Dbacks @ Angels: Is tonight the night for .500?


The Arizona Diamondbacks have yet another opportunity to climb to .500 and a winning record.

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Time and time again this season, the Diamondbacks have gotten close to an even record, but each time they fall short and go on a losing skid that they have to recover from. However, each time they drop back in the standings, they continue to scratch and claw their way back up.

Last night, Robbie Ray pitched seven spectacular innings, as the Diamondbacks rotation has been on fire since the series against the San Francisco Giants. Tonight, it will be Jeremy Hellickson’s turn to keep the rotation on fire as he returns to an American League Stadium.

If the Diamondbacks are going to beat the Angels and tie up their record, it’s going to be because of the bat of Paul Goldschmidt. Over his last five games, he is batting 13-20 and boasting an impressive .650 average. On the season he is batting .366 and is on his way to having a very special season.

Tonight will be a bit of a different taste for Paul. Rather than playing first base, he will be the designated hitter while call-up Danny Dorn handles the duties at first base. Keep an eye there, because Goldschmidt is almost as effective with the glove as he is with his bat.

What: Arizona Diamondbacks (31-32) at Los Angeles Angels (32-32)

When: 7:05 p.m. MST

Where: Angel Stadium of Anaheim

Pitching Matchup: Jeremy Hellickson (4-3 5.29 ERA) vs. Garrett Richards (6-4 3.97 ERA)

Weather: 75 degrees and clear skies


Will tonight finally be the night the Diamondbacks climb that mountain and reach .500? If not, it might be another climb back up for the snakes.

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