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Ziegler Ready for Guest Spot at Monday’s Tweetup

By Josh Greene

As part of Monday’s first-ever D-backs & Fox Sports Arizona Tweetup, a special guest has been added to the Sports and Social Media forum hosted by D-backs President and CEO Derrick Hall. 

Reliever Brad Ziegler will stop by to talk about his foray into the social media arena, which consists mainly of driving support to his foundation, Pastime for Patriots.   (more…)

Towers Sees a Lot of the 2010 Padres in the ’11 D-backs

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By Josh Greene

As the D-backs wind down their 2011 regular season road schedule with the weekend series in San Diego, Executive Vice President & General Manager Kevin Towers is once again back at his old PETCO Park stomping grounds. (more…)

Gillespie Glad to Be Back With D-backs

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By Josh Greene

Hopefully, the fourth time is the charm.

Less than a week after his Reno Aces were eliminated from the Pacific Coast League playoffs, outfielder Cole Gillespie joined the D-backs for his fourth call-up with the parent club and his first of the season. (more…)

Ziegler Continues to Impress on the Mound

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By Josh Greene

D-backs reliever Brad Ziegler continued his strong pitching with another scoreless inning of work in Friday’s 2-0 loss in San Diego. Over his last 13 games, dating back to August 20 in Atlanta, the right-hander hasn’t given up a run and has only surrendered two hits over that span, while racking up eight strikeouts. (more…)

Schilling Joins Mates for 2001 D-backs Reunion

By Josh Greene

On any other team, he was a clear-cut No. 1 hurler, but on the D-backs’ 2001 World Championship team, he was one half of one of baseball’s all-time great pitching tandems.

Curt Schilling made his return to a sold-out Chase Field Saturday for the D-backs’ World Championship Reunion Weekend, joining a plethora of teammates from the 2001 roster who came back to the site of their biggest collective baseball accomplishment. (more…)

Go Purple with the D-backs on Friday

By Josh Greene

Fans won’t be the only ones breaking out their purple, teal and copper threads for September’s World Championship Reunion Weekend, presented by Gila River Casinos.

On Friday, the D-backs will go retro for one game only, donning the franchise’s sleeveless, purple pinstripes from 2001 as they host the San Diego Padres at Chase Field.    (more…)

Lincecum knows exactly where Bauer’s coming from

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By Josh Greene

Even a two-time Cy Young winner like Tim Lincecum was an unproven prospect at one time in his career, so the four-time Giants All-Star is well aware of what D-backs first-round draft pick Trevor Bauer has in store for himself as part of a much-anticipated rise through the Minor League ranks. (more…)

Gonzo talks strategy on his 2001 HR Derby win

By Josh Greene

2011 not only marks the D-backs’ 10-year anniversary of their 2001 World Championship club, it’s also the 10th anniversary of the franchise’s first-ever Home Run Derby win.

Thank you, Luis Gonzalez. (more…)

Quentin back in AZ as A.L. All-Star

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By Josh Greene

It’s been a few years since 2011 American League All-Star Carlos Quentin last wore Sedona red for the D-backs, but that doesn’t mean Arizona doesn’t hold some sweet memories for the White Sox outfielder. (more…)

Welcome to the Big Show

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By Josh Greene

Whether you’re the newest member of the D-backs’ pitching staff or, in my situation, the team’s new publications director, being a fresh face around the ballpark can be a whirlwind of excitement and anxiousness, especially in your first official week in the Majors.

Granted, my eight-year stint in the Phoenix Suns’ (NBA) digital and publishing department is a bit different than pitcher Bryan Shaw’s transition to the big league mound. Selected by the D-backs in the second round of the 2008 draft, the 23-year-old right-hander was called up by Arizona a week ago Friday to make his debut in Florida.

“I was in shock,” said Shaw, who posted a 4-1 record, 10 saves and a 2.37 ERA in Double-A Mobile and Triple-A Reno this season. “I was confused at first. I didn’t realize the D-backs were in Miami, so I couldn’t figure out why I was going there until I found out that was where we were playing next. That was cool.”

Pitching one scoreless inning against the Marlins in his first-career game, Shaw gave up two walks but recorded his first career K, striking out outfielder Scott Cousins.

“The best advice I’ve gotten here is to not change anything,” the pitcher said. “Keep it all the same, and throw strikes. Everybody’s trying to help me out, and I’m trying to follow the examples of the guys who have been here for a bit.  

“The team has been playing well. I’m just looking to come in and contribute in a positive way and help this team get to a playoff spot.”

And as for his new, yet still-comfortable Major League surroundings…

“This is all a dream come true,” Shaw said. “It’s an unbelievable feeling.”

Yes, it is.

 

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