Apr 6, 2014; Denver, CO, USA; Arizona Diamondbacks starting pitcher Wade Miley (36) delivers a pitch during the first inning against the Colorado Rockies at Coors Field. . Mandatory Credit: Chris Humphreys-USA TODAY Sports

Dodgers-Diamondbacks Game 2 Preview: The Stopper

The Diamondbacks aren’t exactly protecting their home turf this season. After last nights loss to the rival Dodgers, the Dbacks counting the two games in Australia are 1-4 this season at home. If a major league team hopes to the make the playoffs in any given season they have to have an above .500 record at home and a .500 record on the road. So far the Snakes are .500 on the road but aren’t taking care of business at home. Granted it hasn’t been home cooking for Arizona considering this team has faced at home: the Giants, and now the Dodgers but they have to take care of buisness in front of the home fans and that starts with the veterans more specifically the starters stepping it up. Tonight the Snakes will try to win game 2 with the team’s ace on the mound, Wade Miley. His stuff has been ace like this season and his record of 2-1 has shown that. He has been the Dbacks best starter so far and he will try to be the stopper once again and end a one game slide. Here is all the need to know info for tonight’s game 2.

Up Next:

What: Dodgers@Diamondbacks

Where: Chase Field

When: 5:10pm

TV/Radio: FSAZ/KTAR FM (92.3)

Matchup: RHP Zach Greinke (2-0 3.27) vs. LHP Wade Miley (2-1 4.05).

Need to Know: Miley has stopped two losing streaks this season including in Colorado in his last start going eight innings and allowing two runs. He has allowed just 21 base runners in 20 innings in three starts. Miley faced the Dodgers on Opening Day in Sydney against the Dodgers and gave up just three runs his only loss of the season…Greinke has given up two runs in each of his first two starts…He is 2-3 with a 5.32 era in his career against Arizona…Miley meanwhile is 3-2 with a 3.76 era in his career against the Dodgers.

Dbacks Lineup courtesy of MLB.com:

D-backs 2014 stats Last 5 years vs. starter
AVG HR RBI SB AB AVG HR RBI
Campana, T, CF .417 0 1 1 7 .143 0 0
Hill, A, 2B .235 0 3 1 17 .353 1 1
Goldschmidt, P, 1B .340 2 8 2 10 .300 0 0
Prado, M, 3B .269 0 4 0 15 .200 0 2
Montero, M, C .233 1 4 0 13 .308 1 2
Trumbo, M, LF .235 5 13 0 3 .333 0 0
Parra, G, RF .255 1 7 0 15 .267 0 0
Pennington, C, SS .364 0 2 1 9 .000 0 0
Miley, W, P .500 0 1 0 - - - -

Projected starters for the next two Games:

Sunday: At Chase Field, 1:10 p.m., Diamondbacks RHP Trevor Cahill (0-3, 7.90) vs. Dodgers RHP Dan Haren (1-0, 0.75).

Monday: At Chase Field, 6:40 p.m., Diamondbacks RHP Josh Collmenter (0-0, 2.25) vs. Mets RHP Zach Wheeler (0-2, 5.73).

 

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