Iannetta went 3-for-4 in Sunday's 7-2 loss to the Giants. It was the second three-hit showing in three starts for Iannetta, who has raised his production while taking on a greater share of the catching duties since fellow backstop Jeff Mathis fractured his right hand Aug. 21. In his 18 appearances since that date, Iannetta has gone 21-for-61 (.344 average) and has reached base at a .459 clip.
Iannetta is not in the lineup Friday against the Giants. Iannetta receives a standard day off for maintenance after going 3-for-5 with two doubles during Thursday's victory over Colorado. In his place, Chris Herrmann will handle the catching duties for the series opener.
Iannetta went 3-for-5 with two doubles in Thursday's 7-0 win over the Rockies. The 34-year-old Iannetta's .249/.352/.498 season-long batting line doesn't jump off the page, but he's looked like a top-tier fantasy catcher when the team has deployed him in the No. 2 spot in the batting order. Over 61 at-bats in the two hole, Iannetta is slashing an impressive .328/.438/.541, offering Diamondbacks manager Torey Lovullo little reason to push the catcher down from that spot, even with outfielder A.J. Pollock heating up of late and making a case for a more prominent slotting in the order.
Iannetta is not in the lineup Wednesday against the Rockies. Iannetta will get a breather after starting the past two games behind the plate, including a 1-for-3 day during Tuesday's loss. Chris Herrmann draws the assignment in his absence.
Iannetta (arm) is batting second and starting at catcher for Monday's game against the Rockies. Iannetta was dealing with some arm soreness stemming from being hit by a pitch Saturday night, but the backstop is good to go after getting Sunday off. The 34-year-old, who is slashing .243/.345/.496 with 14 homers in 77 games this season, will face lefty Kyle Freeland in his return to action.
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