Posts Tagged ‘Diamondbacks’

Diamondbacks Force Game 5

October 6, 2011

The Diamondbacks have done something that is rarely done in postseason play: coming back to tie the series after being down 2-0. Not only have the Diamondbacks forced a Game 5 in the series play, but they did it in style with a Grand Slam home run. The Diamondbacks will return to Milwaukee for the final game of the series tomorrow evening. Take a look at the pitching matchup between Kennedy and Gallardo.

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NLDS Game 3: Brewers Versus Diamondbacks

October 3, 2011

After yesterday’s game, the Brewers are up two games to zero versus the Diamondbacks. The Brewers, who hold a 2-0 lead in the postseason for the first time in the franchise’s history, will attempt to sweep the Diamondbacks when the series continues in Arizona on Tuesday. Scheduled to pitch for the Brewers is Shaun Marcum and for the Diamondbacks is Josh Collmenter. Click on the charts below to take a closer look at how the two pitchers did in the regular season.

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D-Backs Clinch NL West

September 24, 2011

After having the third worst record in baseball last season, the Diamondbacks have bounced back by winning the NL West division. The win came during last night’s game against their division rivals and Wild Card race contender, the San Francisco Giants. The D-backs  won 3-1. The series between the two teams continue today with the Giants hoping to clinch the NL Wild Card spot. In preparation for the upcoming playoffs, click on the charts to take a closer look at how well the D-backs have played this season. Do you think they have a strong enough team to make it to the World Series?

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Giant Spoiler?

September 22, 2011

Five and a half games behind the Diamondbacks for the NL West and three and half games behind the Braves for the Wild Card is it improbably but not impossible for the San Francisco Giants to make the playoffs. The Giants have been on a tear, winning nine out of their last ten games due in part to the production of September call ups, Brett Pill, Justin Christian and Brandon Crawford. Check out how these recent additions have preformed over the past week.

Hits (Blue), At-Bats (Orange) & Total Bases (Green)

The Giant’s one loss in their past ten games was at the hands of their arch-rivals, the Los Angeles Dodgers. Hardly anything could give the struggling Dodgers more pleasure then virtual eliminating the Giants with a victory in tonight’s series and season finale between these two. Compare the offenses of the Giants and Dodgers.

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Kennedy Achieves 19th Win

September 9, 2011

During last night’s game against the Padres, Diamondback’s pitcher, Ian Kennedy, earned his NL-leading 19th win. Kennedy struck out a season high 11 during the Diamondbacks 4-1 win over the Padres. He joins Justin Verlander and CC Sabathia as the major league’s only 19-game winners. Take a closer look at how the Diamondbacks’ pitching fairs heading into the postseason.

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Keys to the Game: Padres Vs Diamondbacks, September 8, 2011

September 8, 2011

With only 19 games left it appears that the Arizona Diamondbacks will win their first NL West Pennant since 2007. One of the main reason the Diamondbacks have made the transition from worst to first has been the phenomenal pitching of emerging staff ace, Ian Kennedy (18-5, 2.96 ERA). Kennedy seeks his NL leading 19th win tonight when Arizona opens a four game set against the Padres at Chase Field. Over his last 11 starts Kennedy is 10-1, with a 2.25 ERA. Check out Kennedy’s excellent last eleven starts.

Wins (Blue), ERs Allowed (Orange) & Strikeouts (Green)

The big bat of Justin Upton has propelled the Diamondbacks to the top of NL West.  Two of Upton’s 28 Home Runs this season have come against tonight’s Padres starter Cory Luebke (5-8, 3.29 ERA).  Diamondback Catcher, Miguel Montero is another integral part of the high powered Arizona Offense. Montero is currently on a 15 game hitting-streak in which he is batting .345 with a 1.000 OPS.  Check out Montero’s numbers during his steak.

Hits (Blue), RBIs (Orange) & Total Bases (Green)

With Kennedy on the hill and Upton and Montero hitting the rubber off the ball, can the Padres possibly slow down the Dbacks’ playoff express?

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Race To The Finish In The NL West

September 5, 2011

With the Diamondbacks taking two of the three games against the Giants this past weekend, the Giants are struggling to stay afloat in the race for first in the NL West. The Diamondbacks now lead the NL West by seven games with only 22 games left to play. Interestingly, if the Diamondbacks make it to the playoffs, they will be only the third team to do so after losing over 97 games during the previous season (I’m sure D’back fans haven’t forgotten that last place finish last season!). Of course, with 22 games left, the Giants can certainly make an end of the season run for the title. Take a look at how both teams have faired versus their upcoming opponents.

The Diamondbacks begin a three-game series at Colorado.

The Giants begin a three-game series at San Diego.

Both teams have a winning record against their opponent, but the Diamondbacks definitely have a stronger on the road record. With the pressure on, how do you think the teams will perform? Click on the graphs for a closer look at the stats.


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September Showdown: Make It or Break It

September 2, 2011

The Arizona Diamondbacks lead the San Francisco Giants in the NL West by six games. This weekend the two teams will battle it out at AT&T Park for what will be a critical matchup, especially for the Giants. The Giants will likely need to sweep the Diamondbacks to remain a playoff contender. Take a look at how the Giants have played at home this season and how the Diamondbacks have played at AT&T Park. Click on the graphs for a closer look. Do you think the Giants prevail?

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Upton Away

August 29, 2011

Justin Upton’s fantastic offensive production has propelled the Diamondbacks to first place in the NL West and has placed him on the short list of NL MVP contenders. Upton is leading the NL in Extra Base Hits with 66. J-Up will look to increase his total during Arizona’s upcoming series against the Rockies, a team which he has tagged for 11 Extra Base Hits so far this season. How many Extra Base Hits will Upton have against the Rockies?

Summary: Click here for some guesses for how many Extra-Base Hits Justin Upton will have against Colorado.

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D’backs’ Kennedy On Top

August 29, 2011

Diamondbacks’ pitcher, Ian Kennedy, won his 17th game yesterday making him the NL’s first 17-game winner. The pitcher, who is in the running for the Cy Young award, has been on a roll allowing no more than nine runs in his previous nine starts. With their win against the Padres, the Diamondbacks increased their lead in the NL West to four games. Take a look at how Kennedy and the rest of Arizona’s pitching staff is performing this season.

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