Jack Sommers

Jack Sommers

Jack Sommers is the Publisher for FanNation Inside the Diamondbacks, part of the Sports Illustrated network. Formerly a baseball operations department analyst for the D-backs, Jack also covered the team as a credentialed beat writer for SB Nation and has written for MLB.com and The  Associated Press. Follow Jack on Twitter @shoewizard59

Jul 21, 2024; Kansas City, Missouri, USA; Kansas City Royals shortstop Bobby Witt Jr. (7) slides into third base against the Chicago White Sox in the eight inning at Kauffman Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports
Arizona Diamondbacks News

Diamondbacks Head to Kansas City to Face Bobby Witt Jr. and the Royals

Another big challenge for the D-backs as the Royals are a tough team to face in Kauffman stadium and have a good pitching staff.

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Jul 21, 2024; Chicago, Illinois, USA;  Arizona Diamondbacks pitcher Brandon Pfaadt (32) pitches against the Chicago Cubs during the first inning at Wrigley Field. Mandatory Credit: Matt Marton-USA TODAY Sports
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D-backs Bullpen Spoils Pfaadts Gem, Lose 2-1 in Extras to Cubs

Justin Martinez blew a 9th inning save attempt and the Cubs scored in the bottom of the 10th to walk it off

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Jul 6, 2024; San Diego, California, USA; Arizona Diamondbacks starting pitcher Brandon Pfaadt (32) pitches against the San Diego Padres during the first inning at Petco Park. Mandatory Credit: Orlando Ramirez-USA TODAY Sports
Arizona Diamondbacks Game Day

Diamondbacks go for Sweep Vs. Cubs Behind Brandon Pfaadt

A pitcher's duel could be on tap at Wrigley field when Pfaadt faces Shota Imanaga

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Jul 20, 2024; Chicago, Illinois, USA; Arizona Diamondbacks outfielder Corbin Carroll (7) celebrates with teammates in the dugout after hitting a two-run home run against the Chicago Cubs during the fifth inning at Wrigley Field. Mandatory Credit: Kamil Krzaczynski-USA TODAY Sports
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Zac Gallen and the Bullpen Shut Out the Cubs in 3-0 Diamondbacks Win

Zac Gallen threw five scoreless innings and the bullpen threw four more to complete a team shutout, beating the Cubs at Wrigley Field 3-0. Corbin Carroll hit a

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Jul 16, 2024; Arlington, Texas, USA; American League pitcher Garrett Crochet of the Chicago White Sox (45) pitches in the fourth inning during the 2024 MLB All-Star game at Globe Life Field. Mandatory Credit: Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports
Arizona Diamondbacks Analysis

D-backs Left-Hand Reliever Targets With More Than One Year of Control

Following up our previous article on "rental" relievers, we take a look at pitchers that don't hit free agency until 2025 or later.

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May 25, 2024; Phoenix, Arizona, USA; Arizona Diamondbacks pitcher Jordan Montgomery (52) pitches against the Miami Marlins during the first inning at Chase Field. Mandatory Credit: Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports
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Diamondbacks Rotation Projection and Upcoming Roster Decisions

We take a look at how the return of Jordan Montgomery impacts the rotation and what happens when Eduardo Rodriguez and Merrill Kelly come back.

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Jul 19, 2024; Chicago, Illinois, USA; Arizona Diamondbacks starting pitcher Ryne Nelson (19) delivers a pitch against the Chicago Cubs during the first inning at Wrigley Field. Mandatory Credit: Kamil Krzaczynski-USA TODAY Sports
Arizona Diamondbacks Game Day

Ryne Nelson Notches Career High 9 Ks, D-backs Beat Cubs 5-2

The right-hander continued his excellent run of pitching and the offense and bullpen made it stand up despite some tense moments.

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Jul 11, 2024; Baltimore, Maryland, USA;  Chicago Cubs pitcher Justin Steele (35) throws a first inning pitch against the Baltimore Orioles at Oriole Park at Camden Yards. Mandatory Credit: Tommy Gilligan-USA TODAY Sports
Arizona Diamondbacks Game Day

Can the Diamondbacks Get to Cubs Ace Justin Steele Today?

The second half kicks off with a very tough pitching matchup for the D-backs

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Sep 7, 2023; Chicago, Illinois, USA; Arizona Diamondbacks starting pitcher Ryne Nelson (19) delivers a pitch against the Chicago Cubs during the first inning at Wrigley Field. Mandatory Credit: Kamil Krzaczynski-USA TODAY Sports
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Diamondbacks and Cubs Series Preview and Pitching Matchups

Arizona and Chicago face off in a crucial three-game weekend series that has large Wild Card implications for both teams.

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Jul 16, 2024; Arlington, Texas, USA; National League pitcher Tanner Scott of the Miami Marlins (66) pitches in the eight inning during the 2024 MLB All-Star game at Globe Life Field. Mandatory Credit: Tim Heitman-USA TODAY Sports
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Reviewing the Left-Hand Reliever Market for the Diamondbacks

An often overlooked area of need is one the D-backs could look to address prior to the July 30th trade deadline

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Jun 11, 2024; Phoenix, Arizona, USA; Arizona Diamondbacks pitcher Jordan Montgomery (52) pitches against the Los Angeles Angels during the fifth inning at Chase Field. Mandatory Credit: Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports
Arizona Diamondbacks Analysis

What are the Keys to the Diamondbacks' Trade Deadline Decisions?

Position in the standings, playoff odds, and the state of their starting rotation all loom large as the July 30th trade deadline approaches.

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Jul 14, 2024; Phoenix, Arizona, USA; Arizona Diamondbacks second base Ketel Marte (4) runs the bases after hitting a grand slam home run against the Toronto Blue Jays during the fifth inning at Chase Field. Mandatory Credit: Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports
Arizona Diamondbacks Analysis

Has Ketel Marte Been More Valuable than Shohei Ohtani?

The Diamondbacks All Star second baseman is having an MVP caliber season. We dive into the question of whether he's been more valuable than the Dodgers' Designated Hitter.

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