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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Dodgers vs D-Backs series preview 7/4/17
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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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Diamondbacks GM Mike Hazen says plans for a humidor at Chase Field have been pushed back to next year.
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Manager Torey Lovullo, who was ejected in the third inning, and starting pitcher Zack Godley discuss the Diamondbacks’ 4-3 loss to the Cardinals at Chase Field on Wednesday. Richard Morin/azcentral sports
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Diamondbacks Chief Baseball Analyst Tony La Russa reflects on his life in baseball during an interview at Chase Field in Phoenix on Wednesday. Tom Tingle/azcentral sports
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Diamondbacks manager Torey Lovullo updates Yasmany Tomas and A.J. Pollock injuries before Wednesday’s game. Bob McManaman/azcentral sports
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Chris Herrmann hit a walkoff single to lead the Diamondbacks past the Cardinals at Chase Field on Tuesday. Doug Haller/azcentral sports
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Diamondbacks manager Torey Lovullo discusses his team’s latest comeback, walkoff win in the 10th inning against the Cardinals on Tuesday. Doug Haller/azcentral sports
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The Diamondbacks’ Chris Herrmann batted leadoff for the first time in his career, and he connected for a home run in the first inning in Monday’s 6-1 win.
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Diamondbacks right-hander Zack Greinke needed 102 pitches to get through five innings of a 6-1 win over the Phillies on Monday.
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Manager Torey Lovullo talks about the Diamondbacks’ latest win over the Phillies on Monday at Chase Field. Bob McManaman/azcentral sports
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The Diamondbacks only got five innings out of starter Zack Greinke, but went on to a 6-1 win over the Phillies to close out a four-game home series on Monday.
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Manager Torey Lovullo, right fielder Chris Owings and infielder Daniel Descalso react to the 2-1 win.
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A video recap of the Diamondbacks’ 2-1 win in extra innings over the Phillies on Sunday at Chase Field.
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Diamondbacks starter Robbie Ray on his start against the Phillies on Saturday night.
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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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Manager Torey Lovullo on the Diamondbacks’ win over the Phillies on Saturday.
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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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CINCINNATI – Diamondbacks manager Torey Lovullo said he’d been thinking recently about rearranging the top four hitters in his lineup. The arrival of J.D. Martinez felt like the right time to do it.
Lovullo’s lineup for Wednesday night’s game against the Cincinnati Reds featured David Peralta leading off and A.J. Pollock second with Jake Lamb third and Paul Goldschmidt fourth, a flip-flopping of the Nos. 1-2 and the Nos. 3-4 hitters in the lineup. He had Martinez slotted in fifth.
“You’re always looking for ways to stretch out your lineup and maybe protect guys a little differently,” Lovullo said. “It just made a lot of sense to take a look at.”
Lovullo said he liked the idea of knowing that if Goldschmidt came up in the first inning, he was doing so with a runner on base or a run already on the board. And if not, it set up well the next inning.
“If you’re 1-2-3 in the first inning, then Paul is going to be leading off and there’s a really good chance – maybe half the time – that J.D. is going to be hitting with a man on first base and nobody out,” Lovullo said. “I know that could yield a run or a big inning.”
It’s the first time Peralta was in the leadoff spot since 2014. Goldschmidt hadn’t started a game anywhere but the No. 3 hole all season, though he’s hit cleanup 97 times in his career, including 11 times last season.
“Does it change things a tremendous amount? I don’t know,” Lovullo said. “I think when you look at on-base percentage and guys leading off innings and run-producing moments, I thought mechanically this would maximize a couple of different moments in a couple of different ways.”
Martinez getting acclimated with D-Backs
A glove in one hand and a bat in the other, Martinez turned toward a coach before heading to the field at Great American Ball Park for batting practice.
“OK,” he said, “let’s do this.”
Martinez, whom the Diamondbacks acquired on Tuesday in a blockbuster deal with the Detroit Tigers, described his first afternoon with his new team as something similar to the first day of school, a collection of nerves and excitement rolled together with some disappointment over being traded from a place he never wanted to leave.
“In my heart, I was hoping that nothing would ever happen,” he said. “It did, but it’s a blessing to be here. It’s a chance to go to the playoffs. People go their whole careers and never get that chance. I’m going to – what’s the expression? – try to grab the bull by the horns and run with it.”
Lovullo had Martinez plugged into the No. 5 spot in the lineup, with Lamb third and Goldschmidt fourth. And Peralta shifted from right field to left field to accommodate the club’s newest slugger.
Martinez said the only new teammate he knew was left-hander Robbie Ray, and he doesn’t know him well. He spent most of Wednesday getting acclimated, shaking hands and trying to get to know his new teammates. It was a little much.
“I was so overwhelmed I probably forgot about 80 percent of their names,” he said. “I’m sure as the game goes on and I see their name and their picture (on the scoreboard) I’ll start to figure it out.”
Fuentes lands on DL with thumb injury
To clear room on the roster for Martinez, outfielder Rey Fuentes was placed on the 10-day disabled list with a left thumb contusion, an injury Lovullo said occurred in Fuentes’ final at-bat on Tuesday night.
“I guess he got jammed in his final at-bat and he just felt like there was some discomfort today,” Lovullo said. “We felt like it made a lot of sense to get him evaluated.”
Lovullo said Fuentes would return to Phoenix and visit hand specialist Dr. Don Sheridan.
With Martinez’s addition, Fuentes looked to be the odd-man out on the roster. He does not have minor league options remaining.
Fuentes homered in his second-to-last at-bat on Tuesday, driving a three-run shot out to right field to put the Diamondbacks ahead 11-2.
“He’s been a very capable backup and he’s gotten some starts and gotten some meaningful hits for us,” Lovullo said. “It’s kind of unfortunate but we’ll get him rested and moving in the right direction from a health standpoint.”
- Low-A Kane County outfielder Marcus Wilson, one of the club’s top prospects, has been out since last week with a concussion after crashing into a wall in foul territory on July 12. Farm director Mike Bell said the organization is hopeful he’ll be back by the end of the week.
- First baseman Pavin Smith, the seventh overall pick in last month’s draft, went 5 for 5 with a double and a triple on Tuesday night for short-season Hillsboro, making him 10 for 14 with a walk in his past three games. He’s hitting .352/.406/.432 in 88 at-bats.
Diamondbacks at Reds
When: 9:35 a.m.
Where: Great American Ball Park, Cincinnati.
Pitchers: Diamondbacks RHP Taijuan Walker (6-4, 3.61) vs. Reds RHP Luis Castillo (1-2, 3.41).
TV/Radio: FSAZ/KTAR-AM (620), KHOV-FM (105.1).
Walker gave up two runs in six innings against the Braves last week in Atlanta. … He faced the Reds just before the All-Star break, giving up five runs in five innings. He said he lost his focus in that game after a bad call went against him on the first batter of the game. … Castillo also matched up with Walker in that game at Chase Field. He threw 6 2/3 innings of shutout ball that day, allowing just three hits and one walk while striking out eight. … He faced the Nationals on Saturday, taking the loss in a game in which he allowed three runs in six innings. … He is averaging 98 mph with his fastball. He also throws a change-up and slider.
Friday: At Chase Field, 6:40 p.m., Diamondbacks LHP Patrick Corbin (6-9, 4.66) vs. Nationals RHP Max Scherzer (11-5, 2.01).
Saturday: At Chase Field, 5:10 p.m., Diamondbacks RHP Zack Godley (3-4, 3.09) vs. Nationals RHP Tanner Roark (7-6, 4.98).
Sunday: At Chase Field, 1:10 p.m., Diamondbacks LHP Robbie Ray (9-4, 2.97) vs. Nationals RHP Stephen Strasburg (10-3, 3.31).