Tag: Arizona Diamondbacks

Baseball: Drabek looking for return to glory with Goldschmidt

On Monday, the Arizona Diamondbacks signed former first-round pick and right-handed pitcher Kyle Drabek to a minor league contract. That news didn’t stop any presses, nor did it shake up the baseball world–nor should it have. But it was pretty cool nonetheless.

The move potentially reunited two high school teammates who played on a state championship team and many publications also crowned them the 2006 national high school champions. click here for complete story

Baseball: The Woodlands was quite the launching pad for Paul Goldschmidt

Arizona Diamondbacks first baseman Paul Goldschmidt, formerly of The Woodlands, is a leading candidate for MVP honors in his fifth season in the major leagues.
Arizona Diamondbacks first baseman Paul Goldschmidt, formerly of The Woodlands, is a leading candidate for MVP honors in his fifth season in the major leagues.

He cuts an imposing figure at the plate, and his swing is compact, powerful. Very little wasted energy.

That’s Paul Goldschmidt in a nutshell. The personable guy they call ‘Goldy,’ in Montgomery County, Houston and all the way over to Phoenix.

And that’s what Houston Astros fans are seeing this weekend at Minute Maid Park, as the AL West-leading Astros play host to Goldschmidt and the Diamondbacks.

They’re seeing one of the premier players of his generation, and one of the guys who made The Woodlands’ 2006 state champion squad stand the test of time. click here for complete story

Baseball: The Woodlands grad Goldschmidt returns for Diamondbacks

Arizona Diamondbacks’ Paul Goldschmidt, a graduate of The Woodlands, heads to first after walking against the Colorado Rockies Wednesday in Scottsdale, Ariz.
Arizona Diamondbacks’ Paul Goldschmidt, a graduate of The Woodlands, heads to first after walking against the Colorado Rockies Wednesday in Scottsdale, Ariz.

Paul Goldschmidt walked and struck out in his first major league action since a broken hand cut short his 2014 season, and the Arizona Diamondbacks beat the Colorado Rockies 6-2 Wednesday. click here for complete story

Baseball: WHS grad Goldschmidt has fractured left hand, goes on DL

The Arizona Diamondbacks’ dismal season got worse Saturday with the news that All-Star first baseman Paul Goldschmidt has a fractured left hand.

Arizona Diamondbacks first baseman Paul Goldschmidt shows first base coach Dave McKay where he was hit by a pitch during the ninth inning of Friday’s game against the Pittsburgh Pirates in Phoenix
Arizona Diamondbacks first baseman Paul Goldschmidt shows first base coach Dave McKay where he was hit by a pitch during the ninth inning of Friday’s game against the Pittsburgh Pirates in Phoenix

Goldschmidt, runner-up in National League MVP voting last season, was hurt when he was hit above his ring finger by a pitch from Ernesto Frieri in the ninth inning of Friday night’s 9-4 loss to the Pittsburgh Pirates. The Diamondbacks have placed Goldschmidt on the 15-day disabled list and there was no word before Saturday’s game on how long he is expected to be sidelined.

“I was holding out hope. Wasn’t trying to think about it being broken,” said Goldschmidt, who stayed in the game after being hit and advanced to second base before the final out was made.

A 2006 graduate of The Woodlands High School, Goldschmidt was to be examined further on Saturday after getting X-rays late Friday. He broke a bone in his left hand, the hamate, while in college and had it removed but had not had any other injuries of that sort since. click here for complete story