Diamondbacks' Greinke has no-hitter through 7 innings
- Author: Julie Sanders May 21, 2017,
May 21, 2017, 12:23
Zack Greinke's bid for his first career no-hitter was thwarted by Pittsburgh's Gregory Polanco's leadoff home run in the eighth inning and the Arizona Diamondbacks held on to beat the Pirates 2-1 on Thursday night in Phoenix.
Iannetta turned into a 93 miles per hour pitch from reliever Johnny Barbato in the seventh inning and appeared to be struck in the nose and mouth.
Lovullo when asked following the game if the pitch that had hit Iannetta was intentional said that he stands by his thought that the pitch just got away from the Pittsburgh pitcher and was not intentional.
Iannetta immediately collapsed at the plate and appeared to have blood on his face and head as he exited the field. He was able to walk off the field with help, holding a cloth to his nose.
There is a history of such incidents between the two teams, but Lovullo said that he in no way believes the Pirates were trying to hit Iannetta.
The Diamondbacks scored seven runs in the third, tying a club record for most scored against the Pirates in one inning.
Goldschmidt had two homers, the second one measured at 453 feet, and drove in three runs for Arizona. "When I say that, it sounds light because I have no idea what he felt". Today they face Corbin, a pitcher that has been lights out outside of his start against the Rockies last week.
Polanco had an 11-pitch at-bat against Greinke in the second inning Thursday, and he feels it could be a sign of good things to come. The home run turned the game from a no-hitter to a one run game, and sent the Diamondbacks back to obscurity for the night.
"We preach being ready to be the guy to break the game open", Lovullo said.
But Pirates manager Clint Hurdle said he's seen Greinke throw better. Arizona is also 0-4 in Rya's last four starts versus the NL Central, and the under is 5-0 in the Diamondbacks' last five Sunday games. Drury has reached base safely in 30 of his last 31 games at Chase Field and has hit safely in nine straight games.
Andrew McCutchen had a run-scoring double and John Jaso a pinch-hit RBI single for the Pirates. It hurts. It's part of the game that I don't enjoy whatsoever. He was taken to a local hospital for evaluation, and the Diamondbacks haven't yet made a statement about his condition.