Brooms Ready, Diamondbacks Look to Sweep Giants
By Thomas Lynch
Jun 8, 2015; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Arizona Diamondbacks starting pitcher Rubby De La Rosa (12) throws the ball against the Arizona Diamondbacks during the second inning at Dodger Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Richard Mackson-USA TODAY Sports
Arizona Diamondbacks (29-32) at San Francisco Giants (34-29)
Rubby De La Rosa (4-3, 5.84 ERA) vs. Chris Heston (6-4, 3.77 ERA)
4:05 PM MST
On May1 15-May 17th, the Diamondbacsk endured perhaps their most disappointing three game stretch of the season. The Philadelphia Phillies swept the D’backs three straight games May 15th-17th. The Snakes then went to Miami and did the same to the Marlins, taking four straight contests. Today, Arizona is hoping for a little bit of repeat history.
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Rubby De La Rosa gets the ball for the D’backs, coming off the worst outing of his career. De La Rosa was tagged for nine runs in five innings in a 9-3 loss to the Los Angeles Dodgers. He is 4-3 with a ghastly 5.84 ERA. De La Rosa has split two decisions against San Francisco this year, winning on April 7th and losing on April 18th. The right-hander will be opposed by the Giants’ Chris Heston who made history last Tuesday at Citi Field. Heston threw a no-hitter against the New York Mets, despite hitting three batters. The Giants” rookie has won both his starts vs. the D’bacsk this year, allowing only one earned run in 13 2/3 innings.
By going 4 for 8 during the first two games of this series, Paul Goldschmidt has taken over the National League batting lead. He is now at .355 on the year with Dee Gordon right behind him at .353. Brad Ziegler has picked up the save in each of the first two games and now has eight on the year. The Giants are on a three game losing streak and have dropped their last seven contests at AT&T Park.