Reno.

Another roster move might be in the works, because Arizona is now down to 39 men on the 40-man roster. Hagens was in the majors for three days earlier this month (he allowed one run in 2 2/3 innings). He's posted a 3.95 ERA across 120-plus innings on the farm this year, but it's not hard to see why another team didn't want to take a chance on a hurler that the pitching-starved Snakes ruled expandable.
Aug 21 - 5:24 PM

Ender Inciarte tied the game with a two-run home run in the eighth inning, but the D'Backs lost 3-2 in walk-off fashion against the Nationals on Wednesday.

Inciarte tied the game at two apiece with his two-run blast off of Tyler Clippard in the eighth inning, his third home run of the season. He finished 2-for-4 on the evening. The 23-year-old has struggled at the plate over the course of the season, but has shown marked improvement in August, as he's now batting .321 (25-for-78) in 18 games this month.
Aug 20 - 10:37 PM

Trevor Cahill pitched well, but got a no-decision after allowing two runs in 6 1/3 innings in Wednesday's walk-off loss to the Nationals.

Cahill has, for the most part, pitched well since rejoining the rotation to begin the second half. Including Wednesday's outing, he has a 3.43 ERA over his last seven starts. Against the Nationals, he yielded six hits and four walks while striking out five. On the season, Cahill has a 4.54 ERA, a 1.51 WHIP, and a 75/37 K/BB ratio, which he'll take into Tuesday's start at home against the Dodgers.
Aug 20 - 10:34 PM

Chase Anderson was lit up by the Nationals on Tuesday, surrendering six runs in two-plus innings.

Anderson had given up nine runs total in his previous six starts, so one bad outing shouldn't wreck anyone's confidence in him. All six runs tonight came in the third and none were the result of extra-base hits; he allowed five singles and a walk.
Aug 19 - 10:34 PM

Diamondbacks chief baseball officer Tony La Russa has denied a report that the club has decided to bring back manager Kirk Gibson next season.

Bob Nightengale of USA Today reported the news earlier Tuesday. While it may turn out to be accurate, La Russa insists that no decision has been made regarding the future of Gibson or general manager Kevin Towers. The belief is that both Gibson and Towers are under contract next season, though the club never officially released the details of the extensions they signed in spring training.
Aug 19 - 8:02 PM

Bob Nightengale of USA Today reports that the Diamondbacks are planning to bring manager Kirk Gibson back for 2015.

It doesn't sound like a sure thing yet, as chief baseball officer Tony La Russa is delaying an official announcement. There's been plenty of speculation that he could prefer to bring in his own guys. The Diamondbacks have regressed since winning the National League West in 2011 (Gibson's first full season at the helm) and currently own a 53-72 record this season.
Aug 19 - 10:39 AM

Diamondbacks right-handed pitching prospect Aaron Blair strikes out seven over six shutout innings, scattering four hits and one walk for Double-A Mobile on Monday.

Blair has had one clunker during his six starts in Double-A, and has held opposing batters to a .190/.255/.286 line with a 8.9 K/9 over 35 1/3 innings. He profiles as a No. 3 starter, and would fit nicely behind current teammates Archie Bradley and Braden Shipley in the Diamondbacks rotation as soon as mid-2015.
Aug 19 - 10:04 AM

Didi Gregorius ended an 0-for-21 slump on Monday, going 2-for-5 with a two-run home run in Monday's 11-inning 5-4 loss to the Nationals.

Entering the contest, Gregorius last notched a hit on August 9. He had taken 25 trips to the plate between hits. The slump ended with a third-inning single. Gregorius struck what at the time appeared to be a big blow, hitting a two-run home run in the top of the eighth to put the D'Backs on top 3-2, but it wasn't enough. Gregorius has been underwhelming at the plate, slashing .226/.308/.384 with five home runs and 17 RBI in 187 plate appearances.
Aug 18 - 10:50 PM

Vidal Nuno got a no-decision after allowing two runs in seven innings in Monday's 11-inning loss to the Nationals.

Nuno had shut the Nationals out through six innings, but Wilson Ramos hit a two-run home run off of him in the seventh to take the lefty from a potential win to a potential loss. The D'Backs were able to bounce back several times before relenting in extras. Nuno gave up five hits, two walks, and seven strikeouts. In the process, he lowered his ERA to 3.72. He'll take on the Padres at home on Saturday next.
Aug 18 - 10:46 PM

Diamondbacks recalled RHP Will Harris from Triple-A Reno.

Harris owns an ugly 9.24 ERA and 1.74 WHIP in 12 2/3 innings of relief this season for the Diamondbacks. The right-hander will pitch in low-leverage situations.
Aug 18 - 1:20 PM

Diamondbacks optioned RHP Bradin Hagens to Triple-A Reno.

Hagens was only in the majors for three days. He has an underwhelming 4.12 ERA, 1.44WHIP, and 62/54 K/BB ratio in 115 2/3 innings this season at the Triple-A level.
Aug 18 - 1:18 PM

Diamondbacks released OF Aaron Cunningham.

Cunningham hit .255/.342/.346 with no homers over 92 games at Triple-A Reno. The 28-year-old hasn't played in the majors since 2012.
Aug 17 - 12:47 PM

Diamondbacks prospect Stryker Trahan went 3-for-4 with a double and a home run for short season-A Hillsboro on Saturday.

Trahan has made seven starts at catcher, two starts in right field, and six starts as the DH during his time in the Northwest League. After a brutal 95 games with Low-A South Bend, Trahan has hit well during his time with Hillsboro, hitting .273/.355/.636 with six doubles, one triple, and four home runs. More importantly, he has six walks and eight strikeouts over 15 games. After being "permanently moved" to the outfield in the spring, Trahan's ultimate defensive home is, once again, undefined. However, if he hits, his bat could carry him as a slugging catcher or outfielder.
Aug 17 - 11:00 AM


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