Sep 16, 2013; Phoenix, AZ, USA; Arizona Diamondbacks starting pitcher Trevor Cahill (35) throws during the fourth inning against the Los Angeles Dodgers at Chase Field. Mandatory Credit: Matt Kartozian-USA TODAY Sports

Diamondbacks-Giants Game 1 Preview: Oh Goody, It’s Tim Hudson


The Diamondbacks finally won a game and stopped the losing streak on Sunday defeating the Rockies at Coors Field. The road trip continues with a three game series against the red hot San Francisco Giants. If you recall, the Giants came to town for the opening series at Chase Field and took three of four against the Dbacks, a series that the team would soon like to forget. Now its time to start a winning streak and take advantage of the early season games against the West division and get back in the race. Today the Snakes will experience another home opener this time the Giants opener at AT and T Park. The Dbacks cant let that be a distraction, they just have to go out and play fundamental baseball and most importantly start a winning streak.

Up Next

What: Diamondbacks@Giants

When: 1:35pm

Where: AT and T Park

TV/Radio: FSAZ/ KTAR-FM (98.7) KTAR-AM (620)

Matchup: RHP Trevor Cahill (0-2, 6.30) vs. RHP Tim Hudson (1-0, 0.00).

Need to Know: Cahill had a rough outing in Australia but posted better results in his first start at Chase Field last week…He gave up two runs in 6 innings and he took the loss because Tim Hudson dominated the Dbacks lineup…He has struggled to hit locations this season and he has walked 7 in 10 innings…In 12 career starts against the Giants he is 5-3 with a respectable 3.67 era…Apparently the Dbacks really cant catch a break…For the second time in as many days Tim Hudson starts for the Giants…He dominated the Dbacks in his first start throwing 7 and 2 thirds shutout innings…Over his career he has been a Dbacks nemesis…Over the last five years against Arizona he is 3-1 with a 2.94 era.

Probable Lineups courtesy of MLB.com:

D-backs 2014 stats Last 5 years vs. starter
AVG HR RBI SB AB AVG HR RBI
Parra, G, RF .229 0 4 0 8 .375 0 0
Hill, A, 2B .278 0 3 1 7 .286 0 0
Goldschmidt, P, 1B .400 1 4 2 11 .273 0 0
Prado, M, 3B .216 0 4 0 5 .200 0 0
Montero, M, C .200 1 1 0 11 .273 0 1
Trumbo, M, LF .314 5 13 0 2 1.000 1 3
Owings, C, SS .367 0 0 3 - - - -
Pollock, A, CF .167 0 1 0 4 .250 1 2
Cahill, T, P .000 0 0 0 - - - -

 

Giants 2014 stats Last 5 years vs. starter
AVG HR RBI SB AB AVG HR RBI
Pagan, A, CF .419 1 8 1 18 .389 0 0
Belt, B, 1B .323 4 7 0 19 .263 0 2
Sandoval, P, 3B .148 1 4 0 22 .364 0 1
Posey, B, C .320 2 4 0 14 .286 1 2
Pence, H, RF .138 1 2 0 15 .333 0 2
Morse, M, LF .350 1 5 0 3 .333 1 1
Crawford, B, SS .211 0 1 1 16 .188 0 1
Hicks, B, 2B .444 1 2 0 - - - -
Hudson, T, P .000 0 0 0 - - - -

Probable Starters for the next two games:

Wednesday: At San Francisco, 7:15 p.m., Diamondbacks Bronson Arroyo (0-0, 4.15) vs. Giants Tim Lincecum (0-0, 6.00).

 

 

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