Diamondbacks Offense Strikes Early

With Jake Lamb returning off the 10-Day IL, the Diamondbacks took this opportunity to move some men around, and get their potential All-Star, Ketel Marte, a day off. In the way this Wednesday afternoon was the NL West rival Los Angeles Dodgers. Arizona and LA had split the first two games of this series and the Diamondbacks were desperately hoping for a series win which would be their first in about two weeks.

Rookie Taylor Clarke took the mound for the Diamondbacks. In his previous start against the Giants, he only went 3.0 innings and allowed six earned runs. Today, he only allowed two runs in 5.0 innings pitched on just three hits.

The offense came out for the Diamondbacks …

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Diamondbacks Win In Historic Game At Chase Field!

The Arizona Diamondbacks Walk-Off in 15 Innings Against The Los Angeles Dodgers at Chase Field.

This is my fourth year covering the Arizona Diamondbacks.  They haven’t won an actual championship in almost 17 seasons. They are not flashy.  Most of the players on the Diamondbacks are highly underrated in my opinion.  The Diamondbacks organization itself has never been called out for making really big news.  Hell, The Diamondbacks aren’t even my favorite team, as everyone knows that my heart lies with my teams in Boston, where I was raised.

And yes, they are not part of a city with a huge sports following, regardless of how big of a population lives here in the valley of the sun.  But DAMN …

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Washington Nationals and Los Angeles Dodgers Recap

On a night when the Nationals acknowledged and celebrated the most dominant Air Force in all the World, the US Air Force, the Nats and Dodgers took the field in the third game of a three game series to claim their place as the most dominant team in the National League.  The Dodgers got much needed quality pitching performances from Alex Wood and Rich Hill, two starters slated to be a big part of the Dodgers playoff rotation plans. The Nationals on the other hand countered with Edwin Jackson and A.J. Cole, two pitchers who may not even make the playoff roster, depending on how things shake out.

You could say that this series doesn’t mean much considering the Nats

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Chris Taylor Launches Dodgers Into 2nd Half!

Chris Taylor had only played in 15 games prior to the 2nd half opener for the Dodgers on Friday night.  And in those 15 games, he went 4 for 19, with a triple, and a run scored.  That’s not much to write home about for the rookie second baseman acquired by LA earlier this year from Seattle.  With Utley still not playing well after coming back from injury, Taylor has to start playing well if he’s going to stay in the Majors longer than a week or two.  And on Friday night, he delivered.

Taylor would go 3 for 5 against the Diamondbacks, scoring three times, and knocking in six.  The six runs included his first career home run, which …

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Welcome to the Show: Spring Training is Back!

Welcome to the Show: Spring Training is Back!

Finally! Spring Training is back! The crack of the bat rings through the afternoon as some of the biggest hitters are taking their swings in hopes to shake off the rust from the winter. You hear the pop of a catcher’s mitt all day as pitchers are throwing what seems like multiple bullpen sessions in hopes of putting their pitches back to where they were last year. Then you can almost hear the determination that comes from some of the younger players in camp. They are desperate to crack the big league roster and will do almost anything short of putting their manager in a choke hold to make it to the …

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