Player News - Diamondbacks

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Paul Goldschmidt went 0-for-4 with three strikeouts in Saturday's loss to the A's.

Goldschmidt's been surprisingly quiet with the bat this season and Saturday's game continued that trend. Overall, the usually-dependable slugger is slashing just .201/.319/.380 with six home runs and 16 RBI in 51 games played this year. The numbers are discouraging, but Goldschmidt is a far better hitter than what he's shown this season and even if he can't quite get his numbers back to what we're accustomed to seeing -- and there's still plenty of runway to land that statistical plane -- he is a prime buy-low candidate for fantasy purposes.
May 26 - 6:56 PM

David Peralta went 1-for-4 in Saturday's loss to the A's.

The Diamondbacks managed just a pair of singles off a dominant Daniel Mengden in this one. Peralta had a knock, Socrates Brito had a knock and that was it in terms of the team's offensive action on the afternoon. That single by Peralta actually extended a hitting streak to six games. So there was that. Otherwise, nothing to write home about for the road team. On the whole, the outfielder is slashing .268/.340/.436 with seven home runs and 21 RBI across 179 at-bats this season.
May 26 - 6:49 PM

Clay Buchholz allowed just one run on two hits over six innings in Saturday's tough-luck defeat at the hands of the A's.

Buchholz was sharp -- if relatively toothless -- in this one, striking out a modest three without issuing a walk. He was stuck with the loss nonetheless, as a solo home run by Matt Joyce in the first inning was all the fuel opposing starter Daniel Mengden needed. This was the veteran right-hander's second major league start of the year. He's surrendered just two runs on four hits across 11 frames of work in his two outings to date, with a 5/1 K/BB ratio in that space. He'll next take the mound in a home date with the Marlins as he tries to continue his surprise renaissance. Even if he's able to reestablish himself as a usable major league pitcher, though, he does not strike out enough batters to offer any true fantasy intrigue.
May 26 - 6:33 PM

Patrick Corbin pitched seven innings of one-run ball to defeat the A's on Friday.

It's his first win since April 22, though that's hardly his fault. Corbin's velocity remained down for the fifth straight start, as he averaged 90 mph tonight and topped out at 92 mph, but it didn't stop him from quieting Oakland's bats. There's still very good reason for concern about his velocity issues, even if he's not supposed to be hurt. He'll get the Reds next time out.
May 26 - 1:01 AM

Nick Ahmed had a two-run homer and an RBI single against the A's in Friday's win.

Ahmed was hitting second tonight even though he was all of the way down to .204/.261/.388 for the year. With the homer, he drove in his first run since May 14 and scored his first run since May 9.
May 26 - 12:55 AM

Paul Goldschmidt went 2-for-5 with a two-run triple versus the Athletics on Friday.

The triple was a gift from left fielder Chad Pinder, but he'll certainly take it. Incredibly, it gave his first multi-RBI game since April 14; he had five RBI in his previous 35 games.
May 26 - 12:52 AM

Shelby Miller's (elbow) next start could come on an official rehab assignment.

Miller made his third extended spring training start Wednesday, allowing one run over five innings and saying afterward that his arm felt "great." The right-hander said that he hasn't been told yet where he'll make his next start, but he's "assuming it might be at an affiliate." If Miller does indeed begin a rehab assignment early next week, that would potentially put him in line to rejoin the Diamondbacks in late June.
May 25 - 10:00 AM

Paul Goldschmidt launched his sixth homer Wednesday in the Diamondbacks’ loss to the Brewers.

Goldschmidt pounded a 387-foot moon shot off Brent Suter to tie the game at one in the second inning. John Ryan Murphy followed with another home run to give Arizona a 2-1 advantage, though that lead would prove to be short-lived as the D’Backs wound up losing 9-2. A consensus top-ten pick in all fantasy formats heading into the year, Goldschmidt has been a massive disappointment, hitting just .200 while leading the National League with 65 strikeouts. There’s plenty of time for Goldschmidt to turn his season around, but he’s got some serious work to do.
May 23 - 5:17 PM

Zack Godley got rocked for seven hits and eight runs (six earned) in just 3 1/3 innings Wednesday in the Diamondbacks’ loss to Milwaukee.

Godley walked six and struck out three while throwing 50 of his 88 pitches for strikes. Arizona actually held a 2-1 lead going into the fourth inning but that’s when the wheels fell off for Godley, who yielded four hits, two walks and seven runs in the frame before finally getting the hook from manager Torey Lovullo. One of those hits included a three-run homer by Travis Shaw. The right-hander is now 0-3 with a 5.27 ERA in five starts this month. He’ll look to bounce back Tuesday at home against Cincinnati. The reeling D’Backs have now lost 13 of their last 14 including seven straight.
May 23 - 5:15 PM

Jake Lamb is out of the Diamondbacks' starting lineup on Wednesday against the Brewers.

Lamb just returned last Friday from an AC sprain in his left shoulder, so he'll take a breather for Wednesday afternoon's series finale at Miller Park. Deven Marrero is starting at third base and batting eighth versus Brewers right-hander Brent Suter.
May 23 - 10:51 AM

Paul Goldschmidt's miserable season continued on Tuesday, going 0-for-3 with three strikeouts as the Diamondbacks were shut out by the Brewers.

He drew a walk in his first at-bat before going down on strikes against three different Brewers hurlers -- Jhoulys Chacin, Matt Albers and Corey Knebel. With his hitless night, Goldschmidt is now hitting under the Mendoza line, slashing an unthinkable .198/.320/.355 with five homers, 13 RBI, two stolen bases and a 64/28 K/BB ratio in 203 plate appearances. Even Goldschmidt's staunchest supporters are slowly losing faith with the 30-year-old slugger.
May 22 - 11:12 PM

Matt Koch pitched well in a losing effort against the Brewers on Tuesday, allowing one run on three hits over his 5 1/3 frames.

Koch punched out five and walked three on the night. The only blemish on his evening came on a sacrifice fly off the bat of Domingo Santana in the sixth inning. Now 2-3 on the season, Koch will carry a 3.77 ERA, 1.14 WHIP and 25/12 K/BB ratio into Sunday's start against the Athletics in Oakland.
May 22 - 11:12 PM

Diamondbacks recalled OF Socrates Brito from Triple-A Reno.

Brito will give the Diamondbacks much-needed outfield depth with A.J. Pollock (thumb) and Steven Souza (pectoral) both sidelined. Brito could see regular playing time for a stretch, but his profile doesn't equate to much fantasy upside.
May 22 - 4:20 PM

Diamondbacks placed OF Steven Souza on the 10-day disabled list with a right pectoral strain.

It's the same injury that cost Souza the first five weeks of the season, and this could very well be another extended absence. Key injuries continue to pile up for the Diamondbacks, who have recalled outfielder Socrates Brito in a corresponding 25-man roster move.
May 22 - 4:19 PM

Diamondbacks RHP prospect Jon Duplantier hurled six shutout innings on Monday for Double-A Jackson.

Duplantier allowed just two hits, and he walked two while fanning six for the Generals. He's held hitters to just a .606 OPS in the 2018 season, and he now has 37 strikeouts on the 2018 season in just 30 1/3 innings. There are still durability concerns, but Duplantier has a chance to be fantasy relevant as either a starter or a reliever. Hopefully it's as a former.
May 22 - 11:29 AM


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