Arizona Diamondbacks: 5 Players to Watch 9/28-10/4

By Thomas Lynch
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Aug 31, 2015; Denver, CO, USA; Arizona Diamondbacks starting pitcher Robbie Ray (38) delivers a pitch during the first inning against the Colorado Rockies at Coors Field. Mandatory Credit: Chris Humphreys-USA TODAY Sports

4-Robbie Ray

In my opinion, the battle to be in the 2016 rotation is going on right now. Ray gets the ball in the opening game of the series against the Rockies, a team against whom he has enjoyed success. Ray made his D-backs’ debut at Coors Field on May 6th, allowing only one run on five hits in six innings of work. He again pitched in Colorado on August 31st, getting a no-decision despite allowing only one run over 5 2/3 innings. The lefty had one of his best outings of the season in his last start, blanking the Dodgers on three hits and two walks over six innings. Now would be a good time for Ray to pitch into the eighth inning, something he has not done all year. That would build some momentum going into Spring Training.

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