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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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
Editor’s note: This is your home for the latest Arizona Diamondbacks game day news. Follow us throughout the Diamondbacks’ game against the Colorado Rockies at Coors Field on Saturday.
Rockies grab early lead at Coors Field
Patrick Corbin is struggling through three innings against the Colorado Rockies, trailing 5-1 at Coors Field on Saturday night.
The Rockies had a 4-0 lead after five batters in the bottom of the first. Charlie Blackmon (double), D.J. LeMahieu (single) and Nolan Arenado (single) started the inning with consecutive hits, and No. 5 hitter Mark Reynolds connected for a two-run homer to make it 4-0.
Arenado led off the third inning with a solo home run of his own.
The Diamondbacks got a run back in the second inning on Gregor Blanco’s RBI single, but it has not been a pretty game thus far for them.
They had runners on second and third in the first and came up empty-handed. They put the first three men aboard to start the second but Corbin did not put down a successful sac bunt and A.J. Pollock grounded into a double play to end the inning.
Then in the third, with runners on first and second and nobody out, Nick Ahmed was picked off at second base and the Diamondbacks again failed to score.
Chris Owings became the latest player to succumb to illness, as the Diamondbacks scratched him from the lineup prior to Saturday night’s game against the Rockies.
“We have dealt with it a couple of times already this season,” Diamondbacks manager Torey Lovullo said. “You think you’re through it and out the other side and it hits you again.”
Since late in spring training, several Diamondbacks players and coaches have come down with the flu-like illness. Outfielder David Peralta and second baseman Brandon Drury both were sick and missed time during this road trip.
Earlier in the season, third baseman Jake Lamb, shortstop Nick Ahmed, catcher Jeff Mathis and coaches Dave Magadan and Robby Hammock have all been sent home sick – or, in the case of Ahmed, sent to the hospital for fluids.
“I know every team has had to deal with it,” Lovullo said. “We’re not exempt from anything.”
Lovullo said the team has done its best to keep it from spreading, which is part of the reason why players have been sent home or back to the team hotel. He said the team offers optional flu shots for its players when they undergo physicals at the start of spring training.
“It’s virtually impossible to avoid the fact that it’s spread,” Lovullo said. “We’re all together. We’re so close. … We try to sanitize everything and wash our hands, but it’s impossible.”
The Diamondbacks did not take batting practice on the field on Saturday and aren’t planning to do so on Sunday, either, as Lovullo and the staff are looking at ways to keep the players fresh while playing games in Denver’s high altitude.
“Just keep them off the field as long as possible, catch their breath,” Lovullo said. “It’s tough. We’ve got a couple of guys who aren’t feeling so good overall. I know that everybody is coming up here huffing and puffing and talking about shortness of breath, so I felt like it made sense to keep them off the field.”
The Diamondbacks hit inside in the cage and did some defensive work during their scheduled batting practice time, Lovullo said.
Right-hander Taijuan Walker is more than happy to be a part of the club’s July 7 Game of Thrones night at Chase Field, when the team will hand out Taijuan Walker Night King Bobbleheads.
On the HBO series, the Night King is the horned, blue-eyed leader of the White Walkers, and while he doesn’t look anything like the Diamondbacks pitcher, the two have the name “Walker” in common.
“It’s pretty cool,” Walker said. “I’ve seen all the episodes multiple times. It’s been so long between seasons that I’ve got to catch back up. I’ve been doing that with my wife. We’re going to watch the next season again when we go back home so we’re refreshed.”
As Walker knows off-hand, the new season will premiere on July 16.
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1. A.J. Pollock CF
2. Nick Ahmed SS
3. Paul Goldschmidt 1B
4. Jake Lamb 3B
5. Yasmany Tomas LF
6. Brandon Drury 2B
7. Chris Iannetta C
8. Gregor Blanco RF
9. Patrick Corbin P
Diamondbacks LHP Patrick Corbin will start against the Rockies. Game starts at 5:10 p.m.
Sunday: At Colorado, 12:10 p.m., Diamondbacks RHP Taijuan Walker (3-1, 4.19) vs. Rockies RHP Tyler Chatwood (2-4, 5.40).
Tuesday: At Chase Field, 6:40 p.m., Diamondbacks TBA vs. Tigers RHP Justin Verlander (2-2, 4.21).
Wednesday: At Chase Field, 6:40 p.m., Diamondbacks LHP Robbie Ray (2-2, 3.47) vs. Tigers LHP Matt Boyd (2-2, 3.78).