Dbacks vs Dodgers Series: Breaking Down The Starters

By Guillermo Salcido
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Jun 25, 2015; Denver, CO, USA; Arizona Diamondbacks starting pitcher Rubby De La Rosa (12) delivers a pitch in the first inning against the Colorado Rockies at Coors Field. Mandatory Credit: Isaiah J. Downing-USA TODAY Sports

Carlos Frias (5-5, 4.31 ERA, 39 K) vs Rubby De La Rosa (6-3, 4.69 ERA, 87 K)

Another benefactor of the Dodgers’ injury woes at pitcher, Frias has cooled off after having a hot start to 2015. After pitching his first two games of 2015 as a reliever, Frias’ season debut at starter came against the Dbacks on May 1st. He hasn’t been able to get out of the 6th inning in his last 3 starts.

Frias’ last outing came against the Chicago Cubs. It was a victorious effort in which he pitched 5 scoreless innings and struck out 5. Frias has shown a vulnerability to surrendered hits. Every single one of his starts (except his first), Frias has given up 5 or more hits. He’s given up double digit hits on two occasions this season.

Frias vs Dbacks (Career) 1-0, 14 IP, 12 H, 1 ER, 8 K

De La Rosa is currently on one of those pretty efficient stretches. Throughout his career, he’s been inconsistent. However, when he’s on his high, his stuff is absolutely magnificent. He’s one of the three amigos (Hellickson and Anderson) to pitch in all of his scheduled starts. Rubby appears to be the headliner of the rotation at the moment.

In his last three starts (22 IP), De La Rosa is 2-0 with a 0.82 ERA and 16 strikeouts. De La Rosa’s last start was a 7 inning gem in which he only allowed a run and 5 hits (at Coors Field). Unfortunately, his bullpen wasn’t able to get the game to Ziegler and he had to settle for a no decision. De La Rosa was also drafted by Los Angeles and was traded alongside Webster to Boston and Arizona.

De La Rosa vs Dodgers (Career) 0-2, 10 IP, 13 H, 14 ER, 10 K