Arizona Diamondbacks (23-23, 3rd in the NL West)
2011 Record vs Colorado: 3-2
Last Series vs. Rockies: May 3rd-5th @ Chase Field
This past series marked the beginning of that stretch of walkoffs the Rockies had to endure, including the first real signs of weakness from Huston Street.
Game 1 went to the 7th with a 3-3 tie after Jorge De La Rosa and Joe Saunders both turned in quality starts for their team. That 3-3 tie endured into the 8th where Felipe Paulino gave up a homer to Justin Upton and JJ Putz nailed down the save for the Dbacks. Herrera, Helton, and Cargo all had 2-hit games, and the Rockies had a total of 14 baserunners on the night, good for only 3 runs.
Game 2 featured an excellent start from Jhoulys Chacin and a good shellacking of Barry Enright. Despite a shaky 2 runs off of Matt Reynolds, Huston Street was able to nail down the 2-out save to tie up the series.
Game 3 was another pitching duel between Jason Hammel and Ian Kennedy. Hammel went 7 scoreless, while Kennedy filed away a 6 inning, 2 run start, all to watch Huston Street give up 2 homers in the 9th: one to Chris Young, one to Gerardo Parra. 2 outs into the 11th and Justin Upton hits a blooper to no-man's-land down the RF line which dropped to drive in Chris Young.
Latest Series Results: W, 3-0 vs Minnesota
The Diamondbacks should play a good spoiler role this year. They won't crack .500, but some of that young talent is going to put a hurtin' on the NL West. Needless to say, the Diamondbacks reside in the NL West basement.
Unless you actually check the standings.
Thus far, Kirk Gibson's team has turned in the 15th best offense in the majors, the 4th best fielding per UZR, and the 17th best pitching fWAR in the majors, yet is sitting at .500 on the wings of a 6-game winning streak. During those 6 games, the pitching has allowed 21 runs (18ER) and struck out 34 to just 12 walks. The bats put up 62 hits during those 6 games, batting a collective .307/.376/.470.
Looks like the Rockies might just have their work cut out for them.
Pitching matchups and more after the jump.
Tuesday through Thursday: 4-game series at Coors Field
Expected Pitching Matchups
Tuesday, May 24th @ 1:10PM MT (Game 1 of a doubleheader)
|2011 - Jorge De La Rosa||5-2||9||9||0||0||0||0||56.2||45||23||21||4||20||49||3.34||1.15|
|2011 - Joe Saunders||0-5||9||9||0||0||0||0||52.0||59||31||29||7||26||26||5.02||1.63|
Tuesday, May 24th @ 6:40PM MT (Game 2)
|2011 - Jhoulys Chacin||5-2||10||9||1||1||0||0||60.0||45||21||18||6||22||52||2.70||1.12|
|2011 - Josh Collmenter||3-0||9||2||0||0||0||0||26.0||12||2||2||1||1||15||0.69||.50|
Wednesday, May 25th @ 6:40PM MT
|2011 - Jason Hammel||3-3||9||9||0||0||0||0||57.2||57||26||23||5||18||33||3.59||1.30|
|2011 - Ian Kennedy||5-1||10||10||1||1||0||0||66.2||52||25||24||5||17||56||3.24||1.04|
Thursday, May 26th @ 6:40PM MT
|2011 - Clayton Mortensen||1-1||6||3||0||0||0||0||29.0||18||9||7||3||12||16||2.17||1.03|
|2011 - Micah Owings||0-0||1||1||0||0||0||0||5.1||7||4||3||2||1||3||5.06||1.50|
|2011 - J.J. Putz||0-1||18||0||0||0||12||0||19.0||13||5||4||1||5||19||1.89||.95|
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