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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Diamondbacks lefty Patrick Corbin gave up three runs in six innings, striking out eight, and took the loss vs. the Padres.
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Zack Greinke talks about the breaking ball the Padres’ Erick Aybar hit for a home run, his only blemish in a 1-0 loss in San Diego.
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Diamondbacks manager Torey Lovullo discusses the pitchers’ duel that ended in a 1-0 loss against the San Diego Padres.
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Diamondbacks catcher Jeff Mathis talks about the pitch Erick Aybar hit for a homer off Zack Greinke, and about the effectiveness of Padres right-hander Jhoulys Chacin.
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Shelby Miller won for the second time this season, beating the San Diego Padres on Tuesday night at Petco Park.
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Diamondbacks manager Torey Lovullo talked about Shelby Miller’s strong outing in an 11-2 win over the Padres.
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Diamondbacks manager Torey Lovullo after his team rallied to beat the Dodgers 3-2 on Monday night. Nick Piecoro/azcentral sports
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Diamondbacks lefty Robbie Ray walked four batters early but settled in and struck out 10 in six innings against the Dodgers on Monday. Nick Piecoro/azcentral sports
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azcentral sports’ Jay Dieffenbach and Dan Bickley discuss Zack Greinke’s slump and the Cardinals and Sun Devils continuing their preparations for the season.
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Diamondbacks manager Torey Lovullo talks about Fernando Rodney’s save, Taijuan Walker’s performance and his team’s win against the Dodgers on Sunday. Nick Piecoro/azcentral sports
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Diamondbacks right-hander Taijuan Walker gave up just one run in five innings against the Dodgers on Sunday. Nick Piecoro/azcentral sports
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Diamondbacks catcher Chris Iannetta talks about his home run against Dodgers lefty Rich Hill and the performance of teammate Taijuan Walker in Sunday’s win. Nick Piecoro/azcentral sports
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Diamondbacks manager Torey Lovullo explains why he used closer Fernando Rodney with his team trailing in the eighth inning on Saturday night. Nick Piecoro/azcentral sports
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Diamondbacks left-hander Patrick Corbin gave up five runs (three earned) in six innings vs. the Dodgers in Arizona’s 8-4 loss to Los Angeles on Saturday night. Nick PIecoro/azcentral sports
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Manager Torey Lovullo talks about Dodgers lefty Clayton Kershaw’s dominance vs. the Diamondbacks on Friday night.
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Diamondbacks right-hander Zack Greinke gave up five runs in five innings against the Dodgers on Friday night, coming up short in his matchup against Clayton Kershaw.
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Shot Clock: azcentral sports’ Mark Faller and Dan Bickley discuss the Diamondbacks vs. Dodgers series and the NBA playoffs.
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Diamondbacks RHP Zack Greinke and Dodgers LHP Clayton Kershaw will combine to make more than $69 million this season.
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Diamondbacks right-hander Shelby Miller took the blame for Wednesday night’s loss to the Giants.
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Diamondbacks manager Torey Lovullo talked about Shelby Miller’s outing and his hitters’ struggles with guys in scoring position.
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Now that the Cubs have their rings, a look back the Diamondbacks’ World Series ring from 2001.
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Diamondbacks center fielder A.J. Pollock talks about his play on Aaron Hill’s third-inning drive and Jake Lamb’s go-ahead, three-run triple.
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Lefty Robbie Ray worked around five walks and was helped by his defense in the Diamondbacks’ win over the Giants on Tuesday night.
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Diamondbacks right-hander Taijuan Walker said he made a mistake by trying to throw home on a strange play against the Giants in Monday’s loss in San Francisco. Nick Piecoro/azcentral sports
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Arizona Diamondbacks’ Patrick Corbin talks about his personal performance so far this season after the team swept the series against the Indians, April 9, 2017. (Bob McManaman/azcentral sports)
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Jay Dieffenbach and Dan Bickley disagree on the NBA MVP and share their thoughts on the D-Backs’ hot start.
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Arizona Diamondbacks’ Torey Lovullo discusses the team’s win against the Indians, sweeping the series, April 9, 2017. (Bob McManaman/azcentral sports)
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Breaking down the Diamondbacks’ fantastic start to the 2017 season.
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Right-hander Zack Greinke gave up just one run in 6 2/3 innings against the Indians as the Diamondbacks rolled to another victory.
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Arizona Diamondbacks’ Torey Lovullo talks about the team’s ups and downs in a win against the Indians, April 7, 2017. (Bob McManaman/azcentral sports)
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D-Backs’ Shelby Miller talks about his 2017 season start in a win against the Cleveland Indians, April 7, 2017. (Bob McManaman/azcentral sports)
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azcentral sports’ Mark Faller and Dan Bickley discuss the D-Backs’ start to the season as well as the retirement of Shane Doan.
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Diamondbacks outfielder David Peralta discusses Thursday’s win over the Giants.
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Diamondbacks manager Torey Lovullo discusses his team’s 3-1 start to the season.
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Diamondbacks manager Torey Lovullo on using humidor for baseballs at Chase Field.
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Starting pitcher Taijuan Walker discusses his first start in a Diamondbacks uniform on Wednesday against the Giants. Bob McManaman/azcentral sports
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Diamondbacks manager Torey Lovullo talks about his club’s 8-6 win over the Giants on Wednesday. Bob McManaman/azcentral sports
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The Diamondbacks need a shortstop. Scott Bordow and Jay Dieffenbach discuss that and the Hamilton hazing scandal in the Shot Clock.
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Diamondbacks shortstop Chris Owings talks about his error in the Giants’ five-run fifth inning.
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Diamondbacks lefty Patrick Corbin talks about his outing vs. the Giants and his struggles to retire Hunter Pence.
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The Arizona Diamondbacks dedicated Paul Goldschmidt Field in Goodyear on April 4, 2017. It’s the 39th “Diamonds Back” Field in Arizona. Video: Arizona Diamondbacks
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Former Los Angeles Dodgers and St. Louis Cardinals slugger had an emergency brain procedure to address a brain hemorrhage.
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You can stream baseball online using MLB.TV, but the service does have restrictions.
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Diamondbacks shortstop Chris Owings delivered the game-winning hit on Sunday vs. the Giants.
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Diamondbacks manager Torey Lovullo talks about the hug he gave walk-off hero Chris Owings and about his first win in his new job.
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Diamondbacks right-hander Zack Greinke gave up two runs in five innings against the San Francisco Giants on Sunday at Chase Field.
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Diamondbacks insider Nick Piecoro and Jay Dieffenbach talk about the upcoming baseball season. The lineup appears to be solid. What about the pitching staff? Video: Cheryl Evans/azcentral sports
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USA TODAY Sports released its annual list of players to watch for in the upcoming season.
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The Diamondbacks had their photos taken on Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2017 at Salt River Fields.
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First baseman Paul Goldschmidt was in an unfamiliar spot Monday when the Diamondbacks opened a four-game set with the Padres at Chase Field.
Out of the lineup.
After starting all 20 games to date, Goldschmidt finally took a seat to snag some rest.
“Goldy needs a day off, as every player does, and he’s been playing well,” manager Torey Lovullo said. “He’s been swinging the bat very well, but I know a day off will do him some good because we need to play all the way through the end of the season at full strength.”
Lovullo picked this game five days ago, figuring it would give Goldschmidt the most amount of downtime possible during the homestand with Sunday’s finale against the Dodgers a day game.
“There’s a strategy to what we do here and I believe that once it’s written down and they know, it’s not going to change the script,” Lovullo said.
Not even a home run tweaked Lovullo’s plan as Goldschmidt belted a two-run homer Sunday to continue his prowess at the plate of late. Against the Dodgers, he went 4-for-11 with six RBIs after a quiet road trip earlier this month in which he hit .152.
“He found out (Sunday) before the game,” Lovullo said. “We all know Goldy; he wasn’t very happy. But I said, ‘You can throw me up against the wall, punch me in the face, and I’m still not going to change my mind,’ and he said, ‘OK, I understand where you’re coming from.’ And he understands the reasons why.
“I try to be as transparent as I can with these players, and I think they respect that and he knows the reason why he needs a day off. He doesn’t necessarily agree with it, but he understands in the long term that it’s going to help him out.”
Goldschmidt entered Monday’s 7-6 Diamondbacks win for defensive purposes in the ninth inning.
Herrmann at first
With Goldschmidt out, Chris Herrmann took over the duties at first base – his first major-league start there, he said.
“I got a little bit of butterflies, but I’ve been prepared for this,” he said. “In spring training, I had a lot of starts at first base so it’s not like it’s a foreign position for me. So I’m looking forward to it.”
Herrmann said he made about six or seven starts at first during spring training and also played the position in high school and a little bit in college. Although catching is his preference, Herrmann is happy to help out in Goldschmidt’s absence.
“These guys have trust in me to go out and perform at first base,” he said. “So I’m just excited for the opportunity.”
The Diamondbacks recalled right-hander Silvino Bracho from Triple-A Reno Monday after shifting starter Shelby Miller to the 10-day disabled list with right elbow inflammation.
Bracho was optioned to Reno March 31 after losing his bid for the final spot in the bullpen to lefty Andrew Chafin, and he continued to impress after a solid audition in spring training. In six appearances amid 6 2/3 innings with Reno, Bracho was 0-1 with two saves while posting a 0.00 ERA. He struck out 12 and walked just one.
“I just take the opportunity, get my chance and get out to the mound and prove to the manager and help the team,” Bracho said.
Outfielder Gregor Blanco (strained oblique) played seven innings in extended spring training Monday, taking five at-bats, and “felt very good,” Lovullo said.
Right-hander Rubby De La Rosa (elbow) threw one inning, 17 pitches, in extended spring training action Monday.
“Rubby threw the ball very, very well today,” Lovullo said. “Velocity was well above average.”
Right-hander Jake Barrett (right shoulder inflammation) and lefty Steve Hathaway (left shoulder inflammation) are scheduled to throw Tuesday in extended spring training.
“Ramping all guys up to try to get out of extended as quickly as possible,” Lovullo said.
Padres at Diamondbacks
When: 6:40 p.m.
Where: Chase Field.
Pitchers: Diamondbacks LHP Patrick Corbin (1-3, 3.27) vs. Padres LHP Clayton Richard (2-2, 3.04).
TV/Radio: FSAZ/KMVP-FM (98.7), KHOV-FM (105.1).
This is back-to-back starts against the Padres for Corbin, who took the loss last Thursday after giving up three runs in six innings; he has a 2.77 ERA over his last six starts against San Diego. … Corbin has allowed three runs or less in each of his four starts. … He won his last start at home, tossing six scoreless innings against the Indians. … Richard was solid his last time out against the Diamondbacks, limiting them to one run on nine hits through 6 2/3 innings; he’s pitched six innings or more in each of his four starts. … He’s also induced six double plays in that span. … Richard has a 3.77 ERA in his career against Arizona but has a 5.20 ERA at Chase Field.
Wednesday: At Chase Field, 6:40 p.m., Diamondbacks RHP Taijuan Walker (2-1, 4.57) vs. Padres RHP Trevor Cahill (1-2, 3.44).
Thursday: At Chase Field, 6:40 p.m., Diamondbacks LHP Robbie Ray (2-0, 3.42) vs. Padres RHP Jered Weaver (0-1, 3.91).
Friday: At Chase Field, 6:40 p.m., Diamondbacks TBA vs. Rockies LHP Kyle Freeland (2-1, 3.32).