Mets Win Close One Vs Diamondbacks, Force 5th Straight Loss For Arizona

On Friday night, the Diamondbacks hosted the Mets for the first of a three-game series at Chase Field. Arizona has been struggling of late, coming home after losing 9 of their last 12 games, including being swept by Colorado in their last series of four games.

Jon Duplantier made his Major League starting debut with the Diamondbacks tonight, and by all accounts, pitched well enough to get a win. He went five full innings, giving up six hits, three earned runs, while striking out four.

The Mets would get to Duplantier after they led off the top of the 2nd with a walk, single, single, and a double to take a 3-0 lead. Home Plate umpire, Jim Wolf would leave …

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Giants Shut Out As Diamondbacks Pitching Dominates

The San Francisco Giants came into Chase Field to take on the Diamondbacks after winning their last 2 of 3 games. But tonight, they ran into a bullpen that was looking to prove where they stand in the majors.

The Diamondbacks would shut out the Giants tonight by the score of 7-0. The pitching staff would strike out a total of nine Giants during the game, led by starting pitcher Merrill Kelly who had six.

Yoshihisa Hirano would come in to the game with the bases loaded and only one out in the sixth inning, and he would strike out the last two in the inning to keep the Giants off the score board.

As far as the Diamondbacks offense …

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Braves Avoid 5th Straight Loss Against Diamondbacks

It wasn’t a pretty game by any means but the Atlanta Braves finally managed to defeat the Arizona Diamondbacks on Friday night by a final score of 2-1.

In their previous four meetings, including three in Atlanta, the Braves had lost all four, and were also swept while hosting Arizona. So to say that tonight’s win was a relief was an understatement.

Tonight’s game was a pitchers duel from the beginning. The Atlanta Braves went with Julio Teheran who came into tonight struggling with a 2-4 record and an ERA over 4.60. The Diamondbacks countered with their ace, Zack Greinke, who had came into tonight’s game with a record of 5-1 and an ERA of 3.42.

Neither team really got …

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Diamondbacks Pitching Stellar; Bats Fall Flat In Loss

PHOENIX, AZ- The Arizona Diamondbacks are still trying to find their identity on offense as they dropped their third straight on the young season. This includes tonight’s 2-1 loss to the San Diego Padres.

Diamondbacks starter, Luke Weaver took his first loss of the season (0-1) even after pitching 6 and 1/3rd innings, striking out eight, and only allowing two earned runs while spreading out five hits. He allowed a home run by Manny Machado in the 1st inning, but then didn’t allow another run until the 7th inning after back-to-back doubles by Myers and Tatis.

The Diamondbacks bullpen, more specifically Hirano, Lopez, and Holland would hold the Padres scoreless the remainder of the game.

But other than an RBI …

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Diamondbacks Trade All-Star Goldschmidt To Cardinals

PHOENIX — The Arizona Diamondbacks acquired RHP Luke Weaver (@DreamWeava7), C Carson Kelly (@carskelly), INF Andrew Young (@AndyjYoung15) and a 2019 Competitive Balance Round B draft pick (No. 6) from the St. Louis Cardinals for INF Paul Goldschmidt. The D-backs’ 40-man roster is now at 37.

“I would like to personally thank Paul Goldschmidt for everything he did as a D-back,” said D-backs Executive Vice President & General Manager Mike Hazen. “It’s not often you come across a player of his caliber who carries himself with such selflessness and humility, both on and off the field, while representing the organization and the state of Arizona.”

Weaver, 25, was 7-11 with a 4.95 ERA (75 ER in 136.1 IP) and …

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