Diamondbacks manager Torey Lovullo talks about the Diamondbacks’ 6-3 loss to the Giants on Sunday, which ended their 10-game road trip with a 5-5 record.
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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
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Patrick Corbin on rough outing vs. Cubs
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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
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Zack Greinke discusses outing vs. Braves
Torey Lovullo and Robbie Ray discuss Diamondbacks’ loss to Nationals
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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
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Shot Clock: Robbie Ray brings intensity to mound
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Torey Lovullo after D-Backs’ fifth straight loss
SAN FRANCISCO – Jake Barrett served up a home run in his first outing back in the big leagues on July 7. But the Diamondbacks reliever hasn’t allowed anything since, entering Sunday with 11 consecutive scoreless appearances.
He’s seemed to quickly earn the trust of manager Torey Lovullo, who has used Barrett in a variety of roles, including asking him to protect a lead in the seventh inning on Saturday night against the Giants.
“He fills a lot of different spots for me,” Lovullo said. “When I’m kind of projecting some matchups, he fits in a lot of different areas. That versatility has been a luxury for me. The thing is, he comes in and he presses the zone with his fastball. He’s gotten big outs.”
Barrett was bothered by shoulder issues throughout spring training and didn’t appear in minor league games until late April. He said it took several weeks before he felt like his old self.
Barrett didn’t crack the big league bullpen until a couple of weeks after Rubby De La Rosa. But when the Diamondbacks needed a roster spot to add David Hernandez last week, it was De La Rosa – not Barrett – who was optioned.
Barrett finished last season as the team’s best reliever and even saw time in the closer’s role. His duties have changed this year but he says he’s fine with it.
“I feel like I don’t have a role right now and I’ve just been throwing in any situation possible right now, just really whenever I’m called upon I’m ready to go out there,” he said. “I’m just trying to attack hitters and make sure I’m going out there feeling good.”
Left-hander Robbie Ray played catch again Saturday, Lovullo said, and is scheduled to throw a bullpen session on Monday, his first since suffering a concussion on July 28.
Ray is still not a candidate to start on Thursday against the Dodgers. Ray is likely to need a minor league rehab outing or some kind of simulated game before returning to the rotation.
“We want to get him through the first bullpen and then come up with a game plan,” Lovullo said.
Right-hander Randall Delgado’s throwing program got out to 90 feet. He’ll take Sunday off from throwing and pick up again on Monday.
Jarrett Parker’s game-winning hit in the bottom of the 10th inning on Saturday came on a ground ball that, in most instances, the second baseman would be able to field without incident.
But the Diamondbacks had Adam Rosales shifted into short right field and swung over toward first base, and by the time Rosales got to the ball, he had no chance to throw out Parker.
“It was a great debate that we had last night,” Lovullo said. “We take a lot of pride in positioning guys the best we possibly can. In that situation, left-on-left, in that particular matchup, we were exactly where we were supposed to be and he just beat us. I know it’s easy and my natural instinct was to review this and see where we should have been, but we were exactly where we were supposed to be.”
Second baseman Brandon Drury said after Sunday’s game he felt fine despite a scary moment in the seventh inning when he was hit in the head by a 92 mph fastball from Giants reliever Cory Gearrin. The pitch, he said, broke off a piece of the brim of his batting helmet. “It didn’t square me up as good as it could have,” Drury said. “I’m just thankful I’m OK.”
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).