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The Diamondbacks head into San Francisco to face the Playoff bound Giants in hopes to steal a few wins and gain a few games towards that hopeful wildcard spot.

Tyler Skaggs shut down for the season

The Dbacks who scratched Rookie Tyler Skaggs from his start due to a loss in velocity in recent starts has been shutdown by the Dbacks so they turn to Josh Collmenter.

Tim Lincecum

The Giants send Tim Lincecum to the mound to square off against a Dbacks team who has absolutely dominated him this year and had a loosing season so far this year. This outing for Lincecum would be reminiscent of his last against the Dbacks as he gets shelled by the man we will now refer to as “The Lincecum Killer” or TLK Paul Goldschmidtwho was 7 for 14 with 4 home runs batting .571 & 10 RBI’s before today is now 8 for 15 with 5 home runs.

The Lincecum Killer Paul Goldschmidt

Today was not a story about how Lincecum dominated hitters but how he got dominated by the Dbacks and Goldschmidt who went 1 for 2 with 5 RBI’s with a run scored. Tim Lincecum would start off the night with 4 straight balls to Adam Eaton for a walk, Aaron Hill would single on a line drive to LF followed by a Justin Upton ground ball that goes off of Lincecum’s shoulder for an infield base hit to load the bases. With 1 out Paul Goldschmidt would hit a sacrafice fly  to LF to score Eaton and Lincecum who could not command his fast ball would throw a wild pitch and Aaron Hill would score before a walk to Jason Kubel before getting Ryan Wheeler out. The 2nd inning would go by without a score but in the 3rd inning Lincecum would struggle again. Aaron Hill would lead off the 2nd with a single followed by a passed ball that would move Hill up 90′. Miguel Montero would walk and then Paul Golschmidt would step to the plate. The Lincecum Killer would take a breaking ball that missed high and drive it deep down the line and bounce it off the foul pole for his 5th home run against Lincecum and collect another 2 RBI’s to make it a 5-0 ball game. Into the bottom of the 4th and Josh Collmenter gives up a lead off double to Marco Scutaro to continue a 13 game hitting streak and Buster Poseywould swap places with him on a RBI double of his own as the crowd chanted MVP MVP.

MVP Candidate Buster Posey

Buster Posey is in a tight race for MVP with Pirates Andrew McCutchen, McCutchen who may have the lead right now because of the slugging numbers is barely holding on to a lead in numbers but Posey is Gaining on him. In the 5th Lincecum would serve up a single to Aaron Hill and a Justin Upton Walk would be yanked off the mound by Bruce Bochy after 4 innings and 7 runs on 5 hits and be replaced by Dan Runzler. Runzler like Lincecum would struggle to find the strike zone and would walk his first batter before falling victim to The Lincecum Killer Paul Goldschmidt who would hit a sac fly  to center to score Aaron Hill to give the Dbacks a 6-1 lead. Things would seam to get worse when 1 batter later while Jason Kubel was batting another wild pitch would be thrown and would cost the Giants another run. The Dbacks pitching would record 10 straight groundouts in the next 3 innings while Aaron Hill recorded 4 straight outs at 2nd. The Giants would add a run on the board on a single by Xavier Nady single and a pinch hit double by Ryan Theriot to score a run in the 8th. The run in the 8th would be their last scoring opportunity and the Giants fall short on a night where Paul Goldschmidt could do no wrong. My Game Ball goes to The Lincecum Killer Paul Goldschmidt for hit Home Run and 5 RBI’s. The Honorable mention goes to Aaron Hill who went 3 for 5 scoring 3 times.

2012 Rookie Of The Year Candidate Wade Miley

Preview: The Dbacks look to Rookie of the year candidate Wade Miley who is 16-10 with a 3.25 ERA against the Giants Ace Matt Cain who is a staggering 15-5 with a 2.86 ERA. The Dbacks who have won 7 out of 9 games recently has scored 5 or more runs in 6 of the last 7 games will have a tuff task trying to hit one of the most dominant pitchers in MLB today.

Author: Nick Crawford SR

Nick Crawford – Arizona Diamondbacks beat writer for BHP Baseball
Nick Crawford joined BHP Baseball in the 2012 baseball season as the websites beat writer for the Arizona Diamondbacks. I am a baseball and softball player that plays over 200 games a year traveling all over to play in tournaments on the weekends. I have coached baseball for over 10 years at various levels including my son’s team. My passion for this game we all love is unmatched. I am a huge Florida sports fan across the board Marlins Dolphins Heat are my favorite teams. I am also a huge Arizona Diamondbacks fan & since Nevada doesn’t have a pro team I follow the AAA Reno Aces, the Diamondbacks farm system. If you ever want to talk Diamondbacks, or Marlins you can find Nick on Twitter @DonkeyPuncher74.

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The Arizona Diamondbacks vs San Francisco Giants Game 3

If i told you the Giants were going to loose to a Dbacks hitter who had gone 2 for 4 with a run scored, a triple and 4 RBI’s you would think oh boy Jason Kubel did it again, or Dang That Aaron Hill struck again wouldn’t you? What if i told you your wrong! If i said he was also a rookie, would you say Wow Adam Eaton again? Now what would you say if i told you it was a rookie pitcher? You would say Get out of town!…….. Well i got 2 words for you Patrick Corbin…..

The Diamondbacks avoid a series sweep by the Giants by beating them 10-2 on Sunday afternoon On a day that Rookie Patrick Corbin could do no wrong. Corbin had great stuff all day and would pitch 8 innings giving up 2 runs on 8 hits. Corbin pleaded his case for a complete game to coach Kirk Gibson but Gibby said “no, and that he had been stretched beyond where he’d been this season and Josh Collmenter needed the work in the 9th. In the 1st Buster Posey would get it started with a RBI single to score Angel Pegan. The Dbacks would counter that when Adam Eaton leads off with a walk in the 3rd followed by a single by Aaron Hill and a 2 RBI double by Justin Upton to make it 2-1. The Giants would tie it up in the 4th on a RBI double from Brandon Belt.

Patrick Corbin Base Clearing 3 RBI Triple

Patrick Corbin single handedly beet the playoff bound Giants not just with his Arm but with his bat too when Ryan Vogelson loads the bases and decides to pitch to Corbin, this would turn out to be a huge mistake. Patrick Corbinwould turn on a ball and hit it down the right field line for a base clearing triple as he slides head first into 3rd.

Pitcher Patrick Corbin getting dirty helping himself out with a 3 RBI Triple.

Next up was Adam Eaton who would draw another walk on 9 pitches. Aaron Hill would step to the plate and hit a 2 RBI double to left field and the Dbacks would take a 7-2 lead, if you haven’t seen Eaton run the bases yet you should see this guy fly, he nearly caught Corbin who was trying to score from 3rd.

Adam Eaton scores

In the 6th Justin Upton would hit home run number 15 to make it 8-2. Onto the 7th where Ryan Wheeler and Gerardo Parra both walk Patrick Corbin would strike again hitting a broken bat single to score Wheeler. Adam Eaton would come up next and while he was hitting there would be a passed ball that scores Parra 10-2 Dbacks. Eaton would walk for the 3rd time today and finish 1 for 2 scoring twice with 3 walks for an on base percentage of .800 for the day, exactly what you want out of a lead off hitter. Chris Young is cleared to play tuesday and now Kirk Gibson has to make a decision go with the hot rookie or sit him and give Young a start, Eaton has started the last 10 games but is used to playing everyday with 2 days a month off in Reno so maybe he sits Upton… have to wait and see.

Game Ball Goes To Rookie Pitcher Patrick Corbin

My game ball for the day goes to Rookie Patrick Corbin who today was brilliant on the mound and devastating in the batters box who gets the win and improves to 6-7 on the year and drops his ERA to 4.02 Honorable Mentions: Justin Upton who went 2 for 4 scoring once with a double, 3 RBI’s and a HR.

Author: Nick Crawford SR

Nick Crawford – Arizona Diamondbacks beat writer for BHP Baseball
Nick Crawford joined BHP Baseball in the 2012 baseball season as the websites beat writer for the Arizona Diamondbacks. I am a baseball and softball player that plays over 200 games a year traveling all over to play in tournaments on the weekends. I have coached baseball for over 10 years at various levels including my son’s team. My passion for this game we all love is unmatched. I am a huge Florida sports fan across the board Marlins Dolphins Heat are my favorite teams. I am also a huge Arizona Diamondbacks fan & since Nevada doesn’t have a pro team I follow the AAA Reno Aces, the Diamondbacks farm system. If you ever want to talk Diamondbacks, or Marlins you can find Nick on Twitter @DonkeyPuncher74.

MLB Diamondbacks vs Padres in game 3

The Diamondbacks would loose this game in the 7th inning when42 year old   Takashi Saito

Saito gives up grand slam

gave up a grand slam and a solo home run to put the game out of reach for the Dbacks. At 42 years old and very troubling numbers from Siato i don’t know why the Dbacks don’t cut him and go to some of the young gunners they have like Jensen Lewis of AAA Reno or  bring back Sam Demel who both have been very consistent this year.

The game wouldn’t really start until the 2nd inning as both starting pitchers work quickly through the 1st inning. in the 2nd the Dbacks Patrick Corbin would give up a lead off double, a walk, and another double to Cameron Maybin who would record the first run for the Dbacks. Andy Parrino would hit a sacrifice fly to get a RBI in and score Jesus Guzman and break out to an early 2 -0 lead. In the 3rd the SPARK PLUG known as Adam Eatonwould lead off with a double to left field.

Adam Eaton Scorching the base path

With the open base the Padres walk Aaron Hill and decide to pitch to Jason Kubel. The walk would backfire when Eaton and Hill would pull off the double steel marking Eaton’s first stolen base. Jason Kubel would hit a ground ball to first and on contact Eaton breaks for home plate to score. It wouldn’t be until the 5th that we would see another hit in this game as Corbin and Andew Werner settle in. Chris Denorfia would lead off the 6th with a home run to left field to make it a 3 run ballgame. After Corbin gave up a single to Logan Forsythe and a walk to Carlos Quintin the Dbacks would relieve Corbin of his duties on the mound going 5 1/3 with 3 runs on 6 hits. Mike Zagurskii would give up a walk in the 7th to John Baker before handing the ball over to 42 year old Takashi Saito. Siato would give up a Walk to Forsythe and then Back to Back home runs. Chase Headley’s home run was a grand slam and Carlos Quintin a solo shot. In the 8th Adam Eaton would collect his second hit of the night on a ball that rolled just 5′ in front of home plate but with his Redonkulous speed would get his 5th infield single and his 10th hit in only his 5th game in the big leagues. Adam Eaton would raise his AVG to .400 on the day going 2 for 4 with a run and a walk in this game. Eaton would not only show case his wheels on the base path but on defense as well. John Baker would hit a ball way over Eaton’s head to the warning track but with his speed i don’t think anything is officially over his head unless its a home run because Eaton tracks this ball down and catches it 2′ from the warning track. If making the best catch in the game wasn’t enough Adam Eaton would showcase the 4th dimension to his game when he spins and throws an absolute strike from 200+ feet away to first baseman Paul Goldschmidt to double up Andy Parrino.

Andy Parrino doubled up by Adam Eaton

Parrino glances over his shoulder to look at Eaton and say to himself “WOW”….. Listen to the announcers all across  MLB who describe the Cannon of 5’8” 185 LBS Adam Eaton in this Video Clip:

Adam Eaton recalls the play after the game saying “The ball was a pretty good shot out there to left center and i happened to come down with it, i saw that Parrino was decently far off, usually a few steps to second is kind of a gauge and i happened to make a good throw, Goldschmidt made a good snag over there and it happened to work out”. Now i saw this play live and Eaton is being a little modest and humble in his choice of words , it wasn’t a “good throw” as he says or a “good snag” it happened to be a perfect throw and an effortless catch to Goldy….. With this play Adam Eaton would not only earn the #1 WEB GEM on ESPN that night but would earn player of the week from the Diamondbacks and solidify a starting position in next years starting outfield. Trade rumors already begin to stir on a trade of Chris Young or Justin Upton all around Major League Baseball as the Dbacks could add Eaton to the roster and possibly get another good pitcher for the money they owe Upton/Young.

AAA Reno Aces vs Sacramento Rivercats

The whole season comes down to one game for both these teams, the winner advances to the Pacific Coast League Championship and will come down to RHP Brett Tomko for the Aces and Sonny Gray for the Rivercats. Brett Tomko would start off a little slow when he would give up 2 runs on a walk and two hits in the first inning. Kila Ka’aihue would hit a double to center scoring Jermaine Mitchell and Michael Taylor would single on a line drive to right field that would score Ka’aihue. the next 3 innings would be lights out pitching for both pitchers each giving up a few hits over 3 innings but 0 runs would score. At the beginning of the 5th inning the Rivercats would score another insurances run on the Aces when Josh Horton would single, Jermaine Mitchell would ground out but move Mitchell over. Grant Green would come up with a clutch hit to center field that would score Josh Horton making it 3-0.

In the bottom of the 5th inning Brett Butler would light a fire in this order when Taylor Harbin AKA Mighty Mouse hits a deep fly ball to left field back, back way back GONE! HR (5) the little guy 5′ 9″ 171 LBS goes yard proving #LittleGuysHitBombsToo. Things would become troublesome for Sacramento with the walk Tyler Bortnick, Ryan Budde singled to right field. Wladimir Sutil with 2 on gets on base. AJ Pollock fly out, Tyler Kuhn And Josh Bell both hit a single and score. The game would remain  a 3-3 game with great defense all game Merkin Valdez would replace Sonny on the mound. His first pitch was drilled to center field by AJ Pollock, Tyler Kuhn a Sacrifice out. Josh Bellwould be intentionally walked.

Mike Jacobs

Mike Jacobs digs into the batters box and hits a monster 3 run home run to tie the ball game at 3 a piece. The Aces get 4 more runs on another Mike Jacobs home run which would seal the fate of the rivercats. Taylor Harbin finishes the night 3 for 4 with a HR. 4 other players collect 2 hits a piece. Reno had 12 hits and 7 runs. Zach Kroenke gets the Win for the Aces and Merkin Valdez gets the loss.

2012 PCL Champions Reno Aces
AAA Diamondbacks

The PCL Champions Reno Aces will face the Omaha Storm Chasers to a best of 5 games to win the Pacific Coast League Championship. The Aces will throw pitching phenom Trevor Bauer.

AA Mobile Baybears vs Montgomery Biscuits

Another Dbacks team has a chance to play  for a championship when the Baybears take on the Biscuits. The Baybears work hard to get 1 in the 1st inning on a double from Chris Owings and a sac from Mat Davidson. Montgomery would add 3 in the second inning on 2 singles and a triple. the rest of the game would be dominated by the Baybears as they score 2 in the 4th, 3 in the 5th 1 in the 6th, 3 in the 7th and one more in the 8th to beat the Biscuits 11-4.  Leading the way for the Baybears is top prospect Chris Owings who went 3 for 4 with 2 runs scored and 2 doubles. Jonathan Griffin and Yazy Arbelo also add a home run a piece with 2 RBI’s each. Michael Bolsinger would get the win for the Baybears lasting 5 2/3 innings giving up 4 runs on 5 hits. Merrill Kelly would get the loss for the biscuits and their chance at a 2012 Southern League Championship is squandered as the Baybears come into there house and take it from them. The Baybears will face Jackson Generals for the Championship.

Rookie Affiliate Missoula Osprey vs Great Falls

The game would get to a low start as the teams are scoreless in the first 3 innings. in the 4th Missoula would score 2 runs on 2 singles and a double to take the lead. Great Falls would answer that with 1 run in the 4th a double and 2 errors. Missoula would erase the error in the 5th on a lead off triple from Andrew Valasquez and a single from Daniel Pulfer. The pitching staff from Missoula would hold off Great falls as Starter Yoimer Camacho goes 5 innings giving up 2 hits and 1 run and win the game 4-2. Daniel Pulfer would go 4 for 5 with a triple and a RBI to win the game for the Osprey who advance to the 2012 Pioneer Baseball League Championship to face the Ogden Raptors.

CHAMPIONSHIP BOUND, the Reno Aces, Mobile Baybears and the Missoula Osprey all advance to their respective championship series to mark 3 different Diamondbacks Affiliates to play for a title.

Author: Nick Crawford SR

Nick Crawford – Arizona Diamondbacks beat writer for BHP Baseball
Nick Crawford joined BHP Baseball in the 2012 baseball season as the websites beat writer for the Arizona Diamondbacks. I am a baseball and softball player that plays over 200 games a year traveling all over to play in tournaments on the weekends. I have coached baseball for over 10 years at various levels including my son’s team. My passion for this game we all love is unmatched. I am a huge Florida sports fan across the board Marlins Dolphins Heat are my favorite teams. I am also a huge Arizona Diamondbacks fan & since Nevada doesn’t have a pro team I follow the AAA Reno Aces, the Diamondbacks farm system. If you ever want to talk Diamondbacks, or Marlins you can find Nick on Twitter @DonkeyPuncher74.

A struggling Diamondbacks team loosing their last 3 games would make things worse by loosing their starting center fielder Chris Young to a calf strain probably out 3-7 games… Or was it a blessing in disguise? In light of the injury to Chris Young the Diamondbacks would call up Adam C Eaton from AAA Reno Aces a left handed center fielder with some of the most impressive numbers the Pacific Coast League has ever seen. Fresh off of a All-Star Selection, PCL Rookie Of The Year Honors, PCL Most Valuable Player Honors, and the PCL Batting champion Adam Eaton comes in as an Underdog. Underdog you say?

Adam Eaton PCL Rookie Of The Year And MVP

Adam was always told he was to small to play in the big leagues but that didnt stop him from trying to prove them all wrong. Listed at 5′ 8″ tall and 185 LBS he has always been the smallest guy on the team as far as he could remember. Eaton could not have ended up under a better coach than the long time great Brett Butler in AAA Reno who was also the guy ruled out to be to small for MLB, Brett would take Eaton under his wing and Would teach him all he knew and Eaton would soak it up. To make up for his size Eaton would use his speed and Adapt a hitting style that would work to his advantage. A career .360 hitter since 2010 Eaton has proven the doubters wrong year after year, or did he? I read a report the other day and the direct quote was “so he hit .381 in the PCL its a hitters league and the pitching isnt great, he wont equate to anything more than a .250 hitter in the Bigs”. For now i will leave you with that to stew on……

Adam gets a call on sunday from the Farm Director Mike Bell To tell him he was getting called up Adam was ecstatic running through the house. He was told to report to the team immediately as he would be in tuesday nights game. Adam could not catch a flight out of Reno so he jumped in a car with his Fiancee Katie and they drove to San Francisco just in time for team batting practice. Adam was told he would be batting lead off and playing center field, all his hard work finaly paid off, his dream of becoming a pro baseball player was finely a reality. The one thing people told him he couldn’t do because of his size he proved them wrong but they still doubted him saying ” he wouldn’t be able to hit MLP Pitchers”.

Gametime: Adam Eaton steps into the batters box the first time as a MLB baseball player and faces Giants Ryan Vogelsong a 12-6 pitcher in MLB and Adam would strike out swinging in the first matchup. In the 4th he would get another chance at Vogelsong and Adam would prove the doubters wrong once again smacking the ball deep to left field for a stand up double for his 1st MLB hit. As he got to second he called time and looked up into the stands saw his family & Fiancee and had the biggest smile on his face.

Adam Eaton Smiles after his first MLB hit, a double.

he said “it just seamed like it all flashed in front of my eyes” my dreams came true….. The next batter Aaron Hill would hit a home run and would score Eaton. In Adam’s 3rd at bat he would hit a ground ball to 2nd base and Adam who is extremely fast dives head first into 1st base to try and beat the throw in a play that could have gone either way. Kirk Gibson said after the game “Eaton has come into the big leagues sporting only one gear and thats overdrive”. in the top of the 8th Eaton would hit a chopper to the first baseman as he is backing up and the wheels of Eaton would be showcased once again as he beats the throw to 1st by a long shot. Adam Eaton MLB debut he would finish the night 2 for 6 with a Double & a run scored with a .333 AVG. The Giants would go on to win game  1 in extra innings 9-8 Aaron Hill

Aaron Hill

would go 5 for 5 with 2 RBI;s to lead all hitters in this game. Josh Collmenter  4-3, would get the win for the Dbacks today and for the Giants George Kontos would be charged with a loss and drop to 1-1 on the Season.

Preview Game 3 would showcase Trevor Cahill 10-10 VS Madison Bumgarner who is 14-10 on the season. Adam Eaton will return as the lead off batter in place of the still injured Chris Young who is out with a calf strain.

Author: Nick Crawford SR

Nick Crawford – Arizona Diamondbacks beat writer for BHP Baseball
Nick Crawford joined BHP Baseball in the 2012 baseball season as the websites beat writer for the Arizona Diamondbacks. I am a baseball and softball player that plays over 200 games a year traveling all over to play in tournaments on the weekends. I have coached baseball for over 10 years at various levels including my son’s team. My passion for this game we all love is unmatched. I am a huge Florida sports fan across the board Marlins Dolphins Heat are my favorite teams. I am also a huge Arizona Diamondbacks fan & since Nevada doesn’t have a pro team I follow the AAA Reno Aces, the Diamondbacks farm system. If you ever want to talk Diamondbacks, or Marlins you can find Nick on Twitter @DonkeyPuncher74.

Tuesday August 21st, 2012

Nick Crawford: (Arizona Diamondbacks Beat writer for BHPBaseball) – It was a tough night in the Diamondbacks as all but one of their full seasons team and MLB team lost on Tuesday. The good news is top LHP prospect Tyler Skaggs starts the first game of Wednesdays double-header.

Single A Visalia Rawhide VS San Jose

Taylor Siemens gets the win tonight 7-5 for the Rawhide improving his record to 4-6 on the season. For San Jose Jack Snodgrass gets the loss dropping his record to 10-7 on the season. Freeman & Griffin Record a multi-hit night. The Visalia Rawhide score 6 runs in the fourth and that would prove to be too much for San Jose to recover. Visalia Rawhide end up being the only Diamondbacks team to record a win on the night.

AA Mobile Baybears VS Jackson Generals

Today Michael Bolsinger takes the mound for the Baybears (4-2, 3.45ERA) vs James Gillheeney (0-1, 3.55ERA).

Brent Clevlen continues to rake in AA for the Baybears adding another multi hit night to his resume. My son took hitting lessons from Brent while he was in AAA Reno, his approach at the plate is aggressive and he hits real hard! Even Frey with a 3 for 5 performance and a walk. Frey had 2 doubles and a RBI. Perez Rossmel goes 3 for 4. But your Mobile BayBears lose to the Jackson Generals 7 to 5. All but one player on the generals had a multi hit night.

AAA Reno Aces VS Tacoma

A miserable night for the Reno aces as they lose the game 15 to 4 today to The Tacoma Rainers. Not a good night for Zack Kroenke as he gives up nine hits, nine runs 4 earned & three walks, and four strikeouts in 4 innings. Brian Henry pitches 4 innings & he gives up seven hits & five runs, (five earned)  three walks and five strikeouts. Henry gives up three long balls while Kroenke  gives up one HR. Kroenke is charged with the loss moving him down to 6-4 on the season. On a good night Josh Bell goes two for three with two home runs, two runs scored, two RBIs and a walk. Konrad Schmidt also has a good game going two for four with a double and a RBI. The aces now return home to kick off a five game series against the Fresno grizzlies. Pitching phenom Trevor Bauer (5-1, 2.74ERA) gets the nod for Reno while winless right-handed pitcher Booth Bonser (0-2, 6.0ERA) toes the mound for the grizzlies.

Marlin VS Dbacks

The Dbacks wipe the sour taste of last nights game out of their mouth by jumping all over the starter Ricky Nolasco 5-0 after the 1st inning. The Dbacks send 9 batters to the plate in the first. The marlins would not waste much time getting on the board with 2 runs in the 2nd by knocking around Trevor Cahill.  The Marlins score another run in the 4th & in the 6th to erase a 5-0 lead. Stanton hit a ball down the line for a double that was blistered to the corner. If i had to describe Stanton’s swing with one word it would be VIOLENT. The bullpen comes in and pitches great for both teams. Dbacks had 2 on with 1 out and Heath Bell gets Elmore to ground out. Bell throws a 95 MPH fastball to end the inning stranding 2 baserunners. Top of 9th tie game the marlins get another hit out of Donovan Solano and he is 3 for 3. Brantley flys out to left, Murphy pinch hits and he pops up. so now we go to the bottom of the 9th tied. Chad Gaudin in to pitch for the Marlins and Young grounds out, Arron Hill flys out deep to right field on the warning track. Jason Kubel walks, & Goldschmidt fans at a 83 MPH breaking ball. so now we head to the 10th. Sam Demel in to pitch the 10th for the Dbacks. Gorkys legs out an infield base hit, Petersen with a sac bunt, Reyes intentionally walked. Lee then hits a sac fly to move Gorkys to 3rd. Stanton then steps to the plate with ice in his veins and determination in his eyes and absolutely  murders a ball to right field for a RBI & most importantly the lead! Dobbs flys out for out number 3. Steve Cishek
in to close Facing Parra striking him out,  Montero K’s on a 93 MPH fastball. Wheeler with a broke bat single and Jake Elmore walks. McDonald grounds out for out 3 and Cishek gets the Save! GIANCARLO STANTON STRIKES AGAIN!

On behalf of the Arizona Diamondbacks, the Miami Marlins, @BHPBaseball, we’d like to send our thoughts and prayers to MLB Player Union Chief & best wishes to Michael Weiner, a great guy,  who is being treated for a brain tumor. #SpeedyRecovery

Nick Crawford – Arizona Diamondbacks beat writer for BHP Baseball

Nick Crawford joined BHP Baseball in the 2012 baseball season as the websites beat writer for the Arizona Diamondbacks. I am a baseball and softball player that plays over 200 games a year traveling all over to play in tournaments on the weekends. I have coached baseball for over 10 years at various levels including my son’s team. My passion for this game we all love is unmatched. I am a huge Florida sports fan across the board Marlins Dolphins Heat are my favorite teams. I am also a huge Arizona Diamondbacks fan & since Nevada doesn’t have a pro team I follow the AAA Reno Aces, the Diamondbacks farm system. If you ever want to talk Diamondbacks, or Marlins you can find Nick on Twitter  @DonkeyPuncher74.

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