Diamondbacks @ Giants Game Notes: Time To Crash the Party

By Manny Nunez

Arizona has already ruined San Francisco’s plans on trying to get back on track. Now for them it’s time to crash the ring ceremony. Last night the Diamondbacks took command against Jake Peavey and had him on a short leash. Josh Collmenter found his way to bounce back tossing a complete game four hit shut out.

In the first two games the Diamondbacks offense has cranked up 29 hits and scoring 16 times. Last season, Arizona only managed to score seven or more runs in back to back games twice.

Things to note:

A.J. Pollock’s four-for five night has him at six hits this series. His performance has him moved to third on the team in batting average, right behind Ender Inciarte and Jake Lamb

The Diamondbacks have had eight extra base hits this series, including three home runs on Thursday night.

Buster Posey has slumped in his last seven games, going 3-for-23. Look for him to try and use tonight as a pick me up as he is a perfect two-for-two against Rubby De La Rosa.

De La Rosa has faced San Francisco three times and has a 1-0 record and an ERA just above 8. Two of those games were starts.

A win tonight for Arizona would clinch the series. They only won one series in 2014 against San Francisco.

Where: AT&T Park, San Francisco

When: 6:05 PM

TV/Radio: FSN Arizona and MLB Network/KTAR 620AM

Pitching Matchup: Rubby De La Rosa (2-0, 7.15 ERA) vs. Chris Heston (1-1, 0.69 ERA)

 The Lineup:


Arizona Diamondbacks:

Bronson Arroyo

Patrick Corbin

David Hernandez

Matt Stites

Gerald Laird

San Francisco Giants:

Matt Cain

Erik Cordier

Travis Ishikawa

Hunter Pence