Latest Josh VanMeter News

D-backs do soul searching after dreadful 110-loss season

Oct. 04, 2021 14:47 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — There's no getting around the fact the Arizona Diamondbacks were a bad baseball team in 2021. Very bad. Nearly historically bad. The worst part is they thought they were going to be pretty good. In MLB's current era, teams often tear...

VanMeter hits game-winning homer, D-backs beat Rockies 5-4

Oct. 03, 2021 19:18 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona's 2021 baseball season was a stunner for a lot of the wrong reasons. Josh VanMeter's game-winning homer on Sunday provided the Diamondbacks with a rare happy surprise. VanMeter's solo shot with two outs in the bottom of the...

Giants earn 103rd win to tie third-most wins in team history

Sep. 29, 2021 02:07 AM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The San Francisco Giants keep finding ways to win key games as more players go down injured, still chasing a coveted NL West crown. Wilmer Flores hit a go-ahead, bases-loaded single in San Francisco's four-run sixth inning, Brandon Crawford added an...

Dodgers beat Diamondbacks 4-2, keep pace in NL West race

Sep. 25, 2021 01:12 AM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Tony Gonsolin's second pitch of the game was smoked by Arizona's Josh Rojas before Los Angeles left fielder A.J. Pollock robbed a potential extra-base hit, leaping at the warning track to snag the line drive. Gonsolin raised his arms in the air, then...

Kelly, lowly D-Backs rally past NL East-leading Braves 6-4

Sep. 23, 2021 23:00 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Carson Kelly hit a tying three-run homer in a five-run seventh inning, Daulton Varsho followed with a go-ahead double and the last-place Arizona Diamondbacks beat the NL East-leading Atlanta Braves 6-4 Thursday. Seeking its fourth straight division title,...

Braves power to 6-1 win over D-backs, maintain NL East lead

Sep. 22, 2021 01:25 AM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Austin Riley wasn't sure he belonged in the big leagues back in 2019. These days, he's one of the best in the business. Riley launched his 30th homer of the season, Ozzie Albies added another two-run shot and the Atlanta Braves held their NL East lead by...

Diamondbacks lose 100th of season, fall 4-3 to Astros

Sep. 18, 2021 01:13 AM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — Chas McCormick was hit by a pitch with the bases loaded to drive in the winning run in the 10th inning as the Houston Astros sent the Arizona Diamondbacks to their 100th loss with a 4-3 win on Friday night. Houston tied it in 10th with an RBI bloop single...

Diamondbacks pound Darvish with 6-run 3rd, beat Padres 8-3

Sep. 01, 2021 20:32 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — After 3 1/2 long months, Luke Weaver was very glad to be back on the mound. And even on the base paths. “I was battling a little of that nervous energy this morning,” the Arizona right-hander said after he pitched six innings in the Diamondbacks’...

Smith, Kelly homers help Arizona thwart Pirates sweep bid

Aug. 25, 2021 23:30 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Carson Kelly and Pavin Smith hit solo home runs as the Arizona Diamondbacks came back against the Pirates’ bullpen for a 5-2 victory on Wednesday night. Kelly’s homer came in the seventh against Pittsburgh reliever Anthony Banda (2-1) to give the...

Varsho homers, Diamondbacks beat Rockies, 8-4

Aug. 22, 2021 20:56 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — Daulton Varsho hit a three-run homer and finished a single short of hitting for the cycle to lead the Arizona Diamondbacks over the Colorado Rockies 8-4 on Sunday for a rare win at Coors Field. Taylor Widener (2-1) tossed five innings of one-hit ball to...