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Diamondbacks Series Preview: Taking On the Dodgers

By Matthew Rzodkiewicz
Sep 21, 2015; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Arizona Diamondbacks shortstop Nick Ahmed (13) throws to first as Los Angeles Dodgers second baseman Chase Utley (26) is out on a double play in the fifth inning of the game at Dodger Stadium. Diamondbacks won 8-4. Mandatory Credit: Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports
Sep 21, 2015; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Arizona Diamondbacks shortstop Nick Ahmed (13) throws to first as Los Angeles Dodgers second baseman Chase Utley (26) is out on a double play in the fifth inning of the game at Dodger Stadium. Diamondbacks won 8-4. Mandatory Credit: Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports /
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Tale of the Tape: 

Record: Diamondbacks (2-5), Dodgers (4-3)

Offense: Diamondbacks (.266/.316/.430, 4th in NL runs scored), Dodgers (.288/.337/.441, 1st in NL runs scored)

Team ERA: Diamondbacks (6.50, 13th in NL), Dodgers (2.83, 3rd in NL)

The Diamondbacks will have their work cut out for them in this series. Thanks to early production all throughout the Dodgers’ lineup, Los Angeles is near– if not at the top of the league in virtually every offensive category.

On top of that, the Diamondbacks will be forced to face a pitching staff with a 2.83 ERA; phenomenal in comparison to Arizona’s 6.50. Granted, Arizona will be fortunate to come into town with the back end of the rotation due to pitch–but the Los Angeles probables consist of two rookies who made very impressive debuts.

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