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.
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|
|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|
|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:
- Thursday: At San Francisco, 7:15 p.m., Diamondbacks RHP Randall Delgado (0-1, 11.57) vs. Giants RHP Ryan Vogelsong (0-0, 9.00).