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Series Preview: D-Backs Look to Defeat Their Own in Atlanta

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Aug 16, 2015; Atlanta, GA, USA; Arizona Diamondbacks shortstop Nick Ahmed (13) is greeted by his dugout after scoring the tying run against the Atlanta Braves during the eighth inning at Turner Field. Mandatory Credit: Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports
Aug 16, 2015; Atlanta, GA, USA; Arizona Diamondbacks shortstop Nick Ahmed (13) is greeted by his dugout after scoring the tying run against the Atlanta Braves during the eighth inning at Turner Field. Mandatory Credit: Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports
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Pitching Matchups: 

Friday: Zack Greinke (2-2, 5.50 ERA) vs. Aaron Blair (0-1, 3.18 ERA)

Saturday: Shelby Miller (0-3, 8.49 ERA) vs. Julio Teheran (o-3, 3.72 ERA)

Sunday: Patrick Corbin (1-3, 4.91 ERA) vs. Mike Foltynewicz (0-1, 9.82 ERA)

All eyes will be on the first game of the series. Arizona’s supposed ace Zack Greinke will take on Aaron Blair—a key piece in the trade for Shelby Miller.  Miller and his former teammate Julio Teheran will face off the following night in another intriguing matchup. The Braves’ Kelly Johnson and Freddie Freeman hold a career .444 and .400 batting average against Miller respectively, while Diamondbacks slugger Paul Goldschmidt owns a measly .083 batting average against Teheran.

Apr 24, 2016; Atlanta, GA, USA; Atlanta Braves starting pitcher Aaron Blair (36) pitches against the New York Mets during the first inning at Turner Field. Mandatory Credit: Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports
Apr 24, 2016; Atlanta, GA, USA; Atlanta Braves starting pitcher Aaron Blair (36) pitches against the New York Mets during the first inning at Turner Field. Mandatory Credit: Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports
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