Los Angeles Dodgers vs. Arizona Diamondbacks: Series Preview #2

By Joseph Jacquez
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Apr 6, 2015; Phoenix, AZ, USA; Arizona Diamondbacks pitcher Josh Collmenter reacts against the San Francisco Giants during opening day at Chase Field. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

Game 3: April 12th: Dodgers@Diamondbacks

Pitching Matchup: RHP Zach Grienke vs. RHP Josh Collmenter

Josh Collmenter was not sharp in his first start on Opening Day allowing five runs and 10 hits in 4 2/3 innings.

Collmenter will have to go at least five innings. The starting rotation has to pitch more quality starts, and as the ace, it has to start with Josh.

He has a career 5.56 era against the Dodgers in 49.1 innings pitched. Gonzalez has a career .600 average against Josh.

Grienke allowed just two hits in six innings in his season debut against the Padres. He has a career 3.96 era in 72.2 innings pitched against the Diamondbacks. Aaron Hill has a .300 average in 20 career at bats against Grienke