D-backs fall for second time to Red Sox

June 16, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Over the last month and a half Boston Red Sox starter Jon Lester has been one of the best in baseball going 8-0 with a 2.18 ERA. Today the Arizona Diamondbacks saw why he has been so successful. Lester pitched seven innings and allowed only four hits and two runs while striking out seven.
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D-backs Unable to Catch Up in Boston

June 15, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

In their first game of interleague play in the month of June, the Arizona Diamondbacks would face the Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park. The D-backs would arrive in Boston after winning the last two games and going six-for-four in their last ten. As the team prepares for a challenging interleague schedule, they hoped to get started on the right foot. The Red Sox, however, had other things in mind for the team as they arrived. In the first inning, the D-backs would score right away on a Adam LaRoche single that would drive in Stephen Drew to make the score one to nothing. In the bottom of the first inning, the Red Sox would score two runs and never look back. Read more

Chris Young Closes the Series with a Walk-Off

June 13, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

The Arizona Diamondbacks would face one of the National League’s toughest pitchers on Sunday. Chris Carpenter with a seven and one record, going into the game, would face Edwin Jackson and the Arizona Diamondbacks. The D-backs would get started right away in the first inning on an Adam LaRoche double that would score Kelly Johnson and Mark Reynolds. With Jackson on the mound, despite the zeros on the scoreboard, he had pitched himself into a number of tough spots throughout the game. Two times with the bases loaded, Jackson would be able to get out of the innings. In the bottom of the fourth inning, the D-backs would score once again as Chris Young would hit a solo shot to give the team a three to nothing lead over the Cardinals. Read more

Power From the Plate Earns D-backs Win

June 12, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

After dropping the first game of the series against the St. Louis Cardinals, the Arizona Diamondbacks were able to bounce back on Saturday with a solid victory. Dan Haren was on the mound as he would notch another victory for the team in his excellent all-around performance. From the mound, Haren would pitch for eight innings, striking out nine of the batters that he faced. Not only would Haren perform well on the mound, he would go two-for-three at the plate with one double. Dan Haren is second only to Roy Hallady for at bats for a pitcher but is now averaging an impressive .425 at the plate with 40 at bats. Read more

D-backs allow 4 in 9th and end up splitting series

June 10, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

The Arizona Diamondbacks had to rally for five runs in the seventh and eight inning to tie the Atlanta Braves at 7-7. But the comeback effort was wasted in the top of the ninth as closer Chad Qualls coming off four solid outings in a row allowed five hits and four earned runs while only recording one out.

Dontrelle Willis got his second start of the year for the D-backs and continued to struggle with walks. Willis only lasted 4 innings allowing two runs to score on three hits and six walks. Willis threw 95 pitches in only four innings, only 49 of which were for strikes.

The D-backs made a run in the bottom of the ninth loading the bases with only one out. Braves closer Billy Wagner would close the door striking out Rusty Ryal and Chris Snyder giving the D-backs 16 strikeouts on the day.

Kelly Johson was 2-for-4 on the day with three runs batted in, but also struck out two times. Justin Upton, Adam LaRoche and John Hester each struck out three times stranding 10 base runners.

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