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Arizona Diamondbacks: First place in the N.L. West on the line in Denver

By Joseph Jacquez
The Arizona Diamondbacks visit Coors Field for the first time this season. Mandatory Credit: Isaiah J. Downing-USA TODAY Sports
The Arizona Diamondbacks visit Coors Field for the first time this season. Mandatory Credit: Isaiah J. Downing-USA TODAY Sports /
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Colorado Rockies right fielder Carlos Gonzalez ((Jake Roth-USA TODAY Sports)
Colorado Rockies right fielder Carlos Gonzalez ((Jake Roth-USA TODAY Sports) /

Players to Watch

Carlos Gonzalez: April has never been kind to the Rockies’ right-fielder. Gonzalez owns a .271 career average in the season’s first month but his production starts typically picks up in May. Combine that and a career .308 average against Diamondbacks’ pitching with 24 home runs and Gonzalez is due to heat up.

Trevor Story: Story does not just own Greinke. The shortstop loves facing Arizona pitching. In just 16 career games, he has gone deep eight times.

Ian Desmond: The first baseman already has seven hits to go along with two home runs and seven runs scored in his first four games as a Rockie. In 36 career games against Arizona, Desmond is hitting .270 with four long balls and 17 RBIs.

Paul Goldschmidt: Expect America’s First Baseman to resurrect his road bat in Denver.

Chris OwingsOwings swung a hot bat against the Nationals. The infielder/outfielder collected four hits in 13 at-bats (.308) with one home run and 2 RBIs.

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Of course, the biggest question on everyone’s mind is how many times will Steve Berthiaume mention Rockies mascot Dinger. Guess away in the comments section and enjoy the series!

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