Results tagged ‘ Aaron Hill ’

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…)

NLDS Preview: Brewers vs. D-backs

Photo by Jonathan Willey

By Greg Dillard

The past two seasons had been forgettable ones for the D-backs, with Arizona sputtering to consecutive last places finishes in 2009 and ‘10. They fell victim to high strikeout totals and a lackluster bullpen, with the postseason being a distant thought.

Things have taken a drastic change in 2011.

(more…)

D-backs beat Giants in series finale to earn sweep

Photo by Jordan Megenhardt

By Greg Dillard

The Force was with Josh Collmenter and the D-backs.

It was Star Wars Day at Chase Field on Sunday, and the variety of Darth Vaders, Princess Leias and Yodas in attendance saw the 2011 National League West champion D-backs cap the magical weekend off with a 5-2 win over San Francisco in the series finale.

(more…)

Q&A with D-backs second baseman Aaron Hill

(Photo by Greg Fiume/Getty Images)

By Greg Dillard

The 2011 season had been a forgettable one for Aaron Hill.

He was hitting just .225 with six homers and a .270 OBP for the Blue Jays. Then things changed dramatically on August 23, when Hill and fellow Toronto infielder John McDonald were shipped to Arizona in exchange for Kelly Johnson.

(more…)

McDonald brings stellar defense to Arizona

Photo by Greg Fiume/Getty Images

By Greg Dillard

Longevity in the Major Leagues is far from easy.

In a league where top-notch talent is abundant, John McDonald has found ways to prolong his career: playing shortstop and stellar defense.

(more…)

Hill ecstatic to be a D-back

Photo by Greg Fiume/Getty Images

By Greg Dillard

Aaron Hill will always be fond of Toronto.

It’s the team that drafted him in the first round of the 2003 First-Year Player Draft out of Louisiana State. After just three Minor League seasons, he broke into the Majors on May 20, 2005.

(more…)

Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.