Diamondbacks lefty Patrick Corbin was charged with eight runs in four-plus innings against the Rockies on Saturday night.
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Manager Torey Lovullo didn’t think his team played fundamentally sound in Saturday night’s 9-1 loss to the Colorado Rockies.
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Diamondbacks right-hander Zack Greinke gave up two runs in seven innings in a win over the Rockies on Friday.
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Diamondbacks manager Torey Lovullo breaks down his team’s win over the Rockies on Friday night.
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Diamondbacks manager Torey Lovullo on Braden Shipley’s outing and his offense’s struggles vs. Nationals right-hander Max Scherzer. Nick Piecoro/azcentral sports
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Diamondbacks right-hander Braden Shipley gave up three runs in four-plus innings against the Nationals on Thursday afternoon. Nick Piecoro/azcentral sports
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Diamondbacks manager Torey Lovullo talks about his team’s inability to come up with a hit in a key situation on Wednesday night, May 3, 2017. Nick Piecoro/azcentral sports
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Diamondbacks lefty Robbie Ray had everything working but still came away with a loss on Wednesday night in D.C., May 3, 2017. Nick Piecoro/azcentral sports
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Diamondbacks manager Torey Lovullo said his pitching staff did well to hold the Nationals to three runs on Tuesday night.
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Taijuan Walker didn’t blame a small strike zone for his abbreviated, 4 2/3-inning outing on Tuesday night.
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azcentral sports’ Jay Dieffenbach and Dan Bickley discuss the Rockets’ explosion against the Spurs and a possible pitching implosion for the Diamondbacks.
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Diamondbacks outfielder A.J. Pollock speaks about the controversial call that went against him in the 10th inning of Arizona’s win over the Rockies on Sunday. Bob McManaman/azcentral sports
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Diamondbacks’ Daniel Descalso talks about his two-run, walk-off homer to beat the Rockies in the 13th inning on Sunday. Bob McManaman/azcentral sports
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Diamondbacks manager Torey Lovullo discusses the team’s strong pitching fueling Arizona’s walk-off win over the Rockies on Sunday. Bob McManaman/azcentral sports
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Diamondbacks starter Patrick Corbin talks about his strong, scoreless outing against the Rockies in Sunday’s win. Bob McManaman/azcentral sports
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Diamondbacks closer Fernando Rodney talks about his outing vs. the Rockies, and says he’ll have no trouble bouncing back from his latest setback. Nick Piecoro/azcentral sports
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Diamondbacks right-hander Zack Greinke talks about his start on Saturday night, in which he allowed three earned runs in six-plus innings vs. the Rockies. Nick Piecoro/azcentral sports
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Arizona Diamondbacks pitcher Shelby Miller explains his decision to undergo Tommy John surgery, April 29, 2017. (Nick Piecoro/azcentral sports)
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Manager Torey Lovullo, left-hander Robbie Ray and catcher Chris Iannetta react to the loss.
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Chris Owings talks about the first multi-homer game of his career, and how he’s feeling at the plate after homering three times in the past four games.
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Diamondbacks right-hander Taijuan Walker says his fastball was working well for him on Thursday night.
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Arizona Diamondbacks right-hander Shelby Miller says he has a tear in his ulnar collateral ligament and that Tommy John surgery is an option, April 27, 2017. (Nick Piecoro/azcentral sports)
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Diamondbacks closer Fernando Rodney on Wednesday’s blown save against San Diego.
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Diamondbacks manager Torey Lovullo reacts to the Padres’ comeback win.
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Wednesday night’s game against the Padres drew the smallest crowd in Diamondbacks history.
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Manager Torey Lovullo, first baseman Paul Goldschmidt and left-hander Patrick Corbin react to Tuesday’s win. Sarah McLellan/azcentral sports
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Manager Torey Lovullo, right-hander Zack Greinke and shortstop Chris Owings react to Monday’s home win over the Padres. Sarah McLellan/azcentral sports
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Diamondbacks right-hander Shelby Miller did not provide many details on his elbow injury on Monday, but he is planning to receive a second opinion on Tuesday in Los Angeles. Nick Piecoro/azcentral sports
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D-Backs’ Shelby Miller talks about arm injury suffered during the 6-2 loss to the Dodgers, April 23, 2017. (Scott Bordow/azcentral sports)
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David Peralta talks about the Diamondbacks’ offense and his record-setting four doubles Saturday.
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Diamondbacks starter Robbie Ray talks after his team’s 11-5 victory over the Dodgers.
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Manager Torey Lovullo, right-hander Taijuan Walker, shortstop Chris Owings and first baseman Paul Goldschmidt react to the 13-5 win.
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First baseman Paul Goldschmidt says the Diamondbacks couldn’t string together enough hits against the Padres on Thursday night.
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Diamondbacks manager Torey Lovullo talks about his team’s 4-1 loss to the Padres and their 4-6 road trip through San Francisco, Los Angeles and San Diego.
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Patrick Corbin after being roughed up by Rockies
D-Backs’ Torey Lovullo on ‘tough night’ at Coors Field
Zack Greinke on impressive outing vs. Rockies
Manager Torey Lovullo after win over Rockies
Manager Torey Lovullo after D-Backs lose series vs. Nationals
Braden Shipley after walking six in loss to Nationals
D-Backs’ Torey Lovullo after loss to Nationals
Diamondbacks’ Robbie Ray strikes out 10 in loss to Nationals
Torey Lovullo on D-Backs’ 6-3 win over Nationals
Taijuan Walker on his short start vs. Nationals
Shot Clock: Rockets sizzle, D-Backs fizzle?
A.J. Pollock on controversial play: “You guys saw the replay”
Descalso talks about walk-off home run over Rockies
Lovullo on pitching, more in D-Backs’ wild win
Corbin discusses his scoreless outing vs. Rockies
Fernando Rodney talks about his latest blown save
Zack Greinke after outing vs. Rockies
D-Backs’ Shelby Miller to have Tommy John surgery
Diamondbacks fall 3-1 to Rockies
Chris Owings on his two-homer night
D-Backs’ Taijuan Walker on his 11-strikeout performance vs. Padres
D-Backs’ Shelby Miller considering Tommy John surgery
Fernando Rodney reacts to his blown save against the Padres
Torey Lovullo reacts to Diamondbacks’ ‘heartbreaking’ loss
Diamondbacks attendance hits new low
Diamondbacks pull away from Padres for 9-3 win
Diamondbacks hold on for win over Padres
Shelby Miller on his injury, visit with team doctor
Arizona Diamondbacks’ Shelby Miller discusses arm injury
David Peralta on his record-setting night
Robbie Ray reacts to Saturday’s win over the Dodgers
Diamondbacks use 9-run eighth to overwhelm Dodgers
Paul Goldschmidt on D-Backs’ offense vs. Padres
Manager Torey Lovullo breaks down D-Backs’ loss, road trip
D-Backs trail Rockies as game enters rain delay
The Diamondbacks scored twice in the eighth inning but still trail the Rockies 5-2 on Sunday at Coors Field, where the teams entered a rain delay before the start of the bottom of the eighth inning.
Daniel Descalso opened the eighth with a single that deflected off Rockies right-hander Tyler Chatwood, who was immediately removed from the game. Chris Herrmann drew a walk off reliever Adam Ottovino, who then allowed a two-strike, run-scoring single to Nick Ahmed.
Brandon Drury grounded into a double play, allowing another run to score.
Just after Diamondbacks reliever Jorge De La Rosa completed his warm-up tosses, the grounds crew scurried onto the field to unfurl the tarp, beating a heavy downpour by a few minutes.
D-Backs’ ugly inning helps Rockies extend lead
The Diamondbacks played a sloppy sixth inning, opening the door for the Rockies to add three runs to their lead on Sunday afternoon, and they’re ahead 4-0 through 6 1/2 innings.
Diamondbacks second baseman Chris Owings’ two-out error with the bases empty allowed Mark Reynolds to reach, and Trevor Story followed by hitting a routine fly to right. Right fielder David Peralta tripped and fell to the ground, but recovered and looked to be in position to make the catch when he appeared to lose the ball in the sun.
It fell for a double, allowing Reynolds to score, and Chris Valaika followed by launching a two-run homer to left off reliever J.J. Hoover to make it 4-0.
Reynolds’ HR puts Rockies ahead vs. D-Backs
Mark Reynolds’ torrid start to the season continued on Sunday as the former Diamondbacks’ slugger launched a solo homer against his old team, giving the Rockies a 1-0 lead in the second inning.
It was the third consecutive game in this series Reynolds homered, giving him 11 on the season.
Reynolds, 33, didn’t enter the year expected to be an everyday player, but an injury to Ian Desmond in spring training opened the door, and Reynolds has continued to get consistent at-bats even with Desmond’s return last week.
The Diamondbacks did not have a hit through three innings
Pollock sits again as Lovullo sticks to plan
For the fifth consecutive weekend, center fielder A.J. Pollock found himself getting a day off from the Diamondbacks lineup, with Gregor Blanco getting the start in center field on Sunday afternoon.
Manager Torey Lovullo says he’s targeting somewhere between 130-140 games for Pollock this season, though he might be willing to bend if the club is in the hunt late in the summer. For his part, Pollock had no complaints about Lovullo’s plan.
“He wants everything to be geared toward peaking at the end of the year,” Pollock said. “If that’s what he thinks is the right thing, I’m not really going to try to second-guess anything he’s doing. I’m going to try to get my mind on whatever he wants me to do to help the team out.”
Lovullo doesn’t want to push Pollock too hard, particularly following a season in which he missed all but a handful of games due to injury.
“I know he doesn’t agree with it because he wants to be out there helping these guys winning every day or being part of the winning solution here,” Lovullo said, “but he’s putting his own personal thoughts aside for the good of the team and I think that speaks volumes about who he is.”
Pollock got each of the first two Saturdays of the season off and has now been out of the lineup for three consecutive Sundays.
“He’s the manager,” Pollock said. “He runs the show. It’s not my job to dig into what he’s doing but really just to be ready if I’m coming off the bench.”
Lovullo stayed patient through left-hander Patrick Corbin’s long first inning on Saturday night, giving him a chance to escape the jam despite a mounting pitch count.
But Lovullo said he was getting close to thinking about getting his bullpen active and making a change.
“The 35-pitch range is when you start to get into some real danger for me,” Lovullo said.
Corbin threw 39 pitches in the first. Lovullo gave Corbin the chance to get himself out of the inning, and after Corbin threw six pitches in the second and only 11 more in the third, he felt better about leaving him out there.
“We would never put Patrick’s health in the way of making that type of a decision,” Lovullo said. “But we felt like he was going to show us what he could do and because he recovered so well we thought we would give him that opportunity.”
Right-hander Rubby De La Rosa tossed a scoreless inning for High-A Visalia on Friday, doing so with a fastball that was sitting in the upper-90s, manager Torey Lovullo said.
De La Rosa, who is being brought back slowly following the elbow problems that sidelined him for much of last year, has made just two appearances outside of extended spring training so far this season.
“From what I was told his stuff was very overpowering,” Lovullo said. “What I had was 96-99 mph. The reports had him sitting very aggressively with his fastball.”
The Diamondbacks were among the clubs to watch free-agent right-hander Doug Fister throw last week, General Manager Mike Hazen said, confirming a report Sunday morning by SB Nation.
“Looking at all internal and external options for the fifth spot,” Hazen said in a text message.
Fister, 33, spent last year with the Houston Astros, posting a 4.64 ERA in 180 1/3 innings. He stayed healthy and made 32 starts, but it was the second consecutive year Fister has posted subpar results.
In the previous four years before that, Fister rated among the league’s more effective starters, posting a combined 3.11 ERA in that stretch.
With right-hander Shelby Miller out for the year with elbow problems, the Diamondbacks have given one start apiece to right-handers Zack Godley and Braden Shipley. Godley is scheduled to pitch again on Wednesday against the Tigers.
Blanco in center, leading off
Gregor Blanco is playing in center field in place of A.J. Pollock and will bat leadoff for the Diamondbacks in Sunday’s game against the Rockies. Taijuan Walker will take the mound with first pitch scheduled for 12:10 p..m.
Diamondbacks at Rockies
When: 12:10 p.m.
Where: Coors Field, Denver.
Pitchers: Diamondbacks RHP Taijuan Walker (3-1, 4.19) vs. Rockies RHP Tyler Chatwood (2-4, 5.40).
TV/Radio: FSAZ/KMVP-FM (98.7), KHOV-FM (105.1).
Walker gave up three runs on five hits and five walks in 4 2/3 innings against the Nationals on Tuesday, a game the Diamondbacks won 6-3. … Walker has made one start in his career at Coors Field, allowing three runs in 7 1/3 innings in a game in 2015. … Walker has pitched well when opponents have had runners in scoring position, holding them to a .233 average and a .602 OPS in 38 plate appearances. … Chatwood has a 7.16 ERA in three starts at Coors Field and a 3.98 ERA in three starts on the road. … This will be his first start against the Diamondbacks this season, but he has a 4.39 ERA in 41 innings against them in his career. … Chatwood is averaging 95 mph with his fastball, up from 93.2 mph last year.
Tuesday: At Chase Field, 6:40 p.m., Diamondbacks LHP Robbie Ray (2-2, 3.47) vs. Tigers RHP Justin Verlander (2-2, 4.21).
Wednesday: At Chase Field, 6:40 p.m., Diamondbacks RHP Zack Godley (0-0, 3.60) vs. Tigers LHP Matt Boyd (2-2, 3.78).
Thursday: At Chase Field, 6:40 p.m., Diamondbacks RHP Zack Greinke (3-2, 3.09) vs. Pirates RHP Chad Kuhl (1-2, 5.54).