A Triple-A reliever as recently as April, Zack Godley has emerged into a legitimate No. 3 starter as Arizona chases a Wild Card spot.
Rich Hill will take the mound Tuesday when the Dodgers open a three-game set with the D-backs at Chase Field at 6:40 p.m. MST. Zack Godley starts for Arizona.
Patrick Corbin has allowed one run over 23 1/3 innings in his previous three starts, and the D-backs hope he can tally his fourth win of the month when Arizona takes on the Giants on Sunday at Chase Field.
A pair of solo homers by A.J. Pollock and J.D. Martinez proved to be all the offense the D-backs would need Saturday night as Taijuan Walker and a trio of relievers made it hold up in a 2-1 Arizona win.
Taijuan Walker tossed 6 1/3 innings and held the Giants to four hits and one run in Arizona’s 2-1 win over the Giants at Chase Field. That effort notched the right-hander his first win since June 21 and pushed his record to 7-7 in 22 starts this year.
Taijuan Walker has been one of the D-backs’ most consistent pitchers during the second half of the year, and if the season ended today, his 3.66 ERA would be his best since 2014. But even in the midst of a strong season, the 25-year-old right-hander isn’t tallying the wins to back up his success.
One side is the established power; the other the rising upstart. Together, the Washington and Arizona rotations are striking out batters at a rapid rate — and giving opposing lineups nightmares.
Arizona right-hander Zack Greinke will take another shot at getting his 15th win this season while San Francisco will counter with lefty Ty Blach when the D-backs and Giants open a three-game series in Phoenix on Friday night as part of Players Weekend.
Tommy Milone will make his first appearance for the Mets since going on the disabled list on May 24 with a left knee injury, while Patrick Corbin starts for Arizona.
The D-backs and Twins wrap up a three-game weekend set at Target Field on Sunday, as Minnesota righty Bartolo Colon (4-10, 6.70 ERA) counters Arizona lefty T.J. McFarland (4-4, 4.14) in an Interleague matchup. The Twins are tied with the Angels for the second American League Wild Card, while the D-backs are one game behind […]
The Twins and D-backs continue a three-game Interleague clash at Target Field on Saturday, with Minnesota right-hander Jose Berrios slated to oppose Arizona ace righty Zack Greinke.