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Dbacks vs Dodgers Series: Breaking Down The Starters

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Jun 26, 2015; San Diego, CA, USA; Arizona Diamondbacks starting pitcher Robbie Ray (38) pitches during the first inning against the San Diego Padres at Petco Park. Mandatory Credit: Jake Roth-USA TODAY Sports

Brett Anderson (4-4, 3.13 ERA, 62 K) vs Robbie Ray (2-3, 1.98 ERA, 28 K)

Unlike the other two starters for Los Angeles, Anderson was in the plans to be in the rotation albeit more of a back of the rotation option than a 3rd starter. Anderson was drafted by Arizona, but shipped off to Oakland in the Dan Haren trade. That’s where Anderson stayed until the end of the 2013 season, when he was traded to Colorado.

This past offseason Anderson signed with the Dodgers to be a reinforcement in the rotation. Anderson has exceeded all expectations. He’s currently on a 3-game quality start streak. Anderson’s last start came against Miami. He pitched 7 innings and only surrendered one run while striking out 10 on his way to his 4th victory of the season.

Anderson vs Dbacks (Career) 0-1, 23 IP, 28 H, 10 ER, 12 K

Like the first two Los Angeles starters, Ray didn’t figure to be in Arizona’s plans for the rotation. However, openings due to injuries coupled with outstanding form has secured Ray a spot in the rotation for the near future. With Collmenter’s demotion and Bradley’s uncertainty, it’s plausible that Ray can stay in the rotation for the rest of the year.

Out of Ray’s 6 starts in 2015, 4 of them have been quality starts. The two that weren’t (a scoreless 5 inning performance and a 5.2 inning, 3 earned run effort) weren’t exactly terrible starts either. His last outing was a 6 inning, three run (two earned) game in which he struck out 5 but took the loss.

Ray vs Dodgers (Career) 0-1, 6.2 IP, 4 H, 2 ER, 4 K

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