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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Diamondbacks left-hander Patrick Corbin ran into more first-inning issues, but he pitched more effectively overall on Thursday than he had in recent starts, June 8, 2017. Nick Piecoro/azcentral sports
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D-Backs’ Chris Owings talks about the club’s success at hitting with two outs and his decision to change his at-bat music on Thursday, June 8, 2017. Nick Piecoro/azcentral sports
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Video highlights of the Diamondbacks’ 15-3 win over the Padres on Thursday at Chase Field.
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Diamondbacks pitcher Zack Greinke speaks with the media after earning a win in a 7-4 victory over the Padres on Wednesday at Chase Field. Richard Morin/azcentral sports
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Diamondbacks third baseman Jake Lamb speaks with the media following a 7-4 win against the Padres on Wednesday at Chase Field. Richard Morin/azcentral sports
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Zack Greinke only lasted five innings, but Jake Lamb carried the Diamondbacks to their eighth straight home win on Wednesday at Chase Field.
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azcentral sports’ Jay Dieffenbach and Dan Bickley dish on the Diamondbacks and NBA finals in our Shot Clock video.
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MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred backs the Diamondbacks in the team’s arguments with Maricopa County. David Kadlubowski/azcentral.com
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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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Randall Delgado on his rough outing against Brewers
Lovullo on Diamondbacks’ loss to Brewers
Chris Iannetta on his career-high 7 RBIs vs. Padres
Patrick Corbin on his effectiveness vs. Padres
Chris Owings on Diamondbacks’ offensive production with two outs
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Patrick Corbin on his outing vs. Brewers
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Chris Herrmann on hitting surge, HR in win
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Shelby Miller: Tommy John surgery ‘was a pretty smooth process’
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Chris Iannetta on homering in first game off DL
Zack Godley on his outing vs. Padres
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Torey Lovullo on D-Backs’ blowout win vs. Padres
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Brandon Drury homers in win vs. Padres
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A.J. Pollock discusses his injury after loss to Pirates
David Peralta downplays his injury vs. Pirates
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Taijuan Walker after loss to Rockies
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Reliever Silvino Bracho has quietly had two encouraging outings since his fourth call-up this season on June 8, allowing just one hit over 2 2/3 innings while striking out three. That’s a far cry from his first outing for Arizona this year, when he was shelled for three runs in 1/3 of an inning on April 24 and was optioned to Triple-A Reno two days later.
One reason for the improvement: About a month ago Bracho incorporated a “wiggle” into his pitching motion. After coming to a set position, he wiggles his glove in an attempt to change his timing and make hitters more uncomfortable at the plate.
“When I got sent down I got down in my mind and decided to try to do something different to get people out,” Bracho said. “I’m trying to change the tempo for the hitter.”
Bracho admitted it was tough to get hit hard in his first appearance and then almost immediately get sent back to the minors.
“I had to keep my mind focused,” he said. “Because if I lose my mind I can’t do my job.”
Bracho pitched well in Reno, striking out 30 batters in 17 2/3 innings with a 1.53 ERA while holding hitters to a .148 batting average. Lovullo had enough confidence in Bracho that he had him ready to go in the bullpen in the sixth inning on Thursday with the Diamondbacks holding a one-run lead over the Padres.
“I think young players overall have a very tough time walking into the environment and doing well right off the bat,” Lovullo said. “Sometimes just with my experience when you don’t do well your thoughts kind of wander into, ‘Oh my God, I’m getting sent out after the game.’ You start going in the wrong direction from a mental standpoint.
“Maybe that was something he was doing, maybe losing focus pitch to pitch. But he has responded and thrown the ball very, very well.”
Walker’s next pitch
The Diamondbacks’ starting rotation is unsettled after Zack Greinke’s start on Tuesday in Detroit but it appears Taijuan Walker will be getting the ball fairly soon.
Manager Torey Lovullo said Walker threw a bullpen session Saturday that included him taking the protective tape off his blister and that the session “went well.” He said the Diamondbacks will use the next 24 hours to determine the next step for Walker, but when asked if that step would be a major league start, Lovullo said, “That would be the best-case scenario, correct.”
Walker hasn’t pitched since May 19. His return would give the Diamondbacks six starters. Also muddling the rotation plans: Arizona has three days off in the next nine days.
DH day off?
Lovullo said he hasn’t decided whom his designated hitters will be in the two games at Detroit but he was leaning toward giving Paul Goldschmidt a rest from playing first base.
“I think it would be a nice way for Goldy to play a game and get him off his feet a little bit,” Lovullo said. “I haven’t told him that. I’ll probably need to as soon as I get out of this room.”
Lovullo said center fielder A.J. Pollock ran “close to 100 percent” before Saturday’s game, including making some gradual turns.
“The next couple of days he’s going to ramp up that activity,” Lovullo said. “The fact he was feeling good and running close to 100 percent was very encouraging to me.”
There’s still no timetable for Pollock’s return or a rehabilitation assignment.
Diamondbacks RHP Zack Godley (1-1, 2.39) will start Saturday against Brewers in the second game of the D-Backs’ home series.
Brewers at Diamondbacks
When: 7:10 p.m.
Where: Chase Field (Roof hotline: 602-462-6262)
Pitchers: Diamondbacks RHP Zack Godley (1-1, 2.39) vs. Brewers RHP Junior Guerra (1-0, 1.83).
TV/Radio: FSAZ/KMVP-FM (98.7), KHOV-FM (105.1)
Godley is back in the starting rotation after being sent to the minors because the Diamondbacks needed an extra bullpen arm on their 11-game road trip. He hasn’t allowed more than three earned runs in any of his six starts, and he was brilliant against the Brewers on May 26, throwing six innings of scoreless ball and getting the win. Guerra was on the mound for Milwaukee that day and held Arizona to just three hits and one earned run over 5 2/3 innings.
Sunday: At Chase Field, 1:10 p.m., Diamondbacks LHP Robbie Ray (6-3, 2.85) vs. Brewers RHP Chase Anderson (5-1, 2.94).
Tuesday: At Detroit, 4:10 p.m., Diamondbacks RHP Zack Greinke (8-3, 3.20) vs. Tigers RHP Buck Farmer (2-0, 0.00).
‘Frustrating’ night for Diamondbacks in loss to Brewers
After three hours and 38 minutes, 14 runs, 22 hits, 319 pitches, nine pitching changes, three double switches, a 100-mph fastball to end an inning and countless mound meetings, it was 10:32 p.m. when Diamondbacks manager Torey Lovullo finally sat down at the podium for his postgame press conference.
“One of those nights a little frustrating for a lot of reasons,” Lovullo said after Arizona’s 8-6 loss to Milwaukee that snapped the Diamondbacks’ three-game winning streak.
Among those reasons: Starter Randall Delgado, who had allowed just two earned runs combined in his previous two starts, was rocked for three runs by the Brewers in the first inning. Delgado lasted five innings, giving up seven hits and four earned runs, an outing that Lovullo called “OK.”
“He had the difficult first inning against a team that has been very good traditionally over the past month in the first inning,” Lovullo said.
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Taijuan Walker still progressing toward his return
Diamondbacks right-hander Taijuan Walker threw a bullpen session on Friday and likely will have at least one more before a decision is made about bringing Walker off the disabled list.
Walker, who is 4-3 with an ERA of 3.46, went on the disabled list on May 21 because of a blister on his right index finger.
He wore a bandage on the finger during a simulated game on Wednesday and in Friday’s bullpen session.
“We want to get him in there and start as soon as possible,” manager Torey Lovullo said before Friday’s game against the Brewers. “That’s the plan, but we aren’t going to put him in a situation where things are going to go backwards for him.”
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Under-the-radar offseason acquisitions helping Diamondbacks
Paul Goldschmidt couldn’t remember whom he was talking to last winter. But he recalled whom he was talking about.
It was early February, about a week before the Diamondbacks reported to spring training, and Goldschmidt couldn’t figure out why free-agent infielder Daniel Descalso hadn’t signed with a team.
“I told some guys, ‘Man, he’s a great player,’” Goldschmidt said. “He did a great job for Colorado last year when (shortstop Trevor) Story got hurt, and he was a guy I always respected. He could play so many positions and have a quality at-bat every time.
“The next day, we signed him.”