Arizona Diamondbacks Game Notes: Going for a Winning Road Trip


The Diamondbacks go for a winning road trip when they take on the Nationals in game 2 of a 4 game series at Nationals Park in Washington D.C.

Game Info:

What: Diamondbacks@Nationals

When: 4:05 P.M. MST

Where: Nationals Park

TV/Radio: FSAZ/MLB.TV/ESPN Phoenix 620 A.M.

Pitching Matchup: LHP Patrick Corbin vs. RHP Max Scherzer

For a look at the matchup click here.

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News and Notes:

  • Diamondbacks starting pitchers have a 2.85 ERA in their last 11 games. That is the fourth best mark int he Majors since July 23rd.
  •  The Dbacks bullpen is 4-1 with 8 saves and a 2.16 ERA in 27 games since July 1st. That ERA is the lowest by a bullpen since the beginning of July.
  • David Peralta is killing it on the road. He has reached base safely in 17 of his last 18 road affairs while hitting .354 with 8 extra base hits and 12 RBI’s. His .354 average on the road since June 16 is the 7th best in the N.L.
  • Brad Ziegler has converted 17 straight saves which is the fourth longest streak by a Dback all time. J.J. Putz converted 28 straight from July 27 2011-April 12th 2012.
  • BEEF Wellington is hitting .313 in his last 35 games with 18 extra base hits and 19 RBI’s. He has homered in 4 of his last 6 games. Don’t take him out of the lineup and what a trade!
  • Jake Lamb is also heating up. He is hitting .387 in his last 9 games and he is hitting .407 vs. righties.
  • Dbacks .269 average with 2 outs is third in the majors.
  • Patrick Corbin is 1-2 with a 2.00 ERA in his last 3 starts with a .169 OPP AVG with 21 K’s and 4 BB’s.
  • Tonights starter and former Dbacks pitcher Max Scherzer is one of the best pitchers in baseball. His 9.05 K/BB ratio is good for 5th all time since 1900.
  • Scherzer has surrendered just 19 walks which is 2nd among starters with at least 20 games.
  • Watch out for Ian Desmond. He has hit safely in 11 of his past 14 games and he has a .274 career batting average against the Dbacks with 3 HR’s and 16 RBI’s.

Here are the lineups for Chip Hale‘s Dbacks and Matt Williams Nationals.