In Saturday night MLB action, the Arizona Diamondbacks and the Philadelphia Phillies will battle from Citizens Bank Park. The Diamondbacks (44-86) have dropped 50 of their first 67 road games and own the worst overall record in the National League. Last night, Ketel Marte hit a two-run blast in the tenth inning of a 7-6 road loss against Philadelphia in 11 innings.
Twenty-four year old righty Humberto Mejia (0-0 3.60 ERA) will make his second start of the season. Through 15 career major league innings, Mejia has surrendered ten runs (8 ER) and fanned 18 batters.
The Philadelphia Phillies are nine games above .500 at home and trail Atlanta by 5.5 games for the top spot in the NL East Division standings. On Friday, 2B Jean Segura scored Ronald Torreyes on a single to lift Philadelphia to a walkoff victory. Bryce Harper and Brad Miller each went deep for the Phillies, who improved to 64-64 on the season.
All-Star righty Kyle Gibson (9-5 3.06 ERA) will make his sixth start of the season for the Phillies. Gibson, who was acquired in a trade from Texas, has allowed 13 runs through his first 31 innings in a Philadelphia uniform.