Optimism Reigns Supreme for 2011 D-backs

Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images

By Josh Greene

Sadly, great stories don’t always come with ideal endings. The 2011 Arizona Diamondbacks are proof of that. (more…)

D-backs Carry Momentum into Decisive Game 5

Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images

By Josh Greene

Let’s face it. Just days ago, it looked as if the only way the D-backs were going to see the city of Milwaukee again before next season was to catch a rerun of “Happy Days.”

But that’s what back-to-back must-wins at Chase Field will do for you. Now the team prepares for an improbable-turned-decisive Game 5 back at Miller Park Friday afternoon. (more…)

AZ evens up best-of-5 NLDS at 2 games apiece

Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images

By Greg Dillard

Randy Wolf sat in the press interview room on Tuesday and talked extensively about the D-backs’ balanced lineup, depth and variety of players capable of doing damage prior to his Game 4 start. (more…)

D-backs face off against Wolf in Game 4

Henry Blanco is a career .357 hitter against Randy Wolf.  Photo by Jordan Megenhardt

By Greg Dillard

The Arizona bats were unusually quiet during the first two games of the National League Division Series in Milwaukee.

That all changed when the D-backs returned home to Chase Field for Game 3.

The offense smacked 11 hits for eight runs, including a grand slam off the bat of Paul Goldschmidt. Four different players in the starting lineup collected multi-hit games, including Willie Bloomquist’s three-hit performance.

(more…)

Saunders prepared for Game 4 “blackout” start

Photo by Jonathan Willey

By Greg Dillard

The D-backs fought to live another day by winning Tuesday’s Game 3.

Now it’s up to veteran left-hander Joe Saunders to keep Arizona’s postseason dreams alive. The southpaw will toe the rubber Wednesday night for Game 4 of the National League Division Series.

(more…)

D-backs Bats Power Game 3 Win at Home

Photo by Jordan Megenhardt

By Josh Greene

With 94 wins in the regular season, the D-backs’ first of the playoffs undoubtedly came just in the nick of time. (more…)

Collmenter dominates Brewers in Game 3 win

Photo by Jordan Megenhardt

By Greg Dillard

It was the biggest start of his young Major League career, and it came in Game 3 of the 2011 National League Division Series.

Josh Collmenter took the mound in his first postseason start with his team in an 0-2 series deficit. Arizona was just a single loss away from having its season come to a premature end.

The D-backs desperately needed a solid outing from their starter in hopes of prolonging their 2011 playoff hopes, and Collmenter certainly delivered just what Arizona hoped for and then some.

(more…)

D-backs Breeze to 8-1 Win in Game 3

Photo by Jordan Megenhardt

By Joe Gilmartin

Thanks to the Brewers for making this win necessary, and thanks (in no particular order) to Mr. Goldschmidt, Montero and Collmenter et al for turning what was advertised as a grim struggle for survival into a walk in the park. (more…)

Collmenter set for NLDS Start

Photo by Jordan Megenhardt

By Greg Dillard

Josh Collmenter will treat it like any other start.

He’s going to employ a similar routine to what he used prior to all 24 of his regular-season starts. He knows the crowd will be electric at Chase Field, and it might feel a little different.

(more…)

D-backs Return to Phoenix Down 0-2

Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images

By Josh Greene

For a team that’s been remarkably resilient all season long, the D-backs know they will need to be even more so on Tuesday for Game 3 of their National League Division Series vs. Milwaukee. (more…)

Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.