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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Zack Godley turned in his first bad start of the year, giving up seven runs (six earned) in six innings against the Braves on Sunday.
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Diamondbacks left-hander Patrick Corbin threw well, but was lifted early for a pinch-hitter on Saturday night vs. the Braves.
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Diamondbacks right-hander Randall Delgado talked about a borderline pitch to Dansby Swanson that went against him, and the pitch Lane Adams hit for a bases-clearing double.
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Diamondbacks manager Torey Lovullo talks about his bullpen’s struggles in Saturday night’s 8-5 loss to the Atlanta Braves. sports, baseball, diamondbacks, dbacks, mlb,
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Diamondbacks manager Torey Lovullo talks about pitching to Freddie Freeman in the eighth inning and letting Taijuan Walker hit in the sixth.
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Diamondbacks right-hander Taijuan Walker talks about his performance on the mound and at the plate against the Braves on Friday night.
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azcentral sports’ Jay Dieffenbach and Nick Piecoro discuss what the Diamondbacks need to do to win the division.
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azcentral sports’ Jay Dieffenbach and Sarah McLellan talk about the playoff odds for the Diamondbacks and the Suns as well as a big upcoming fight in our Shot Clock video.
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Manager Torey Lovullo, left-hander Patrick Corbin and center fielder A.J. Pollock react to the loss.
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Diamondbacks manager Torey Lovullo on his team’s loss to the Reds.
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Manager Torey Lovullo, right-hander Zack Greinke and first baseman Paul Goldschmidt react to the win.
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azcentral sports’ Jay Dieffenbach and Dan Bickley discuss the Arizona Diamondbacks closer situation and more in our Shot Clock video.
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Diamondbacks closer Fernando Rodney did not retire a batter on Thursday night as the Dodgers rallied from a three-run deficit to win 5-4 at Dodger Stadium.
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Diamondbacks manager Torey Lovullo talks about Fernando Rodney’s blown save and his team’s gut-wrenching loss to the Dodgers on Thursday night.
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Lefty Robbie Ray talks about his performance vs. the Dodgers in the Diamondbacks’ 5-4 loss on Thursday night.
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Diamondbacks manager Torey Lovullo talks about lefty Alex Wood’s performance in a 1-0 loss to the Dodgers on Wednesday night.
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Diamondbacks right-hander Zack Godley gave up one run in 5 2/3 innings in a 1-0 loss to the Dodgers on Wednesday night.
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Diamondbacks outfielder Gregor Blanco talks about Dodgers lefty Alex Wood’s outing and his team’s few chances to score in a 1-0 loss on Wednesday.
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Mark Faller and Dan Bickley discuss how the Suns handled free agency in a loaded West and the Diamondbacks’ options when it comes to rolling the dice on the trade market with the Dodgers in command of the West.
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Diamondbacks shortstop Chris Owings talks about breaking up Clayton Kershaw’s no-hit bid with an infield single.
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Diamondbacks manager Torey Lovullo discusses his team’s 4-3 loss to the Los Angeles Dodgers on Tuesday night.
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Diamondback manager Torey Lovullo, shortstop Ketel Marte and starting pitcher Taijuan Walker discuss Sunday’s 4-3 walk-off win over the Rockies on Sunday. With the game tied in the ninth inning, Marte produced a game-winning single.
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Diamondbacks Jake Lamb, Zack Greinke, Robbie Ray and Paul Goldschmidt discuss being named to the MLB All-Star Game in Miami. Bob McManaman/azcentral sports
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Diamondbacks reliever Archie Bradley talks about Zack Greinke’s strong outing in a 6-2 win over the Colorado Rockies on Saturday night.
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Diamondbacks right-hander Zack Greinke said “a lot of things were going good” in his outing vs. Rockies on Saturday.
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Diamondbacks lefty Robbie Ray walked five in six innings, but he said he didn’t think he was missing by much on Friday night vs. the Rockies.
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Chris Owings discusses the Diamondbacks’ 6-3 loss to the Colorado Rockies on Friday night.
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D-Backs manager Torey Lovullo talks loss to St. Louis.
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Ray thankful head injury wasn’t worse
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.”
When: 11:15 a.m.
Where: Busch Stadium, St. Louis.
Pitchers: Diamondbacks RHP Taijuan Walker (6-4, 3.47) vs. Cardinals RHP Lance Lynn (8-6, 3.21).
TV/Radio: FSAZ/KMVP-FM (98.7), KHOV-FM (105.1).
Walker gave up two runs (one earned) in six innings against the Braves. He started against the Braves his previous outing, as well; the Diamondbacks lost both games, though Walker threw well in each. … Walker has a 2.70 ERA in eight road starts, compared to a 4.14 ERA in eight home starts. … Walker gave up five runs (three earned) in 6 1/3 innings against the Cardinals on June 27. … Lynn, who is a free agent at the end of the year, has been rumored to be a trade candidate for the Cardinals. … He has been on a roll lately, logging a 0.71 ERA in his past four starts, with two runs allowed in 25 1/3 innings. … He gave up three runs in six innings against the Diamondbacks on June 29.
Gregor Blanco gets the start in center for A.J. Pollock
Drury: ‘I feel a hot streak coming soon’
ST. LOUIS – Brandon Drury does not seem pleased about the events in recent weeks that have led to a reduction in his playing time. But Drury did not sound as if it had any effect on his confidence.
“It’s on me,” Drury said. “If I go out and do my thing and play like I can, there’s going to be no other option than to have me in the lineup. At the end of the day, it’s on me.”
Drury was out of the lineup on Thursday night, the sixth time in the past 11 games the Diamondbacks’ second baseman has been left on the bench. He was back in the lineup on Friday, batting seventh, before coming off the bench Saturday to draw a walk and score a run.
Much like it did during his rookie season a year ago, Drury’s production has ebbed and flowed throughout the past four months. The most recent stretch has been rough. Since June 23, he’s hitting .200 with a .548 OPS and seven walks and 24 strikeouts in 80 at-bats.
It’s happened just as the Diamondbacks have slumped as a team, perhaps compelling manager Torey Lovullo to be less patient, particularly with other options, including Daniel Descalso and Ketel Marte, who have been more productive in recent games.
READ THE STORY: Drury confident playing time won’t be reduced for long
Tuesday: At Chicago, 5:05 p.m., Diamondbacks LHP Patrick Corbin (8-9, 4.36) vs. Cubs LHP Jon Lester (8-6, 3.88).
Wednesday: At Chicago, 5:05 p.m., Diamondbacks RHP Zack Godley (4-4, 3.06) vs. Cubs RHP Jake Arrieta (10-7, 4.03).
Thursday: At Chicago, 11:20 a.m., Diamondbacks RHP Zack Greinke (12-4, 2.92)* vs. Cubs LHP Jose Quintana (6-6, 3.88).
*– Stats entering Saturday.