Also, despite the day game after a night game situation, Virtual Lovullo decided to stick with his basic lineup, including keeping Carson Kelly behind the plate to catch. As you will see, the Sunday matinee turned out to be more about what didn’t happen than what did. 1st Inning Ender Inciarte led the game off with a single (of course he did).
Posted: March 30, 2020, 2:05 am
The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: Former All-Star outfielder Jim Edmonds announced on his Instagram page that he went to the hospital to be tested for the coronavirus after displaying some symptoms. The 49-year-old Edmonds sent a video update Saturday night on his Instagram Story saying he was back home after testing positive for pneumonia for the first time in his life, but was awaiting results of tests for the coronavirus.
Posted: March 29, 2020, 6:18 am
ATL 0 – AZ 0 2nd Inning Atlanta failed to get a base runner for a second inning. A oair of two-out singles by Kole Calhoun and Carson Kelly provided a bit of action, but the inning ended when Ahmed grounded into a fielder’s choice at short to end the inning. ATL 0 – AZ 0 3rd Inning Adieny Hechavarria slapped a one-out single to give Atlanta their first base runner of the evening.
Posted: March 29, 2020, 1:26 am
On March 28, 2019, the Los Angeles Dodgers began the season in emphatic fashion as they set an Opening Day record and tied a franchise all-time mark for any game with eight home runs against the Arizona Diamondbacks. They were led by two apiece from Kiké Hernandez and Joc Pederson. Austin Barnes, Corey Seager, Cody Bellinger and Max Muncy also contributed to the record-setting afternoon at Dodger Stadium.
Posted: March 29, 2020, 12:48 am
The NBA MVP race should be peaking. Before the NBA suspended its regular season to combat the coronavirus pandemic, the choice was going to come down to the Los Angeles Lakers’ LeBron James and the Milwaukee Bucks’ Giannis Antetokounmpo. Our NBA columnist Mark Medina wrote March 5 on the MVP race, positing the question of whether James could catch Antetokounmpo, the front-runner for nearly all of the season, and with good reason: Both had led their teams to the No.
Posted: March 28, 2020, 11:22 am
Christian Walker then flew out to end the inning. ATL 0 – AZ 4 3rd Inning With two outs in the third, Inciarte was hit by a pitch. That was followed by a Dansby Swanson single on the first pitch, moving Inciarte to second.
Posted: March 28, 2020, 2:56 am
Chase Field stood empty for what would have been Opening Day on Thursday, but Diamondbacks CEO Derrick Hall said his organization is more than willing to allow the ballpark to play an expanded role in baseball once the 2020 season gets underway. If they need to find neutral places or warm places to play, we’re volunteering,” Hall said. We’re going to do whatever it takes.
Posted: March 27, 2020, 7:00 pm
Ray then struck out the next two batters he faced to end the top half of the inning. Mike Soroka allowed a single to David Peralta, who took second on a ground out by Ketel Marte. That was the only action in the bottom of the inning.
Posted: March 27, 2020, 3:32 am
It’s been another ideal week of March weather in central Arizona, with highs in the 70s and plenty of sunshine. Perfect for an opening day baseball game between the Arizona Diamondbacks and Atlanta Braves that isn’t happening as planned because of the coronavirus pandemic. That reality was starkly apparent on Thursday, as a nearly deserted Chase Field sat in strange silence.
Posted: March 27, 2020, 2:33 am
Ironically enough, the only person that’s ever thrown a no-hitter on Opening Day I believe was Bob Feller, so go figure that I would have one for [7.1 innings] in the new ballpark, Jacobs Field, and Bob Feller I believe was on hand at the game. Luis Gonzalez — Former D-backs outfielder On Opening Day with D-backs in 2001: “We were down 2-1, I hit a two-run homer in the seventh inning. And of course, that ended up being a great year for our team.
Posted: March 27, 2020, 2:25 am
After all, it�s a lot like what November or even December baseball would feel like in this part of the world. In the upside-down universe of Major League Baseball � which is on hold until at least mid-May and quite possibly longer as the world fights the coronavirus spread � just about anything is possible if the 2020 season ever begins.
Posted: March 27, 2020, 12:14 am
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Posted: March 26, 2020, 11:39 pm
If you’ve been to enough games at Chase Field, home of the Arizona Diamondbacks, you may be familiar with the Hot Dog Derby. It’s a game that’s played between innings in which three kids are given big hot dog costumes to wear, and they run in place on the warning track as corresponding hot dog characters on the screen race each other. Ketchup, mustard and relish battle it out and eventually cross a finish line, and prizes are doled out accordingly.
Posted: March 26, 2020, 10:38 pm
But Bumgarner has already been a part of an Opening Day at the Diamondbacks’ ballpark. Three years ago, on April 2, 2017, Bumgarner faced the Diamondbacks as part of the opposing team in a season opener. Bumgarner was the starting pitcher for the San Francisco Giants in one of the most memorable Opening Days in Arizona Diamondbacks’ history.
Posted: March 26, 2020, 7:25 pm
On March 24, 2001, Randy Johnson killed a bird with his sheer pitching ability.
Posted: March 24, 2020, 12:00 pm