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Randall Delgado was good in his first seven starts for the Diamondbacks this season. On Friday he was pretty close to perfect demonstrating what good stuff and better command can do.
Delgado gave up three hits in a walk in his first career shutout and the D-backs let him enjoy it along the way by building a seven-run lead in the first four innings before taking a 10-0 victory over the Padres at Chase Field.
It was their most complete game of the season -- 17 hits sparking defense and a dominant Delgado and the crowd was on its feet and cheering as Delgado got through the ninth.
"I'm so happy right now" said Delgado who had already heard from family and friends minutes after the game.
Delgado was the runner-up in the competition for the fifth spot in the starting rotation this spring and he returned a new man when injuries and a suspension created an opening in mid-June.
Pitching coach Mike Parrott and roving pitching coordinator Mel Stottlemyre Jr. tweaked Delgad...
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Maybe, finally, this team has found it. It’s seemed several times this week that the Diamondbacks may be headed toward a breakthrough and it was obvious that something went right in a convincing 10-0 win over San Diego Friday night. They looked phenomenal on both sides of the ball with no individual performance stronger than Randall Delgado’s complete game shutout, the first of his career.
PHOENIX (AP) -- Randall Delgado tossed a three-hitter for his first career shutout, Cody Ross homered and drove in two runs and the Diamondbacks pounded out 17 hits in a 10-0 rout of the Padres on Friday night.
Arizona roughed up Eric Stults (8-9) with six runs the first three innings and had seven extra-base hits to win for the sixth time in nine home games.
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PHOENIX -- Wil Nieves could not get on the field in June, going 25 days between starts in one stretch.
Things have been a little different recently, with Nieves making his fourth straight start Friday while the Diamondbacks remained cautious with Miguel Montero's sore lower back.
Nieves, the D-backs' backup catcher, has handled the ins and outs this season with the professionalism...
Randall Delgado tried almost too hard to make Arizona's rotation in spring training, tossing out mechanics as he overthrew.
A stint in the minors did wonders for the young right-hander, giving him the strike-throwing foundation that's allowed him to pitch so well since being called up.
Pounding the strike zone with his fastball and getting San Diego's hitters to chase...
Just as the starting rotation is almost back to being a strength of the Diamondbacks, they’ll get even more help with the returns of Brandon McCarthy and Trevor Cahill soon. McCarthy pitched in a rehab start for Triple-A Reno Friday night, lasting six innings and allowing two earned runs on six hits and a walk. He struck out three and threw 85 pitches, including 62 strikes.
PHOENIX -- Wade Miley bruised Thursday, but he did not break.
Miley treated the hard liner off his right knee in the second inning like a mosquito bite, shrugging off the Cubs the same way in a 3-1 victory at Chase Field fueled by Aaron Hill's home run, double and two RBIs.
Miley won for the third time in his past four starts while continuing a strong run that can be traced...
Solid starting pitching and an improved offense have the Diamondbacks just a half-game off the NL West lead. They could take over that spot with some help and another victory over the division's worst team.
Rookie Tyler Skaggs gets the ball Saturday night when the D-backs go for their third straight series win at home against the Padres.
With Randall Delgado throwing a three...
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