D-backs lefty Robbie Ray will test his four-game winning streak Friday when Arizona opens a three-game set against the Giants at AT&T Park. Ray, who owns a 1.33 ERA over his last five starts, will go against Giants starter Jeff Samardzija.
Zack Godley delivered his longest outing of the year on Thursday, and was backed by a five-run Arizona first inning as the D-backs shut out the Rockies, 7-0, at Chase Field.
With a double in the third inning off the Rockies’ German Marquez in Wednesday night’s 8-2 D-backs win, Paul Goldschmidt joined Luis Gonzalez as the only players to record 1,000 hits in an Arizona uniform.
The Rockies will pit Chad Bettis against the D-backs’ Zack Godley on Thursday afternoon in Phoenix in the finale of a four-game series featuring the National League Wild Card leaders. Arizona snapped Colorado’s six-game winning streak on Wednesday and has a four-game lead on the top spot.
It’s back to the drawing board for Patrick Corbin, who will make his 30th start of the season for the D-backs as they face the Rockies Wednesday in a showdown of the National League Wild Card leaders at Chase Field. Colorado is riding a six-game winning streak and has trimmed Arizona’s lead to three games.
Colorado left-hander Kyle Freeland will face Arizona ace Zack Greinke on Monday at Chase Field as the Rockies and D-backs open a four-game set with heavy National League Wild Card implications.
The Padres and D-backs meet Saturday in the second installment of their three-game set at Chase Field. The Padres took the first game to end the D-backs’ franchise-best 13-game win streak. Arizona will send out left-hander Zack Godley, while San Diego counters with right-hander Jhoulys Chacin.
Arizona’s club-record 13-game winning streak — a stretch during which the D-backs swept National League West-division foes San Francisco, Los Angeles (twice) and Colorado — came to an end Friday night in a 10-6 loss against the Padres.
After nine straight games against the Dodgers and Rockies, and prior to another four-game set with Colorado, the D-backs open a three-game series against the Padres on Friday night at Chase Field. Arizona’s Patrick Corbin faces off with San Diego’s Jordan Lyles in the pitching matchup.
Not even the absence of Paul Goldschmidt, it seems, can slow these Arizona Diamondbacks down.
With the D-backs riding a franchise-record 12 straight wins and the Dodgers mired in a six-game rut, Arizona and Los Angeles will wrap up their season series on Wednesday night at Dodger Stadium, but it might not be the final time these seemingly postseason-bound teams see each other.
If you think the Diamondbacks are worried about stacking up to the Dodgers, should they meet in October, then remember what J.D. Martinez did in the fourth inning on Monday night. And the seventh inning. And the eighth inning. And, oh yes, also the ninth inning.