On Friday, the Arizona Diamondbacks open a three-game series at Coors Field against the Colorado Rockies.
Arizona is off on Thursday, but lost its last outing Wednesday 5-4 to the San Francisco Giants. The Diamondbacks now have an identical record to the Rockies at 32-29 and will be playing for first place in the NL West.
Colorado won its second straight game on Wednesday defeating the Cincinnati Reds 6-3. Ian Desmond smacked a two-run homer while Tony Wolters and Gerardo Parra each had two RBIs as the bottom of Colorado’s batting order carrying the team to victory. The Rockies conclude their series on Thursday with the Reds and will be either a half game in front of, or behind Arizona when they start their series on Friday.
David Peralta leads Arizona with a .256 batting average and team highs in home runs with 10 and hits with 55. Daniel Descalso has a team high 30 RBIs. Arizona has a team batting average of .218 while opposing hitters are averaging .231 at the plate against Diamondbacks pitching. On Friday, Arizona will send Zack Greinke to the mound. The right-hander this season is 4-4 with an ERA of 3.44, 78 Ks and 11 BBs.
Nolan Arenado leads the Rockies with a .325 batting average and team highs in hits with 68 and home runs with 12. Trevor Story leads the team in RBIs with 41. Colorado has a team batting average of .244 while opposing hitters are averaging .259 at the plate against Rockies pitching. On Friday, Colorado will send German Marquez to the mound. The right-hander this season is 4-5 with an ERA of 4.5, 62 Ks and 27 BBs.