Arizona Diamondbacks Game Notes: Keep the Wins Coming


Last night’s win was very satisfying. Today in Game 2 of the series, the Arizona Diamondbacks look to keep the wins coming when they face the Pirates at PNC Park.

Game Info:

What: Diamondbacks @ Pirates

When: 4:05 P.M. MST

Where: PNC Park

TV/Radio: FSAZ/MLB.TV/ESPN Phoenix (620 AM)

Pitching Matchup: RHP Chase Anderson (5-5 4.31 ERA) vs. LHP Francisco Liriano (8-6 3.19 ERA)

For a preview of today’s pitching matchup click here.

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News and Notes:

  • The Diamondbacks are hitting .316 with 21 doubles, five triples, eight home runs, and 51 runs scored over their past eight games.
  • A.J. Pollock extended his hitting streak to nine games last night. He is hitting .405 in that span.
  • The Diamondbacks will face four straight left-handed starters starting tonight, and that is good for this team. The D-backs have a .263 average against southpaws this season, which is the fifth best mark in the N.L.
  • A.J. Pollock has the top WAR (5.0) among N.L. center-fielders according to Fan Graphs.
  • Brad Ziegler has saved 19 straight games. J.J. Putz saved 28 straight games from July 27th, 2011 to April 12th, 2012.
  • The Diamondbacks offense has been so clutch with two outs and RISP this season. The Snakes lead the majors with 210 two out RBI, and they rank fourth with a .269 average with two outs.
  • Andrew Chafin has made 16 consecutive scoreless appearances since July 10th (16.2 IP). His consecutive scoreless innings streak is the third longest among Diamondbacks rookies in team history. Josh Collmenter pitched 24 straight scoreless innings in 2011.
  • Chase Anderson is 0-1 with a 3.72 ERA in his career against the Pirates. Anderson will be making his second career start at PNC Park.