8/19/2014 | La Russa: Report on Gibson's future inaccurate
Tony La Russa declined to meet with reporters Tuesday, but through a spokesperson, the D-backs' chief baseball officer said a USA Today report that stated the "D-backs currently plan to bring back" manager Kirk Gibson for 2015 was inaccurate.
8/19/2014 | D-backs keeping up with Little League World Series
There was a division within the D-backs' clubhouse Tuesday afternoon. On one side, you had Oliver Perez, a native of Culiacan, Mexico, rooting for the Little League team from Mexico. On the other, you had Ender Inciarte, David Peralta and Miguel Montero rooting for the Little League team from their native Venezuela.
8/19/2014 | Nats turn to Roark looking for ninth straight victory
Nationals righty Tanner Roark had a sensational July, but August hasn't treated him so kindly. Washington has been in a real groove, bringing a season-high eight-game winning streak into the third game of the series against the D-backs, who counter with Trevor Cahill on Wednesday.
8/19/2014 | Anderson chased in third as D-backs can't stop Nats
Despite losing five of the first seven games on their current road trip, the D-backs could take some consolation in the fact that they were close games, with all but one decided by a single run. Tuesday night's game, not so much. The Nationals scored six runs in the third inning en route to an 8-1 win over the D-backs at Nationals Park.
8/18/2014 | La Russa ready to assert influence with D-backs
Next month, when the D-backs begin reporting for instructional league, you can expect chief baseball officer Tony La Russa to begin to assert his influence on how the organization plays the game.
8/18/2014 | D-backs prospect Blair keeps firing blanks
Right-hander Aaron Blair, the D-backs' No. 4 prospect, struck out seven batters in six scoreless innings Monday as Double-A Mobile defeated Mississippi, 4-2.
8/18/2014 | Trumbo not being moved off first base
Mark Trumbo got the starting nod in left field Monday night, but manager Kirk Gibson said it was not because of Trumbo's struggles at first base over the weekend.
8/18/2014 | Collmenter assures Gibson he's healthy
D-backs manager Kirk Gibson met with Josh Collmenter on Monday, and the right-hander will remain in the rotation while the team keeps an eye on his workload.
8/18/2014 | D-backs bring back righty reliever Harris
Will Harris is back again. The D-backs recalled the right-hander from Triple-A Reno on Monday and optioned Bradin Hagens to Reno.
8/18/2014 | Seeking eighth straight win, Nats turn to Strasburg
Coming off three straight walk-off wins and with a winning streak of seven games, the Nationals turn to Stephen Strasburg on Tuesday in D.C. Strasburg will be opposed by D-backs righty Chase Anderson.
8/18/2014 | D-backs hang tough, but fall to Nats in DC
Didi Gregorius and David Peralta hit big homers late for the D-backs, but Adam LaRoche's two-out homer in the 11th inning allowed the Nationals to walk off with a 5-4 win on Monday night at Nationals Park.
8/17/2014 | After Collmenter falters early, 'pen digs deeper hole
The Marlins scored four runs off Josh Collmenter in the opening frame as they beat the D-backs, 10-3, to take three out of four in the series at Marlins Park on Sunday.
8/17/2014 | Scoring change erases 'E' in D-backs-Marlins tilt
After further review, the decisive run scored in the Marlins' 2-1 victory over the D-backs on Saturday night is now earned.
8/17/2014 | Communication key for Harkey with influx of rookies
D-backs pitching coach Mike Harkey has had to familiarize himself with a lot of new faces this year. Entering Sunday, the D-backs have had 11 players make their big league debuts this year, including seven pitchers.
8/17/2014 | As pitchers learn Peralta, rookie learning to adjust
In the back-and-forth game between hitters and pitchers, it's David Peralta's move. The D-backs' rookie outfielder who got off to a hot start after being called up at the beginning of June, entered Sunday's action in a 2-for-27 slump, as opposing pitchers have made adjustments in the way they've worked him
8/16/2014 | Marlins seek series vs. D-backs, elusive return to .500
For Miami to have a shot at reaching .500 for the first time since July 29, Tom Koehler will have to get over the 8.00 ERA he has in two career starts against Arizona. Koehler and the Marlins wrap up a four-game set and their season series with the D-backs and Josh Collmenter on Sunday at Marlins Park.
8/16/2014 | Five errors catch up to D-backs in loss to Marlins
An ugly night on defense proved costly for the D-backs on Saturday. Arizona committed five errors, one shy of a team record, in falling to the Marlins, 2-1, at Marlins Park.
8/16/2014 | Replay confirms no violation on play at plate in Miami
D-backs manager Kirk Gibson asked for and was granted a crew-chief review of a possible violation of Rule 7.13 in the first inning of Arizona's 2-1 loss to the Marlins on Saturday night. After a one-minute, 27-second review, the ruling on the field was confirmed and there was no violation.
8/16/2014 | Skipping BP, pregame drills suits D-backs
In the dog days of August and in the midst of a 10-game road trip that has already included a rainout and a doubleheader, having back-to-back show and go days is welcomed by players. Show and go simply means that players are asked to report to the ballpark later than usual and there is no batting practice or infield drills. They just show up and go play.
8/15/2014 | Marlins' All-Star hurler returns to face D-backs
The Marlins are getting their ace back on Saturday, when Henderson Alvarez takes the mound for the first time since July 29. Alvarez, who stepped up as Miami's No. 1 starter after Jose Fernandez went down in May, has been on the disabled list with right shoulder inflammation. Alvarez's counterpart, Wade Miley, will need to cut down on the home runs if he's going to finish 2014 strong. Miley enters the game third in the league in home runs allowed.
8/15/2014 | Cahill, D-backs escape jams as homers hold up
It looked like Friday's D-backs-Marlins game was going to be an offensive show with a combined five runs in the first inning. And then ... well, nothing. Neither team pushed across a run the rest of the way as the D-backs hung on for a 3-2 win at Marlins Park.
8/15/2014 | Lamb gets rest, chance to process first week in bigs
D-backs third baseman Jake Lamb was out of the starting lineup Friday as manager Kirk Gibson wants to give the rookie a chance to process his first seven games in the big leagues.
8/15/2014 | Cubs deal former first-round pick Jackson to D-backs
The Cubs dealt 2009 first-round Draft pick Brett Jackson to the D-backs late Thursday for Minor League right-handed pitcher Blake Cooper. The clubs have not confirmed the deal.
8/14/2014 | Resurgent Cahill tries hand at Hand, Marlins
Trevor Cahill, who has been relegated to the bullpen and designated for assignment this season, has a 1.93 ERA in his last two starts, pitching seven innings each time for the D-backs. But on Friday at Marlins Park, he's going to face a pitcher who has been hot lately, as well. Marlins starter Brad Hand had a 2.28 ERA in four outings -- all quality starts -- before his most recent one.
8/14/2014 | D-backs' bullpen can't squish Fish threats late
Called up from the Minor Leagues late Wednesday night, Bradin Hagens was thrust into action in the ninth inning of a tie game with the Marlins on Thursday. While Hagens got through the ninth, Marcell Ozuna's double in the in the 10th scored Garrett Jones and allowed the Marlins to walk off with a 5-4 win at Marlins Park.
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