Just when it couldn't get any worse for the struggling D-backs, it did. Zack Godley worked out of trouble for three innings before the Brewers erupted for seven in the fourth to complete a series sweep with a 9-2 victory on Wednesday afternoon at Miller Park.
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Paul Goldschmidt brought the D-backs even at 1-1 in the series finale, opening the second inning with his sixth homer, but the Brewers were victorious, 9-2, Wednesday afternoon at Miller Park.
After an off-day, the D-backs open a three-game series at Oakland. Left-hander Patrick Corbin (4-1, 2.60 ERA) starts the 6:35 p.m. MT Interleague opener on Friday. Corbin was 4-0 with a 2.25 ERA in six starts through April, but 0-1 in four starts in May, despite a 3.22 ERA for the month. The A's have yet to name a starter.
Matt Koch pitched well enough to win. Thanks to the D-backs' suddenly punchless offense, he didn't. Domingo Santana lofted a sacrifice fly off reliever Jorge De La Rosa in the sixth inning to give Milwaukee a 1-0 victory on Tuesday night at Miller Park, the D-backs' sixth consecutive loss and 12th in the last 13 games.
D-Backs centerfielder Jarrod Dyson took a three-run homer away from Milwaukee's Domingo Santana with a leaping catch above the wall in center to end the fourth inning Tuesday night at Miller Park.
The Arizona Diamondbacks recalled outfielder Socrates Brito from Triple-A Reno and placed outfielder Steven Souza Jr. (strained right pectoral) on the 10-day disabled list on Tuesday.
Here's MLB Pipeline's roundup of the top prospect performances in the Minor Leagues on Tuesday.
Who do the D-backs have in the pipeline? Get scouting reports, video, stats, projected ETAs and more for Arizona's Top 30 Prospects on MLBPipeline.com's Prospect Watch.
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After allowing a first-inning run on a bases-loaded walk, Brewers starter Chase Anderson held the D-backs hitless until Jake Lamb launched his first homer of the season with one out in the sixth inning of Arizona's 4-2 loss on Monday at Miller Park.
Dyson made leaping catch in traffic at wall
Fresh off earning MLB Pipeline Prospect Team of the Week honors, MJ Melendez enjoyed the biggest offensive performance of his young career.
Making his first big league start in over a year, Clay Buchholz gave the D-backs all they could have asked for, but it was still not enough to help them snap them out of their losing ways as they fell 4-1 to the Mets on Sunday.
The Arizona Diamondbacks selected the contract of RHP Clay Buchholz from Triple-A Reno and optioned RHP Jimmie Sherfy to Reno following last night's game. To make room on the 40-man roster for Buchholz, the D-backs transferred RHP Randall Delgado (strained left oblique) to the 60-day disabled list.
Here's MLB Pipeline's roundup of the top prospect performances in the Minor Leagues on Sunday.
The D-backs' bullpen was unable to hold an eighth-inning lead as the Mets rallied to send Arizona to a 5-4, walk-off loss on a rainy Saturday night at Citi Field.
Here's MLB Pipeline's roundup of the top prospect performances in the Minor Leagues on Saturday.
Jacob deGrom on the mound was not a welcome sight for a D-backs team already stuck in an offensive funk. The D-backs fanned 16 times, including 13 at the hands of deGrom, as they fell, 3-1, to the Mets at Citi Field on Friday night.
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The young season no longer seems so young anymore, as Major League Baseball has reached the one-quarter mark of what's been an often surprising year. The first month and a half of the 2018 campaign has offered more than its share of twists in the National League West, a division that's been turned upside down -- yet remains completely up for grabs.
D-backs dress up as favorite 'SNL' characters
Right-hander Matt Koch has excelled in place of Taijuan Walker, who is out for the season because of Tommy John surgery. He's given the D-backs more than they could have expected. But in an 8-2 loss to the Brewers, Koch logged his worst start of the season, as he allowed eight earned runs on nine hits over just 4 1/3 innings.
D-backs manager Torey Lovullo told a story that could illustrate why Daniel Descalso -- who has excelled in key spots all season -- is mentally prepared for those big moments.
The D-backs learned the magnitude of their latest loss Tuesday when center fielder A.J. Pollock was placed on the 10-day disabled list with an avulsion fracture of his left thumb. Pollock could be out from four to eight weeks.
It wasn't easy, but the D-backs grinded out a 2-1 win over the Brewers on Tuesday night to snap a six-game skid. Daniel Descalso hit a two-out single to break a 1-1 tie in the bottom of the eighth inning. It provided the D-backs with a positive ending to a day where they learned starting center fielder A.J. Pollock would miss four to eight weeks with a fracture in his left thumb. The D-backs also received a great outing from Zack Greinke, who threw six innings of one-run baseball. Greinke struck out five batters, walked one and finished with 104 pitches.
The D-backs are still dealing with a host of injuries, but manager Torey Lovullo reported encouraging news regarding several of those situations on Monday.
It was an ordinary afternoon on the job for Bill Duncan, an American Airlines team member who works at Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport, until a passenger suffered a heart attack and Duncan leapt into action to save his life. That heroic feat earned him the gratitude and recognition of the community and the Arizona Diamondbacks as he became the first recipient of Gonzo's Hometown Hero Award prior to last Saturday's D-backs-Nationals game at Chase Field.
Here's MLB Pipeline's roundup of the top prospect performances in the Minor Leagues on Monday.
The D-backs couldn't halt their skid on Monday as they lost to the Brewers, 7-2, and dropped a sixth consecutive game. But the focus after the game was one play in the ninth inning.
The D-backs recalled right-handed reliever Jimmie Sherfy from Triple-A Reno on Sunday to replace righty Troy Scribner, whom the club optioned to Reno following Saturday's 2-1 loss to the Nationals.
Souza entertains while mic'd up during game
On a night when the offense showed signs of life, the D-backs still could not find a way to beat the Nationals on Sunday as they fell, 6-4, to drop all four games of the series at Chase Field.
Paul Goldschmidt doesn't go on social media and the D-backs first baseman doesn't read what's being said about him or listen to sports talk radio. Still, with his slow start to the season, he was aware that his manager, Torey Lovullo, had been asked a lot recently about Goldschmidt's struggles. After Friday night's 3-1 loss to the Nationals at Chase Field, Lovullo revealed a conversation he had recently with Goldschmidt.
The D-backs offense continued its struggles Saturday afternoon missing an early scoring opportunity while falling 2-1 to the Nationals at Chase Field.
The D-backs added a fresh arm to their bullpen Friday when they recalled right-hander Jake Barrett from Triple-A Reno and they are prepared to make another move so Troy Scribner can be called from Reno to start Saturday's game against the Nationals.
Eight Tempe Minors teams on Saturday helped unveil the 41st "Diamonds Back" field in the D-backs and Arizona Diamondbacks Foundation's youth field-building program, supported by APS. Just weeks after the big league ballclub debuted Erubiel Durazo Field in Douglas, Ariz., the renovated Willie Bloomquist Field similarly represented a community investment in youth sports programs exceeding $10 million since its overall inception in 2000.
There's an old baseball adage that it takes 25 players to win a pennant, but that's not really true. It nearly always takes a lot more than that.
Zack Greinke's two-out single to left in the bottom of the fifth off Tanner Roark scored Ketel Marte from second and gave the D-backs a 1-0 lead. Greinke, though, wasn't done as he got himself into scoring position by stealing second base. It was the sixth steal of his career and his first since June 23, 2016.
The Diamondbacks lost to the Nationals 2-1 in 11 innings despite Zack Greinke's seven sharp innings and his RBI single.
A D-backs bullpen that has been as good as any in baseball so far this season lost its way Wednesday night in a 6-3 defeat to the Dodgers.
Nick Ahmed's first-inning inside-the-park home run Wednesday showed once again that the D-backs have no intention of letting up, especially against the rival Los Angeles Dodgers.
Ahmed goes home to home in 15.43 seconds
The D-backs' A.J. Pollock celebrated his National League Player of the Week Award in style, hitting a home run in his first at-bat in Tuesday night's 8-5 win in 12 innings against the Dodgers.
It was a bumpy road, but the D-backs beat the Dodgers again on Tuesday night, this time by an 8-5 score in 12 innings as A.J. Pollock, Chris Owings, John Ryan Murphy and Daniel Descalso all hit home runs. Descalso hit the go-ahead three-run blast in the 12th inning, his fourth of the year, off Dodgers reliever Yimi Garcia. The Dodgers were able to force extra innings when Enrique Hernandez hit a home run in the bottom of the ninth off Arizona closer Brad Boxberger to tie the score at 5. It was Boxberger's first blown save in 12 chances.
Braden Shipley's return to the Major Leagues was put on hold before it even got started. The right-hander underwent an MRI and was diagnosed with right elbow inflammation, sending him to the 10-day disabled list after receiving a cortisone injection. Right-hander Silvino Bracho was recalled in a corresponding mo
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