Iannetta was the leadoff batter in the seventh and it appeared as if he turned into the 93 miles per hour fastball from Johnny Barbato a reliever for the Pirates.
Iannetta fell to the ground and was down for a couple minutes, but was able to walk off the field and exit the game.
Arizona Diamondbacks' Jake Lamb (22) slides safely into second base with an RBI double as Pittsburgh Pirates' Gift Ngoepe applies a late tag during the third inning of a baseball game Thursday, May 11, 2017, in Phoenix.
"I think the pitch just got away from their pitcher, and I'll stand by that", Lovullo said.
Earlier, Iannetta homered as part of a seven-run third inning. I said a little prayer for him.
"We're still trying to drill down to making sure everything is OK", Lovullo said. It hit Iannetta at 93 miles per hour.
OUCH! Chris Iannetta exits after getting hit in the face by the pitch! Godley was being considered for the fifth spot in the rotation and earned at least another look with his most recent start, a four-hitter through seven innings in which he beat Detroit, 7-1.
Opening day is a couple weeks away and several Tucson Saguaros ball players still need a place to call "home" for the 2017 season, which gets underway at Kino Sports Complex May 25.
The Diamondbacks and Pirates have been beefing since 2014, when Pirates pitcher Ernesto Frieri hit Diamondbacks slugger Paul Goldschmidt in the hand, ending his season in August.
Arizona's David Peralta doubled twice and made a diving grab in right field to rob Andrew McCutchen in the first inning. "I feel like I've been having good at-bats". A 93 miles per hour fastball would end up in Iannetta's face.
Fellow southpaw Jason Vargas pitched seven strong innings of three-hit ball in the Royals' win over the Rays.
Drury also doubled and singled to improve his batting average at home to.448 (30 of 67), best in the majors. He came into the game with two baserunners aboard and two outs in the bottom of the seventh and got Brandon Belt to fly out to left.
Glasnow (1-2, 6.33 ERA) took the loss in a 6-2 defeat to the Milwaukee Brewers last Sunday.
Patrick Corbin (3-4) went six innings and gave up four runs, two on Josh Bell's homer.
NOTES: The Pirates added IF David Freese and IF/OF Adam Frazier to the active roster from the disabled list, sending IFs Chris Bostick and Max Moroff to Triple-A Indianapolis.