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Brandon Drury is getting the day off Thursday.

Drury rattled off four hits and a career-high six RBI on Wednesday night, but he'll grab some rest during Thursday afternoon's series finale against the Rockies. Chris Owings is starting at second base and Nick Ahmed is at shortstop.
Jun 22 - 12:39 PM

David Peralta is not in the Diamondbacks' lineup Thursday afternoon against the Rockies.

Jeremy Hazelbaker will start in right field and bat leadoff versus Colorado right-hander Antonio Senzatela. It's just a quick breather for Peralta, who tallied four hits in Wednesday night's blowout victory. Brandon Drury is also on the bench Thursday for the Diamondbacks.
Jun 22 - 12:37 PM

Taijuan Walker scattered six hits and three runs over six innings Wednesday in the Diamondbacks’ 16-5 win over the Rockies.

He fanned eight hitters and walked four. Walker didn’t have his best stuff but soldiered through for his sixth victory of the year. He served up a solo blast to Mark Reynolds in the second inning while letting two runs come across on a fifth-inning double by Nolan Arenado. All things considered, allowing three runs at Coors Field isn’t a bad outing. The 24-year-old has a favorable matchup coming up against the Phillies on Monday.
Jun 22 - 12:25 AM

David Peralta rattled off four hits Wednesday in the Diamondbacks’ 16-5 victory over the Rockies.

He reached five times, walking once and scoring on four occasions. All four of his hits were singles. Peralta has had an incredible month so far, batting .390 over 59 June at-bats. His .332 average this year ranks fourth in the National League behind Ryan Zimmerman, Daniel Murphy and Buster Posey.
Jun 22 - 12:20 AM

Jake Lamb notched two hits Wednesday in the Diamondbacks’ 16-5 rout of the Rockies.

MLB’s RBI leader was at it again Wednesday night at Coors Field. Lamb collected the Diamondbacks’ first hit of the night by doubling to lead off the second inning. He doubled again in the fourth, plating David Peralta and Paul Goldschmidt as part of a 10-run inning for the D’Backs. Lamb finished the night with three strikeouts but those were easily outweighed by his successes. The 26-year-old has enjoyed a breakout season, batting .287 with 16 homers and 61 RBI.
Jun 22 - 12:16 AM

Brandon Drury buried the Rockies on Wednesday night, chipping in with four hits and a career-high six RBI in Arizona’s 16-5 victory at Coors Field.

The floodgates opened for Arizona during a 10-run fourth inning and Drury played a big role in the onslaught with two hits in the frame. He plated a pair of runs on a one-out double before dropping an RBI single to center later in the inning. Drury also contributed a two-run single in the sixth and another two-run single in the ninth. Through 64 games, Drury is slashing an impressive .304/.348/.500 with eight homers and 36 RBI.
Jun 22 - 12:15 AM

Diamondbacks signed first-round pick 1B Pavin Smith.

Smith went seventh overall to Arizona in last week's 2017 MLB Draft. A well-polished hitter out of the University of Virginia, he received an exact-slot bonus of $5,016,300 million. Smith, 21, posted a .318/.394/.444 slash line in 151 at-bats for the Harwich Mariners in the wooden-bat Cape Cod League and he hit .342/.427/.570 as a junior at UVA.
Jun 21 - 1:11 PM

Paul Goldschmidt belted a solo home run in three at-bats Tuesday at Colorado while coming across to score a pair of runs.

Goldschmidt has homered in back-to-back games for the second time over his past seven contests, and he has amassed 19 RBI in the month of June so far. He collected 18 RBI in April and 20 in May, so his total in June is on pace to be a season best. Goldschmidt also carries a seven-game hitting streak into Wednesday's game against Jeff Hoffman and the Rockies.
Jun 21 - 1:27 AM

David Peralta finished 1-for-3 with a solo home run and a walk in Tuesday's loss at Colorado.

Peralta has been very productive in the month of June, hitting .358 (19-for-53) with three homers and eight RBI across 16 games. He is on pace to match or exceed his career-high total of 17 homers set back in 2015. Peralta has managed just 20 RBI overall, but he has driven in eight runs over the past 10 outings to pick up the pace in that category.
Jun 21 - 1:24 AM

Zack Greinke allowed four earned runs, nine hits and no walks over 7 1/3 innings in a loss Tuesday in Colorado.

Greinke salvaged the stat line with seven strikeouts in the 99-pitch outing, but he now has three non-quality starts in a row. He'll look to bounce back in his next scheduled start Sunday against the Phillies in a very favorable matchup.
Jun 21 - 12:40 AM

A.J. Pollock (groin, quad) will be held out of action at Triple-A Reno for at least the next three days.

Pollock, who's been on the disabled list since May 15 with a right groin strain, experienced tightness in his right quad Monday while playing in his second minor league rehab game. It doesn't sound like a major setback, but it will obviously delay his return a little bit. Pollock was batting .299/.337/.455 with two home runs and 11 stolen bases through 37 games this season for Arizona.
Jun 20 - 8:47 PM

A.J. Pollock (groin) departed Monday's rehab game with Triple-A Reno due to right quad tightness.

It appears to be unrelated to the right groin strain that sent Pollock to the disabled list, but it's nonetheless a discouraging development. Pollock was playing in his second rehab game with Reno and had been slated for activation later this week. That certainly seems unlikely to happen now. The Diamondbacks are calling the outfielder day-to-day for the time being.
Jun 19 - 10:54 PM

Free agent reliever Kevin Jepsen is scheduled to throw for teams Tuesday in Arizona.

Jepsen was released by the Diamondbacks at the end of spring training after struggling with a quad injury (and posting a 12.27 ERA in Cactus League play). If he does land a deal after Tuesday's showcase, it will probably be of the minor league variety. The 32-year-old right-hander had a 5.98 ERA and 1.67 WHIP in 49 2/3 innings last season between the Twins and Rays.
Jun 19 - 10:35 AM

Reymond Fuentes clubbed a go-ahead homer in the 10th inning on Sunday, propelling the Diamondbacks to a 5-4 victory over the Phillies.

The Diamondbacks scored three times in the first inning then the offense shut down until Gregor Blanco tied the game with an RBI single in the ninth to force extra innings. That's where Fuentes crushed a Jeanmar Gomez offering over the wall in center field for the game-winning blast, his first home run of the season. He's hitting .239/.261/.358 with one homer and two RBI in his limited action this season.
Jun 18 - 6:35 PM

Paul Goldschmidt blasted a two-run homer in the first inning on Sunday as the Diamondbacks topped the Phillies in extra innings.

Goldschmidt and teammate Chris Owings each homered in the first inning, giving the D'Backs an early 3-0 lead. He also singled, finishing the afternoon 2-for-5. Goldschmidt is slashing an absurd .324/.442/.596 with 16 homers, 51 RBI and 13 stolen bases.
Jun 18 - 6:35 PM


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