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Arizona Diamondbacks Game Notes: Avoiding a sweep

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The Arizona Diamondbacks are looking to avoid a four-game sweep at the hands of the St. Louis Cardinals, when Rubby De La Rosa takes the mound aiming for his 12th win.


Game Info:

What: Cardinals @ Diamondbacks

When: 6:40 p.m. MST

Where: Chase Field (Roof Closed)

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

Pitching Matchup: Carlos Martinez (12-6 2.85 ERA) vs. Rubby De La Rosa (11-5 4.32 ERA)

News and Notes:

  • Rubby De La Rosa is 5-0 in his last seven starts with a 2.54 ERA.
  • The Arizona Diamondbacks are 6-1 in De La Rosa’s last seven starts.
  • More impressively, De La Rosa is 7-2 in his last 13 starts with a 2.95 ERA.
  • A.J. Pollock is batting .500 in his last six games.
  • Paul Goldschmidt‘s 471-foot home run yesterday was the longest of his career to date.
  • The Diamondbacks are only one of two teams in the MLB to have three batters in the top-25 in average.
  • The other team is their division rival, the San Francisco Giants.
  • Paul Goldschmidt and A.J. Pollock could be the seventh pair of teammates to finish in the top-5 in average since 1998.
  • Aaron Hill is finally heating up and is batting .320 in his lat 16 games.
  • Josh Collmenter‘s 35.0 relief innings are the fourth-most in the National League since June 18.
  • Collmenter boasts an impressive 1.54 ERA since then.

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