• by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com

    D-Backs RP Josh Collmenter receives first save of season Tuesday

    Diamondbacks pitcher Josh Collmenter tossed two scoreless innings to earn his first save of the season during Tuesday's 5-3 win over the Rockies. Collmenter did not allow a run and only two hits during the appearance. He also struck out one batter.

  • by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com

    D-Backs' Josh Collmenter top candidate to start this Saturday

    Diamondbacks manager Chip Hale said that pitcher Josh Collmenter is the favorite to start this Saturday's game against the Rockies, according to FOX Sports Arizona. Collmenter could draw the nod with Allen Webster being optioned to Triple-A on Tuesday. Webster struggled in his four starts with Arizona, postin ga 7.11 ERA. Collmenter, for the 2015 season, is 3-6 with a 5.09 ERA.

  • by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer

    Diamondbacks' Josh Collmenter ousted from rotation

    Diamondbacks starter Josh Collmenter is moving to the bullpen, manager Chip Hale announced following Friday's game. Collmenter was in line to start on Saturday, but that assignment will now go to Allen Webster who is being summoned from Triple-A. Collmenter had some solid performances this season, but struggled in his last two starts when he gave up eight earned runs in just 11 2/3 innings. Hale did not elaborate on how permanent or temporary this move will be.

  • by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com

    Diamondbacks concerned with Josh Collmenter's velocity

    Diamondbacks manager Chip Hale said the team has noticed a small decline in pitcher Josh Collmenter's fastball, which they are concerned about, reports MLB Network Radio. Collmenter typically tops out at around 87-88 mph with his fastball, but it has been hovering around 84-85 mph recently. Collmenter has lost his last three decisions and his last win came on May 6.

  • by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com

    Josh Collmenter loses third straight for Diamondbacks

    Diamondbacks starter Josh Collmenter lost his third straight decision, Sunday against the Mets. "You never want to give up runs, especially early in the game," Collmenter said, per MLB.com. "If you give up runs before these guys even have a chance to hit, it puts them behind the eight ball, so you want to try to go out there and put up zeroes early." Collmenter gave up five runs on nine hits over six innings, dropping to 3-6 on the year. He walked one, struck out one, and gave up four home runs. "Not very good obviously. Any time you're giving up balls out of the park you're not doing a very good job," Collmenter said. "I haven't been doing a good job of controlling counts and getting ahead and making them hit my pitch." Collmenter's next start is Saturday, against San Francisco.

  • by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com

    Diamondbacks SP Josh Collmenter allows three runs in Tuesday's win

    Diamondbacks pitcher Josh Collmenter surrendered three runs on six hits during Tuesday's 7-6 win over the Braves, but he received a no-decision. "It's still not what you could be," he said, per the AZCentral.com. "I left a lot of pitches out there, or innings out there, so I've got to get better at that." Collmenter struck out three and did not walk a batter during his 5 2/3 innings of work. It was the fourth time this season Collmenter did not give up a walk and his ERA now stands at 5.03. Collmenter has failed to pitch past the sixth inning in his last five starts and he has not received a quality start over that time. "He's gotta get outs," manager Chip Hale said. "So the way he pitches, if it takes him 100 pitches to get five, six innings, that's what we get. But he's already shown us he can throw a complete-game in San Francisco. So I think he's getting back to the point where maybe he can get deeper in games." His next expected start is scheduled for Sunday against the Mets.

  • by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com

    D-Backs P Josh Collmenter gives up 2 runs in no-decision

    Diamondbacks pitcher Josh Collmenter allowed two earned runs in a no-decision effort during Wednesday night's 4-3 loss to the Cardinals. Collmenter went five innings and struck out three batters. He gave up six hits and two walks. This is the second game in a row that Collmenter was only able to go five innings. He now has an ERA of 5.05. Collmenter's next start is projected for June 2 against the Braves.

  • by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com

    Diamondbacks' Collmenter allows two earned runs against Cubs

    Diamondbacks pitcher Josh Collmenter allowed two earned runs during Friday night's extra-inning game against the Cubs. Collmenter struck out four batters and walked one during the five innings of work he put in. He gave up six hits, which matched the total he allowed in his previous start on May 17. Collmenter's performance Friday night was his best since an April 29 outing against the Rockies, when he went through eight innings without allowing a run. After Friday's game against the Cubs, he now has an ERA of 5.19. After giving up 18 earned runs in his previous three games, Collmenter's game against the Cubs was a nice turnaround for the 29-year-old right-hander. Collmenter's next start is scheduled for May 27 against the Cardinals.

  • by Brandon Wise | Staff Writer

    Diamondbacks pitcher Josh Collmenter allows four runs in loss

    Diamondbacks pitcher Josh Collmenter allowed four runs on six hits in six innings of work in Arizona's 6-0 loss to the Phillies on Sunday. Down 2-0 in the sixth, Collmenter was trying to get out of a jam, but allowed an RBI triple to rookie Maikel Franco. "We were battling and putting runners on and couldn't get anything across," Collmenter said to AZCentral.com. "To give them two extra runs kind of deflates everything we were trying to do up to that point." Collmenter, now 3-5, moved his ERA to 5.36 in 47 innings of work. He will look to bounce back Friday against the Cubs. "I thought he kept us in the game," D-backs manager Chip Hale said to MLB.com. "Early it looked like he didn't have his control, the ball wasn't moving like he wanted it to. I thought later on he started to really get it going. He had a low pitch count, which is typical of him. He was fine."

  • by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com

    Diamondbacks' Josh Collmenter gives up nine runs Monday

    Diamondbacks pitcher Josh Collmenter had his worst outing of the season when surrendered nine runs on eight hits during Monday's 11-1 loss to the Nationals. "Fastball command is the beginning and ending of everything that I do well and tonight it was up in the zone and flat," Collmenter said after the game, per the Arizona Republic. "When it's like that, it's pretty easy to hit, as evidenced tonight." Collmenter's struggles began immediately in the first inning when he surrendered four runs on three hits including a solo home run to Denard Span to leadoff the game. He then gave up a three-run home run to Ryan Zimmerman in the first. Collmenter (3-4) also struggled in the second inning with five runs on five more hits. He only recorded one out in the inning before being pulled. Collmenter saw his ERA raise from 3.40 to 5.27. After allowing 10 runs in his first five starts, Collmenter has now surrendered 14 runs in his last two starts. "I could be rushing my mechanics or something, not getting on top of the ball," he said. "It could be a variety of things. I'm not sure. I'll look at some tape and try to make a few adjustments going into the next start." His next expected start is scheduled for Saturday at Philadelphia.