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Diamondbacks series preview: Avoid a sting from the Rays

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May 30, 2016; Phoenix, AZ, USA; Arizona Diamondbacks first baseman Paul Goldschmidt (44) celebrates with teammates in the dugout after hitting a solo home run against the Houston Astros during the first inning at Chase Field. Mandatory Credit: Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports
May 30, 2016; Phoenix, AZ, USA; Arizona Diamondbacks first baseman Paul Goldschmidt (44) celebrates with teammates in the dugout after hitting a solo home run against the Houston Astros during the first inning at Chase Field. Mandatory Credit: Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports
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Pitching Matchups

Monday: Chris Archer (3-7, 4.75 ERA) vs. Robbie Ray (2-4, 4.74 ERA)

Tuesday: Matt Moore (2-3, 5.46 ERA) vs. Zack Greinke (4-7, 4.29 ERA)

Wednesday: Jake Odorizzi (2-3, 3.33 ERA) vs. Archie Bradley (2-1, 4.94 ERA)

There are certainly some names that pop off the page here. However, the ERA’s attached to them are equally, if not more, noticeable. Archer and Greinke have fantasy owners across the country on the edge of their seat, while former top-prospects Moore and Bradley have yet to break most fantasy rosters.

Moore pitched his first full MLB season in 2012, posting a respectable 3.81 ERA. He followed that up with a breakout 2013 campaign, winning seventeen games for the Rays while decreasing his ERA to 3.29. The 2014 season didn’t go as most baseball fans had hoped for Moore, as the young southpaw was forced to undergo Tommy John surgery to repair a torn ligament in his throwing arm. He has pitched 125.2 Major League innings since his return from the injury in July of 2015, struggling to a 5.45 ERA.

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