Diamondbacks manager Torey Lovullo speaks with the media following Arizona’s 6-1 loss to the Phillies on Friday at Chase Field.
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Diamondbacks manager Torey Lovullo thought his team made a statement with its series victory over the Rockies this week.
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Diamondbacks slugger Paul Goldschmidt talks about his team’s ability to bounce back from a tough loss on Friday.
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Zack Godley talks about the importance of shutdown innings after going seven innings to beat the Rockies on Thursday.
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Diamondbacks right-hander Taijuan Walker threw six innings and his offense did the rest in a 16-4 win at Coors Field on Wednesday.
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Diamondbacks manager Torey Lovullo talks about his team’s 10-run fourth inning against the Rockies on Wednesday night.
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Diamondbacks manager Torey Lovullo explains why he stuck with Zack Grienke in the eighth inning on Tuesday night.
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Diamondbacks right-hander Zack Greinke talks about how his outing against the Rockies got away from him on Tuesday night at Coors Field.
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Both the Diamondbacks and Rockies overcame deficits in the eighth inning, with Colorado pulling out a 4-3 win on Tuesday.
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azcentral sports’ Greg Moore and Mark Faller discuss the Diamondbacks’ upcoming three-game series against the Rockies and Diana Taurasi becoming the WNBA’s all-time leading scorer.
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Diamondbacks manager Torey Lovullo talks about the home run Rey Fuentes hit to help beat the Philadelphia Phillies on Sunday.
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Rey Fuentes’ first career home run was a big one, helping the Diamondbacks beat the Philadelphia Phillies on Sunday.
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Diamondbacks lefty Robbie Ray talks about why he wasn’t at his best on Sunday afternoon in Philadelphia.
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Diamondbacks manager Torey Lovullo talks about his team’s 5-1 win over the Philadelphia Phillies on Saturday evening. Nick Piecoro/azcentral sports
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Diamondbacks third baseman Jake Lamb drove in a run on Saturday to help the Diamondbacks beat the Phillies 5-1. Nick Piecoro/azcentral sports
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Diamondbacks manager Torey Lovullo discusses his late father’s support and guidance and how that relates to the Diamondbacks’ success this season. David Kadlubowski/azcentral sports
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Diamondbacks manager Torey Lovullo talks about his unusual upbringing, given his father’s job in television with the TV show “Hee Haw.” David Kadlubowski/azcentral sports
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Diamondbacks manager Torey Lovullo talks about his team’s comeback over the Phillies, including Gregor Blanco’s key two-run home run.
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Diamondbacks outfielder Gregor Blanco cracked a game-tying home run in the seventh inning on Friday night.
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Diamondbacks lefty Patrick Corbin beat the Phillies on Friday night, his first road win since June 21, 2016.
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Diamondbacks manager Torey Lovullo talks about Taijuan Walker’s return from the DL and Randall Delgado’s relief performance in a win over the Tigers.
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Diamondbacks right-hander Taijuan Walker gave up just one run in five innings in his first start back from the disabled list after missing nearly a month with a blister.
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Outfielder David Peralta discusses his go-ahead home run in the Diamondbacks’ wild 7-6 win over the Detroit Tigers. Nick Piecoro/azcentral sports
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Torey Lovullo talks about the Diamondbacks’ back-and-forth game against the Detroit Tigers on Tuesday night. Nick Piecoro/azcentral sports
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Diamondbacks starter Robbie Ray speaks with the media following his team’s 11-1 win over the Brewers on Sunday. Richard Morin/azcentral sports
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Diamondbacks first baseman Paul Goldschmidt speaks with reporters after a 11-1 win over the Brewers on Sunday.
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Diamondbacks starter Zack Godley discusses his performance in Arizona’s 3-2 win on Saturday at Chase Field. Scott Bordow/azcentral sports
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Diamondbacks manager Torey Lovullo discusses his team’s win over the Brewers on Saturday at home. Scott Bordow/azcentral sports
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Diamondbacks starter Randall Delgado reacts to Friday’s loss to the Brewers.
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Diamondbacks manager Torey Lovullo discusses Friday’s 8-6 loss to the Brewers
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Diamondbacks catcher Chris Iannetta, batting in the No. 2 hole for the first time this season, homered and doubled twice, driving in seven runs in a win over the Padres, June 8, 2017. Nick Piecoro/azcentral sports
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Torey Lovullo on Diamondbacks’ loss to Phillies
Torey Lovullo after D-Backs win series vs. Rockies
Paul Goldschmidt on D-Backs’ offensive outburst
Zack Godley on strong outing at Coors Field
D-Backs’ Taijuan Walker on win over Rockies
Torey Lovullo after blowout win vs. Rockies
Torey Lovullo on decision to stick with Zack Greinke
Zack Greinke after loss vs. Rockies
D-Backs suffer tough loss in Denver
Shot Clock: D-Backs, Rockies set for showdown
Torey Lovullo on Rey Fuentes’ go-ahead homer
Rey Fuentes on hitting his first career home run
Robbie Ray on his outing vs. Phillies
Manager Torey Lovullo after D-Backs’ sixth consecutive win
Jake Lamb on D-Backs’ latest win over Phillies
Torey Lovullo talks about his late father’s support, guidance
Torey Lovullo on his father’s job in television
Torey Lovullo on D-Backs’ come-from-behind win over Phillies
Gregor Blanco discusses his game-tying homer vs. Phillies
Patrick Corbin on his performance vs. Phillies
Torey Lovullo on D-Backs’ latest one-run win
Taijuan Walker on his first outing back from the disabled list
David Peralta on his go-ahead homer in win over Tigers
Torey Lovullo after D-Backs’ win over Tigers
Robbie Ray on D-Backs’ win over Brewers
Paul Goldschmidt on grand slam, offensive outburst
Godley on taking advantage of opportunity after D-Backs win
Torey Lovullo after D-Backs’ win over Brewers
Randall Delgado on his rough outing against Brewers
Lovullo on Diamondbacks’ loss to Brewers
Chris Iannetta on his career-high 7 RBIs vs. Padres
The Diamondbacks face the Phillies at home at 7:10 p.m. on Saturday. Check back throughout the game for updates.
D-Backs draw first blood
The Diamondbacks have a 1-0 lead over the Phillies after three innings. Chris Owings scored Arizona’s only run after Philadelphia center fielder Odubel Herrera dropped his long fly ball and Owings wound up on third. He scored on an RBI groundout by Brandon Drury.
Arizona starter Robbie Ray has struggled with his control – he’s walked three batters, one intentionally – but he got out of a bases-loaded jam in the second inning by striking out Philadelphia pitcher Ben Lively and then ended another threat in the third by inducing a fly ball out from Maikel Franco.
Starting rotation set
There’s been some confusion as to the Diamondbacks’ rotation the next few days, but manager Torey Lovullo cleared everything up before Saturday’s game against Philadelphia.
After Randall Delgado gets a spot start Sunday the rest of the rotation will fall back into place with an extra day’s rest. So it will be Zack Greinke on Monday, followed by Taijuan Walker, Zack Godley, Patrick Corbin and Robbie Ray.
Lovullo hinted that Sunday could be Delgado’s final start of the season.
“The reason why he came up this time is he’s still stretched out and we wanted to take advantage of his ability to throw 75 to 85 pitches,” Lovullo said. “We feel like that might not last much longer, so while he still had the starter stamina, we wanted to allow him to be inserted and give everybody the rest.
“Will it happen again? I can’t predict that, but once he starts he’s going to fall back in the bullpen and be used as a normal bullpen piece for the rest of the year.”
Bracho back up
After optioning outfielder Jeremy Hazelbaker to Triple-A Renom on Friday, the Diamondbacks made a corresponding move Saturday, calling up reliever Silvino Bracho.
Lovullo said an extra bullpen arm was needed with Delgado getting the start Sunday.
Lovullo said left fielder Yasmany Tomas (groin) ran the bases Saturday and soon will take batting practice but that there’s no timetable for a rehabilitation assignment … Center fielder A.J. Pollock (quad) is expected to play a game Sunday with Triple-A Reno, and Lovullo reiterated that Pollock might need only 10 to 15 at-bats before rejoining the Diamondbacks.
1. Gregor Blanco CF
2. David Peralta RF
3. Paul Goldschmidt 1B
4. Jake Lamb 3B
5. Chris Owings SS
6. Brandon Drury 2B
7. Daniel Descalso LF
8. Chris Herrmann C
9. Robbie Ray P
Diamondbacks LHP Robbie Ray (7-3, 2.87) vs. Phillies RHP Ben Lively (1-1, 3.33)
Robbie Ray is 5-0 with a 1.06 ERA with 55 strikeouts against 13 walks in his last six starts. The Diamondbacks have won in 10 of his last 14 starts overall.
This is fourth career start against the Phillies. He is 1-1 with a 5.19 career ERA against them. Had a major league-best 27.2-inning scoreless streak from May 14 through June 6.
This will be Lively’s fifth start for the Phillies and although he’s only allowed three earned runs in each of his last three starts, Philadelphia lost all three games. That included a 5-4 defeat to the Diamondbacks his last time out in which he allowed three runs on eight hits over six innings.
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Phillies at Diamondbacks
When: 7:10 p.m.
Where: Chase Field. Roof hotline: 602 462-6262
TV/Radio: FSAZ/KMVP-FM (98.7), KHOV-FM (105.1).
Sunday: At Chase Field, 1:10 p.m., Diamondbacks RHP Randall Delgado (1-1, 3.48) vs. Phillies RHP Jeremy Hellickson (5-5. 4.61).
Monday: At Chase Field, 12:40 p.m., Diamondbacks RHP Zack Greinke (8-4, 3.14) vs. Phillies RHP Nick Pivetta (1-3, 4.46).
Tuesday: At Chase Field, 6:40 p.m. RHP Zack Godley (3-1, 2.53) vs. Cardinals RHP Carlos Martinez (6-6, 2.87).