"But it's just not good anytime anybody gets hit in the face".
Chris Iannetta was bloodied by a fastball to the face after hitting a home run for Arizona earlier, and the Diamondbacks beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 11-4 Friday night in what flared up as the latest episode of ill will between the teams.
Leading off the seventh, Iannetta appeared to turn into the pitch, a 93 miles per hour fastball from reliever Johnny Barbato.
The D-Backs catcher was taken to the hospital, and the team has not released any information about him since Friday night.
Diamondbacks manager Torey Lovullo said Saturday that tests for a concussion were negative, but Iannetta was still being monitored.
"He's doing OK, and I think we're all very lucky and fortunate for that", Lovullo told AZCentral.com Saturday. Just got in there a little too much, just got away from me.
Were still trying to drill down to making sure everything is OK, Lovullo said. As well, Drury has a 10-game hitting streak alive (17-for-41) and that includes six doubles and three home runs. "When I say that, it sounds light because I have no idea what he felt".
Iannetta also went to the dentist on Saturday.
"That was scary", Pirates catcher Chris Stewart said.
OUCH! Chris Iannetta exits after getting hit in the face by the pitch! The Rockies tagged him for three runs, one earned, on seven hits, including a home run.
After breaking up Zack Greinke's no-hitter with an eight-inning homer Thursday, Polanco had a single, a double and two RBIs, and his looping double down the left-field line in the first inning drove in the Pirates' first run.
Bell's two-run homer in the fourth inning was his sixth of the season and brought the Pirates within four at 7-3, but Arizona scored four runs off reliever Josh Lindblom in the fourth inning to regain control.
"A swinging bat is a unsafe bat", Hurdle said.
The 34-year-old is hitting.220 this season with three home runs and six RBI in 65 plate appearances.
There is no doubt that Owings is swinging the bat well this season but miscues on defense by CO have cost the Diamondbacks in several key situations.
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.