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Diamondback News

Preview: Brewers at Diamondbacks - Arizona looks to avenge a series loss when it hosts Milwaukee and Chase Field fan favorite Craig Counsell in a weekend series.


Robbie Ray Is the Newest Strikeout Madman - It’s still sort of hard to fathom how quickly the league-wide strikeout spike snuck up on us. And after a one-year plateau between 2014 and 2015, they’re back on the rise again. On the one hand, a statement like, “Present-day Robbie Ray would’ve been baseball’s strikeout leader as recently as 2010” speaks volumes toward the current state of baseball and how much has changed just in the last five years.

Gotta catch ’em all: Arizona Diamondbacks to host ‘Pokemon Go’ event - The names Charizard, Squirtle and Pikachu will be flying around Chase Field this weekend, but they will not have anything to do with some new baseball players being recalled from the minors. (I would imagine they’ll have some silly Pokemon graphic versions of the players on the big screen too.)

Arizona Diamondbacks – staying competitive down the stretch - Given the reality of this season, it is difficult to feel good about the Arizona Diamondbacks. Despite injuries to key personnel, this is still a team which grossly underachieved, and left manager Chip Hale to cloud and mask the inevitable.

Zack Greinke feels ‘strong’ in Triple-A rehab start - Right-hander Zack Greinke gave up five runs in five innings of a rehab assignment for Triple-A Reno on Wednesday night in what is expected to be his final minor league start before a return to the Diamondbacks rotation next week in New York.

Johnson, MacLeod to be inducted into Arizona Sports Hall of Fame - The Arizona Sports and Entertainment Commission (ASEC) announced its 2016 class for induction into the Arizona Sports Hall of Fame Thursday, which includes local racecar and driving school legend Bob Bondurant, Baseball Hall of Famer and Diamondbacks great Randy Johnson, former Phoenix Suns head coach John MacLeod, former Grand Canyon State Games executive director Erik Widmark, former Arizona Cardinals safety Adrian Wilson and high school basketball coaching legend Royce Youree.

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