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PostPosted: Wed Mar 24, 2010 2:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

DbacksInsider: #dbacks RF Justin Upton departs game after top of 2nd inning with left ankle sprain
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Jack Magruder / FOXSportsArizona.com tonight wrote:
PHOENIX – Justin Upton is not concerned about his sprained left ankle, and the Diamondbacks do not appear bothered, either.

Upton suffered the injury when he lunged and landed on the first base bag while stretching to beat out an infield single in the second inning of the D-Backs’ 10-3 loss to the Chicago White Sox on Wednesday.

He was replaced by Cole Gillespie when the D-Backs went out for defense in the last of the second, but manager A.J. Hinch said Upton is scheduled to start Thursday.

“If he needs to have an extra day, we’ll accommodate him,” manager A.J. Hinch said. “In-season, I would have probably left him in.”

Upton said he did not realize he was injured until he took off to steal second base three pitches later. He continued to third base when the catcher’s throw went into center field, and scored on a single.

“I jammed it a little bit. I tried to go back out, but it’s not worth it. Obviously, everybody knows it is not the time to really push anything,” Upton said.

The ankle was not iced or taped when Upton met reporters.

“Pushing off, I felt it a little bit. I was one of those things where I was sore enough to come out,” Upton said. “It’s just a day-by-day thing. They’ll be working on it. Hopefully I can get back in there soon.”

The D-backs have 11 exhibition games remaining before opening the regular season April 5 against San Diego at Chase Field.

“He jammed his foot twice today, once at first and once at third. This time of the spring, we are certainly not going to take any chances,” Hinch said.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 29, 2010 4:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice little story note from Peter Gammons on J-UP that was as far as I know reported by none of the local yocals around here.

10. What made us feel the best about who we are? The way stricken Red Sox Minor League outfielder Ryan Westmoreland, one of the best prospects anywhere, has attracted the caring and legitimate encouragement of players and teams out here. On Monday, Ethier is taking off to spend time with Westmoreland, as his brother Adam Ethier is Westmoreland's physical therapist and trainer. Justin Upton visited Westmoreland. The Padres and D-backs have reached out and visited him. If you're sick of Tiger and scandal and selfishness, think about Andre and Adam Ethier, and Upton. Some people get a day off to play golf, Andre Ethier took his day off to try to help the rehab of a 20-year-old kid who a week ago was fighting for his life.

That Justin Upton is a good kid. Wink
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 29, 2010 7:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

THE SHADOW wrote:
Nice little story note from Peter Gammons on J-UP that was as far as I know reported by none of the local yocals around here.

10. What made us feel the best about who we are? The way stricken Red Sox Minor League outfielder Ryan Westmoreland, one of the best prospects anywhere, has attracted the caring and legitimate encouragement of players and teams out here. On Monday, Ethier is taking off to spend time with Westmoreland, as his brother Adam Ethier is Westmoreland's physical therapist and trainer. Justin Upton visited Westmoreland. The Padres and D-backs have reached out and visited him. If you're sick of Tiger and scandal and selfishness, think about Andre and Adam Ethier, and Upton. Some people get a day off to play golf, Andre Ethier took his day off to try to help the rehab of a 20-year-old kid who a week ago was fighting for his life.

That Justin Upton is a good kid. Wink


That's a beautiful story. I love to see J- Up caring about people.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 29, 2010 10:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

coolwater wrote:
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That Justin Upton is a good kid. Wink


That's a beautiful story. I love to see J- Up caring about people.
Thanks for posting


And although he is a member of a division rival, don't forget to give a big hand to ASU-product Andre Ethier. I had the pleasure of meeting him over the off-season; very passionate and grounded guy.

It's truly touching to see the outpouring of support for Westmoreland. Get well soon, Ryan.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 30, 2010 6:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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coolwater wrote:
THE SHADOW wrote:
That Justin Upton is a good kid. Wink


That's a beautiful story. I love to see J- Up caring about people.
Thanks for posting


And although he is a member of a division rival, don't forget to give a big hand to ASU-product Andre Ethier. I had the pleasure of meeting him over the off-season; very passionate and grounded guy.

It's truly touching to see the outpouring of support for Westmoreland. Get well soon, Ryan.


good job by both of them
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 01, 2010 3:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice read on J-UP from ESPN.

http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/preview10/columns/story?columnist=caple_jim&id=5041599
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 25, 2010 8:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Anyone heard anything about his injury?
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 25, 2010 8:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It was a contusion and he is listed day to day. (somewhere in the depths of azsnakepit)
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 26, 2010 12:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Any idea if he'll play tomorrow? Though a few days off may do him a bit of good as he's currently playing terribly.
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 26, 2010 3:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Obey wrote:
Any idea if he'll play tomorrow? Though a few days off may do him a bit of good as he's currently playing terribly.

By Steve Gilbert / MLB.com wrote:
Upton is listed as day-to-day, but said he hopes to be in the lineup on Monday when the D-backs open a three-game series against the Rockies at Coors Field.
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PostPosted: Sat May 01, 2010 6:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Upton's 673 OPS for the month of April is his worst OPS of any month since .520 in June of 2008.

He also finished last year with a pretty bad last month. .706 OPS

He's definitely due for a major tear.
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PostPosted: Sat May 01, 2010 8:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Or he has a case of contractitis Confused
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PostPosted: Sat May 01, 2010 11:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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He also finished last year with a pretty bad last month. .706 OPS


Only difference I see is his monster Spring this year, whereas last year he struggled at the plate throughout March and almost all of April.

It's true what people say, that Spring doesn't matter, but I'm positive his 2009 Spring impacted his physique. I thought, for that reason, this April might turn out much better...
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PostPosted: Sun May 02, 2010 4:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Upton's 673 OPS for the month of April is his worst OPS of any month since .520 in June of 2008.

He also finished last year with a pretty bad last month. .706 OPS

He's definitely due for a major tear.

I really haven't noticed his lack of production since we have KJ on such a tear.
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PostPosted: Sun May 02, 2010 6:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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He also finished last year with a pretty bad last month. .706 OPS


Only difference I see is his monster Spring this year, whereas last year he struggled at the plate throughout March and almost all of April.

It's true what people say, that Spring doesn't matter, but I'm positive his 2009 Spring impacted his physique. I thought, for that reason, this April might turn out much better...


No....spring numbers really are irrelevant. Believe it.
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No....spring numbers really are irrelevant. Believe it.


The numbers in themselves are, no doubt. He seemed to be mentally affected by his lack of production prior to the 09 season, though. He was severely over-swinging, seemed over aggressive in his approach, and ended up altering his stance before the season opener to the bat "wrap" he sports now (although has tweaked it quite a bit more since then).
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PostPosted: Sun May 02, 2010 7:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

SheriffWannaBe wrote:
shoewizard wrote:
He also finished last year with a pretty bad last month. .706 OPS


Only difference I see is his monster Spring this year, whereas last year he struggled at the plate throughout March and almost all of April.

It's true what people say, that Spring doesn't matter, but I'm positive his 2009 Spring impacted his physique. I thought, for that reason, this April might turn out much better...


Do you mean psyche? I am not one to complain about spelling and typos, but the meanings are different here
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stu wrote:
SheriffWannaBe wrote:
shoewizard wrote:
He also finished last year with a pretty bad last month. .706 OPS


Only difference I see is his monster Spring this year, whereas last year he struggled at the plate throughout March and almost all of April.

It's true what people say, that Spring doesn't matter, but I'm positive his 2009 Spring impacted his physique. I thought, for that reason, this April might turn out much better...


Do you mean psyche? I am not one to complain about spelling and typos, but the meanings are different here


Maybe SheriffWannaBe does mean physique - but since this is a family friendly forum (or aspires to be), we don't need to hear the details Laughing
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stu wrote:
SheriffWannaBe wrote:
shoewizard wrote:
He also finished last year with a pretty bad last month. .706 OPS


Only difference I see is his monster Spring this year, whereas last year he struggled at the plate throughout March and almost all of April.

It's true what people say, that Spring doesn't matter, but I'm positive his 2009 Spring impacted his physique. I thought, for that reason, this April might turn out much better...


Do you mean psyche? I am not one to complain about spelling and typos, but the meanings are different here

I thought he meant his body and missed the point.
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stu wrote:
Do you mean psyche? I am not one to complain about spelling and typos, but the meanings are different here


Yup. Quickly made that comment while multitasking... psyche, not physique. Thanks much
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Richard Dean / MLB.com tonight wrote:
Arizona slugger Justin Upton's home run to dead-center field on Tuesday night off the Astros' Roy Oswalt traveled 453 feet for the 10th longest home run of the season in the Majors, according to hittrackeronline.com. ... Upton and D-backs teammates Mark Reynolds and Chris Snyder have combined to hit five of the National League's 10 longest home runs this season. Reynolds has the second and fourth longest -- 466 feet at Chase Field on April 20 and 458 feet at Chase Field on April 25. Snyder hit a 457-foot home run at Minute Maid Park on May 3 for the sixth longest. Upton hit the eighth longest of 455 feet at Chase Field on April 7. Jason Heyward of Atlanta has the longest home run, 476 feet at Turner Field on April 5.

VIDEO OF UPTON'S BLAST HERE
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Upton is apparently taking lessons from Chris Young: cash in, check out.
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levski wrote:
Upton is apparently taking lessons from Chris Young: cash in, check out.


say it aint so.... say it aint so.....
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Strikeouts piling up for D-backs' Upton

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ATLANTA -- Seeing a D-backs player atop the National League strikeout chart is not a new development. After all, third baseman Mark Reynolds has set the Major League record for whiffs in each of the past two seasons.

But right now it's teammate Justin Upton that leads the NL with 47 strikeouts heading into Friday's action.

"It's going to be part of his game, but it shouldn't be dominating his game like it is now," D-backs manager A.J. Hinch said. "It all comes down to pitch selection. Right now, at least the last two weeks, even when he's scratched out his hits, he's been a little late on the fastball -- a little early on the breaking ball, which is a vicious cycle to get out of."

Upton's struggles have come at the same time the Arizona offense is trying to recapture its early-season potent production.

On the just-completed 0-6 homestand, the team as a whole hit .195 with 61 strikeouts.

"He's out of sorts, he's been out of sorts, swinging outside the zone a lot," Hinch said. "He's taken it upon himself to swing his way out of this slump, and it's caused him to get out of his discipline."

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