They added four in the fourth inning. "Anytime we're hitting around and guys are getting big hits, it's always fun". But Johnny Barbato, the Pirates pitcher who struck Iannetta, said the throw was unintentional.
Iannetta was taken to the hospital but was said to just have a split lip.
Patrick Corbin (3-4) benefited from the offensive explosion, the D-backs' best effort in three weeks. But the Diamondbacks are 15-6 at home this season.
"Any time there's head trauma, anytime there's something that hits you in that area you are never comfortable until a diagnosis has been made", Diamondbacks manager Torey Lovullo told MLB.com. "But we just have to continue to do what we can at home, and go on the road and have that same approach". After Jordy Mercer was walked intentionally, Williams reached when second Brandon Drury mishandled his routine error and Freese scored. Arizona hosts Pittsburgh in the finale of its three-game series at 3:10 p.m. Sunday at Chase Field. "I think I felt worse than anyone in the stadium at the time".
"What he's doing right now is not surprising me".
"I thought it was a special day for Nick Ahmed", Lovullo said.
The slumping Pirates (14-22) lost their season-high sixth straight game. It's their longest losing streak of the season, and Pittsburgh is 3-10 in its last 13 games.
Pittsburgh manager Clint Hurdle says he feels horrible about what happened and has reached out to Iannetta. "Not when the other team has (11)". That was until the Bucs' Gregory Polanco homered off of Greinke to break up the no-hitter leading off the eighth inning. Prior to arriving in Arizona ahead of the 2017 campaign, Iannetta suited up for the Colorado Rockies, Los Angeles Angels and Seattle Mariners. He lasted only three innings and took the loss in a 12-1 defeat. In his 48.1 innings and 3-3 record this year, Nova has a 2.23 ERA with 29 Ks to his name. RHP Taijuan Walker (3-2, 3.83) starts for the Diamondbacks.
The Drury homer knocked starter Tyler Glasnow (1-2) from the game after recording only seven outs.
This will be his first career appearance against the Pirates. In the second inning, he hit a hanging breaking ball from Pirates starter Trevor Williams down the left field line into the Diamondbacks bullpen.