Diamondbacks catcher Chris Iannetta suffered multiple facial injuries after getting hit by a pitch on Friday night, the Arizona team announced prior to Saturday's game. He was able to walk off the field with help, holding a cloth to his face. Apparently, he lost a tooth on the play.
"I think the pitch just got away from their pitcher, and I'll stand by that", Lovullo said. Barring any underlying damage, he won't miss much playing time, if any, but the Diamondbacks are expected to issue a full report on his status before Saturday's game.
David Peralta had three hits, including an RBI double and Jake Lamb had a two-run single for the Diamondbacks, who tied a season-high with 16 hits.
Appearing in 20 games as a member of the Diamondbacks this season, his first in the desert, the veteran backstop is now batting.220 with three home runs and six RBI alongside a.292 on-base percentage. Patrick Corbin pitched six innings for the win to improve to 3-4, allowing four runs on six hits. That's when righty Taijuan Walker (3-2, 3.83) taking on right-hander Trevor Williams (1-2, 7.98). 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. "It flattened out on me and people were making good contact", he said.
Arizona starter Robbie Ray gave up six hits and four runs in four innings.
RH Ivan Nova (3-3, 2.23 ERA) takes the second-best ERA in the National League to the mound to try to give the Pirates a split of their four-game series in Arizona.
Pirates: Utility player Adam Frazier, on the DL since April 24 with a left hamstring strain, began a rehab assignment this week with Triple-A Indianapolis. The Diamondbacks announced that RHP Zack Godley will start Monday against the New York Mets. McCutchen led off the inning with a solo shot, his sixth of the year and fifth on the road. There's been no decision on whether to put him on the 10-day disabled list, the manager said.