Arizona Diamondbacks Game Notes: Give Us Length Robbie Ray!


After a 15 inning marathon loss last night, the Arizona Diamondbacks desperately need Robbie Ray to solve his pitch count issues and go deep into today’s series finale as the D-backs go for a series win over the Pirates.

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: LHP Robbie Ray (3-8 3.29 ERA) vs. LHP J.A. Happ (4-7 4.66 ERA)

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

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News and Notes:

  • Lopez is currently pitching for Double-A Mobile and has posted a 4.69 ERA in 48 innings.
  • The Diamondbacks lead the majors with 36 triples this season. David Peralta leads the N.L. with 8 triples
  • Robbie Ray is looking for his 1st win in 6 starts. His last came on July 7th at the Rangers.
  • In his last 6 starts, Ray has only recorded an out after the 6th inning once. Ray is 0-3 with a 5.87 ERA in 15.1 innings. He has given up 3 HR’s this month and hitters are batting .295 against him.
  • The Diamondbacks bullpen has been taxed recently. Last night they pitched 10 1/2 innings, so don’t expect many relievers to be available. That is the reason why Zach Godley was called up to provide innings out of the pen.
  • Paul Goldschmidt leads the N.L. with a .382 average against left-handers this season.