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Wilmer Flores reacts after being called out on a controversial check swing call to end the NLDS while the Dodgers catching beings celebrating D. Ross Cameron-USA TODAY Sports

Diamondbacks News

(Arizona Sports) Arizona Diamondbacks claim former Orioles pitcher Zack Burdi off waivers

The 26-year-old right-hander was picked in the first round of the 2016 MLB Draft by the Chicago White Sox with the 26th overall selection. He made his MLB debut in August of 2020, starting the 2021 season with the White Sox before being waived by them in August. He was then picked up by the Orioles and finished out the rest of the season with Baltimore.

(WCSC) Black Rock Coffee Bar is Moving into Arizona Diamondbacks’ Chase Field

Set to open in late March 2022, the award-winning coffee chain will be located on the main concourse at Section 110 down the first base/right field line where D-backs fans can choose from Black Rock’s full menu of premium coffee beverages that can be served iced, hot or blended. In addition, they will have access to teas, hot chocolate and Black Rock’s Fuel Energy drinks to help boost the energy in the stadium.


(USA Today) Dodgers beat rival Giants in winner-take-all Game 5 NLDS thriller to advance to NLCS

It was a 24-round heavyweight prize fight in spikes, a tape-measure finish after a six-month marathon, and by the end of the night, the Los Angeles Dodgers were the last ones standing.

The Dodgers were weary and utterly exhausted, but they hung on Thursday night to finally depose the San Francisco Giants, 2-1, in front of a frenzied sellout crowd of 42,275 at Oracle Park, for their 110th victory of the season.

(CBS Sports) Giants vs. Dodgers: Why check-swing call to end NLDS Game 5 was not reviewable

Alas, the Dodgers win was sealed in a controversial manner. With two outs and the tying run on board in the bottom of the ninth, Wilmer Flores was rung up on a questionable check-swing call by first-base umpire Gabe Morales.

(LA Times) Four takeaways from Dodgers’ 2-1 win over the Giants in Game 5 of the NLDS

Scherzer’s body might not have been used to making relief appearances, but his stuff hardly suffered. He struck out two batters. He worked around an error by Justin Turner. And when Wilmer Flores was controversially ruled to have swung for the final out, Scherzer led a crazed celebration in the middle of the field.


( Eight Things That Will Decide the Astros–Red Sox ALCS

The Astros and Red Sox are matching up for the third time in the past five postseasons. The American League Championship Series is a fascinating matchup between the No. 1–ranked offense against No. 4, two scalding-hot teams, two hitter-friendly ballparks and two franchises that were disciplined for misusing in-game technology, though the Houston scandal was far more egregious. Here is a look at some of the most important factors that will decide the series.

(Talking Chop) 2021 NLCS Preview: Braves regular season series against Dodgers was full of ups and downs

The Dodgers and Braves are no strangers in the postseason. Los Angeles eliminated Atlanta 3-1 in the NLDS in 2018. The Braves held a 3-1 advantage in last season’s NLCS but saw the Dodgers win three straight to take the series.

There isn’t a lot to takeaway from the regular season series. The Braves took two of three at Truist Park in early June and were swept in three games played at Dodger Stadium in August.