|ARIZONA ( CORBIN )|
COLORADO ( GARLAND )
|957||ARIZONA||-115||Ov 9.5,-120||-115||Ov 9.5,-115|
|958||COLORADO||+105||Un 9.5,+100||+105||Un 9.5,-105|
|vs Right-handed Starters||16-11||+3.6||11-14||4.4||0.258||0.316||3.7||0.257||0.305|
|Past 7 Games||4-3||+0.4||2-4||3.0||0.263||0.310||3.0||0.246||0.299|
|vs Left-handed Starters||8-9||+0.1||10-7||4.9||0.270||0.344||4.6||0.269||0.322|
|Past 7 Games||4-3||+1||6-1||6.3||0.300||0.350||5.4||0.293||0.333|
|5/6/2013||CAHILL(R)||@ LA DODGERS||CAPUANO(L)||9-2||W||100||7 un||O||15||8||1||7||6||1|
|5/7/2013||MCCARTHY(R)||@ LA DODGERS||BECKETT(R)||5-3||W||105||7.5 un||O||11||9||0||9||8||0|
|5/8/2013||MILEY(L)||@ LA DODGERS||KERSHAW(L)||3-2||W||165||6 un||U||6||4||0||8||5||3|
|5/17/2013||CAHILL(R)||@ MIAMI||SLOWEY(R)||9-2||W||-145||7 ov||O||16||7||0||7||6||0|
|5/18/2013||MCCARTHY(R)||@ MIAMI||KOEHLER(R)||1-0||W||-155||7.5 un||U||4||4||0||3||4||0|
|5/19/2013||MILEY(L)||@ MIAMI||NOLASCO(R)||1-2||L||-145||7.5 un||U||6||7||0||5||4||0|
|5/20/2013||CORBIN(L)||@ COLORADO||GARLAND(R)|| |
|5/21/2013||KENNEDY(R)||@ COLORADO||CHACIN(R)|| |
|5/22/2013||CAHILL(R)||@ COLORADO||DE LA ROSA(L)|| |
|5/24/2013||MCCARTHY(R)||SAN DIEGO||ROSS(R)|| |
|5/25/2013||MILEY(L)||SAN DIEGO||CASHNER(R)|| |
|5/26/2013||CORBIN(L)||SAN DIEGO||MARQUIS(R)|| |
|5/27/2013|| ||TEXAS|| || |
|5/27/2013|| ||TEXAS|| || |
|5/7/2013||DE LA ROSA(L)||NY YANKEES||KURODA(R)||2-0||W||-130||9 ov||U||8||5||0||4||5||0|
|5/8/2013||NICASIO(R)||NY YANKEES||PHELPS(R)||2-3||L||-125||10 un||U||4||3||3||6||5||0|
|5/9/2013||FRANCIS(L)||NY YANKEES||SABATHIA(L)||1-3||L||+100||9 un||U||4||7||0||6||5||0|
|5/10/2013||GARLAND(R)||@ ST LOUIS||MILLER(R)||0-3||L||155||7.5 un||U||1||1||0||10||10||0|
|5/11/2013||CHACIN(R)||@ ST LOUIS||WAINWRIGHT(R)||0-3||L||180||7.5 un||U||2||3||0||13||12||0|
|5/12/2013||DE LA ROSA(L)||@ ST LOUIS||GARCIA(L)||8-2||W||145||7.5 un||O||11||6||0||6||7||0|
|5/13/2013||NICASIO(R)||@ CHICAGO CUBS||WOOD(L)||1-9||L||110||8 un||O||3||3||0||14||6||0|
|5/14/2013||FRANCIS(L)||@ CHICAGO CUBS||VILLANUEVA(R)||9-4||W||105||10.5 un||O||17||7||2||7||7||0|
|5/15/2013||GARLAND(R)||@ CHICAGO CUBS||SAMARDZIJA(R)||3-6||L||125||7.5 ov||O||7||5||0||9||5||1|
|5/16/2013||CHACIN(R)||SAN FRANCISCO||CAIN(R)||6-8||L||-105||9.5 ov||O||8||4||0||12||4||1|
|5/17/2013||DE LA ROSA(L)||SAN FRANCISCO||BUMGARNER(L)||10-9||W||+105||9.5 un||O||11||7||1||15||9||4|
|5/18/2013||CHATWOOD(R)||SAN FRANCISCO||LINCECUM(R)||10-2||W||+100||11 un||O||14||7||0||10||10||3|
|5/19/2013||NICASIO(R)||SAN FRANCISCO||ZITO(L)||5-0||W||-135||10.5 un||U||14||12||2||5||6||1|
|5/22/2013||DE LA ROSA(L)||ARIZONA||CAHILL(R)|| |
|5/24/2013||CHATWOOD(R)||@ SAN FRANCISCO||LINCECUM(R)|| |
|5/25/2013||NICASIO(R)||@ SAN FRANCISCO||ZITO(L)|| |
|5/26/2013||GARLAND(R)||@ SAN FRANCISCO||VOGELSONG(R)|| |
|5/27/2013|| ||@ HOUSTON|| || |
|ARIZONA: HITTING: Arizona's offense placed ninth in the majors in runs (4.5 per game), homers (172) and OPS (.736), thanks in big part to its young outfield trio. OF JUSTIN UPTON, 24, had a career year and led his team with a .289 BA, 31 HR, 88 RBI, 105 runs and a .369 OBP. OF GERARDO PARRA may have won a Gold Glove, but OF JASON KUBEL is the new leftfielder. Kubel's power numbers will improve in the desert. OF CHRIS YOUNG's .236 BA was poor, but his .331 OBP allowed him to score 89 times and swipe a team-high 22 SB. 1B PAUL GOLDSCHMIDT, 24, belted 30 homers in 103 Double-A games and continued his power in the majors with eight bombs in 156 at-bats. 3B RYAN ROBERTS (19 HR, 86 runs) and C MIGUEL MONTERO (18 HR, 86 RBI) also had career-best seasons. 2B AARON HILL was a great midseason acquisition from Toronto, tallying an .878 OPS in 33 games with Arizona. SS STEPHEN DREW batted only .252 with 5 HR in half a season before fracturing his ankle. He'll probably return in early May, and speedy WILLIE BLOOMQUIST will replace him in the starting lineup. |
STARTING PITCHING: D-backs starters won 71 games, sixth-most in baseball. IAN KENNEDY won 21 of those contests and led the team with a 2.88 ERA and 198 strikeouts. He also held batters to a .210 BA at hitter-friendly Chase Field. DANIEL HUDSON was strong in all facets as well, notching 16 wins, 169 K and a 3.49 ERA. He pitches like a seasoned veteran, but he's only 25. Newcomer TREVOR CAHILL was 6-1 with a 1.79 ERA in his first 10 starts before finishing 6-13 with a 5.25 ERA. Don't expect a huge comeback going from a pitcher's park to a hitter's park. The Diamondbacks brought back innings eater JOE SAUNDERS, which closed the door for stud prospect WADE MILEY to begin 2012 in Arizona's starting rotation. Once the first-round draft pick from 2008 cuts down on his walks, everything else should fall into place, and he should be pitching for the big club come September. JOSH COLLMENTER burst on the scene with his crazy delivery and was unhittable in his first six starts (1.05 ERA, 0.76 WHIP). He predictably tailed off, but still led the rotation with a 1.07 WHIP, walking just 28 batters in 154.1 innings.
RELIEF PITCHING: Arizona led the majors with 58 saves, as J.J. PUTZ tallied 45 of those. He didn't allow a run in his final 18 appearances, finishing with a 2.17 ERA, 0.91 WHIP and 9.5 K per 9 IP. He was unhittable on the road, giving up just one run on nine hits in 24.1 innings (.113 opp. BA). Putz does have a history of being injured, and if he gets hurt again, DAVID HERNANDEZ proved a worthy replacement, saving 11 games last year and posting a strong 10.0 K per 9 IP rate. He held opponents to a meager .193 BA. BRAD ZIEGLER was even better after Arizona acquired him at the deadline. In 23 appearances with the D-backs, the side-arming Ziegler notched a 1.74 ERA and 1.02 WHIP.
|COLORADO: HITTING: This offense still has trouble scoring outside of Coors Field, posting the second-fewest road runs in the majors (3.65 per game). SS TROY TULOWITZKI doesn't need the thin air though, posting an .881 OPS on the road. He led Colorado with a .302 BA, 30 HR, 105 RBI. OF CARLOS GONZALEZ was bothered by wrist and back injuries last year, but still managed to smack 26 homers with 92 RBI and 92 runs. OF DEXTER FOWLER will bat first or second after a strong .363 OBP. He could score 100 runs if he improved his base stealing (12 SB, 9 CS). OF MICHAEL CUDDYER gets the Coors Field Bump, while TYLER COLVIN settles into the 4th-OF role. Colorado has question marks with its corner infielders. 1B TODD HELTON is 38 with a bad back, and mediocre 3B CHRIS NELSON will start until top prospect NOLAN ARENADO is ready for the big leagues. 2B MARCO SCUTARO carries a louder stick than most two-baggers and C RAMON HERNANDEZ (.788 OPS) is an upgrade over the departed Chris Iannetta. |
STARTING PITCHING: There are plenty of question marks in Colorado's rotation with Ubaldo Jimenez pitching in the AL and two of its top three starters coming off major injuries. JORGE DE LA ROSA had Tommy John surgery and won't likely return to a big-league mound until June. De La Rosa had a 1.19 WHIP and 52 strikeouts in 59 innings before his injury. JHOULYS CHACIN will be counted on as the rotation's ace and he certainly has the physical tools and array of pitches to live up to this billing if he can trim his 87 walks in 194 innings. Former Baltimore 'ace' JEREMY GUTRHIE threw for 200+ innings in each of his past three seasons, but he's also served up 86 gopher balls in this span. That's not a good sign of things to come in the thin air. JUAN NICASIO took a line drive off the head and broke his C-1 vertebrae in August, but the team amazingly expects him to ready when the season begins. The 25-year-old has great command for such a young hurler. GUILLERMO MOSCOCO fared pretty well as a starter with the A's last year (.209 Opp. BA), but his 4.70 road ERA nearly doubled his 2.42 ERA in Oakland . Lefty DREW POMERANZ, 23, has a wealthy array of pitches and performed admirably in three of his four starts after being called up last season.
RELIEF PITCHING: Although he was the team's main set-up man last year, RAFAEL BETANCOURT becomes the Rockies closer with Huston Street out of the picture. After struggling at Coors Field in 2010 (4.99 ERA, 7 HR), he thrived in the thin air last year with a 1.93 ERA, and just 1 HR allowed in 32.2 innings. But he turns 37 in April and is one of the riskier saves men with little closing experience in his career. MATT BELISLE figures to be next in line for saves, notching 70 K and 16 BB at Coors Field since 2010. MATT REYNOLDS is the top lefty in the pen, but his 2011 season was nothing to write home about (4.09 ERA, 10 HR allowed in 50.2 IP).
|~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ PA SPORTSTICKER NL PREVIEW (ARIZONA-COLORADO) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ |
*Diamondbacks-Rockies Preview* ==============================
By JEFF BARTL STATS Writer
Arizona (25-18) at Colorado (23-20), 8:40 p.m. EDT
Patrick Corbin may not receive the type of publicity normally reserved for an unbeaten starter with his success, but the Arizona Diamondbacks are well aware of how spectacular he's pitched.
Arizona has won each of Corbin's eight starts this season, and it will look to end the host Colorado Rockies' three-game winning streak Monday night.
Corbin (6-0, 1.52 ERA) has tossed at least six innings and allowed two or fewer runs in each of his outings. His ERA ranks third in the majors after he overcame a career-worst five walks and allowed only three hits in seven innings of Tuesday's 2-0 win over Atlanta.
He has won four consecutive starts, and the Diamondbacks (25-19) have won 10 of his last 11 outings dating back to last season.
"Our job is to go out there and we don't want to lose," said Corbin, who joined Randy Johnson as the only left-handers in franchise history to start a season winning at least six straight decisions.
"I feel good and I just want to keep it going. Anytime I can go out there and pitch like this is awesome."
Corbin's winning streak began April 28 when he gave up two runs in 6 2-3 innings of a 4-2 win over Colorado. He went 0-1 with a 6.75 ERA in three starts against the Rockies during his rookie year last season.
Jon Garland gave up four runs in six innings while opposing Corbin last month, and he'll be on the mound again Monday looking to provide more quality innings for the Rockies (24-20).
Garland (3-4, 4.89) has allowed three runs and seven hits in five innings in each of his last three outings, losing the last two. He hadn't pitched fewer that six innings in any of his previous five starts.
"I don't want to come out of these games. It's not my choice," Garland said after a 6-3 loss to the Chicago Cubs on Wednesday. "I'd like to keep going and see if I can continue to give the team a chance.
"It almost seems like I'm hurting the team rather than helping the team when I'm going five."
The right-hander, who went 8-11 with a 4.29 ERA in 27 starts for Arizona in 2009, is 1-2 with a 2.25 ERA in his last four starts versus his former team and will look to help Colorado continue its win streak after it took the final three of a four-game set with San Francisco.
Troy Tulowitzki, who is hitting .429 during a six-game hitting streak, and Carlos Gonzalez each drove in two runs in Sunday's 5-0 victory. Dexter Fowler went 9 for 15 over the last three games after going just 4 for 39 (.103) over his previous 10.
The first-place Diamondbacks had won four straight prior to Sunday's 2-1 loss to Miami, scoring just a single run for the second straight contest. Didi Gregorius went 3 for 4 and is hitting .354 in 21 games this season.
"Early in the game we had a few chances, but we couldn't get the big hit when we needed it," Gregorius said.
Five of the seven meetings this season between Arizona and Colorado have been decided by one run, but the Diamondbacks have won four of the last five.
|Last Updated: 9/18/2014 2:39:56 AM EST|