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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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
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Tomas out; Rodney availability unknown
Diamondbacks manager Torey Lovullo met with reporters before today’s series finale against the Rockies at Chase Field and here are some of the highlights:
*RHP Fernando Rodney, who threw 34 pitches Saturday night during his second blown save in as many chances, was on the field doing his throwing program and Lovullo said he wasn’t able to meet with his closer yet about his availability should Arizona need a closer in the ninth inning today.
“We will follow up with him once we get some feedback from him and see how he feels,” Lovullo said.
*Lovullo also wasn’t ready to name his starting pitcher for Thursday’s game at the Nationals. The Diamondbacks need a fifth arm now that Shelby Miller has been moved to the 60-day disabled list and is getting ready to undergo Tommy John surgery.
Lovullo did say, however, that Archie Bradley is not a candidate to move into the starting rotation. The right-hander will remain in the bullpen for now, he said.
“The way we look at it is he’s been pretty dominant in the bullpen and we just felt like that’s where he’s shown a comfort,” Lovullo said, “so for right now, we want to continue with that and allow him to continue to be as dominant as he has been. It made a lot of sense for me.”
LHP Anthony Banda (2-1, 4.94) pitched well Saturday night for Triple-A Reno and could be a candidate for promotion this week.
“We have a lot of great candidates and that’s the strength of our system, that’s the strength of our player development,” Lovullo said.
*LF Yasmany Tomas is out of the starting lineup today as Lovullo is giving some of his bench players a chance to play (Daniel Descalso is starting in left, Jeremy Hazelbacker is starting in center, Nick Ahmed is starting at short). Tomas, however, has been raking lately after an ice-cold spring.
The Cuban slugger is hitting .310 in his last 11 games with four home runs and 15 RBIs. In his last 12 home games, he is batting .379 with three homers and 16 RBIs.
PREGAME READING: Lovullo stands behind Fernando Rodney after another blown save
1. Jeremy Hazelbaker CF
2. David Peralta RF
3. Paul Goldschmidt 1B
4. Jake Lamb 3B
5. Brandon Drury 2B
6. Daniel Descalso LF
7. Chris Iannetta C
8. Nick Ahmed SS
9. Patrick Corbin P
Tuesday: At Washington, 4:05 p.m., Diamondbacks RHP Taijuan Walker (3-1, 3.94) vs. Nationals RHP Tanner Roark (3-0, 3.64).
Wednesday: At Washington, 4:05 p.m., Diamondbacks LHP Robbie Ray (2-1, 3.56) vs. Nationals LHP Gio Gonzalez (3-0, 1.62).
Thursday: At Washington, 10:05 a.m., Diamondbacks TBA vs. Nationals RHP Max Scherzer (3-2, 2.94).