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 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
In Robbie Ray’s world, things were moving a little slowly on Sunday morning. He’s thankful that was about all that was different.
Two days after taking a 108 mph line drive off the head, Ray stood in front of his locker and relived the moment. He remembers everything. The pitch he threw to the Cardinals’ Luke Voit. The ball screaming toward him. The panic to get his face out of harm’s way.
“I could not be standing here right now,” Ray said. “I could be in a hospital. I’m very thankful for everybody that’s been involved in the process. I’m just glad to be here and be with the team. I’m thankful it didn’t end up worse.”
Ray has three staples in the left side of his head over an area that was visibly bruised. He also has a concussion, the first of his career, and was placed on the seven-day concussion disabled list. But, he said, a CT scan showed no fracture in his skull, no internal bleeding, nothing resembling the sort of life-threatening injuries other pitchers have come away with after being struck by line drives.
Ray was whisked to the hospital after Voit’s liner hit him in the bottom of the second inning. At the same time, his wife, Taylor, caught a flight to St. Louis to be with him. He said he watched the first three innings of Saturday’s game on television but was otherwise asleep most of the day.
“I got 18 hours of sleep yesterday,” he said. “I’m just really slow right now. Body is moving really slow. I’m just trying to get things back to normal. Other than that, really, I had a headache the first day, but I don’t have that anymore. I can definitely tell there’s some staples in my head. It’s pulling the skin a little bit. Other than that, not a whole lot.”
Ray said he’s undergone concussion tests and performed well in measures of memory and balance. But he said his symptoms have to diminish before he can think about returning to the mound.
“I know it’s a process,” Ray said. “I’m trying to work my way through this first and get back to 100 percent where I need to be so I can help this team. I’m not really thinking about getting back out there until I get back to 100 percent.”
With Ray on the DL, the Diamondbacks will, as expected, move right-hander Zack Greinke up to start Thursday’s series finale against the Chicago Cubs at Wrigley Field. (He’ll be on normal rest because of Monday’s off day.)
But they’re not saying what they’ll do over the weekend in San Francisco. Right-hander Taijuan Walker could also start on normal rest on Friday, but the club would need another start on Saturday.
“In the coming days we’ll all sit down as a group and map out the best strategy,” Lovullo said. “We’ve got candidates. We’ve got a few names in mind, but we just want to make sure over the next couple of days we think about it as thoroughly as possible.”
Is Ray a candidate for Saturday, the first day he’d be eligible to come off the DL?
“It’s just way too early to predict that right now,” Lovullo said. “We just want to make sure he gets healthy and strong. I guess you would have to say he’s a candidate, but we’re not going to force anything.”