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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Robbie Ray on his outing in loss vs. Rockies
Chris Owings homers twice in loss to Rockies
Torey Lovullo talks loss to Cardinals
D-Backs GM on Chase Field humidor being pushed back
Lovullo, Godley reflect on D-Backs’ close loss
Tony La Russa reflects on his baseball life
Torey Lovullo shares Tomas, Pollock, Ahmed injury updates
Chris Herrmann walks it off for D-Backs
D-Backs’ Torey Lovullo: “They fight until the final out”
Chris Herrmann on first career leadoff home run
Zack Greinke on outing vs. Phillies
Torey Lovullo on D-Backs’ offensive execution in win
Diamondbacks-Phillies recap – June 26
Diamondbacks walk off Philies in extra innings
Arizona Diamondbacks vs. Philadelphia Phillies | June 25, 2017
Ray on his outing against the Phillies
Torey Lovullo on Diamondbacks’ loss to Phillies
Lovullo discusses the Diamondbacks’ win over the Phillies
Torey Lovullo after D-Backs win series vs. Rockies
Paul Goldschmidt on D-Backs’ offensive outburst
Zack Godley on strong outing at Coors Field
D-Backs’ Taijuan Walker on win over Rockies
Torey Lovullo after blowout win vs. Rockies
Torey Lovullo on decision to stick with Zack Greinke
Zack Greinke after loss vs. Rockies
D-Backs suffer tough loss in Denver
Shot Clock: D-Backs, Rockies set for showdown
Torey Lovullo on Rey Fuentes’ go-ahead homer
Rey Fuentes on hitting his first career home run
Robbie Ray on his outing vs. Phillies
Manager Torey Lovullo after D-Backs’ sixth consecutive win
Jake Lamb on D-Backs’ latest win over Phillies
Torey Lovullo talks about his late father’s support, guidance
Torey Lovullo on his father’s job in television
Torey Lovullo on D-Backs’ come-from-behind win over Phillies
Gregor Blanco discusses his game-tying homer vs. Phillies
Patrick Corbin on his performance vs. Phillies
Torey Lovullo on D-Backs’ latest one-run win
Taijuan Walker on his first outing back from the disabled list
David Peralta on his go-ahead homer in win over Tigers
Torey Lovullo after D-Backs’ win over Tigers
Robbie Ray on D-Backs’ win over Brewers
Paul Goldschmidt on grand slam, offensive outburst
Godley on taking advantage of opportunity after D-Backs win
Torey Lovullo after D-Backs’ win over Brewers
Randall Delgado on his rough outing against Brewers
Lovullo on Diamondbacks’ loss to Brewers
Chris Iannetta on his career-high 7 RBIs vs. Padres
The Diamondbacks look to rebound Saturday night against the NL West rival Colorado Rockies with Zack Greinke on the mound at Chase Field. First pitch is 7:10 p.m. Come back to this page for news, notes and analysis.
Story’s homer trims lead
Trevor Story continued to haunt Diamondbacks right-hander Zack Greinke, as the Rockies’ shortstop connected for a two-run home run in the top of the seventh inning to cut the Diamondbacks’ lead to 3-2 on Saturday night at Chase Field.
The home run was already the fourth of Story’s brief career off Greinke, against whom he is now 8 for 21 (.381) with four homers and nine RBIs. He homered off him twice last year on Opening Day.
Greinke had entered the seventh having allowed just one hit, an infield single. Nolan Arenado shot a single to center with two out, and Greinke got to two strikes against Story, who then laid off a pair of sliders out of zone before taking an off-balance swing at another slider and sending it into the Diamondbacks bullpen in left field.
Greinke in cruise control
Zack Greinke has turned in six dominant innings against the Colorado Rockies, allowing just one hit – a softly hit infield single – as the Diamondbacks own a 3-0 lead on Saturday night.
Greinke has been pounding the strike zone. Fifteen of his first 19 pitches were strikes, and his pitch count was at just 77 – with 55 strikes – through six innings.
The only hit Greinke allowed was an infield single to Rockies rookie Mike Tauchman, who legged out a slow roller to Jake Lamb to lead off the third inning.
Greinke threw well last week at Coors Field but took the loss when the Rockies scored twice in the top of the eighth inning on a two-run triple by Nolan Arenado.
Greinke gets early support
The Diamondbacks struck first — scoring a run two batters into the first inning — and right-hander Zack Greinke has had little trouble making it stand, cruising through four scoreless innings against the Rockies on Saturday night.
The Diamondbacks owned a 1-0 lead through 3 1/2 innings at Chase Field.
Diamondbacks leadoff man Daniel Descalso started the first inning by lining a triple into the gap in right-center field. David Peralta followed by hitting a ground ball to the right side; the Rockies were playing back, conceding the run, and the Diamondbacks took a 1-0 lead.
Lamb keeping All-Star hopes in perspective
Jake Lamb would love to make the All-Star team, but the Diamondbacks third baseman isn’t holding his breath, not after being left off of last year’s team. That’s why he says he isn’t really looking forward to All-Star rosters being released on Sunday afternoon.
He’s not exactly jaded; he just better understands the factors in play. He said he was disappointed he didn’t make it last year, but he doesn’t think he’s going to be this year if he misses out again.
“I’ve got plans to go back to Seattle,” Lamb said. “I’m just going to assume I’m not making it. After what happened last year – I don’t want to sound bitter about it. I just know how it works. It’s a win-win. Either I’m going to Miami or I’m going to Seattle to see my family. I’m happy either way.”
Lamb thought he had numbers that made him a deserving All-Star last year. Instead, he was listed as a Final Vote candidate and lost out to San Francisco’s Brandon Belt.
“I understand how it is,” Lamb said. “I think about it this way, too: As a kid, when I watched the game, I wanted to see the biggest names. I didn’t really know how they were doing. It didn’t matter to me. It’s for the fans and I completely understand.”
For the second consecutive year, his statistical profile presents a strong case. He entered Saturday with a .285 average, 18 homers and 65 RBIs. His .929 OPS ranked second among NL third baseman to Washington’s Anthony Rendon (.950).
“It’s not just me, and it’s every year,” Lamb said. “There are a lot of people who numbers-wise maybe should be on the team but don’t make it, and I’m perfectly OK with that.”
Center fielder A.J. Pollock hit a pair of home runs for Triple-A Reno in a rehab game on Friday night, and manager Torey Lovullo said Pollock will play again on Saturday.
“Hopefully he has as productive a day, not necessarily with the home runs but with the overall feeling and health of his body and he comes out of it on the other side,” Lovullo said.
Pollock, who is recovering from a groin strain, is 4 for 15 with two doubles, two homers, two walks and two strikeouts in six games with Reno.
If all goes well this weekend, it’s possible Pollock could rejoin the club next week in Los Angeles.
Splitting ‘em up
The Diamondbacks will flip-flop right-hander Zack Godley and lefty Patrick Corbin in the rotation next week at Dodger Stadium, with Corbin starting the series opener on Tuesday and Godley following him on Wednesday.
The reason? To split up Corbin and left-hander Robbie Ray, who will pitch the series finale on Thursday.
“We just felt like to split those two guys up and go left-right-left, it wasn’t going to give them a similar look on back-to-back days or allow guys to play on back-to-back days and get into a rhythm,” Lovullo said. “I think it just made good baseball sense to split the two guys up. We have the day off and it gives us a little wiggle room to make that happen, and it worked.”
The Diamondbacks announced the signings of six picks from last month’s draft: third baseman Drew Ellis (second round); right-hander Harrison Francis (fourth round); third baseman Buddy Kennedy (fifth round); shortstop Jose Caballero (seventh round); outfielder Tra’Mayne Holmes (11th round); and right-hander Matt Brill (12th round).
Ellis received a $1,560,100 bonus, which was the slot value for where he was selected at No. 44 overall.
The only unsigned pick from the club’s first 10 picks is third-rounder Matt Tabor, though the club still expects to finalize a deal with him.
Outfielder Yasmany Tomas, who will play in back-to-back rookie-level Arizona League games on Saturday and Sunday, is expected to report to High-A Visalia next week to continue his rehab work. Tomas is returning from a groin issue.
Daniel Descalso is batting leadoff for Saturday’s game against the Dodgers. Jeff Mathis is behind the plate to catch Zack Greinke.
Rockies at Diamondbacks
When: 7:10 p.m.
Where: Chase Field (roof hotline: 602-462-6262).
Pitchers: Diamondbacks RHP Zack Greinke (9-4, 3.08) vs. Rockies RHP Tyler Chatwood (6-8, 4.32).
TV/Radio: FSAZ, FSAZ+/KMVP-FM (98.7), KHOV-FM (105.1).
Greinke gave up one run in five innings against the Phillies on Monday, needing 102 pitches. His command wasn’t as sharp as it has been most of the season and/or he was dealing with a tight strike zone, but either way he put the Diamondbacks in position for a 6-1 win. … Greinke faced the Rockies at Coors Field on June 20, giving up four runs in 7 1/3 innings. He had a 3-2 lead entering the eighth but gave up a two-run triple to Nolan Arenado. … Chatwood is coming off a rough outing against the Dodgers, who scored four times off him in 3 1/3 innings. He issued eight walks (none intentional) in the game. … Chatwood faced the Diamondbacks once this season and threw very well, giving up just one run on two hits in seven innings on May 7 at Chase Field.
Sunday: At Chase Field, 1:10 p.m., Diamondbacks RHP Taijuan Walker (6-3, 3.50) vs. Rockies RHP German Marquez (5-4, 4.38).
Tuesday: At Los Angeles, 6:10 p.m., Diamondbacks RHP Zack Godley (3-2, 2.67) vs. Dodgers LHP Clayton Kershaw (12-2, 2.32).
Wednesday: At Los Angeles, 7:10 p.m., Diamondbacks LHP Patrick Corbin (6-7, 4.67) vs. Dodgers LHP Alex Wood (8-0, 1.86)*.
* — Stats entering Friday.