Arizona's Chris Iannetta leaves game after taking pitch to face

Posted May 20, 2017

Williams (2-2), making his second start while replacing Jameson Taillon in the rotation, gave up four hits and one run, the first of Nick Ahmed's two homers, in five innings.

Iannetta was struck by a 93 miles per hour pitch from Pittsburgh reliever Johnny Barbato in the seventh inning Friday night.

Ahmed hit the first pitch in the second inning down the left field line and into the Arizona bullpen for his third homer of the season to make it 1-0. 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.

Chris Iannetta the Arizona Diamondback catcher was hit by a pitch in the mouth during his seventh inning at bat on Friday night. This one gave the Bucs a lead they would, eventually, after some more goofiness, hold on to for a 6-4 win over and a series split with the Diamondbacks.

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. Pittsburgh is also 1-4 in Nova's last five road starts, and 0-5 in Nova's last six starts with four days' rest. "It would have been nice to come through but he got me looking", Goldschmidt said. The next day, Pirates star Andrew McCutchen was drilled in the back with a fastball.

He had been hit hard for eight runs in three innings against the Dodgers in Los Angeles on Monday night. This is why we see some hitters going with the protective guard on their helmet these days (like Jason Heyward and Giancarlo Stanton).

Goldschmidt suffered a broken wrist when he was struck by a pitch from Ernesto Frieri on August 1, 2014, and the D-Backs got McCutchen in the back in the ninth inning the next day, forcing him onto the disabled list. "But it's just not good anytime anybody gets hit in the face". Orlando Arcia had a two-run single and Jesus Aguilar drove in two runs with a double before Shaw connected for his eighth homer.

The Pirates made a pair of roster moves with the return of third baseman David Freese and utility player Adam Frazier from the disabled list.

“Its not a part of the game anybody likes, ” Hurdle said. Infielders Chris Bostick and Max Moroff were sent to Triple-A Indianapolis. That's when righty Taijuan Walker (3-2, 3.83) taking on right-hander Trevor Williams (1-2, 7.98). In his 48.1 innings and 3-3 record this year, Nova has a 2.23 ERA with 29 Ks to his name.