Latest Torey Lovullo News

Diamondbacks hire Brent Strom as pitching coach

Nov. 18, 2021 17:34 PM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — The Arizona Diamondbacks have hired Brent Strom to be their pitching coach. The D-backs announced Strom's hiring on Thursday. The 73-year-old has been a pitching coach in the big leagues for 11 seasons, most recently with the Houston Astros from 2014 to...

D-backs hire former Rangers manager Banister as bench coach

Nov. 02, 2021 01:15 AM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — The Arizona Diamondbacks hired Jeff Banister as the bench coach for manager Torey Lovullo on Monday. The 57-year-old Banister managed the Texas Rangers from 2015-18 and had a 325-313 record while winning the AL West twice. Banister's...

VanMeter hits game-winning homer, D-backs beat Rockies 5-4

Oct. 03, 2021 19:18 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona's 2021 baseball season was a stunner for a lot of the wrong reasons. Josh VanMeter's game-winning homer on Sunday provided the Diamondbacks with a rare happy surprise. VanMeter's solo shot with two outs in the bottom of the...

Diamondbacks blast Rockies 11-2, end losing streak at 5

Oct. 03, 2021 00:40 AM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Christian Walker said it wasn't a topic in the locker room, but clearly missing out on a franchise record for losses ranks as a rare positive in a lost year for the Arizona Diamondbacks. “Avoiding the bottom of the barrel is good. Maybe that's not the...

Rockies rally from seven-run deficit, beat Diamondbacks 9-7

Oct. 02, 2021 01:39 AM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Trevor Story hit a go-ahead single in the ninth after Dom Nunez tied it with a solo homer and the Colorado Rockies rallied from a seven-run deficit to beat the Arizona Diamondbacks 9-7 on Friday night. Colorado trailed 7-0 after three innings and 7-6 in...

LEADING OFF: Braves & Astros can clinch, MadBum in SanFran

Sep. 30, 2021 03:14 AM EDT

A look at what's happening around the majors today: ___ ONE FOR FOUR Atlanta can clinch its fourth consecutive NL East title with a win at home over Philadelphia, which would complete a three-game sweep of their high-stakes...

Bryant's sacrifice fly lifts Giants to win No 104

Sep. 30, 2021 01:48 AM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Alex Wood and three relievers combined for a four-hitter for San Francisco, Kris Bryant hit a sacrifice fly and the Giants reached 104 wins for the first time since 1905 by beating the woeful Arizona Diamondbacks 1-0 Wednesday night. Manager Gabe...

LEADING OFF: Brewers' Williams punches wall, breaks hand

Sep. 29, 2021 21:03 PM EDT

A look at what's happening around the majors on Thursday: BAD BREAK This was not the kind of punchout Milwaukee reliever Devin Williams wanted: The valuable setup man could miss the entire postseason after breaking his pitching hand when he punched a...

Hot Harper carries Phillies into NL East title contention

Sep. 27, 2021 12:45 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Bryce Harper waited for the “MVP!” chants to fade as he stepped to the microphone at the Phillies' home finale to thank fans for sticking by them in the pennant race. The National League MVP contender who bows every game to fans in right field...

Seager 2 HRs, Urías, Dodgers win 100th, keep pace in NL West

Sep. 26, 2021 20:27 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — The dominant Dodgers rolled to win No. 100 of the season on Sunday afternoon with a mix that's served them well all season: terrific starting pitching, a few long homers and a shutdown bullpen. It still might not be enough to catch the San Francisco...