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Watch: Torey Lovullo given game ball following 354th win with Diamondbacks

May 11, 2022, 9:42 AM
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It was a career day for Arizona Diamondbacks manager Torey Lovullo on Tuesday.

With a 9-3 victory over the Miami Marlins, the skipper picked up his 354th victory with the team, passing Kirk Gibson on the all-time winningest manager list. Lovullo is currently in his sixth season manning the D-backs, originally joining the ballclub in 2017.

Following the W, outfielder David Peralta and shortstop Nick Ahmed led a clubhouse celebration for Lovullo, highlighted by the latter handing the manager a game ball.

“I’ve known Torey since he got here, first day. Look at that smile, the same smile.” Peralta said. “It’s amazing how you turned this clubhouse around. You make this clubhouse family. All the hard work you put in … it’s all paying off right now. It’s an honor to be a part of the journey we’re doing right now. Setting a new franchise record does not happen (fast) and I’m really happy for you, man. that’s why we play hard for you because you give everything to us.”

Ahmed echoed Peralta in what Lovullo means to the shortstop and the rest of the roster.

“I played for a couple different managers before you got here, but things changed when you got here,” Ahmed said to Lovullo. “We’ve had some up-and-down years but you’ve stuck with us every step of the way. Every one of these wins was celebrated together as a group and with you. You always had our back. every person in this room feels that and knows that and we appreciate that about you.”

And in typical Lovullo fashion, the skipper looked to the team effort put in to achieve the new franchise wins mark.

“This is a we-over-me thing, trust me,” Lovullo said. “I know that a lot went into this, there was a lot of effort every single day, every single year. A lot of you guys have been here for the ride with me, so I just want to say thank you. Thank you for the effort, thank you for the trust that you place in me, the staff.

“And when you walk in that door, you guys put your egos and you get taught and you trust. That’s a big word here. We got a long way to go you guys. We’re on the right page, we’ve worked hard to get on this page. Let’s not take anything for granted. My ask is we don’t let off the gas pedal for the entire year. We come out tomorrow and we play our best baseball game. Means a lot, thanks you guys.

The D-backs and Marlins are back in action Wednesday afternoon at 12:40 p.m. Tune to ESPN 620 AM or 98.7 FM HD-2.

Miami Marlins pitcher Jesus Luzardo throws against the Arizona Diamondbacks in the first inning during a baseball game, Tuesday, May 10, 2022, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri) Arizona Diamondbacks Jordan Luplow celebrates with Cooper Hummel (21) after hitting a two run home run against the Miami Marlins in the first inning during a baseball game, Tuesday, May 10, 2022, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri) Arizona Diamondbacks Nick Ahmed reacts after striking out against the Miami Marlins in the first inning during a baseball game, Tuesday, May 10, 2022, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri) Miami Marlins catcher Payton Henry gets looked at by the trainer after getting hit with a foul ball against the Arizona Diamondbacks in the first inning during a baseball game, Tuesday, May 10, 2022, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri) Arizona Diamondbacks pitcher Madison Bumgarner throws against the Miami Marlins in the first inning during a baseball game, Tuesday, May 10, 2022, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri) Miami Marlins Jorge Soler, right, celebrates with Miguel Rojas after hitting a two run home run against the Arizona Diamondbacks in the first inning during a baseball game, Tuesday, May 10, 2022, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri) Arizona Diamondbacks Geraldo Perdomo reacts after hitting an RBI single against the Miami Marlins in the third inning during a baseball game, Tuesday, May 10, 2022, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri) Arizona Diamondbacks Ketel Marte (4) scores a run on a single hit by Nick Ahmed in the third inning during a baseball game against the Miami Marlins, Tuesday, May 10, 2022, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri) Arizona Diamondbacks Geraldo Perdomo scores a run on a wild pitch by Miami Marlins pitcher Louis Head (38) in the third inning during a baseball game, Tuesday, May 10, 2022, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri) Arizona Diamondbacks Geraldo Perdomo (2) dives back into third base after Miami Marlins third baseman Erik Gonzalez (9) looks for the ball in the third inning during a baseball game, Tuesday, May 10, 2022, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri) Arizona Diamondbacks manager Torey Lovullo takes out starting pitcher Madison Bumgarner (40) out of the game in the seventh inning during a baseball game against the Miami Marlins, Tuesday, May 10, 2022, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri) Miami Marlins third baseman Erik Gonzalez turns the double play while avoiding Arizona Diamondbacks Cooper Hummel (21) on a ball hit by Ketel Marte in the fourth inning during a baseball game, Tuesday, May 10, 2022, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri) Arizona Diamondbacks pitcher Caleb Smith (22) celebrates with catcher Jose Herrera (36) after defeating the Miami Marlins 9-3 during a baseball game, Tuesday, May 10, 2022, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri) Arizona Diamondbacks manager Torey Lovullo (17) celebrates with shortstop Nick Ahmed (13) after defeating the Miami Marlins 9-3 and becoming the winningest manager in franchise history during a baseball game, Tuesday, May 10, 2022, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri)

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