Diamondbacks Game Notes: Yasmany Tomás At First
By Joseph Jacquez
The Arizona Diamondbacks take on the playoff bound Cubs looking to get back and surpass Mt. .500 before the regular season ends.
This season has already been a success for the Diamondbacks after the team won just 64 wins in 2014, but they would like to finish at the very least at 81-81.
When: 11:20 A.M. MST
Where: Wrigley Field
TV/Radio: FSAZ/MLB.TV/Arizona Sports 98.7 F.M.
Pitching Matchup: RHP Zack Godley (4-0 1.90 ERA) vs. LHP Jon Lester (8-10 3.59 ERA)
- Godley is the story in this series and he gets the start for the D-backs in Game 1 against the team that he was apart of.
- Miguel Montero was a fan favorite in Arizona for seven years and was traded in the Godley deal. Montero is hitting .235 with 14 HR and 44 RBI’s in 93 games.
- When the Cubs signed Jon Lester in the offseason they expected a lot more than what he has done this season. Lester is just 8-10 with a 3.59 ERA on the season and in August he has been shaky with a 5.04 ERA in five starts.
- The D-backs are 3-13 against the Cardinals, Pirates, and Cubs this season, but they are 2-1 against the Cubbies this season.
- Paul Goldschmidt will miss today’s game after his first child was successfully born into the world.
- Philip Gosselin will get another start after impressing in the series against Colorado at third today.
- Yasmany Tomas will get his first start at first base. He has just two innings at that position this season. It should be interesting to see how that goes.
- Chris Owings is hitting .340 in his last 15 games.
- The D-backs are 4-2 in their last 6 at Wrigley Field