Diamondbacks manager Torey Lovullo talks about Edinson Volquez’s no-hitter and his team’s struggles on the road.
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The Diamondbacks’ Chris Herrmann talks about Edinson Volquez’s outing and his team’s struggles on the road.
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Diamondbacks outfielder Rey Fuentes talks about his team’s struggles against Edinson Volquez.
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Diamondbacks lefty Patrick Corbin said he thought he pitched better than the results showed on Friday night in Miami.
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Diamondbacks manager Torey Lovullo talks about Patrick Corbin’s outing and his team’s ability to fight back from an early deficit.
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Diamondbacks manager Torey Lovullo talks about his team’s come-from-behind win over the Marlins on Thursday night in Miami.
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Diamondbacks outfielder David Peralta said he was glad Chris Owings came through with an RBI hit because Peralta didn’t want to play another inning. Nick Piecoro/azcentral sports
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Chris Owings, who drove in the winning run, talks about the importance of Wednesday’s victory in Pittsburgh.
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Diamondbacks manager Torey Lovullo talks about his team’s ability to overcome obstacles on Wednesday in Pittsburgh. Nick Piecoro/azcentral sports
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Diamondbacks pitcher Robbie Ray was mobbed by his teammates in the clubhouse after throwing the first shutout of his career on Tuesday in Pittsburgh. Nick Piecoro/azcentral sports
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Diamondbacks manager Torey Lovullo talks about Robbie Ray’s outing on Tuesday night against the Pirates. Nick Piecoro/azcentral sports
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Diamondbacks catcher Chris Herrmann said Robbie Ray missed his glove only a couple of times on Tuesday night against the Pittsburgh Pirates. Nick Piecoro/azcentral sports
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azcentral sports’ JJ Hensley and Mark Faller discuss the Diamondbacks losing over the weekend and the Penguins’ win over the Predators.
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Chris Iannetta talks about his two-run, game-tying homer on Monday evening at PNC Park in Pittsburgh, May 29, 2017. Nick Piecoro/azcentral sports
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D-Backs manager Torey Lovullo talks about the emotional swings in the Diamondbacks 4-3 loss to the Pittsburgh Pirates, May 29, 2017. Nick Piecoro/azcentral sports
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Diamondbacks reliever Archie Bradley talks about the home run Andrew McCutchen hit off him to give the Pirates a walkoff on Monday, May 29, 2017. Nick Piecoro/azcentral sports
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Diamondbacks manager Torey Lovullo discusses Patrick Corbin’s struggles and his team’s loss to the Brewers on Sunday at Miller Park. Nick Piecoro/azcentral sports
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Diamondbacks lefty Patrick Corbin was roughed up by the Brewers on Sunday in Milwaukee, giving up seven runs, including four on a grand slam by Domingo Santana. Nick Piecoro/azcentral sports
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Diamondbacks right-hander Zack Greinke talks about the pitch that Jett Bandy hit for a bases-clearing double in Saturday’s loss to the Brewers. Nick Piecoro/azcentral sports
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Diamondbacks manager Torey Lovullo breaks down Zack Greinke’s outing vs. the Brewers and Chase Anderson’s near no-hitter on Saturday. Nick Piecoro/azcentral sports
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Diamondbacks slugger Paul Goldschmidt talks about the performance of ex-teammate Chase Anderson, who flirted with a no-hitter against his former team on Saturday. Nick Piecoro/azcentral sports
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Diamondbacks manager Torey Lovullo talks about his team’s late rally to beat the Brewers 4-2 in Milwaukee on Friday night.
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Chris Iannetta talks about the ninth-inning home run he hit on Friday night in Milwaukee.
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azcentral sports’ Jay Dieffenbach and Dan Bickley discuss the key for the Diamondbacks’ long-term success this season and weigh in on the LeBron vs. Jordan debate.
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Lefty Robbie Ray lowered his road ERA to 0.81 with seven scoreless innings vs. the Brewers on Thursday night.
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Diamondbacks manager Torey Lovullo talks about left-hander Robbie Ray’s outing in his team’s 4-0 win over the Brewers on Thursday night.
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Diamondbacks manager Torey Lovullo discusses his club’s 8-6 win over the White Sox to complete a home sweep on Wednesday. Scott Bordow/azcentral sports
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Diamondbacks third baseman Jake Lamb discusses homering off left-hander Jose Quintana despite his lefty struggles and the Diamondbacks’ strong start to the season after Wednesday’s win. Bob McManaman/azcentral sports
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Diamondbacks catcher Chris Herrmann on recent hitting surge and his home run in Arizona’s 5-4 win on Tuesday at Chase Field. Doug Haller/azcentral sports
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Pitcher Archie Bradley was one of three Arizona Diamondbacks who participated in a cow-milking competition on May 23, 2017 at Chase Field.
The contest was to promote Shamrock Farms Grand Slam Milk Drive program.
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Diamondbacks right-hander Shelby Miller discusses his Tommy John surgery and his impending rehab before Tuesday’s game at Chase Field. Doug Haller/azcentral sports
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azcentral sports’ Mark Faller and Dan Bickley weigh in on the Diamondbacks, LeBron James and NBA commissioner Adam Silver.
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Diamondbacks starter Zack Greinke on his near-complete game and use of an Eephus pitch during Monday’s dominant outing against the White Sox. Scott Bordow/azcentral sports
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Diamondbacks manager Torey Lovullo talks about Zack Greinke’s strong performance and the club’s offense. Scott Bordow/azcentral sports
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azcentral sports’ Jay Dieffenbach and E.J. Montini discuss the Diamondbacks and their special summer ticket deal.
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Diamondbacks manager Torey Lovullo talks about Padres lefty Clayton Richard’s performance and the home run by Chris Iannetta on Sunday. Nick Piecoro/azcentral sports
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The Diamondbacks’ Chris Iannetta returned from the disabled list on Sunday and slammed a home run on the first pitch he saw. Nick Piecoro/azcentral sports
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Diamondbacks right-hander Zack Godley threw seven innings and allowed three runs, all of them scoring in the fifth in a loss to the Padres on Sunday. Nick Piecoro/azcentral sports
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Diamondbacks manager Torey Lovullo on his team’s easy win over the San Diego Padres on Saturday night. Nick Piecoro/azcentral sports
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Diamondbacks manager Torey Lovullo talks about his team’s eight-run first inning and right-hander Taijuan Walker’s sharp outing vs. the Padres. Nick Piecoro/azcentral sports
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Diamondbacks right-hander Taijuan Walker gave up just two hits in six scoreless innings, but he wasn’t satisfied with the way he threw on Friday night in a win over the Padres. Nick Piecoro/azcentral sports
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The Diamondbacks’ Brandon Drury talks about his team’s offensive outburst vs. the Padres on Friday night at Petco Park. Nick Piecoro/azcentral sports
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azcentral sports’ Jay Dieffenbach and Dan Bickley discuss the NBA MVP, the Diamondbacks and the Dodgers and the Arizona Cardinals’ defensive backs.
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D-Backs manager Torey Lovullo, catcher Chris Herrmann and left-hander Patrick Corbin react to the 5-4 win against the Mets, sweeping the series, May 17, 2017.
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Manager Torey Lovullo, right-hander Zack Greinke and first baseman Paul Goldschmidt react to Tuesday’s 5-4 Diamondbacks win. Sarah McLellan/azcentral sports
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D-Backs’ Zack Godley talks pitching and gameplay after his team’s 7-3 win over the Mets, May 15, 2017.
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D-Backs’ Torey Lovullo discusses the pace his team kept during a 7-3 win over the Mets, May 15, 2017.
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Diamondbacks center fielder A.J. Pollock talks about the injury that forced him to leave Sunday’s loss to the Pirates. Nick Piecoro/azcentral sports
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Diamondbacks outfielder David Peralta doesn’t think his glute injury is significant, he said. Nick Piecoro/azcentral sports
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Diamondbacks manager Torey Lovullo breaks down his team’s 6-4 loss to the Pirates on Sunday and provides updates on his injured outfielders. Nick Piecoro/azcentral sports
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Diamondbacks catcher Chris Iannetta says he ‘got lucky on all accounts’ after being hit in the face by a 93 mph fastball on Friday night vs. the Pirates. Nick Piecoro/azcentral sports
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Manager Torey Lovullo, right-hander Taijuan Walker and shortstop Nick Ahmed react to the 4-3 loss to the Pittsburgh Pirates, May 13, 2017.
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Diamondbacks manager Torey Lovullo provides an update on catcher Chris Iannetta, who was hit in the face by a pitch during Friday’s game, before Saturday’s game. Bob McManaman/azcentral sports
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Manager Torey Lovullo, second baseman Brandon Drury and left-hander Patrick Corbin react to 11-4 win against the Pirates, May 12, 2017.
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Shot Clock: Colin Kaepernick is better than Blaine Gabbert, right? So why did the Cardinals not sign him? Also, Zack Greinke has his Randy Johnson moment … what does it mean for Diamondbacks?
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Diamondbacks pitcher Zack Greinke describes his night, in which he nearly threw a no-hitter against the Pirates.
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Diamondbacks manager Torey Lovullo reacts to Zack Greinke’s near-no-hit performance in Thursday’s win over the Pirates.
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Manager Torey Lovullo, right-hander Zack Godley and shortstop Nick Ahmed react to the 7-1 win.
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Manager Torey Lovullo and left-hander Robbie Ray react to the 7-3 loss.
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azcentral sports’ Sarah McLellan and Dan Bickley discuss the D-Backs’ difficulties on the road and the NBA’s big issue in the playoffs.
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Diamondbacks manager Torey Lovullo says defensive miscues cost them in a 5-2 loss to the Rockies on Sunday. Nick Piecoro/azcentral sports
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Diamondbacks right-hander Taijuan Walker talks about his outing vs. the Rockies at Coors Field on Sunday. Nick Piecoro/azcentral sports
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Diamondbacks lefty Patrick Corbin was charged with eight runs in four-plus innings against the Rockies on Saturday night.
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Manager Torey Lovullo didn’t think his team played fundamentally sound in Saturday night’s 9-1 loss to the Colorado Rockies.
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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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D-Backs manager Torey Lovullo on no-hitter, road struggles
Chris Herrmann on Edinson Volquez’s performance in no-hitter
D-Backs’ Rey Fuentes on Edinson Volquez’s pitch mix in no-hitter
Patrick Corbin after loss to Marlins
Torey Lovullo on Patrick Corbin’s outing vs. Marlins
Torey Lovullo on Nick Ahmed, comeback win over Marlins
David Peralta talks about Chris Owings’ ‘clutch’ hit vs. Pirates
Chris Owings on D-Backs’ extra-inning win in Pittsburgh
Torey Lovullo on ‘character win’ in Pittsburgh
Robbie Ray on postgame celebration after shutout vs. Pirates
Torey Lovullo on Robbie Ray’s shutout of Pirates
Chris Herrmann on Robbie Ray’s ‘outstanding’ outing vs. Pirates
Shot Clock: Winless weekend with D-Backs
Diamondbacks’ Chris Iannetta on his latest clutch homer
Torey Lovullo on Diamondbacks’ loss to the Pirates
Archie Bradley after walkoff loss to Pirates
Torey Lovullo on Patrick Corbin’s outing, loss to Brewers
Patrick Corbin on his outing vs. Brewers
Zack Greinke on his outing in loss to Brewers
Torey Lovullo on loss to Brewers, Chase Anderson
Paul Goldschmidt talks about Chase Anderson’s outing
Torey Lovullo on D-Backs’ comeback win in MIlwaukee
Chris Iannetta on his game-tying homer vs. Brewers
Can D-Backs keep this up? Why, why not
Robbie Ray after dominant outing in Milwaukee
D-Backs’ Torey Lovullo on impressive win over Brewers
Torey Lovullo on ‘nice team win’ for D-Backs
Jake Lamb on strong game against lefty Jose Quintana
Chris Herrmann on hitting surge, HR in win
Arizona Diamondbacks pitcher Archie Bradley competes in cow milking competition
Shelby Miller: Tommy John surgery ‘was a pretty smooth process’
Shot Clock: Time to take D-Backs seriously
Zack Greinke on near-complete game, Eephus pitch
Torey Lovullo on Zack Greinke’s ‘great night’
Montini volunteers free tickets – with Bickley’s help
D-Backs manager Torey Lovullo on loss vs. Padres
Chris Iannetta on homering in first game off DL
Zack Godley on his outing vs. Padres
Torey Lovullo after D-Backs pound Padres 9-1
Torey Lovullo on D-Backs’ blowout win vs. Padres
Taijuan Walker tosses six scoreless vs. Padres
Brandon Drury homers in win vs. Padres
Watch out for Dodgers; Cards CBs apply for job
Diamondbacks outlast Mets in extra innings
Diamondbacks discuss close win over Mets
Diamondbacks’ Zack Godley talks after win over Mets
Diamondbacks’ Torey Lovullo talks upbeat pace in win over Mets
A.J. Pollock discusses his injury after loss to Pirates
David Peralta downplays his injury vs. Pirates
Torey Lovullo on injuries, loss vs. Pirates
Chris Iannetta talks about scary HBP vs. Pirates
Diamondbacks rally falls short against Pirates
Lovullo: Iannetta “said he could play tonight if he had to” after HBP
Diamondbacks overwhelm Pirates 11-4
Kaepernick blackballed? Greinke now trade bait?
Zack Greinke on his near no-hitter against Pirates
Lovullo reacts to Greinke’s near no-hitter in win
Diamondbacks snap losing streak with win over Tigers
Diamondbacks drop third straight with loss to Tigers
Shot Clock: D-Backs face pivotal homestand
Torey Lovullo after D-Backs’ latest loss to Rockies
Taijuan Walker after loss to Rockies
Patrick Corbin after being roughed up by Rockies
D-Backs’ Torey Lovullo on ‘tough night’ at Coors Field
Zack Greinke on impressive outing vs. Rockies
Manager Torey Lovullo after win over Rockies
D-Backs give up lead but benefit from call
The Marlins rallied to tie the game in the bottom of the fifth, but the Diamondbacks managed to avoid further damage thanks to a generous – and questionable – called third strike by home plate umpire Kerwin Danley.
With the bases loaded, two out and a run already in, the Marlins’ J.T. Riddle was rung up by Danley on a pitch that appeared to be well above the strike zone.
The Marlins, though, tied the game at 5 earlier in the inning. Giancarlo Stanton smoked a double into the right-center field gap – a ball that left his bat at a scalding 114 mph – and moved to third on a fly out to right. Derek Dietrich drove him home on a sac fly to left field.
D-Backs break through to reclaim lead
The Diamondbacks scored three times in the top of the fourth inning, getting a two-run double from Daniel Descalso and another run-scoring hit from Paul Goldschmidt to take a 5-4 lead at Marlins Park.
Descalso shot his second double of the day into the right-field corner to drive home Nick Ahmed and Rey Fuentes, who walked and singled, respectively, to open the inning.
Goldschmidt, facing reliever Dustin McGowan, put together an eight-pitch at-bat, battling back from an 0-2 hole, to line a double off the wall in left-center field. The ball came within inches of being a home run.
Marlins’ Moore delivers big blow vs. D-Backs
The Marlins capitalized on a throwing error by Diamondbacks first baseman Paul Goldschmidt when Tyler Moore followed it with a three-run homer off right-hander Braden Shipley in the second inning on Sunday.
The Marlins owned a 3-2 lead after 2 1/2 innings.
After Shipley walked Marcell Ozuna to open the second, Derek Dietrich hit a bouncer to Goldschmidt, who gloved it and threw to second. But his throw was off target and went into center field, putting runners on the corners for the Marlins.
Moore followed by clobbering an 0-1 fastball from Shipley, sending it out to left-center field to put the Marlins ahead 3-1.
The Diamondbacks, who snapped a 14 2/3-inning hitless streak when Daniel Descalso doubled to lead off the game, got a run in the first and another in the third off Marlins starter Vance Worley.
Delgado continues to impress in D-Backs’ rotation
Lost in Edinson Volquez’s no-hitter on Saturday was another impressive performance from right-hander Randall Delgado, the reliever-turned-starter who continues to make a case to remain in the Diamondbacks’ starting rotation.
Delgado gave up one run in 5 1/3 innings, with one walk and four strikeouts. In three starts since right-hander Taijuan Walker landed on the disabled list, Delgado has given up three earned runs in 15 innings, with two walks and 15 strikeouts.
It’s not just results, it’s that he’s also looked the part: He’s been efficient; he’s had a three-pitch mix, with a fastball that averages 94-95 mph to go with a pair of effective secondary pitches in his change-up and slider; and he’s exhibited good command, not making the same mistakes over the plate he made during his days as a starter earlier in his career.
What more could the Diamondbacks be looking for out of a starting pitcher?
“Nothing,” Diamondbacks manager Torey Lovullo said. “The pitch efficiency is what stands out the most. Being able to stand on the pitches when he needs to, to get big double plays like he did (Saturday). Not backing down from any challenges. He shows all the really good qualities of a successful starter. It’s not by accident that it’s happened. He’s working in a very good way right now.”
Delgado seems all but assured of starting again, though the Diamondbacks haven’t announced starters beyond the upcoming three-game series with the San Diego Padres at Chase Field.
“Every time he goes out there he’s given us a consistent outing,” Lovullo said. “…It’s been that way every start. He’s deserved the next start. I think we’re going to look long and hard at continuing to run him out there every fifth day.”
Delgado last started on a regular basis in 2013, his first year with the Diamondbacks, and he believes he’s a better pitcher now than he was then in a number of ways.
“I think I’ve been learning a lot and I know myself a little bit more,” he said. “I’m more consistent. I know how to handle myself. I understand more of the game. I’m way more experienced. The time in the bullpen was so valuable to me. I was learning so much there.”
Delgado throws essentially the same mix of pitches he did back then, but he thinks he’s gotten better at repeating his delivery.
“Even if the movement is the same as before, my location is better,” Delgado said, “and I think that’s the more important thing.”
Tomas out again with groin issue
Left fielder Yasmany Tomas, who missed two games with a groin issue near the beginning of the road trip, continued to be bothered by it, Lovullo said, which is why he wasn’t in the lineup on Saturday and was out again on Sunday.
“Today, he’s usable, but we want to give him a little more time to recuperate,” Lovullo said. “We’re staying away from him.”
Tomas has not swung the bat well since initially returning from the groin injury. In seven games, he’s 3 for 24 (.125) with one walk and 10 strikeouts.
Tomas is one of several Diamondbacks hitters whose prudction at home (.298 average, .964 OPS) is far better than on the road (.183, .548)
Right-hander Taijuan Walker is likely to test the blister on his right index finger on Wednesday in an outing at extended spring training. If all goes well, Lovullo intimated it is possible Walker could return from the disabled list after that.
When: 10:10 a.m.
Where: Marlins Park, Miami.
Pitchers: Diamondbacks RHP Braden Shipley (0-1, 6.75) vs. Marlins RHP Vance Worley (0-2, 4.50).
TV/Radio: FSAZ/KMVP-FM (98.7), KHOV-FM (105.1).
Shipley, who posted a 5.27 ERA in 70 innings last year, will be making his second start of the season on Sunday. He pitched on May 4 in Washington, giving up three runs in four innings against the Nationals. … In four starts in Triple-A Reno since that, he has posted a 3.67 ERA with a .200 opponents’ batting average. … Worley had been in Triple-A for the Marlins up until two weeks ago. In 10 innings since being recalled he has allowed five runs on one walk and eight hits, including two home runs. … The Marlins are Worley’s fifth team. He’s also pitched for the Phillies, Twins, Pirates and Orioles. … He hasn’t faced the Diamondbacks since 2014, but he owns a 2.05 ERA in 22 innings against them.
No-hitter adds to D-Backs’ road woes
For the Diamondbacks, Saturday afternoon represented the latest unsightly performance from their offense, only this time they were unable to overcome it. Their struggles on the current road trip, which ends on Sunday afternoon, had been masked by sometimes-dominant pitching and the occasional late-game heroics, to the point that the club has broken even through 10 games despite hitting .210 with a meager .623 OPS.
And while manager Torey Lovullo has tried downplaying his team’s home/road splits, the disparity became even harder to ignore after Saturday. In 29 games at home, the Diamondbacks are hitting .295 with an .875 OPS. In 29 on the road, they’re at .219 and .646.
“I feel like it’s going to be something we’ll figure out,” Lovullo said. “I know we’re very comfortable in our stadium. I think we understand the nooks and crannies and the reasons why we’re successful there and we’re confident there. We just need to bring that same approach on the road. I think by the end of the year, it’ll probably balance itself out.”
Not only were they unable to get a hit Saturday, they were hitless on Friday night against the Marlins’ bullpen, which retired the final 14 batters of the game.
Tuesday: At Chase Field, 6:40 p.m., Diamondbacks LHP Robbie Ray (5-3, 3.00) vs. Padres RHP Dinelson Lamet (2-0, 2.70).
Wednesday: At Chase Field, 6:40 p.m., Diamondbacks RHP Zack Greinke (7-3, 3.06) vs. Padres RHP Luis Perdomo (0-2, 5.01).
Thursday: At Chase Field, 12:40 p.m., Diamondbacks LHP Patrick Corbin (4-6, 5.43) vs. Padres LHP Clayton Richard (3-6, 4.33).