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Diamondbacks' Tommy Henry: Sent to minors
The Diamondbacks optioned Henry to Triple-A Reno on Monday, Theo Mackie of The Arizona Republic reports.
Henry's demotion leaves Ryne Nelson and Drey Jameson as the remaining candidates to open the season as Arizona's No. 5 starter. During his 15 innings in Cactus League play, Henry was unable to solve the control problems that hindered him during his first taste of the big leagues in 2022, as he issued seven walks. Despite his struggles this spring, the Diamondbacks aren't yet ready to pull the plug on developing him as a starter, so he'll head back to Triple-A to hone his repertoire.... See More ... See Less
Diamondbacks' Tommy Henry: Works into fifth inning
Henry allowed two hits and three walks while striking out three over 4.2 innings in Sunday's spring start against Kansas City.
Henry issued three walks and lamented he wasn't sharp in his first two innings, per Nick Piecoro of the Arizona Republic. What helped settle him down was the Diamondbacks plating 10 runs in the bottom of the second, including nine off former D-back Zack Greinke. Henry is one of three pitchers remaining in major-league camp competing for the final rotation spot. After the organization sent prospect Brandon Pfaadt to minor-league camp, Henry, Drey Jameson and Ryne Nelson are left to compete.... See More ... See Less
Diamondbacks' Tommy Henry: Regrets one pitch
Henry allowed four runs on three hits and three walks while striking out six over 3.1 innings in Tuesday's spring start against the Giants.
Henry told Steve Gilbert of MLB.com that he made a wrong decision on a 2-2 pitch that resulted in J.D. Davis' three-run home run. The left-hander, who is vying for the No. 5 starter job with Drey Jameson, Ryne Nelson and Brandon Pfaadt, regretted throwing a fastball hitter one fastball too many. "Just threw a good fastball hitter too many fastballs in one at-bat," Henry said. "I saw some things that would have suggested to throw other pitches and I still threw the heater." Henry had worked three scoreless frames before running into trouble in the fourth.... See More ... See Less
Diamondbacks' Tommy Henry: Logs four scoreless
Henry allowed three runs and struck out three without walking a batter over four scoreless innings in Wednesday's spring start against the Rangers.
Henry made his third Cactus League start and has improved after a rocky initial appearance. The key, according to manager Torey Lovullo, was the pitcher landing his offspeed stuff effectively. "Tommy was aggressive with a three-pitch mix," Lovullo told Steve Gilbert of MLB.com. "He seemed like he could throw the breaking ball at any time to get him back in the count. He gave us four unbelievable innings." With this outing, Henry may have altered the narrative for the fifth starter's job, which was previously thought to be a competition between Drey Jameson and Ryne Nelson. Prospect Brandon Pfaadt, who starts Friday, is also in the mix.... See More ... See Less
Diamondbacks' Tommy Henry: Better in second outing
Henry allowed two runs on three hits and a walk while striking out four over three innings of relief in Friday's spring game against Seattle.
Henry bounced back from an unpleasant performance his first time out in the Cactus League. He allowed five runs over 1.1 innings as a starter last Sunday. Even though Henry allowed a couple of runs and two extra-base hits over his first two innings, the left-hander improved and retired the side in order during his final inning. He told Jack Sommers of SI.com that the pitch clock had him huffing and puffing. Henry is in the mix for the No. 5 starter job.... See More ... See Less
Diamondbacks' Tommy Henry: Roughed up in spring debut
Henry allowed five runs (four earned) on three hits and two walks while striking out two over 1.1 innings in Sunday's spring game against San Diego.
Henry made it through the first inning, working around a two-out double, but was chased in the second frame after five of the first six batters reached base. That included a three-run home run allowed to Trent Grisham. Henry is part of a crew looking to win the fifth starter job.... See More ... See Less
Diamondbacks' Tommy Henry: Vying for rotation spot
Henry is expected to compete for the No. 5 starter job this spring, Nick Piecoro of the Arizona Republic reports.
The top four spots in Arizona's rotation are set, but the final one is up for grabs with Henry joining a group whose leading candidates are Ryne Nelson and Drey Jameson. The left-handed Henry made nine starts over the final two months of 2022 with mixed results. He posted a 5.36 ERA and 1.45 WHIP while giving up 10 home runs over 47 innings (1.9 HR/9). Prospect Brandon Pfaadt is also in the mix, but a roster spot could hinge on a player being on the 40-man roster, which favors Henry.... See More ... See Less
Diamondbacks' Tommy Henry: Pitches into seventh
Henry tossed 6.1 innings, surrendering one run on three hits and a walk while striking out five in Monday's extra-inning loss to the Brewers.
Henry gave up a solo homer to Christian Yelich in the bottom of the second, accounting for the only blemish on his line Monday. The outing was his second quality start of the season over nine outings and the first time he'd allowed less than five runs since Aug. 26. Henry had an up-and-down campaign, producing a 5.36 ERA and 1.45 WHIP with 36 punchouts over 47 innings in nine starts.... See More ... See Less
Diamondbacks' Tommy Henry: Gets another start to close season
Henry is scheduled to start Monday's game in Milwaukee.
He'll be making a second straight turn through the rotation to close out the season with Madison Bumgarner (rest) and Ryne Nelson (shoulder) having been shut down. Over his prior eight starts with Arizona this season, Henry compiled a 5.98 ERA, 1.57 WHIP and 31:20 K:BB across 40.2 innings.... See More ... See Less
Diamondbacks' Tommy Henry: Struggles with long ball
Henry registered a no-decision during Friday's 6-5 loss to San Francisco, allowing five runs on six hits and three walks with six strikeouts in 4.2 innings.
Henry fell victim to the long ball Friday, permitting homers in each of the second, third and fourth innings to account for four of the five runs on his ledger. Additionally, he issued at least three free passes for the third time in four starts, though he was able to induce an impressive 15 swinging strikes on 82 pitches en route to six strikeouts -- his second-highest total in eight turns. Henry possesses a 5.98 ERA and 1.57 WHIP with 31 strikeouts in 40.2 innings, and it's unclear if he'll get another start this season.... See More ... See Less
Diamondbacks' Tommy Henry: Called up ahead of start
Henry was recalled as expected ahead of his start Friday against the Giants.
The rookie lefty has made seven starts this season but has yet to find much success. He owns a 5.50 ERA and 1.53 WHIP, striking out just 15.5 percent of opposing batters while walking 10.6 percent. Tyler Holton was optioned to clear space on the roster.... See More ... See Less
Diamondbacks' Tommy Henry: Will start Friday
Henry will be recalled from Triple-A Reno to start Friday against the Giants, Nick Piecoro of The Arizona Republic reports.
The 25-year-old will make his eighth start of the season for the Diamondbacks on Friday, filling the rotation spot of an injured Ryne Nelson (shoulder). Henry made his big-league debut in early August and has a 5.50 ERA, 1.53 WHIP and 25:17 K:BB across 36 innings. It may only be a spot start for the left-hander since Arizona still has five healthy rotation options despite Nelson being on the injured list.... See More ... See Less
Diamondbacks' Tommy Henry: Sent back to Triple-A
Henry was optioned to Triple-A Reno on Friday.
After giving up five earned runs over 4.1 innings Wednesday against the Padres, the D-backs decided to send Henry back to the minors -- likely for the rest of the season. The 25-year-old southpaw recorded a 5.50 ERA and 1.53 WHIP over 36 innings for Arizona. Taylor Widener will return to the majors in a corresponding move.... See More ... See Less
Diamondbacks' Tommy Henry: Roughed up again
Henry (3-4) allowed five runs on seven hits, a walk and a hit batsman while striking out two over 4.1 innings, taking the loss Wednesday versus the Padres.
Henry was tagged for three home runs, which accounted for four of the five runs he gave up. He was done for the night after a Josh Bell RBI single in the fifth inning. Henry hadn't yielded multiple homers in any of his first six major-league starts, but he's been inconsistent since his debut Aug. 3. The southpaw now owns a 5.50 ERA, 1.53 WHIP and 25:17 K:BB through 36 innings. He's tentatively projected for a difficult home start versus the Dodgers next week, though he'll avoid making an appearance at Coors Field in this weekend's series in Colorado.... See More ... See Less
Diamondbacks' Tommy Henry: Pummeled in loss
Henry (3-3) allowed seven runs on seven hits and four walks with four strikeouts through four-plus innings, taking the loss Wednesday versus the Phillies.
Henry wasn't very effective early on, with the third inning qualifying as his most troublesome frame. The Phillies got by with small ball, though they started to flex a bit more power -- albeit, with no home runs -- against the Arizona bullpen after Henry exited in the fifth inning. This was the worst of Henry's six starts this year, inflating his ERA to 4.83 with a 1.45 WHIP and 23:16 K:BB through 31.2 innings. The Diamondbacks have few better starting options available, so he can be tentatively penciled in for a road start in San Diego next week.... See More ... See Less
Diamondbacks' Tommy Henry: Strikes out three in win
Henry (3-2) earned the win against the White Sox on Friday, allowing one run on four hits while striking out three and walking three over five innings.
Henry threw 54 of 86 pitches for strikes across five frames Friday. He allowed three walks and four hits but managed to limit the damage to just one earned run on an Elvis Andrus groundout that scored Eloy Jimenez in the fourth inning. Since being called up to start Aug. 3, Henry has picked up one quality start and has allowed 10 runs across 27.2 innings pitched, resulting in a 3.25 ERA.... See More ... See Less
Diamondbacks' Tommy Henry: Decent in Friday's loss
Henry (2-2) allowed a run on six hits, a walk and a hit batter while striking out seven over 5.1 innings Friday, but he took the loss versus the Cardinals.
Henry's lone mistake was a solo home run to Paul Goldschmidt in the first inning. He was able to keep the deficit low, but the Cardinals pulled away in the seventh against the Diamondbacks' bullpen. Henry's alternated between good and mediocre through his first four starts. He's pitched to a 3.57 ERA, 1.24 WHIP and 17:9 K:BB through 22.2 innings overall. The rookie southpaw is tentatively projected for a road start against the White Sox next week.... See More ... See Less
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