dglobalnews.com Takeaways and Throwaways - Pirates Victimized by another Big Inning
Published: Sun, May 14, 2017
Sports | By Jeannette Edwards

Takeaways and Throwaways - Pirates Victimized by another Big Inning

Manager Torey Lovullo says Iannetta is "doing OK" a day after being struck Friday night by a 93 miles per hour pitch from Pittsburgh's Johnny Barbato.

He was taken to a hospital for further tests as a precaution, manager Torey Lovullo said.

Iannetta walked of the field under his own power with trainers on either side of him, and one holding a towel up to his face to catch the dripping blood.

Arizona Diamondbacks' Jake Lamb (22) slides safely into second base with an RBI double as Pittsburgh Pirates' Gift Ngoepe applies a late tag during the third inning of a baseball game Thursday, May 11, 2017, in Phoenix.

Lovullo later said Walker, who has allowed three or fewer earned runs in five of his seven starts, hadn't been feeling well in the days prior.

Gerrit Cole (1-4) allowed two runs and seven hits in seven innings.

Arizona Diamondbacks pitcher Zack Greinke dominated the Pittsburgh Pirates with 11 strikeouts over eight innings of shutout ball in a 2-1 victory on Thursday. I said a little prayer for him.

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"We preach being ready to be the guy to break the game open", Lovullo said. Keep in mind he's a catcher, so he's got to be able to comfortably wear the catcher's mask and be OK to take a 100-plus m.p.h. foul tip off said mask in the process.

Twins 7, White Sox 6: Eduardo Escobar hit a three-run homer then added a fourth RBI with a double as visiting Minnesota beat Chicago.

The Rangers had been held scoreless by San Diego starter Clayton Richard until Napoli hit a 433-foot homer to left on the first pitch of the eighth inning.

Polanco hit Greinke's 2-2 pitch into the right field seats for his first home run of the season.

Back in 2014, Diamondbacks slugger Paul Goldschmidt was hit by Ernesto Frieri of the Pirates in August and missed the rest of the year with a broken hand. Arizona responded by hitting Pirates star Andrew McCutchen in the back with a fastball the next day. However, he is still batting.250 with three homers and 15 RBIs. He has given up more than two earned runs in a game twice and more than three only once while posting five quality starts, second in the NL.

Tyler Glasnow (1-3) lasted just 2 1-3 innings, giving up seven runs on seven hits.

The Pirates made a pair of roster moves with the return of third baseman David Freese and utility player Adam Frazier from the disabled list.

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