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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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
Left-hander Robbie Ray flew to Phoenix to be examined by neurologist Dr. Javier Cardenas, and manager Torey Lovullo said Ray is “doubtful” to start this weekend in San Francisco when the Diamondbacks are next in need of a fifth starter.
Lovullo said Saturday that Ray was going to remain with the club throughout the road trip, but he reversed that on Wednesday, saying a return to Phoenix was “part of the next step” in baseball’s concussion protocol.
Ray rode an exercise bike on Tuesday, Lovullo said, and “felt good.”
“There continues to be a decrease in the symptoms, which is a very good thing,” Lovullo said.
The Diamondbacks have not named a starter for Friday at AT&T Park, but it appears the club is lining up Triple-A Reno left-hander Anthony Banda to face the Giants. Banda hasn’t pitched since July 27, isn’t listed as Reno’s starter for Thursday and is healthy, according to Lovullo, who smiled when asked about Banda’s availability.
“We’ll have an announcement here very shortly,” Lovullo said.
Banda turned in a competitive start in his major league debut last month, giving up one run through five innings before the Washington Nationals broke through for three more runs in the sixth inning.
Banda finished having allowed four runs on seven hits and no walks with five strikeouts, showing a firm fastball – he averaged 94.7 mph, topping at 96.6 mph – and a good change-up.
Reinheimer set for first career start
Jack Reinheimer went from being buried in an organization flush with shortstops to finding himself in the majors in what seemed like the blink of an eye, and the rookie will get his first start in the majors on Wednesday night at Wrigley Field against Cubs right-hander Jake Arrieta.
“Kind of surreal,” Reinheimer said. “I’m ready to get out there and get this ball rolling.”
Reinheimer struck out in his major league debut on Tuesday night as a pinch hitter against Cubs lefty Jon Lester. He called it “quite the adrenaline rush,” noting that it was hard to settle down.
Reinheimer was brought to the big leagues after Chris Owings broke a finger and Ketel Marte was pleased on the bereavement list following the death of his mother. He said he didn’t pay attention to where he stood in the pecking order.
“I just kind of kept my head down and stayed focus on my task at hand,” he said. “I randomly got a call, and you’ve got to be ready. It’s kind of crazy, but I’m excited to be here.”
Reinheimer is known for being a slick defender but a light hitter. He was hitting .283 with a .343 on-base and .364 slugging while playing in the hitter-friendly Pacific Coast League.
Just in case
Part of the thinking of putting catcher Chris Iannetta at third base in the eighth inning of Tuesday night’s 16-4 blowout loss was to get a look at a player at a position where he could be needed at some point in the season, manager Torey Lovullo said.
“There have been times where we were out of infielders and maybe the next step would be to insert a catcher in the game,” Lovullo said. “… I thought it made a lot of sense to see what it looked like.”
Lovullo said Iannetta has mentioned third base as a position he could play – and he has, in fact, played it before at the major league level, appearing in four games there in his career.
And where does catcher Jeff Mathis believe he can play?
“He said second base,” Lovullo said. “But I’d probably go third base. But it’s nice to know he feels very comfortable at second base. You never know.”
Diamondbacks at Cubs
When: 11:20 a.m.
Where: Wrigley Field, Chicago.
Pitchers: Diamondbacks RHP Zack Greinke (13-4, 2.84) vs. Cubs LHP Jose Quintana (6-6, 3.88).
TV/Radio: FSAZ/KTAR-AM (620), KHOV-FM (105.1).
Greinke was impressive once again last week in St. Louis, giving up just one run on four hits in seven innings. … In his past seven starts he has a 2.53 ERA with eight walks and 45 strikeouts in 46 1/3 innings. … Greinke is striking out 9.8 batters per nine innings, the second-best rate of his career. … He hasn’t faced the Cubs since his second start of the 2016 season, when he gave up four runs in six innings. … Quintana has made three starts with the Cubs since coming over in an All-Star break trade, and he has given up just five runs in 19 innings (2.37 ERA) with five walks and 25 strikeouts. … Quintana faced the Diamondbacks at Chase Field on May 24 and was hit hard, giving up eight runs in 4 1/3 innings. … Quintana is holding left-handed hitters to a .607 OPS, the seventh-best mark in the majors.
Friday: At San Francisco, 7:15 p.m., Diamondbacks TBA vs. Giants LHP Madison Bumgarner (1-4, 2.92).
Saturday: At San Francisco, 6:05 p.m., Diamondbacks RHP Taijuan Walker (6-5, 3.55) vs. Giants RHP Matt Cain (3-9, 5.37).
Sunday: At San Francisco, 1:05 p.m., Diamondbacks LHP Patrick Corbin (8-10, 4.77) vs. Giants RHP Jeff Samardzija (6-11, 4.77).