During the bottom of the seventh inning of the Arizona Diamondbacks Friday night game with the Pittsburgh Pirates, Diamonbacks catcher Chris Iannetta was hit in the face with a 93 mile per hour fastball while he was batting.
Blue Jays right-hander Marcus Stroman allowed two runs in six innings. He struck out 11 and walked one.
Ellsbury's single with two outs in the ninth inning put runners at the corners, and then the fleet leadoff hitter stole second. Arizona Diamondbacks' Brandon Drury connects for a two-run home run against the Pittsburgh Pirates during the third inning of a baseball game Friday, May 12, 2017, in Phoenix. He played left field Wednesday night, going 2 for 3 with a walk.
On the 95th pitch of the night, Polanco finally broke it open for the Pirates, hitting the ball to nearly the same spot, just fair, for a home run. After being hit, he was replaced behind the plate by Chris Herrmann.
There is a history of such incidents between the two teams, but Lovullo said that he does not believe the Pirates were trying to hit Iannetta.
In Thursday's opener, the D-Backs carried a 2-0 lead out of the third inning and held on for a 2-1 win.
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Connelly graduated from Oak Park and River Forest High School. "It's actually snowed a little bit during that time", he said. Curry told us Madeline Connelly was so ill-prepared for her extended hike that she didn't even have a water bottle with her.
Elvis Andrus started the ninth-inning rally with a one-out single before Jonathan Lucroy followed with his third hit, looping a single that dropped just in front of diving center fielder Manual Margot. His home run highlighted a seven-run third inning.
Pittsburgh has lost six of eight but has found success on recent visits in Arizona. He struck out Omar Narvaez and Leury Garcia in the eighth with the tying run on third and go-ahead run on second. He had allowed just four earned runs in 19 1/3 frames over his previous three turns before having the rough outing at Coors Field.
Meanwhile, Williams (1-2) takes the hill for his second start and eighth appearance of the season.
PIRATES KEY TRENDS: The Pirates are 49-22 in their last 71 games versus National League West opponents but are just 8-20 in their last 28 games coming off a loss.
Seattle already has four starting pitchers on the disabled list. "I think I felt worse than anyone in the stadium at the time".