The Arizona Diamondbacks have reached the last series before the All Star Break. They have traveled to Queens in New York City to play the Mets for 3 games before Paul Goldschmidt and A.J. Pollock head to Cincinnati for All Star Week.
The Diamondbacks at 42-42 will look to win at least 2 out of 3 and be over .500 heading into the 2nd half, a result any Dbacks fan would take after what happened last season.
The Snakes are currently losing 4-1 to the Mets in game 1 with Noah Syndergaard facing Chase Anderson. Chase hasn’t been able to keep the ball in the park giving up a 3 run homer and a solo shot in the 1st.
Saturday and Sundays games should be a lot of fun, and it’s time to break down the starting pitching matchups we will see.
Matt Harvey will make his 2nd start against the Diamondbacks this season. Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports
Game 2: LHP Patrick Corbin (1-0 3.60 ERA) vs. Matt Harvey (7-6 3.11 ERA)
Patrick Corbin will make his 2nd start of the season since coming off the D.L. from Tommy John Surgery. Corbin’s first start went really well. He tossed 5 innings giving up 8 hits and 2 earned runs. He struck out 3 and walked nobody. Michael Cuddyer is hitting .364 in 11 at bats with 1 RBI.
Matt Harvey otherwise known as the Dark Night in Flushing will make his second start against the Diamondbacks this season. In a June 4th win over the Diamondbacks, Harvey struck out 9 walked 1 and allowed just 2 runs. He did give up 2 home runs. Harvey allowed 5 walks last time out against the Dodgers tying a career high. In 8 at bats Aaron Hill is hitting .375 against Harvey.
Rubby De La Rosa will make the start on Sunday. Mandatory Credit: Isaiah J. Downing-USA TODAY Sports
Game 3: RHP Rubby De La Rosa (6-4 4.89 ERA) vs. TBD
The Dbacks will conclude the first half with Rubby De La Rosa on the mound. In his last start against the Rockies he allowed 6 runs in 5 innings including 2 home runs. The key for De La Rosa is keeping the ball in the park. He has allowed 18 home runs in 106.2 innings pitched.
LHP Steven Matz was supposed to start for the Mets but he went on the D.L. yesterday and will be out for 3 weeks with a partially torn lat muscle on his left side. The Mets haven’t decided who will start in his place.