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If you have been a baseball fan for any length of time, chances are you have heard this saying before: Hitting a baseball is the hardest thing to do in sports. There is some truth there. When I showed up at the batting cages for my first — and last — year of high school baseball, my coaches set the…...

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The Diamondbacks finished the first half of the season on a high note Tuesday with a 6-2 win over the Giants. After 81 games, they are 37-44 and on pace for 74 wins (just one shy of the 75-win prediction I made back in April.) After finishing with 52 wins last year, a 22-game improvement would be a big lift for the franchise. Unsurprisingly, manager Torey Lovullo stressed the need for his players to stay focused on what’s in front of them and continue to improve. “I don’t want these guys to get complacent and say we’ve had a first half that we’re satisfied with,” Lovullo said before Tuesday’s game. “I like excellence. I like greatness. That’s what I want…

Dallas Keuchel pitches against the Boston Red Sox.

Despite an unsightly 7.88 ERA in eight starts this season for the White Sox, it hasn’t been that long since Dallas Keuchel was an elite — or at least above-average — major-league starting pitcher.

As recently as 2020, he posted a 1.99 ERA, 1.09 WHIP and .217 batting average against, finishing fifth in Cy Young voting. And you may have some recollection of his 2015 season that saw an unknown 27-year-old win the AL Cy Young Award

After signing a minor-league deal with the Diamondbacks, Keuchel has now made his first appearance in his new organization. But it didn’t happen in the big leagues. It happened in an Arizona Complex League game, facing a group of mostly 18- to 21-year-olds from the Rockies organization. Keuchel logged five innings, allowing four runs on seven hits with a walk and four strikeouts.

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Brent Strom

The Arizona Diamondbacks officially named Brent Strom as their new pitching coach on Thursday. In his first media appearance as a member of the D-backs, Strom expressed gratitude towards the organization for this opportunity. “There was nothing that transpired with the Astros that created this move,” Strom stated. “It’s hard to explain. More of a gut feeling that my time...

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D-backs Podcast

On this episode, Jesse and Derek are joined by Astros beat writer Chandler Rome from the Houston Chronicle to discuss the D-backs making Derek’s dreams come true by hiring Houston’s pitching coach Brent Strom for Torey Lovullo’s staff.

The Arizona Diamondbacks continue to round out Torey Lovullo’s coaching staff with All-Star caliber talent. As reported by Andy McCullough on Friday, former Houston Astros pitching coach Brent Strom will be joining the D-backs. “It’s an exciting time for me,” Strom said in an interview with Mark Berman from FOX 26. “It’s a challenging job obviously. They’re much better than...

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