After getting swept by the Twins on the road, the playoff-chasing D-backs came to Citi Field on Monday night hoping for better results against a Mets team that has had an even harder time winning.
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David Peralta's throw was big, big enough to help the D-backs en route to a much-needed win.
The D-backs had hoped outfielder Yasmany Tomas was getting close to a return to the roster. Instead, they found out on Monday that he needs surgery for a core injury and isn't expected to play again this season.
When it came time for Gregor Blanco to pick a nickname, he drew a little inspiration from his time playing winter ball in Venezuela and from former teammate Pablo Sandoval. Blanco will sport the name "White Shark" on the back of his No. 5 jersey during Players Weekend from Aug. 25-27.
D-backs catcher Jeff Mathis left Monday night's game against the Mets in the sixth inning after taking a foul tip off his right hand two innings earlier.
Tommy Milone will make his first appearance for the Mets since going on the disabled list on May 24 with a left knee injury, while Patrick Corbin starts for Arizona.
Francisco Mejia and Bobby Bradley helped bring Akron's five-game losing streak to an end as the duo combined for five extra-base hits, five runs and six RBIs in a 13-5 victory against Harrisburg.
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.
What are the chances the D-backs make a trade before the Deadline? Should the club have started Braden Shipley instead of T.J. McFarland on Sunday? Beat reporter Steve Gilbert has answers in the Inbox.
They played 8 1/2 innings at Target Field on Sunday afternoon, but the D-backs-Twins game was decided much earlier when Minnesota scored nine runs in the first inning en route to a 12-5 win and a sweep of the three-game series.
It was a surreal weekend for D-backs right-hander Braden Shipley, who along with reliever Jimmie Sherfy was called up from Triple-A Reno on Sunday and immediately saw action in the first inning of Sunday's 12-5 loss to the Twins.
This was the kind of game in which Zack Greinke has excelled in all year -- delivering a win following a D-backs loss and working deep into a game when the bullpen needs a break. In Saturday night's 5-0 loss to the Twins at Target Field, though, Greinke did neither.
Robbie Ray will return to the D-backs' rotation Thursday against the Mets at Citi Field, one day shy of four weeks after he was struck in the head by a 108-mph line drive.
The bottom of the fourth inning started innocently enough with a single to right, but when it ended nine batters and five runs later, the Twins had firm control of the game as they went on to beat the D-backs for the second straight night, 5-0, on Saturday at Target Field.
The Twins hit six homers to overcome a three-run deficit and back right-hander Ervin Santana in a 10-3 win over the D-backs in Friday night's Interleague series opener at Target Field.
Early on Friday, it looked like it would be a good night for the D-backs' offense as they scored a pair of runs in the first and one in the second off Twins right-hander Ervin Santana. "We had it going," said D-backs outfielder David Peralta, who homered in the second. "I don't know what happened."
D-backs bench coach Ron Gardenhire, a former Twins manager, sat on top of a bench and fielded questions from reporters before the series opener against Minnesota on Friday.
Known by fans simply as Goldy, D-backs first baseman Paul Goldschmidt will finally have a jersey to match during the inaugural Players Weekend, Aug. 25-27, when Major League players will wear colorful, non-traditional uniforms featuring alternate designs and their nicknames on the back.
After the D-backs allowed nine runs to the Astros in consecutive games, left-hander Patrick Corbin restored order Thursday afternoon at Minute Maid Park. Corbin came within one out from throwing his first career complete game as the D-backs rode his strong pitching and a pair of homers -- including an inside-the-park one by Daniel Descalso -- to blank the Astros, 4-0, and split the four-game, home-and-home series.
D-backs second baseman Daniel Descalso hit an inside-the-park home run off Astros right-hander Mike Fiers in the fourth inning of Thursday afternoon's 4-0 win at Minute Maid Park.
The D-backs knew there'd be stretches like this when every little thing becomes more difficult. Injuries? Check. Slumps? Check. Bad luck? Yep, some of that, too. No road to the postseason is without a pothole or two. Maybe that's why the D-backs remain so confident. They've weathered a storm. There probably will be more.
D-backs right-hander Rubby De La Rosa will need a second Tommy John surgery, manager Torey Lovullo said Thursday.
Charlie Morton pitched a gem and the Astros held off a late power surge by the D-backs to win consecutive games for the first time this month with a 9-5 victory on Wednesday night at Minute Maid Park.
In the heat of playoff races, the Most Valuable Player award is the last thing on players' minds.
Taijuan Walker allowed nine hits in Wednesday's loss, a game that continued a frustrating trend for the D-backs, who have gone 14-23 since a July 4, but he and Torey Lovullo are confident the tide will turn.
Eloy Jimenez and Zack Collins made an immediate impact and paced the Barons' offense to a 9-4 win over Montgomery in their Southern League debut.
Beat reporter Steve Gilbert answers questions from D-backs fans.
The Astros scored early and often to set the tone and pave the way for a 9-4 victory over the D-backs on Tuesday at Chase Field.
Anthony Banda knows days like Tuesday are just a part of the learning experience. Banda labored through a 9-4 loss to the Astros, his fourth career start since being called up July 21. The Astros tagged the 24-year-old left-hander for eight runs on nine hits and three walks. Houston teed off for five runs during the second inning alone.
Ketel Marte has been a sparkplug for the D-backs since being called up in late June, providing versatility in the infield and a bit of pop from the bottom of the lineup.
D-backs don space helmets for out-of-world trip
There are some things that D-backs right-hander Zack Greinke can't explain. Like why his strikeout totals are up this year, or how in the heck he struck out Astros second baseman Jose Altuve three times in Monday's 2-0 win over the Astros.
Zack Greinke outdueled Collin McHugh on Monday night as the D-backs beat the Astros, 2-0, at Chase Field.
D-backs right-hander Zack Godley struck out the side -- and one -- in the first inning of Sunday's 7-2 loss to the Cubs on Sunday afternoon at Chase Field.
Jake Arrieta pitched six quality innings and Javier Baez smacked a three-run homer as the Cubs captured the series with the D-backs and moved a game ahead of the second-place Cardinals with a 7-2 win Sunday afternoon at Chase Field.
When he gave up a two-out double to the Dodgers' Enrique Hernandez in the ninth inning Wednesday, D-backs reliever Andrew Chafin was not pleased with himself. What happened next was even more painful.
J.D. Martinez's RBI double off the right-field wall helped key a four-run rally as the D-backs snapped a three-game losing streak with a 6-2 win over Jon Lester and the Cubs at Chase Field.