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Diamondbacks' Ketel Marte: Power show continues
Marte went 3-for-4 with a solo home run, a double, a walk and three runs scored in Sunday's 15-5 loss to the Nationals.
The switch-hitting Marte homered for the third time in two games, giving him 20 for the season, nine from the left side and 11 from the right. He appears to have unlocked power from the left side this season. Last season, Marte had a .352 slugging percentage and .652 OPS batting left-handed, but has increased that to .497/.824 in 2019.... See More ... See Less
Diamondbacks' Alex Avila: Has Grade 1 sprain
Avila will be shut down for at least two weeks after an MRI revealed the catcher has a Grade 1 strain in his left calf, Richard Morin of the Arizona Republic reports.
The Diamondbacks will reassess the 32-year-old in two weeks. While Avila is unavailable, Carson Kelly is expected to get the bulk of the playing time with newly recalled Caleb Joseph getting spot duty.... See More ... See Less
Diamondbacks' Zack Godley: Gives up six runs
Godley did not factor into the decision as he gave up six runs on seven hits and one walk while striking out three through 4.2 innings of relief work in a loss to the Nationals on Sunday.
Godley entered the game after Archie Bradley served up four runs over 1.1 innings as the opener and did not fare any better. The 29-year-old allowed too many baserunners to really be effective and surrendered three home runs. Godley has improved as a reliever, but this performance raises his ERA to 6.52 through 18 appearances.... See More ... See Less
Diamondbacks' Carson Kelly: Receives day off Sunday
Kelly is not in the lineup for Sunday's game against the Nationals, Richard Morin of The Arizona Republic reports.
Kelly started four of the last five games behind the plate but will take a seat for the series finale. The 24-year-old is expected to continue seeing the bulk of the starts with Alex Avila (calf) on the injured list. Caleb Joseph enters the starting lineup in Kelly's absence Sunday.... See More ... See Less
Diamondbacks' Adam Jones: Out of Sunday's lineup
Jones is not in the lineup for Sunday's game against the Nationals, Richard Morin of The Arizona Republic reports.
Jones started the first three games of the series but will head to the bench after going 4-for-12 with a home run and two RBI. Jarrod Dyson will start in right field and bat leadoff Sunday in his stead.... See More ... See Less
Diamondbacks' David Peralta: Day off Sunday
Peralta is out of the lineup for Sunday's game at Washington, Richard Morin of The Arizona Republic reports.
Peralta started all 12 games since coming off the injured list June 3, so he'll take a seat for Sunday's series finale. The 31-year-old has struggled since being activated with a .208/.296/.417 slash line in 48 at-bats. Tim Locastro is starting in left field for the Diamondbacks in his absence.... See More ... See Less
Diamondbacks' Jake Lamb: Swats homer during rehab
Lamb (quadriceps) hit a two-run homer for Triple-A Reno on Friday.
Lamb served as the designated hitter Friday before manning first base Saturday for the Aces. He's played both corner-infield spots and DH while rehabbing. Lamb's had 23 plate appearances over six games and is expected to return to the Diamondbacks before the end of June.... See More ... See Less
Diamondbacks' Alex Avila: MRI on tap
Avila (left calf) flew back to Phoenix on Friday to undergo an MRI, Richard Morin of the Arizona Republic reports.
Avila's MRI was scheduled for Saturday, and the results are pending. He sustained a calf strain during Thursday's game against the Nationals and was placed on the injured list Friday.... See More ... See Less
Diamondbacks' Zack Godley: Set to pitch Sunday
Godley is expected to follow reliever Archie Bradley in Sunday's game at Washington, Jody Jackson of FOX Sports Arizona reports.
Manager Torey Lovullo previously acknowledged Godley was being considered to rejoin the starting rotation following Jon Duplantier's shoulder injury, but for now the Diamondbacks will finish the series with a bullpen day. Godley has significantly improved numbers as a reliever this season and is currently pitching well with a 0.66 ERA and 0.66 WHIP over his last 13.2 innings.... See More ... See Less
Diamondbacks' Nick Ahmed: Collects four hits
Ahmed went 4-for-5 with a double and a triple in a 10-3 win over Washington on Saturday.
Ahmed tripled in the second inning and doubled in the third inning to key rallies for Arizona. The 29-year-old continues to hit well and has 27 extra-base hits this year, leading to a .277/.329/.434 slash line in 249 at-bats.... See More ... See Less
Diamondbacks' Kevin Cron: Smashes third home run
Cron went 1-for-2 with a two-run homer in a 10-3 victory over the Nationals on Saturday.
Cron entered the game defensively in the bottom of the seventh inning and homered in in the eighth inning off Kyle Barraclough to make the score 8-3. The 26-year-old has not received regular at-bats, but still has three homers in his last six games. Cron has a .237/.286/.579 slash line in just 38 at-bats this year.... See More ... See Less
Diamondbacks' Archie Bradley: Will start Sunday
Bradley will start Sunday's game versus the Nationals, Zach Buchanan of The Athletic reports.
Bradley came into the majors as a starting pitcher but hasn't made a start since 2016. The 26-year-old regularly throws across multiple frames out of the bullpen and has completed three innings on one occasion this season. Per Jody Jackson of FOX Sports Arizona, Zack Godley is expected to follow in long relief.... See More ... See Less
Diamondbacks' Christian Walker: Bombs 12th homer
Walker went 2-for-4 with a solo homer in a 10-3 victory over Washington on Saturday.
Walker connected for a solo homer leading off the second inning to tie the game 3-3. He's been slumping in May and June, going 30-for-141 to lower his average by 55 points. Walker now sports a .252/.330/.479 slash line and has driven in 27 runs in 242 at-bats.... See More ... See Less
Diamondbacks' Adam Jones: Connects for 13th homer
Jones went 1-for-5 with a solo homer in a 10-3 win over the Nationals on Saturday.
Jones hit a solo homer off Stephen Strasburg in the first inning to increase Arizona's lead to 2-0. It was his 13th home run of the season in 249 at-bats after hitting 15 in 580 at-bats last year. Jones now has 39 RBI and is slashing .277/.323/.494 for the year.... See More ... See Less
Diamondbacks' Ketel Marte: Slams two homers
Marte went 2-for-4 with a pair of solo home runs in a 10-3 victory over the Nationals on Saturday.
Marte homered off Stephen Strasburg on the first pitch of the game and teed off on Strasburg again in the fourth inning. The homers were his 18th and 19th of the season after hitting 14 all of last season. Marte now sports a .280/.333/.549 slash line with 49 RBI in 286 at-bats.... See More ... See Less
Diamondbacks' Taylor Clarke: Strikes out six in no-decision
Clarke struck out six and gave up three runs on seven hits and no walks across 4.2 innings in a no-decision against the Nationals on Saturday.
Staked to a two-run lead in the top of the first inning, Clarke allowed three runs in the bottom of the first inning on a sacrifice fly and solo homers by Juan Soto and Matt Adams. The right-hander then shut out the Nationals until he was removed with two outs in the fifth after 97 pitches. The 26-year-old has won only one of his six starts and has a 5.34 ERA and a 1.42 WHIP with a 25:9 K:BB for the season. Clarke is next slated to face the Giants at home Friday.... See More ... See Less
Diamondbacks' Nick Ahmed: Homers in loss
Ahmed went 1-for-4 with a solo home run in Friday's loss to the Nationals.
Ahmed took Max Scherzer deep to lead off the fifth inning for his fifth home run in 2019. It snapped a 14-game drought without a homer for the shortstop, who hit 16 long balls last season.... See More ... See Less