|COLORADO ( OSWALT )|
ARIZONA ( CORBIN )
|963||COLORADO||+200||Ov 9,-110||+180||Ov 9,+105|
|964||ARIZONA||-220||Un 9,-110||-190||Un 9,-125|
|vs Left-handed Starters||13-20||-7.6||16-17||4.3||0.264||0.324||5.0||0.284||0.339|
|Past 7 Games||2-5||-3||3-4||3.1||0.211||0.274||6.4||0.332||0.383|
|vs Right-handed Starters||31-27||+2.8||29-27||4.4||0.259||0.317||4.4||0.258||0.311|
|Past 7 Games||4-3||+1.1||5-1||4.7||0.271||0.334||4.0||0.254||0.328|
|6/23/2013||DE LA ROSA(L)||@ WASHINGTON||DETWILER(L)||7-6||W||120||7.5 ev||O||13||5||2||13||11||0|
|6/25/2013||NICASIO(R)||@ BOSTON||DEMPSTER(R)||4-11||L||175||10 ov||O||11||10||1||20||13||3|
|6/26/2013||OSWALT(R)||@ BOSTON||LACKEY(R)||3-5||L||175||9.5 un||U||9||6||0||10||7||0|
|6/27/2013||CHATWOOD(R)||NY METS||HEFNER(R)||2-3||L||-180||10.5 un||U||8||4||0||9||8||1|
|6/28/2013||CHACIN(R)||SAN FRANCISCO||ZITO(L)||4-1||W||-140||10.5 ov||U||13||12||0||4||7||1|
|6/29/2013||DE LA ROSA(L)||SAN FRANCISCO||CAIN(R)||2-1||W||+100||9.5 un||U||4||5||0||7||6||2|
|6/30/2013||POMERANZ(L)||SAN FRANCISCO||BUMGARNER(L)||2-5||L||+115||9.5 un||U||7||8||1||12||11||0|
|7/2/2013||OSWALT(R)||LA DODGERS||KERSHAW(L)||0-8||L||+135||9 un||U||4||4||0||14||8||1|
|7/3/2013||CHATWOOD(R)||LA DODGERS||GREINKE(R)||8-10||L||-105||9.5 ov||O||10||10||1||17||7||0|
|7/4/2013||CHACIN(R)||LA DODGERS||CAPUANO(L)||9-5||W||-135||10 ov||O||12||5||0||13||11||1|
|7/5/2013||DE LA ROSA(L)||@ ARIZONA||SKAGGS(L)||0-5||L||125||8.5 un||U||3||2||0||10||5||0|
|7/6/2013||POMERANZ(L)||@ ARIZONA||MILEY(L)||1-11||L||165||9 un||O||6||4||0||12||7||0|
|7/7/2013||OSWALT(R)||@ ARIZONA||CORBIN(L)|| |
|7/8/2013||CHATWOOD(R)||@ SAN DIEGO||VOLQUEZ(R)|| |
|7/9/2013||CHACIN(R)||@ SAN DIEGO||STULTS(L)|| |
|7/10/2013||DE LA ROSA(L)||@ SAN DIEGO||CASHNER(R)|| |
|7/11/2013||POMERANZ(L)||@ LA DODGERS||FIFE(R)|| |
|7/12/2013||OSWALT(R)||@ LA DODGERS||KERSHAW(L)|| |
|7/13/2013||CHATWOOD(R)||@ LA DODGERS||GREINKE(R)|| |
|7/14/2013|| ||@ LA DODGERS|| || |
|6/25/2013||CAHILL(R)||@ WASHINGTON||GONZALEZ(L)||5-7||L||125||7.5 ov||O||14||10||1||11||7||1|
|6/26/2013||MILEY(L)||@ WASHINGTON||ZIMMERMANN(R)||2-3||L||140||7.5 un||U||4||5||1||8||6||0|
|6/27/2013||CORBIN(L)||@ WASHINGTON||STRASBURG(R)||3-2||W||125||7 un||U||10||9||0||8||8||0|
|6/28/2013||DELGADO(R)||@ ATLANTA||TEHERAN(R)||0-3||L||155||8 un||U||4||4||0||11||11||0|
|6/29/2013||KENNEDY(R)||@ ATLANTA||HUDSON(R)||5-11||L||135||7.5 ev||O||10||9||1||11||10||0|
|6/30/2013||CAHILL(R)||@ ATLANTA||MAHOLM(L)||2-6||L||140||8 un||P||8||6||1||10||10||0|
|7/1/2013||MILEY(L)||@ NY METS||MARCUM(R)||4-5||L||-120||7.5 ev||O||11||11||1||16||20||0|
|7/2/2013||CORBIN(L)||@ NY METS||HEFNER(R)||1-9||L||-140||7 ov||O||6||8||0||12||3||0|
|7/3/2013||DELGADO(R)||@ NY METS||HARVEY(R)||5-3||W||170||6.5 ov||O||10||10||0||10||5||1|
|7/4/2013||KENNEDY(R)||@ NY METS||GEE(R)||5-4||W||-115||7.5 ov||O||17||13||0||10||14||1|
|7/5/2013||SKAGGS(L)||COLORADO||DE LA ROSA(L)||5-0||W||-135||8.5 un||U||10||5||0||3||2||0|
|7/8/2013||DELGADO(R)||LA DODGERS||GREINKE(R)|| |
|7/9/2013||KENNEDY(R)||LA DODGERS||CAPUANO(L)|| |
|7/10/2013||SKAGGS(L)||LA DODGERS||RYU(L)|| |
|7/14/2013|| ||MILWAUKEE|| || |
|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).
|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.
|~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ PA SPORTSTICKER NL PREVIEW (COLORADO-ARIZONA) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ |
*Rockies-Diamondbacks Preview* ==============================
By ALAN FERGUSON STATS Writer
Colorado (42-45) at Arizona (45-41), 4:10 p.m. EDT
After falling short in repeated attempts to make franchise history, Arizona Diamondbacks left-hander Patrick Corbin will next try to help his club match its longest win streak of the season.
The first-time All-Star will seek to bounce back from his lone loss in 2013 by leading the surging Diamondbacks to a fifth straight victory in Sunday's finale with the visiting Colorado Rockies.
Corbin (9-1, 2.49 ERA) had six chances to become the first Arizona pitcher to start 10-0, but that pursuit ended with a 9-1 loss at the New York Mets on Tuesday. He was also attempting to become the first lefty starter to begin 10-0 since Ron Guidry won his first 13 decisions for the New York Yankees in 1978.
Corbin has been backed by a combined 10 runs of support in his past six starts after receiving 48 in his first 11 outings, but he didn't help himself against the Mets by giving up a season-high five runs over six-plus frames. He was charged with four of those runs while failing to record an out in the seventh inning.
"I felt fine. I just left a couple of pitches up," Corbin said.
Corbin might have better success in this start as he's 2-0 with a 1.59 ERA in his last three matchups against Colorado, including two this season. He also would appear to have a good chance to get some better run support considering the way the Diamondbacks have been hitting coupled with the way scheduled starter Roy Oswalt (0-3, 7.88) is pitching.
Arizona (46-41) is batting .306 and has outscored opponents 26-8 in its past four games.
Paul Goldschmidt, also named to his first All-Star team, hit one of Arizona's three home runs in an 11-1 rout of Colorado on Saturday. Cody Ross matched a franchise record with five of his team's 12 hits, as the Diamondbacks opened up a 4 1/2-game lead atop the NL West for the first time this season.
Arizona will next attempt to match its five-game win streak from May 6-10 and sweep the Rockies (42-46) for the first time since Aug. 29-30, 2011.
Oswalt has lost in all three starts since returning to the majors June 20. The three-time All-Star gave up five runs and nine hits over five innings in Tuesday's 8-0 loss to the Los Angeles Dodgers.
"I think I'm trying to be too fine. Trying to throw that nine-inning shutout with 70 pitches instead of being aggressive like I've always been," he said.
Oswalt is 9-3 with a 2.35 ERA in 13 career starts against Arizona with the most recent matchup April 26, 2011.
The right-hander has never faced Goldschmidt, who is 5 for 13 in his last three games and batting .379 with five homers and 10 RBIs in his last eight in Phoenix.
Carlos Gonzalez, one of two Rockies players voted as an All-Star starter, is 1 for 7 with five strikeouts against Corbin. He went 4 for 4 and hit his NL-best 24th homer in his return from a sore back Saturday.
|Last Updated: 7/28/2017 10:01:02 AM EST|