D-Backs VS. Rockies Series Preview


Sep 9, 2013; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Arizona Diamondbacks starting pitcher Randall Delgado (48) throws against the Los Angeles Dodgers during the first inning at Dodger Stadium. Credit: Richard Mackson-USA TODAY Sports

Arizona will being their final road trip of the season by taking on the Colorado Rockies for three games this weekend. The Los Angeles Dodgers just clinched the National League West division title. The D-backs are not officially eliminated from the post season, as the Cincinnati Reds still have to win one more game.

That will probably happen some time this weekend in their series against the Pittsburgh Pirates. Arizona will try to end the season strong and have have something to build on going into next season.

This will be the last meeting between these two teams this season. So far Arizona is 10-6 against them this season.

Game 1 (Friday): Randall Delgado (5-6, 3.98 ERA) vs. Jhoulys Chacin (13-9, 3.22 ERA)

Delgado was very good in his last start against the Rockies, as he held them to just two runs over six innings. This was a rebound after a poor performance facing the Dodgers where he lasted just 2 2/3 innings giving up five runs.

Chacin was hit hard in last start against Arizona where he surrendered six runs in four innings pitched. He did pitch very good in his two prior starts when he allowed only five runs in 14 innings pitched.

Game 2 (Saturday): Trevor Cahill (7-10-4.12 ERA) vs. Jorge De La Rosa (16-6, 3.49 ERA)

Cahill is ending the season strong, as the ground ball expert has only given up seven runs in his last four starts. The only bad part is that he’s walked 15 batters over that period.

De La Rosa has won his last six decisions, where he’s not allowed more than three runs in any of those starts. However he did not throw the ball particularly well against the San Francisco Giants last time out, with lasting only two innings and giving up four runs.

Game 3 (Sunday): Patrick Corbin (14-7, 3.17 ERA) vs. Juan Nicasio (8-8, 4.98 ERA)

The next inning that Corbin throws will be a major milestone in his career, as it will his 200th inning thrown of the season. He was roughed up in his last start against the Dodgers where he threw two innings and allowed six runs.

Nicasio will look to bounce back after getting rocked by St.Louis Cardinals to a tune of eight runs over 2 2/3 innings. The two prior starts he was great only allowing two runs over 11 innings pitched.