Diamondbacks' Chris Iannetta Is Hit In The Face By 93 MPH Fastball
- Author: Julie Sanders May 21, 2017,
May 21, 2017, 3:40
Gregory Polanco broke up Zack Greinke's no hitter in the 8th inning with his first home run of 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.
Astros 3, Yankees 2: Defensive replacement Jake Marisnick made a ideal throw from left field to nail Jacoby Ellsbury at the plate for the final out and visiting Houston held off NY in a matchup between teams with the best records in baseball. Greinke (4-2) struck out 11, tying a season high, in eight innings. That's considerable improvement from 2016 (4.37 ERA, 1.27 WHIP). First baseman Paul Goldschmidt has reached base in 23 consecutive games at home, the second-longest streak of his career after he did so in 31 games from August 9, 2015, to April 8, 2016.
Mike Trout went 0 for 4 as the Angels' designated hitter after missing five straight games and six of the previous seven with a tight left hamstring.
Iannetta, who is in his 12th Major League Baseball season, is hitting.220 this season with three home runs and six RBIs.
Whether it was ill will or just an accident, a fastball to the face stirred more bad blood between the Arizona Diamondbacks and Pittsburgh Pirates. Chicago's Matt Davidson drove in two runs, on a solo homer and a groundout. It's their longest losing streak of the season, and Pittsburgh is 3-10 in its last 13 games.
Osuna hit a 3-1 pitch from Tom Wilhelmsen (0-1) out to right-centre field, forcing a split of a four-game series.
Only one ball off a Pittsburgh bat reached the outfield through six innings. Things got out of hand when A.J. Pollock tripled into the gap in left-center, David Peralta doubled down the right-field line and Goldschmidt singled against a drawn-in infield after a wild pitch. Corbin took the loss in his last start on Saturday against Colorado at Coors Field. He homered in consecutive games for the third time this season.
Gets hit by 93 miles per hour fastball.
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.
Elsewhere, the Minnesota Twins trumped the Chicago White Sox 7-6, the San Diego Padres lost 5-2 to the Texas Rangers, the Houston Astros edged the New York Yankees 3-2, the Cincinnati Reds defeated the San Francisco Giants by the same scoreline, while the Baltimore Orioles' game against the Washington Nationals was postponed.