Iannetta beaned, more bad blood as Dbacks top Pirates 11-4
Iannetta was hit in the face by a Johnny Barbato pitch in the seventh inning of Friday night’s game against Pittsburgh. After several minutes, the Arizona catcher was helped to his feet and walked off, holding a cloth to his nose. Apparently, he lost a tooth on the play.
Pitching just down the road from where he played collegiately at Arizona State, Williams threw five strong innings and the Pirates snapped a six-game losing streak with a 4-3 victory over the Arizona Diamondbacks on Saturday night.
Hopefully this doesn’t keep him off the field long.
Lovullo says tests for a concussion were negative and that Iannetta was still being monitored.
Meanwhile, the Diamondbacks are 4-1 in their last five during game four of a series, and 5-2 in their last seven Sunday games.
Gift Ngoepe waked with two outs in the 10th against Tom Wilhelmsen (0-1) before Osuna hit a 3-1 pitch over the fence in center.
Iannetta is now batting just.220 with 3 home runs and 6 RBIs on the season. Going with the spirit of things, LeBlanc walked Jeff Mathis, a light-hitting catcher pinch hitting, to tie the game, but froze Goldschmidt on an 88 miles per hour four-seamer to escape further damage. Still, I don’t see much of a reason to pick against the Pirates and Nova here, so I’ll take Pittsburgh.
After quality starts in his last three appearances, Glasnow (1-3) gave up a career-high seven runs in 2 ⁄3 innings.
But the Diamondbacks got those runs back and then some, with Lamb’s two-run single off reliever Josh Lindblom plus RBI singles for Chris Owings and Yasmany Tomas for an 11-3 lead.
David Peralta singled and Goldschmidt hit his first homer with one out in the bottom of the first inning to put Arizona ahead 2-1.
Starting pitcher Zack Greinke entered as a pinch runner and another starter, Patrick Corbin, struck out as a pinch hitter in the inning.
Adam Frazier had three hits for Pittsburgh in his third game since coming off the disabled list. RHP Jake Barrett was reinstated from the 10-day disabled list (right shoulder inflammation) and optioned to Triple-A Reno before Friday’s game.