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Diamondbacks series preview: Go east, young man

By Dylan Moore
Jun 13, 2016; Phoenix, AZ, USA; Los Angeles Dodgers second baseman Chase Utley (26) turns a double play on Arizona Diamondbacks third baseman Jake Lamb (22) during the eighth inning at Chase Field. Mandatory Credit: Matt Kartozian-USA TODAY Sports
Jun 13, 2016; Phoenix, AZ, USA; Los Angeles Dodgers second baseman Chase Utley (26) turns a double play on Arizona Diamondbacks third baseman Jake Lamb (22) during the eighth inning at Chase Field. Mandatory Credit: Matt Kartozian-USA TODAY Sports /
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Players to Watch

It seems obvious, but watch out for Paul Goldschmidt this series. He’s hitting a cool .370 in his last 20 games with four homers and 16 RBI, and he’s raised his average up to .281 on the season. He’s cementing his perennial All-Star status, and weak Phillies pitching won’t be able to take him down. You’ll also want to keep an eye on Greinke. He’s been an absolute force lately, and the Phils’ offense likely won’t be able to achieve much against him.

Phillies centerfielder Odubel Herrera has been solid all year long, but June hasn’t been kind to him. He has a .255 average this month–not very good compared to his .324 average in May. But something is bound to give, so look for the sophomore outfielder to get back into a groove.

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