D-backs’ Matt Peacock exits start vs. A’s in second inning after hit to hand

Jun 9, 2021, 5:12 PM | Updated: 5:27 pm
OAKLAND, CALIFORNIA - JUNE 09: Starting pitcher Matt Peacock #47 of the Arizona Diamondbacks exits ...
OAKLAND, CALIFORNIA - JUNE 09: Starting pitcher Matt Peacock #47 of the Arizona Diamondbacks exits the game in the bottom of the second inning against the Oakland Athletics at RingCentral Coliseum on June 09, 2021 in Oakland, California. (Photo by Lachlan Cunningham/Getty Images)
(Photo by Lachlan Cunningham/Getty Images)

Arizona Diamondbacks pitcher Matt Peacock exited his start Wednesday in the second inning after getting hit on his pitching hand by a comebacker.

The righty attempted to catch the ground ball hit by the Athletics’ Jed Lowrie, but the ball instead ricocheted off his hand.

“I wanted to stay in there, but I couldn’t feel the ball,” he said postgame via Zoom.

Peacock said for about four or five innings after the hit, his hand felt numb.

“If the ball was hit a little slower, I would have had time to react, pull my hand back,” he said. “I do that all the time, its just reaction.

“Growing up, you play shortstop and second base and you want to make a play and you want to do what you can to make an out. I know Nicky [Nick Ahmed] was right behind me, too. It was just one of those reaction things where I put my hand in the wrong place too quickly.”

The 27-year-old’s hand was visibly shaking as he left the mound, but x-rays showed no damage sustained and he was diagnosed with a right hand contusion on his ring finger, per skipper Torey Lovullo.

“We feel like we dodged a bullet there,” Lovullo said.

The D-backs have been hit hard by injuries to their starting pitchers as five are currently on the injured list, including most recent addition Madison Bumgarner (left shoulder inflammation).

Peacock was relieved by Joe Mantiply and ended the day with three runs allowed, three walks issued and one strikeout across 1.2 innings of work.

The D-backs ultimately lost to the A’s 4-0, dropping their 19th consecutive road game.

On the season, Peacock is 2-3 with a 5.24 ERA and 24 strikeouts.

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