Diamondbacks manager Torey Lovullo explains why he stuck with Zack Grienke in the eighth inning on Tuesday night.
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Diamondbacks right-hander Zack Greinke talks about how his outing against the Rockies got away from him on Tuesday night at Coors Field.
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Both the Diamondbacks and Rockies overcame deficits in the eighth inning, with Colorado pulling out a 4-3 win on Tuesday.
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azcentral sports’ Greg Moore and Mark Faller discuss the Diamondbacks’ upcoming three-game series against the Rockies and Diana Taurasi becoming the WNBA’s all-time leading scorer.
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Diamondbacks manager Torey Lovullo talks about the home run Rey Fuentes hit to help beat the Philadelphia Phillies on Sunday.
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Rey Fuentes’ first career home run was a big one, helping the Diamondbacks beat the Philadelphia Phillies on Sunday.
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Diamondbacks lefty Robbie Ray talks about why he wasn’t at his best on Sunday afternoon in Philadelphia.
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Diamondbacks manager Torey Lovullo talks about his team’s 5-1 win over the Philadelphia Phillies on Saturday evening. Nick Piecoro/azcentral sports
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Diamondbacks third baseman Jake Lamb drove in a run on Saturday to help the Diamondbacks beat the Phillies 5-1. Nick Piecoro/azcentral sports
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Diamondbacks manager Torey Lovullo discusses his late father’s support and guidance and how that relates to the Diamondbacks’ success this season. David Kadlubowski/azcentral sports
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Diamondbacks manager Torey Lovullo talks about his unusual upbringing, given his father’s job in television with the TV show “Hee Haw.” David Kadlubowski/azcentral sports
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Diamondbacks manager Torey Lovullo talks about his team’s comeback over the Phillies, including Gregor Blanco’s key two-run home run.
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Diamondbacks outfielder Gregor Blanco cracked a game-tying home run in the seventh inning on Friday night.
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Diamondbacks lefty Patrick Corbin beat the Phillies on Friday night, his first road win since June 21, 2016.
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Diamondbacks manager Torey Lovullo talks about Taijuan Walker’s return from the DL and Randall Delgado’s relief performance in a win over the Tigers.
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Diamondbacks right-hander Taijuan Walker gave up just one run in five innings in his first start back from the disabled list after missing nearly a month with a blister.
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Outfielder David Peralta discusses his go-ahead home run in the Diamondbacks’ wild 7-6 win over the Detroit Tigers. Nick Piecoro/azcentral sports
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Torey Lovullo talks about the Diamondbacks’ back-and-forth game against the Detroit Tigers on Tuesday night. Nick Piecoro/azcentral sports
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Diamondbacks starter Robbie Ray speaks with the media following his team’s 11-1 win over the Brewers on Sunday. Richard Morin/azcentral sports
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Diamondbacks first baseman Paul Goldschmidt speaks with reporters after a 11-1 win over the Brewers on Sunday.
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Diamondbacks starter Zack Godley discusses his performance in Arizona’s 3-2 win on Saturday at Chase Field. Scott Bordow/azcentral sports
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Diamondbacks manager Torey Lovullo discusses his team’s win over the Brewers on Saturday at home. Scott Bordow/azcentral sports
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Diamondbacks starter Randall Delgado reacts to Friday’s loss to the Brewers.
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Diamondbacks manager Torey Lovullo discusses Friday’s 8-6 loss to the Brewers
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Diamondbacks catcher Chris Iannetta, batting in the No. 2 hole for the first time this season, homered and doubled twice, driving in seven runs in a win over the Padres, June 8, 2017. Nick Piecoro/azcentral sports
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Torey Lovullo on decision to stick with Zack Greinke
Zack Greinke after loss vs. Rockies
D-Backs suffer tough loss in Denver
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Torey Lovullo on Rey Fuentes’ go-ahead homer
Rey Fuentes on hitting his first career home run
Robbie Ray on his outing vs. Phillies
Manager Torey Lovullo after D-Backs’ sixth consecutive win
Jake Lamb on D-Backs’ latest win over Phillies
Torey Lovullo talks about his late father’s support, guidance
Torey Lovullo on his father’s job in television
Torey Lovullo on D-Backs’ come-from-behind win over Phillies
Gregor Blanco discusses his game-tying homer vs. Phillies
Patrick Corbin on his performance vs. Phillies
Torey Lovullo on D-Backs’ latest one-run win
Taijuan Walker on his first outing back from the disabled list
David Peralta on his go-ahead homer in win over Tigers
Torey Lovullo after D-Backs’ win over Tigers
Robbie Ray on D-Backs’ win over Brewers
Paul Goldschmidt on grand slam, offensive outburst
Godley on taking advantage of opportunity after D-Backs win
Torey Lovullo after D-Backs’ win over Brewers
Randall Delgado on his rough outing against Brewers
Lovullo on Diamondbacks’ loss to Brewers
Chris Iannetta on his career-high 7 RBIs vs. Padres
The Diamondbacks aim to rebound from a disappointing loss when they take on the Colorado Rockies at 5:40 p.m. on Wednesday.
D-Backs storm ahead with 10-run fourth
The Diamondbacks broke out with a 10-spot in the fourth inning, chasing Rockies starter Jeff Hoffman from the game to take a commanding 10-1 lead at Coors Field on Wednesday night.
The Diamondbacks collected nine hits – none of them home runs – and drew two walks en route to scoring the most runs in an inning on the road in franchise history. It also a club record for most hits in an inning in a road game.
David Peralta (two singles), Paul Goldschmidt (double, single) and Brandon Drury (double, single) each had two hits apiece in the fourth.
Aggressive mentality behind Chafin’s success
Left-hander Andrew Chafin was the last player to make the club out of spring training, beating out Silvino Bracho for the final spot in the Diamondbacks bullpen. But it didn’t take him long to establish himself as an important weapon for manager Torey Lovullo.
Chafin has been impressive in 31 appearances, posting a 1.90 ERA with 33 strikeouts and eight walks in 23 2/3 innings. He’s pitching more like he did two years ago and less like the pitcher who struggled for stretches last year.
“It was a bit of trying to be too perfect (last year) instead of just rear back, throw the damn thing and wish them luck,” Chafin said. “This year, it’s just been going out there and attacking guys, being aggressive and going after them and saying, ‘All right, let’s see what you got.’”
Another change for Chafin this year has been in the way he’s warmed up before appearances.
“It’s been night and day difference as far as my saving of pitches in the bullpen,” he said. “Now, if I throw 11 or 12 warmup pitches in the bullpen, that’s a lot. Last year or the year before, I’d be upwards of 20.”
Chafin said he sometimes will enter a game after just as few as four warmup pitches, knowing he still has eight more tosses on the game mound before play resumes.
“My arm has been a lot fresher, a lot better feeling, and it’s been working out well so far,” he said.
Utility man Daniel Descalso has a unique perspective on the two surprise teams in the NL West. He’s currently one of the Diamondbacks’ more valuable bench players, and he spent the previous two seasons in a similar role with the Colorado Rockies.
“I’m not really surprised with the way they’ve played this year,” he said. “I think for a while there last year we saw some flashes of being a good, competitive ballclub, but then we kind of just faded a little bit after the All-Star break.”
Descalso remembers being impressed by what he saw out of rookie pitchers Jeff Hoffman and German Marquez during their short time in the majors last season, and he had heard the Rockies had more talented young arms on the way.
“I knew at some point that one, two, three or maybe all of these guys were going to work out for him,” he said. “They seem to be throwing the ball well.”
Descalso said he talked about sticking with the Rockies when he reached free agency last winter, but ultimately decided the Diamondbacks were a better fit.
“It just felt like there were more opportunities to get in the lineup over here,” he said.
He signed a one-year, $1.5 million deal with the Diamondbacks in February, about a week before the start of spring training.
Left-hander Steve Hathaway underwent a debridement surgery on his left shoulder on Monday, a procedure that called for a cleaning up of fraying of rotator cuff and labrum. He’ll miss the remainder of the season.
Chris Iannetta will be behind the dish for Taijuan Walker when the D-Backs try to even up their series with the Rockies.
The Diamondbacks signed first-round pick Pavin Smith on Wednesday, and the slugging first baseman out of Virginia is expected to report to the club’s short-season Hillsboro affiliate.
Smith received a bonus of $5,016,300, which is the full slot value for where he was selected at No. 7 overall.
Diamondbacks at Rockies
When: 5:40 p.m.
Where: Coors Field, Denver.
Pitchers: Diamondbacks RHP Taijuan Walker (5-3, 3.32) vs. Rockies RHP Jeff Hoffman (4-0, 2.25).
TV/Radio: FSAZ/KTAR-AM (620), KHOV-FM (105.1).
Walker gave up just one run in five innings in Detroit last week, his first start in nearly a month due to a blister on his right index finger. He showed no ill-effects from the blister, striking out six, walking just one and allowing just six hits. … He pitched at Coors Field earlier this season, giving up three runs (one earned) in 5 2/3 innings. It was just the second start of his career in Denver. … Hoffman has split time between Triple-A and the big leagues, but he’s been terrific during his time in the majors this season. He’s given up just three earned runs in 18 1/3 innings in his past three starts, walking four and striking out 19. … He faced the Diamondbacks once last season and was hit hard, allowing seven runs (four earned) in 4 2/3 innings. … Hoffman has a fastball that averages 95 mph to go with curveball, slider and the occasional change-up.
Thursday: At Colorado, 12:10 p.m., Diamondbacks RHP Zack Godley (2-1, 2.34) vs. Rockies RHP Antonio Senzatela (9-2, 4.10).
Friday: At Chase Field, 6:40 p.m., Diamondbacks LHP Patrick Corbin (6-6, 5.19) vs. Phillies TBA.
Saturday: At Chase Field, 7:10 p.m., Diamondbacks LHP Robbie Ray (7-3, 2.87) vs. Phillies RHP Ben Lively (1-1, 3.33).