Anthony Banda talks about how it feels to win his first game in the big leagues.
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Diamondbacks manager Torey Lovullo was impressed with Anthony Banda’s ability to make adjustments during his outing against the Giants on Friday night.
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Arizona Senator John McCain joins the Shot Clock to talk Arizona sports.
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Diamondbacks slugger Paul Goldschmidt talks about his three-homer game on Thursday afternoon against the Cubs.
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Diamondbacks manager Torey Lovullo talks about his team’s 10-8 win over the Chicago Cubs on Thursday at Wrigley Field.
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Third baseman Jake Lamb talks about the Diamondbacks’ ability to bounce back from an ugly loss to the Chicago Cubs on Wednesday.
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Diamondbacks manager Torey Lovullo talks about Zack Godley’s strong six innings and Jake Lamb’s two run-scoring doubles in a win over the Cubs.
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Diamondbacks manager Torey Lovullo talks about his team’s defensive miscues and infielder Daniel Descalso’s relief appearance.
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Diamondbacks lefty Patrick Corbin says he made too many mistakes against the Cubs on Tuesday night at Wrigley Field.
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azcentral sports’ Jay Dieffenbach and J.J. Hensley discuss the changes with the Diamondbacks.
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Diamondbacks manager Torey Lovullo talks about his team’s 3-2 loss on Sunday and Chris Owings’ fractured finger.
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Diamondbacks right-hander Taijuan Walker talks about the mistakes he made in a 3-2 loss to the Cardinals on Sunday.
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Diamondbacks lefty Robbie Ray talks about what he remembers from Friday night, when he was struck on the head by a line drive in the second inning.
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Diamondbacks right-hander Zack Greinke talks about his performance in a 7-1 win over the Cardinals on Saturday night.
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Diamondbacks manager Torey Lovullo talks about his team’s all-around performance, including Zack Greinke’s seven strong innings, in a win over the Cardinals.
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Lovullo on Robbie Ray’s condition after getting hit in the head by a line drive.
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Diamondbacks infielder Daniel Descalso talks about the line drive that struck Robbie Ray, and how he was able to catch it after the ball ricocheted in the air.
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azcentral sports’ Sarah McLellan and Jay Dieffenbach discuss the Diamondbacks in our Shot Clock video.
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Diamondbacks manager Torey Lovullo discusses J.D. Martinez’s grand slam and Zack Godley’s seven shutout innings in a win over the Cardinals.
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Newly acquired Diamondbacks slugger J.D. Martinez on his play in Wednesday’s win.
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The Diamondbacks’ Ketel Marte talks about his inside-the-park home run in Wednesday’s win.
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Torey Lovullo talks about his team’s win against the Braves.
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Manager Torey Lovullo and right-hander Taijuan Walker react to the loss.
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Martinez: “It’s kind of hard not to [press],” he said. “You just kind of want to get here and show people what you want to do.”
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Lovullo: “He was in command from start to finish.”
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Greinke: “My command was as good as it’s been in awhile.”
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Manager Torey Lovullo and left-hander Robbie Ray discuss the team’s 6-2 loss to Nationals on Sunday at Chase Field.
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Anthony Banda talks about his MLB debut in the Diamondbacks’ loss to the Nationals.
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Torey Lovullo on the Diamondbacks’ loss to Washington.
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Manager Torey Lovullo, second baseman Brandon Drury and center fielder A.J. Pollock react to the 6-5 win.
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Right fielder J.D. Martinez was introduced at Chase Field on Friday.
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Diamondbacks manager Torey Lovullo talks about a 12-2 win over the Reds on Thursday in which Patrick Corbin went 7 1/3 innings.
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Diamondbacks left-hander Patrick Corbin talks about pitching against the Reds on short notice on Thursday in Cincinnati.
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Diamondbacks slugger J.D. Martinez talks about how his left hand feels after he was hit by a pitch on Wednesday night against the Reds.
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Diamondbacks manager Torey Lovullo talks about his team’s 4-3 loss to the Reds on Wednesday night and the hit-by-pitch on new slugger J.D. Martinez.
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Diamondbacks right-hander Zack Greinke says his location on Wednesday night wasn’t as good as it has been in previous starts.
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azcentral sports’ Greg Moore and Jay Dieffenbach talk about the Diamondbacks trade for J.D. Martinez and what it means.
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Diamondbacks manager Torey Lovullo talks about his team’s offensive breakout on Tuesday and about the potential impact of newly acquired slugger J.D. Martinez.
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azcentral sports’ Greg Moore and Mark Faller discuss Robbie Ray pitching for Diamondbacks and Josh Jackson’s transition to the Suns.
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azcentral sports’ Jay Dieffenbach and Doug Haller weigh in on the Diamondbacks and ASU football in our Shot Clock video.
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Diamondbacks manager Torey Lovullo talks about Zack Godley’s performance on Sunday in a 7-1 loss to the Atlanta Braves.
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Anthony Banda on his first big-league victory
Torey Lovullo talks about Anthony Banda’s win vs. Giants
McCain’s stadium advice, best AZ sports moment
Paul Goldschmidt after three-homer game vs. Cubs
Torey Lovullo on D-Backs’ wild win over Cubs
Jake Lamb on D-Backs’ bounce-back win over Cubs
Torey Lovullo on Godley’s performance, Lamb’s clutch hits
Torey Lovullo on miscues, Descalso’s pitching in 16-4 loss to Cubs
Patrick Corbin on rough outing vs. Cubs
Shot Clock: Who’s at shortstop for D-Backs?
Torey Lovullo on loss to Cardinals, injury to Owings
Taijuan Walker on his mistakes vs. Cardinals
Robbie Ray talks about the line drive that hit him
D-Backs’ Zack Greinke on outing vs. Cardinals
Torey Lovullo on D-Backs’ 7-1 win over Cardinals
D-Backs manager Tony Lovullo on Robbie Ray’s condition
Daniel Descalso on liner that hit Robbie Ray
Shot Clock: Focus key for J.D. Martinez
Torey Lovullo on Martinez’s grand slam, Godley’s outing
J.D. Martinez on strong performance in win
Ketel Marte on his inside-the-park home run
Lovullo talks about the D-Backs’ 10-3 win over Atlanta
Diamondbacks fall 8-3 to Braves
J.D. Martinez on playing in the NL, seeing new pitching
Lovullo raves about Greinke’s outing vs. Braves
Zack Greinke discusses outing vs. Braves
Torey Lovullo and Robbie Ray discuss Diamondbacks’ loss to Nationals
Anthony Banda talks about his MLB debut
Lovullo reacts to the D-Backs’ loss to the Nationals
Diamondbacks edge Nationals in walk-off win
Diamondbacks introduce J.D. Martinez at Chase Field
Torey Lovullo on Corbin’s outing, series victory vs. Reds
Patrick Corbin on his strong start vs. Reds
J.D. Martinez talks about getting hit by a pitch vs. Reds
Manager Torey Lovullo on loss to Reds, Martinez’s injury
Zack Greinke on his outing vs. Reds
Shot Clock: D-Backs seize moment with trade
Torey Lovullo on D-Backs’ win over Reds, acquisition of J.D. Martinez
Shot Clock: Robbie Ray brings intensity to mound
Shot Clock: D-Backs fear Cubs; ASU’s hot seat
Torey Lovullo after D-Backs’ fifth straight loss
SAN FRANCISCO – Jarrett Parker crossed first base with his arms outstretched in a safe call, and the Giants spilled out of the dugout and onto the field at AT&T Park. Perhaps they were as stunned to win as the Diamondbacks must have been to lose.
In falling 5-4 in 10 innings on Saturday night, the Diamondbacks managed to lose a game they seemed all but assured of winning. They led 4-0 entering the bottom of the seventh inning, and right-hander Taijuan Walker had handcuffed a Giants lineup that had looked feeble against Diamondbacks pitching through the first 15 innings of this series.
BOX SCORE: Giants 5, Diamondbacks 4 (10)
The Giants scored three times in the seventh off Walker, tied it in the eighth and won it in the 10th, and though there were a litany of reasons why the game unraveled on the Diamondbacks, it didn’t seem to make it any less surprising that their three-game win streak came to an end.
“It was one of those games where we kind of did have control, and it got away from us a little bit,” reliever T.J. McFarland said. “We’ll have to get past it, move past it and come back tomorrow and pick up where we left off the day before.”
Walker, his pitch count at 98 after six innings, suddenly lost velocity and command when the seventh inning began. Manager Torey Lovullo said he was hoping to give Walker four more batters. He only got to three, and each of them scored.
Pablo Sandoval rifled a double into the left-center field gap for his first hit since rejoining his old team. Parker followed with an RBI double to right, giving the Giants their first run of the game. That set up a Walker-Hunter Pence matchup.
Walker had handled him well in each of the first two at-bats, but in the seventh Pence yanked a 1-1 pitch into the seats in left field for a two-run homer. A seemingly comfortable lead suddenly was down to one.
“We made a mistake pitching to Hunter Pence,” Lovullo said. “There’s a big, red ‘X’ about certain things you shouldn’t do. Unfortunately, we didn’t execute properly and he took advantage of it.”
Lovullo wasn’t specific, but the pitch Pence hit was a curveball down in the zone, the third consecutive breaking ball Walker threw him to start the at-bat. Walker defended the selection, saying Pence appeared out in front of the first one he saw in the at-bat.
“It’s 1-1 there, maybe he was sitting fastball after we threw two offspeed,” Walker said. “Maybe if I get it down more, maybe it’s a ground ball. But I left it up and he made me pay for it.”
It didn’t take long for the Giants to finish the job. Buster Posey’s double-play ball scored the tying run in the eighth, and Denard Span set the stage for Parker’s game-winning infield single by doubling off McFarland to open the 10th.
Just like that, the Diamondbacks had a night filled with regrets. Their weeks-long issue with runners position surfaced again; they went just 2 for 16 in those spots, and they could legitimately count six different innings in which they failed to scratch across a run or could have scored more than they did.
“We just couldn’t get that big hit at the right time,” Lovullo said. “I know there were a number of men left on in scoring position and obviously that’s the name of the game. … We didn’t do enough right.”
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Diamondbacks at Giants
When: 1:05 p.m.
Where: AT&T Park, San Francisco
Pitchers: Diamondbacks LHP Patrick Corbin (8-10, 4.77) vs. Giants RHP Jeff Samardzija (6-11, 4.77).
TV/Radio: FSAZ/KMVP-FM (98.7), KHOV-FM (105.1).
Corbin was roughed up by the Cubs on Tuesday at Wrigley Field, giving up eight runs (seven earned) in three innings. The Cubs connected for three home runs off him. … He had a prolonged stretch of success prior to that, posting a 2.83 ERA in eight starts. … He faced the Giants just once this season, giving up three runs (two earned) in four innings in his first outing of the season. … Samardzija has thrown well in his past two starts, allowing four earned runs in 15 innings, holding opponents to a .524 OPS against. … He faced the Diamondbacks in each of his first two starts of the season, getting hit hard (six runs in 5 1/3 innings) in the first one and posting better results (three runs in 6 2/3 innings) the next time. … 3B Jake Lamb has great numbers against Samardzija, going 5 for 11 (.455) with two doubles, one triple, one homer and four walks.
Tuesday: At Chase Field, 6:40 p.m., Diamondbacks RHP Zack Godley (5-4, 2.86) vs. Dodgers RHP Kenta Maeda (10-4, 3.79).
Wednesday: At Chase Field, 6:40 p.m., Diamondbacks RHP Zack Greinke (13-4, 3.10) vs. Dodgers LHP Alex Wood (13-1, 2.33).
Thursday: At Chase Field, 6:40 p.m., Diamondbacks LHP Anthony Banda (1-1, 3.86) vs. Dodgers RHP Yu Darvish (7-9, 3.81).