Crawford's HR with 2 outs in 9th lifts Giants past D-backs
Diamondbacks Giants Baseball San Francisco Giants' Brandon Crawford hits a two-run home run against the Arizona Diamondbacks during the ninth inning of a baseball game in San Francisco, Tuesday, Aug. 16, 2022. (AP Photo/Godofredo A. Vásquez) (Godofredo A. Vásquez)SAN FRANCISCO — (AP) — Brandon Crawford hit a game-ending two-run homer off Ian Kennedy after Thairo Estrada's two-out triple, and the San Francisco Giants rallied past the Arizona Diamondbacks 2-1 on Tuesday night. The Giants came back against Arizona's bullpen after D-backs ace Merrill Kelly outdueled Jakob Junis. Christian Walker homered leading off the fourth inning for the game's lone run until the final swing by Crawford for his sixth homer. “He's still day to day, and when he's not day to day he's probably going to be our designated hitter,” Lovullo said.wftv.com
Fantasy Baseball: Pitchers to trade for before the deadline
Trade Deadline is nearly upon us, which makes the coming days the final opportunity for fantasy managers to make a deal that puts their squad over the top. WHIPAaron Nola (SP, Philadelphia Phillies)Nola will cost plenty on the trade market but he should be worth it. This organization does a great job with its pitchers each season, and 2022 is no exception. Jose Urquidy (SP, Houston Astros)Urquidy is one of several fly-ball-prone pitchers who help with WHIP much more than ERA. The right-hander has been effective of late (3.07 ERA, 100 WHIP since June 1) and should be available for a mid-level trade return.wftv.com
Last week's 5 fantasy surprises: Should managers buy Matt Chapman's summer surge?
(Photo by Lachlan Cunningham/Getty Images)The real-life MLB trade deadline provides fantasy managers with one final chance to re-evaluate their teams. Ranks are based on standard Yahoo fantasy leaguesMatt Chapman, Toronto Blue Jays 3BFantasy rank over the last seven days: 2Season-long fantasy rank: 81Big things were expected of Matt Chapman his first year in Toronto. Kyle Tucker, Houston Astros OFFantasy rank over the last seven days: 584Season-long fantasy rank: 49Kyle Tucker has simultaneously been a useful fantasy asset and a disappointing one. After hitting .294 last season, Tucker is hitting .240 in 2022. Taijuan Walker, New York Mets SPFantasy rank over the last seven days: 496Season-long fantasy rank: 104Taijuan Walker has been a fantasy revelation for those who refused to give up on his talent.wftv.com
Marte, Ahmed homer in Arizona's 2-0 win over St. Louis
(AP Photo/Jeff Roberson) (Jeff Roberson)ST. LOUIS — (AP) — Merrill Kelly threw seven shutout innings and Ketel Marte and Nick Ahmed each homered in the eighth inning, lifting the Arizona Diamondbacks 2-0 over the St. Louis Cardinals on Saturday. “He did his job, I didn't do mine,” St. Louis manager Oliver Marmol said of Mikolas. Harrison Bader swiped second in the second inning, giving him a National League-leading six; Bader had nine stolen bases in 2021. UP NEXTDiamondbacks: RHP Zach Davies (1-1) will make his 15th career start at St. Louis. He is 3-5 overall against St. Louis.wftv.com
DeGrom out with shoulder issue, dealing huge blow to Mets
Mets deGrom Baseball FILE - New York Mets pitcher Jacob DeGrom smiles after the team's baseball game against the Washington Nationals on Aug. 29, 2021, in New York. (AP Photo/Corey Sipkin, File) (Corey Sipkin)SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — (AP) — The New York Mets will be without one of the sport's most dominant pitchers to start the season. Jacob deGrom will miss significant time because of inflammation in his shoulder area, a huge blow to a team that heavily invested in making a deep run this season. The Mets said an MRI earlier in the day showed a stress reaction on his scapula that caused inflammation. We are dealing with a bone issue and when you are dealing with bone, they calcify.wftv.com
Yanks' Torres, Angels' Adell off to good spring starts
Back in 2019, Torres made his second All-Star team after batting .278 with 38 homers. The 2022 season might be make-or-break for Torres in his effort to stay a regular in the Yankees' lineup. He made a good first impression in Grapefruit League play with six hits in his first nine at-bats, including a homer. But he's off to a good start in the Cactus League this spring, batting .500 with two homers in his first 10 at-bats. Merrill Kelly, Diamondbacks, RHP: The 33-year-old was brilliant in his first Cactus League start, striking out eight of the nine batters he faced over three scoreless innings.wftv.com
Bryant's sacrifice fly lifts Giants to win No 104
Alex Wood and three relievers combined for a four-hitter for San Francisco, Kris Bryant hit a sacrifice fly and the Giants reached 104 wins for the first time since 1905 by beating the woeful Arizona Diamondbacks 1-0 Wednesday night. Manager Gabe Kapler’s ballclub joined the 1945-46 Boston Red Sox as the only teams to follow a losing season with 104 victories. With four games left, the Giants have a chance to break the franchise wins record of 106 set by the 1904 New York Giants.news.yahoo.com
Kershaw strikes out 5 in return, Dodgers beat D-backs 5-1
Diamondbacks Dodgers Baseball Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Clayton Kershaw throws to an Arizona Diamondbacks batter during the first inning of a baseball game Monday, Sept. 13, 2021, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez) (Marcio Jose Sanchez)LOS ANGELES — (AP) — Clayton Kershaw struck out five in his first start since July 3 and the Los Angeles Dodgers beat the Arizona Diamondbacks 5-1 on Monday night for their seventh straight home win. Activated from the injured list earlier in the day, Kershaw had missed 57 games with elbow inflammation. Dodgers: RHP Tony Gonsolin (2-1, 2.79) makes his second start since coming off the IL. He faces Arizona for the fourth time this season, having allowed four runs in 9 1/3 innings without a decision.wftv.com
Snell pulled after 7 no-hit innings, Padres beat D-backs 3-0
Blake Snell threw seven hitless innings before being pulled for a reliever, and San Diego lost its bid for a combined no-hitter in the eighth inning when Arizona’s David Peralta dropped a bloop single into shallow left field in the Padres' 3-0 win.
Dbacks rout Padres 10-1, end record 24-game road losing skid
Diamondbacks Padres Baseball Arizona Diamondbacks' David Peralta reacts after hitting a double during the fifth inning of a baseball game against the San Diego Padres, Saturday, June 26, 2021, in San Diego. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull) (Gregory Bull)SAN DIEGO — (AP) — The Arizona Diamondbacks snapped their record 24-game road losing streak by routing the San Diego Padres 10-1 on Saturday night, getting six scoreless innings from Merrill Kelly and four hits and five RBIs from Eduardo Escobar. They lost 11-5 in the series opener Friday night when Padres star Fernando Tatis Jr. homered in his first three at-bats. San Diego had runners on first and third with one out in the second before Kelly got the final two outs. San Diego finally scored in the ninth, on Tommy Pham's single.wftv.com
Kelly helps D-backs end 17-game skid, beat Brewers 5-1
Brewers Diamondbacks Baseball Arizona Diamondbacks starting pitcher Merrill Kelly throws against the Milwaukee Brewers during the first inning of a baseball game Monday, June 21, 2021, in Phoenix. It was the first win for the Diamondbacks since they beat the Mets 6-5 in 10 innings on June. The 17-game skid was two shy of the longest during the wild-card era, by the Kansas City Royals in 2005. Kelly (3-7) — the only Diamondbacks starting pitcher who has stayed reasonably healthy all season — had one of his best outings of the year. UP NEXTThe Diamondbacks will send RHP Zac Gallen (1-2, 3.99 ERA) to the mound to face Brewers RHP Freddy Peralta (6-2, 2.28) on Tuesday night.wftv.com
D-backs match MLB record with 22nd straight road loss
Diamondbacks Giants Baseball San Francisco Giants' Buster Posey hits a three-run home run in front of Arizona Diamondbacks catcher Stephen Vogt during the first inning of a baseball game Wednesday, June 16, 2021, in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Tony Avelar) (Tony Avelar)SAN FRANCISCO — (AP) — The Arizona Diamondbacks dropped their 22nd straight road game Wednesday night, matching the 1963 Mets and '43 Philadelphia Athletics for the major league record with a 13-7 loss to the San Francisco Giants. Pinch-hitter Wilmer Flores added a two-run drive in the fifth and Brandon Belt hit his ninth homer that inning. Asdrubal Cabrera homered and Ketel Marte hit a two-run double in the D-backs' five-run sixth. “Excited to get back.”RHP Kevin Gausman (7-1, 1.43) pitches for San Francisco.wftv.com
Ohtani delivers on mound, at plate as Angels top D-backs 6-5
Angels Diamondbacks Baseball Los Angeles Angels pitcher Shohei Ohtani throws against the Arizona Diamondbacks in the first inning during a baseball game, Friday, June 11, 2021, in Phoenix. Max Stassi's RBI groundout scored Jared Walsh in the top of the 10th to put the Angels ahead for good. Buchter promptly hit Suzuki with his next pitch. The D-backs came into the game batting .231 and scored just 12 runs over the previous six-game road trip. UP NEXTThe Diamondbacks will send LHP Caleb Smith (2-2, 3.14 ERA) to the mound on Saturday to face Angels RHP Alex Cobb (4-2, 4.24).wftv.com
Manaea, A's hand D-backs 19th straight road loss, 4-0
Their road slide is the longest such streak in major league baseball since 1985. He struck out three and walked two in his second straight win. Oakland jumped out to a 3-0 lead in the second inning. Diamondbacks right-hander Matt Peacock left with two out in the second after taking a comebacker off his pitching hand. After Manaea departed, Yusmeiro Petit, Lou Trivino and Jake Diekman each worked a hitless inning for Oakland.wftv.com
Bumgarner pitches 7-inning no-hitter, Arizona sweeps Braves
Madison Bumgarner threw a seven-inning no-hitter, an achievement that won’t count in the Major League Baseball record book but completed a dominant day of Arizona Diamondbacks pitching for a 7-0 win over the Atlanta Braves and a doubleheader sweep.
Mad Bum gets opener for D-backs; Kluber is Yanks' No. 2
He was 2-1 with a 6.35 ERA in three spring starts, including allowing six earned runs against Cincinnati on Friday. Alec Bohm had two hits, including his fourth double. AdFreddie Freeman had two hits, including a double and his first homer — a two-run shot in the sixth. Victor Robles had three hits, including his sixth double, with an RBI, and Kyle Schwarber doubled and walked three times. Adalberto Mondesi singled and homered and Jorge Soler had two hits, including a double.
Sigh and Cy: Bieber tagged, Bauer sharp in Dodgers debut
Bieber bounced back with a pair of strikeouts, but Nick Heath hit a single to put the Royals up 3-0. DODGERS 10, ROCKIES 0 (6 INNINGS)Trevor Bauer, pitching for the first time since signing a $102 million, three-year contract, debuted in Dodger blue with two scoreless innings. Jameson Taillon followed with a scoreless inning. CUBS 1, PADRES 0 (7)Chicago starter Kyle Hendricks struck out two in two scoreless innings. BREWERS 7, DIAMONDBACKS 1 (8)Corbin Burnes and Freddy Peralta each threw a scoreless inning for Milwaukee before Jordan Zimmermann gave up a run.
Springer, LeMahieu, Realmuto among 6 given qualifying offers
Springer, New York Yankees second baseman DJ LeMahieu and Philadelphia catcher J.T. Realmuto were among just six free agents who received $18.9 million qualifying offers on Sunday, Nov. 1, 2020, from their former teams. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull, File)NEW YORK – Houston outfielder George Springer, New York Yankees second baseman DJ LeMahieu and Philadelphia catcher J.T. Realmuto were among just six free agents who received $18.9 million qualifying offers on Sunday from their former teams. Arizona exercised a $4.25 million option on pitcher Merrill Kelly rather than pay a $500,000 buyout, and Baltiore exercised a $3.5 million option on shortstop José Iglesias rather than pay a $500,000 buyout.
Dbacks bop Rockies 13-7; Blackmon hitless, drops under .500
(AP Photo/David Zalubowski)DENVER Starling Marte homered and drove in four runs as the Arizona Diamondbacks battered the Colorado Rockies 13-7 Wednesday in a Coors Field slugfest featuring 34 hits, but none by blistering Charlie Blackmon. Blackmon began the game batting an astonishing .500 for the Rockies. Blackmon was on deck when Trevor Story, who doubled twice and singled, grounded into a game-ending double play. Rockies: Following an off day Thursday, the Rockies begin a stretch of 20 games in 20 days starting Friday night in a series opener against the Texas Rangers. Colorado RHP Ryan Castellani (0-0, 0.00 ERA) is slated to start against the Rangers RHP Lance Lynn (2-0, 1.16 ERA).
Bellinger sits, Dodgers still roll to 11-2 win over D-backs
Pollock and Edwin Ros added two-run shots and the Los Angeles Dodgers rolled to an 11-2 victory over the Arizona Diamondbacks on Saturday night. The Dodgers broke the game open with a five-run fifth when the first six batters reached base on Weaver and reliever Yoan Lpez. Justin Turner hit a two-run triple and Pollock added a two-run homer as Los Angeles pushed its lead to 8-2. TRAINER'S ROOMDodgers: The Dodgers made a roster move for a third straight day, calling up RHP Mitch White. ... Roberts pulled shortstop Corey Seager and right fielder Mookie Betts in the final innings after the Dodgers built a big lead.
Arizona's Merrill Kelly loses no-hit bid in 7th at Texas
Arizona Diamondbacks starting pitcher Merrill Kelly (29) delivers against the Texas Rangers in the first inning of a baseball game Tuesday, July 28, 2020 in Arlington, Texas. (AP Photo/Richard W. Rodriguez)ARLINGTON, Texas Arizona Diamondbacks right-hander Merrill Kelly lost his no-hit bid with one out in the seventh inning when Rougned Odor hit a solo homer for the Texas Rangers on Tuesday night. The game comes on the anniversary of Kenny Rogers' perfect game for Texas at home in 1994, the year they opened their previous stadium. Texas is playing its first season in a new $1.2 billion stadium with a retractable roof. The 31-year-old Kelly is in his second season with the Diamondbacks, after going 13-14 last year.
Tatis Jr., Grisham power Padres to 6-2 win vs. Diamondbacks
San Diego Padres' Fernando Tatis Jr. hits a three-RBI triple fourth inning of a baseball game against the Arizona Diamondbacks, Monday, July 27, 2020, in San Diego. The Padres, who feel theyre built for success in this pandemic-shortened 60-game season, outscored the Diamondbacks 21-9 in the four games. San Diego hasnt been to the playoffs since winning consecutive NL West titles in 2005-06. The highlight was Tatis hitting a ball to left-center that rolled to the wall, bringing in three runs to give San Diego a 6-2 lead. After Tatis triple, Weaver struck out Grisham and made way for Taylor Clarke.