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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.


August 14th, 2012

Codey Harrison – The season is over 100 games deep, but it’s never to late for mid-season award winners. This week we will be featuring NL Awards from Comeback player, all the way to the NL MVP. Although last year showed the sports writers who vote on these awards use factors that well, frankly should not be used. Example was the NL MVP as voters picked Ryan Braun over Matt Kemp just because the Dodgers weren’t in playoff contention. Although in our award winners below, we don’t factor in team’s success into any of the player awards. (All stats are up to date as of 8/13/2012)

Comeback Player of the Year: Buster Posey – San Francisco Giants – After missing most of the 2011 season with a broken leg which ultimately cost the defending champ Giants any chance of repeating as World Series Champions. San Francisco Giants superstar catcher Buster Posey is back and better than ever for the 2012 Giants. Posey is batting a robust .332, with a .406 OBP, and a .547 SLG%, to go along with 23 doubles, and 19 home runs, all this while playing a gold glove quality season at catcher.

Honorable Mentions: Jason Kubel Arizona Diamondbacks, Adam Laroche Washington Nationals.

Manager of the Year: Clint Hurdle Pittsburgh Pirates – Clint Hurdle has the Pirates set to break the 20 year losing season stretch, but even more important he has the Pirates in line to make the playoffs. Hurdle who was the former Rockies manager is the clear front-runner as long as the Pirates find a way to finish the season strong.

Honorable Mentions: Dusty Baker Cincinnati Reds, Davey Johnson Washington Nationals.

Rookie of the Year: Wade Miley Arizona Diamondbacks – What a unbelievable story Wade Miley is. Miley was expected to start the season in AAA Reno, but an injury to veteran Takashi Saito lead Miley to make the team as the teams long man in the bullpen. After watching Josh Collmenter struggle early in the season, Wade Miley was given a chance to start and has yet to look back. After posting numerous impressive starts Miley finally proved himself so much that he made the NL All-star team as the Diamondbacks representative. Most MLB writers feel that Miley is the leader at this point in the season with his 12-8 record, and 3.02 ERA.

Honorable Mentions: Bryce Harper Washington Nationals, Todd Frazier Cincinnati Reds.

Reliever of the Year: Craig Kimbrel Atlanta Braves/ Aroldis Chapman – This award is a anyone’s guess, Craig Kimbrel, Aroldis Chapman, or Aroldis Chapman, Craig Kimbrel. So far Kimbrel has 75 strikeouts in 43 innings, with 31 saves, and a 1.26 ERA. While Reds closer Aroldis Chapman who has an amazing 106 strikeouts in 57 innings, with 28 saves, and a 1.28 ERA. It’s hard to choose either Superstar closer, as both are Cy Young candidates as well.

Cy Young: R.A. Dickey New York Mets – The great story of R.A. Dickey continues, as the Mets Ace continues to produce. Dickey who is currently tied for the MLB lead in wins with 15, also boasts a 2.72 ERA, with 166 strikeouts in 162 1/3 innings. However the Mets have fallen off the cliff since the All-star break.

Honorable Mentions: Johny Cueto Cincinnati Reds, Stephen Strasburg Washington Nationals, Aroldis Chapman Cincinnati Reds, Craig Kimbrel Atlanta Braves.

MVP:  Andrew McCutchen Pittsburgh Pirates – Sure Andrew McCutchen was a 1st round pick in the 2005 draft, but not too many scouts could have seen McCutchen being the MVP caliber player he has been in 2012. McCutchen is putting up numbers out of this world, .362 AVG, .422 OBP, .607 SLG%, with 23 Home runs, and 71 RBI. At this point McCutchen is the clear front-runner for NL MVP, and the award is Andrew McCutchens to lose at this point.

Honorable Mentions: Joey Votto Cincinnati Reds, Matt Holliday St. Louis Cardinals, Buster Posey San Francisco Giants.

Today’s article was prepared by Codey Harrison, MiLB Prospects Analyst. We would like your feedback, so please feel free to comment on the article below, and share in discussion with our readers. You can also follow Codey on Twitter (@ProspectsMLB)

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