Diamondbacks ask Rockies not to honor Todd Helton in weekend series

Jennifer Stewart-US PRESSWIRE

The D-Backs just want to play the game the right way, guys.

The Arizona Diamondbacks, perhaps still fuming from their division-conceding loss to the Los Angeles Dodgers on Thursday, have asked the Colorado Rockies not to honor retiring veteran Todd Helton during the teams' weekend series at Coors Field.

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Arizona feels it is totally within its right to make such a request, just as it was right to tell the Dodgers they couldn't celebrate their division title after a 7-6 victory at Chase Field in Phoenix.

"We're here to play gritty, gutty baseball, not to celebrate the accomplishments of a player or team," said a D-Backs spokesperson while trimming his or her beard.

"Frankly, I'm tired of people making a mockery of our game," the spokesperson added.

When asked for his comment on the situation, D-Backs infielder Willie Bloomquist simply mumbled something about "class," although his exact words were unclear.


Willie Bloomquist

#18 / First Base / Arizona Diamondbacks

5-11

190

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R

Nov 27, 1977


GRIT CLUBHOUSINESS ABILITY TO PLAY BIG-LEAGUE BASEBALL
2013 - Willie Bloomquist 80 80 35


So far, there has been no word on whether or not the Rockies will abide by Arizona's request.

Oh, and this article is totally serious. Totally. Just ask AZ Snakepit (please don't).

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Probable pitchers

Game 1: Friday, Sept. 20 at 6:10 p.m. MT (ROOT Sports)

Randall Delgado (5-6, 3.98 ERA) vs. Jhoulys Chacin (13-9, 3.22)

Game 2: Saturday, Sept. 21 at 6:10 p.m. MT (ROOT Sports)

Trevor Cahill (7-10, 4.12) vs. Jorge De La Rosa (16-6, 3.49)

Game 3: Sunday, Sept. 22 at 2:10 p.m. MT (ROOT Sports)

Patrick Corbin (14-7, 3.17) vs. Juan Nicasio (8-8, 4.98)

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Batting

G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB K SB CS AVG OBP SLG
Willie Bloomquist 40 119 12 40 5 0 0 13 7 7 0 2 .336 .380 .378
Paul Goldschmidt 150 562 98 171 33 3 34 119 96 136 15 7 .304 .406 .555
Aaron Hill 81 302 42 90 21 1 11 41 28 46 1 4 .298 .366 .483
Wil Nieves 68 188 16 56 10 0 1 22 7 32 0 0 .298 .318 .367
Tony Campana 22 41 9 12 0 1 0 0 8 12 8 2 .293 .408 .341
Eric Chavez 76 225 28 64 14 2 9 44 19 45 1 0 .284 .336 .484
Martin Prado 146 575 68 161 34 2 13 78 43 51 3 5 .280 .329 .414
Cody Ross 94 317 33 88 17 1 8 38 25 50 3 2 .278 .331 .413
Gerardo Parra 146 563 74 149 38 4 10 45 47 95 10 10 .265 .323 .400
A.J. Pollock 129 418 60 109 26 4 7 34 30 79 12 3 .261 .311 .392
Adam Eaton 57 211 37 55 10 3 3 19 16 37 4 2 .261 .328 .379
Didi Gregorius 99 347 46 89 16 2 7 26 31 63 0 2 .256 .327 .375
Chris Owings 12 28 2 7 0 0 0 2 6 6 2 0 .250 .382 .250
Miguel Montero 110 393 41 94 14 0 11 42 48 104 0 0 .239 .325 .359
Cliff Pennington 91 261 25 62 12 1 1 18 26 53 2 0 .238 .308 .303
Matt Davidson 24 52 5 12 3 0 1 4 8 16 0 1 .231 .344 .346
Jason Kubel 89 241 21 53 8 1 5 32 24 82 0 1 .220 .288 .324
Tuffy Gosewisch 11 34 1 7 2 0 0 2 0 5 0 0 .206 .200 .265
Josh Wilson 30 60 9 12 1 1 1 4 5 17 0 0 .200 .262 .300
Tyler Skaggs 7 10 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 5 0 0 .200 .200 .200
Alfredo Marte 22 43 4 8 3 0 0 4 4 12 0 0 .186 .271 .256
Randall Delgado 19 28 2 5 0 0 0 0 1 12 0 0 .179 .207 .179
Eric Hinske 52 52 2 9 3 0 1 6 6 17 0 0 .173 .259 .288
Wade Miley 32 56 2 8 3 0 1 8 1 15 0 0 .143 .158 .250
Ian Kennedy 22 37 0 5 2 0 0 1 2 19 0 0 .135 .179 .189
Patrick Corbin 31 63 7 8 4 0 0 3 2 23 0 0 .127 .154 .190
Josh Collmenter 45 11 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 5 0 0 .091 .167 .091
Trevor Cahill 24 45 2 4 1 1 0 5 0 18 0 0 .089 .089 .156
Brandon McCarthy 20 33 0 1 0 0 0 0 3 11 0 0 .030 .111 .030
Brad Ziegler 74 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
David Holmberg 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .000 .000 .000
Chaz Roe 17 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .000 .000 .000
Eury De La Rosa 17 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
Matt Langwell 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
Zeke Spruill 6 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .000 .000 .000
J.J. Putz 36 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
Joe Thatcher 20 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
Tony Sipp 54 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
Heath Bell 66 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
Matt Reynolds 30 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
David Hernandez 57 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
Will Harris 56 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
Charles Brewer 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
Joe Paterson 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000

Pitching

W-L G GS CG SHO SV BS IP H R ER HR BB K ERA WHIP
Matt Reynolds 0-2 30 0 0 0 2 1 27.1 25 7 6 2 5 23 1.98 1.10
Brad Ziegler 8-1 74 0 0 0 11 2 69.2 58 20 18 3 21 39 2.33 1.13
J.J. Putz 3-1 36 0 0 0 6 5 30.2 22 8 8 4 16 32 2.35 1.24
Josh Collmenter 4-4 45 0 0 0 0 1 88.0 72 29 27 8 31 82 2.76 1.17
Charles Brewer 0-0 4 0 0 0 0 0 6.0 8 2 2 0 2 5 3.00 1.67
Will Harris 3-1 56 0 0 0 0 1 48.1 49 17 17 3 14 49 3.17 1.30
Patrick Corbin 14-7 31 30 3 0 0 0 199.0 173 72 70 18 50 168 3.17 1.12
Chaz Roe 1-0 17 0 0 0 0 2 18.1 15 7 7 2 12 20 3.44 1.47
Matt Langwell 0-0 4 0 0 0 0 0 5.0 3 2 2 0 2 3 3.60 1.00
Wade Miley 10-10 32 31 0 0 0 0 189.2 189 86 79 21 64 138 3.75 1.33
Joe Paterson 0-0 2 0 0 0 0 0 2.1 2 1 1 0 0 2 3.86 .86
Tony Sipp 3-1 54 0 0 0 0 2 36.2 31 18 16 4 21 41 3.93 1.42
Randall Delgado 5-6 19 17 1 1 0 0 106.1 106 51 47 21 21 75 3.98 1.19
Trevor Cahill 7-10 24 23 0 0 0 0 135.1 131 66 62 13 60 94 4.12 1.41
Heath Bell 5-2 66 0 0 0 15 7 62.0 72 30 30 12 15 69 4.35 1.40
Brandon McCarthy 5-9 20 20 2 1 0 0 122.0 148 65 62 11 19 73 4.57 1.37
Eury De La Rosa 0-1 17 0 0 0 0 0 13.2 9 8 7 4 4 16 4.61 .95
David Hernandez 4-6 57 0 0 0 2 5 57.1 46 31 30 10 22 58 4.71 1.19
Tyler Skaggs 2-3 7 7 0 0 0 0 38.2 38 23 22 7 15 36 5.12 1.37
Ian Kennedy 3-8 22 21 0 0 0 0 124.0 128 79 72 18 48 108 5.23 1.42
Zeke Spruill 0-2 6 2 0 0 0 0 11.1 17 11 7 3 5 9 5.56 1.94
Joe Thatcher 0-1 20 0 0 0 0 2 8.2 12 7 7 1 6 6 7.27 2.08
David Holmberg 0-0 1 1 0 0 0 0 3.2 6 3 3 0 3 0 7.36 2.45


Arizona Diamondbacks Injuries

15-Day

Player Injury Type Injury Date
Cody Ross hip 08/11/2013

60 Day DL / Out for the season

Player Injury Type Injury Date
Matt Reynolds elbow 06/09/2013
Daniel Hudson elbow 02/17/2013

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