On Wednesday, the Arizona Diamondbacks conclude a three-game series on the road against the Pittsburgh Pirates. Arizona is 42-84 following a 6-5 loss to Pittsburgh in the opening game of the series on Monday. Arizona has lost three of the last four and the Diamondbacks are last in the National League West 39 games behind the first-place San Francisco Giants.
Josh Rojas is batting .281 to lead Arizona and the third baseman has team highs in home runs with 11 and on-base percentage at .366. Left fielder David Peralta is the leader in RBIs with 50 while first baseman Pavin Smith is the leader in hits with 110. On Wednesday, Arizona will send Tyler Gilbert to the mound. The left-hander is 2-2 with an ERA of 2.04, 12 Ks and 6 BBs.
Pittsburgh improved to 45-80 with its victory over Arizona on Monday. Yoshi Tsutsugo hit a home run and Ryan Reynolds had an RBI triple to help lead the Pirates to a come-from-behind victory. Pittsburgh has won three of the last four but prior to that had lost five straight. The Pirates are last in the National League Central 31 games behind first-place Milwaukee.
Bryan Reynolds is batting .324 to lead Pittsburgh and the Pirates left fielder has 21 home runs, 74 RBIs, 134 hits and an on-base percentage of .388 to lead Pittsburgh in each category. As a team, Pittsburgh has hit only 96 home runs in 125 games. On Wednesday, Pittsburgh will send Mitch Keller to the mound. The right-hander is 4-10 with an ERA 6.35, 66 Ks and 35 BBs.