Series Preview: Arizona Diamondbacks (41-34) @ Washington Nationals (37-38)

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The series against the Colorado Rockies didn't end well for the Nationals who once again sputtered when everyone was thinking they had turned it around. After a valiant for-naught comeback in Sunday's game, Washington looks to take on the surprising Diamondbacks in a three game set.

Probable Pitchers
Tuesday, 7:05 p.m.
WSH: Gio Gonzalez (3-3, 3.34 ERA)
ARZ: Trevor Cahill (3-8, 3.92 ERA)

Wednesday, 7:05 p.m.
WSH: Jordan Zimmermann (10-3, 2.26 ERA)
ARZ: Wade Miley (4-6, 4.70 ERA)

Thursday, 4:05 p.m.
WSH: Stephen Strasburg (4-6, 2.40 ERA)
ARZ: Patrick Corbin (9-0, 2.19 ERA)

Diamondbacks Go-To Starting Lineup (via MLB Depth Charts)
1 CF Gerardo Parra
2 2B Aaron Hill
3 1B Paul Goldschmidt
4 C Miguel Montero
5 RF Cody Ross
6 LF Jason Kubel vs RHP
7 3B Martin Prado
8 SS Didi Gregorius

Bench
C Wil Nieves
1B/OF Eric Hinske
IF Cliff Pennington
IF/OF Willie Bloomquist
OF A.J. Pollock vs LHP

Bullpen
CL RHP Heath Bell
SU RHP David Hernandez
SU RHP Brad Ziegler
MID LHP Tony Sipp
MID RHP Will Harris
MID RHP Zeke Spruill
LR RHP Josh Collmenter

WASHINGTON NATIONALS


Batting

G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB K SB CS AVG OBP SLG
Zach Duke 12 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000 1.000 1.000
Anthony Rendon 24 90 10 30 9 0 1 6 8 17 1 0 .333 .388 .467
Bryce Harper 44 150 29 43 7 1 12 23 25 30 2 2 .287 .386 .587
Ian Desmond 74 279 31 78 19 2 12 40 16 69 7 2 .280 .318 .491
Ryan Zimmerman 61 227 34 61 13 2 9 36 27 61 3 0 .269 .350 .463
Jayson Werth 44 162 23 43 4 0 7 19 12 39 2 0 .265 .320 .420
Denard Span 70 279 29 72 13 6 0 18 21 39 8 3 .258 .312 .348
Adam LaRoche 71 243 34 61 9 2 10 32 31 71 2 0 .251 .333 .428
Wilson Ramos 14 48 4 12 3 0 2 6 4 8 0 1 .250 .308 .438
Steve Lombardozzi 62 171 14 40 8 1 0 14 4 21 2 3 .234 .247 .292
Gio Gonzalez 15 22 1 5 1 0 1 1 1 6 0 0 .227 .261 .409
Kurt Suzuki 55 181 13 38 9 1 2 14 16 25 2 0 .210 .275 .304
Dan Haren 15 25 1 5 2 0 0 1 0 11 0 0 .200 .200 .280
Roger Bernadina 57 115 12 21 4 1 2 4 10 31 2 0 .183 .260 .287
Jeff Kobernus 14 23 3 4 0 0 1 1 4 6 0 2 .174 .321 .304
Danny Espinosa 44 158 11 25 9 0 3 12 4 47 1 0 .158 .193 .272
Tyler Moore 38 95 7 15 5 0 2 13 6 36 0 0 .158 .206 .274
Jhonatan Solano 15 32 1 5 2 0 0 2 2 5 0 1 .156 .206 .219
Stephen Strasburg 14 26 1 4 2 0 0 0 0 10 0 0 .154 .154 .231
Chad Tracy 46 69 3 10 0 0 3 5 3 17 0 2 .145 .181 .275
Jordan Zimmermann 15 30 1 3 0 0 0 1 1 13 0 0 .100 .125 .100
Chris Marrero 7 15 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 4 0 0 .067 .067 .067
Ross Detwiler 11 19 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 15 0 0 .053 .100 .053
Eury Perez 5 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 .000 .000 .000
Craig Stammen 22 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 .000 .200 .000
Ross Ohlendorf 2 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 .000 .000 .000
Nate Karns 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .000 .000 .000
Drew Storen 32 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
Ryan Mattheus 14 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
Tyler Clippard 31 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
Rafael Soriano 31 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
Henry Rodriguez 17 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
Fernando Abad 15 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
Yunesky Maya 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
Xavier Cedeno 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
Ian Krol 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
Erik Davis 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000

Pitching

W-L G GS CG SHO SV BS IP H R ER HR BB K ERA WHIP
Xavier Cedeno 0-0 2 0 0 0 0 0 1.1 1 0 0 0 1 1 0.00 1.50
Ian Krol 0-0 8 0 0 0 0 0 8.2 1 0 0 0 1 12 0.00 .23
Fernando Abad 0-2 15 0 0 0 0 0 12.2 12 2 2 0 1 14 1.42 1.03
Ross Ohlendorf 1-0 2 1 0 0 0 0 10.2 6 2 2 1 2 6 1.69 .75
Jordan Zimmermann 10-3 15 15 3 1 0 0 107.2 85 31 27 8 15 76 2.26 .93
Rafael Soriano 1-1 31 0 0 0 19 3 31.0 30 9 8 2 5 27 2.32 1.13
Tyler Clippard 5-1 31 0 0 0 0 0 30.2 18 8 8 2 14 33 2.35 1.04
Stephen Strasburg 4-6 14 14 0 0 0 0 86.1 64 32 23 6 25 86 2.40 1.03
Craig Stammen 4-2 22 0 0 0 0 1 40.0 37 12 12 2 12 38 2.70 1.23
Gio Gonzalez 3-3 15 15 0 0 0 0 91.2 64 36 34 9 41 93 3.34 1.15
Henry Rodriguez 0-1 17 0 0 0 0 0 18.0 14 8 8 1 16 11 4.00 1.67
Ross Detwiler 2-6 11 11 0 0 0 0 60.1 78 30 28 5 11 32 4.18 1.48
Drew Storen 2-1 32 0 0 0 1 3 30.0 35 16 14 4 8 30 4.20 1.43
Ryan Mattheus 0-0 14 0 0 0 0 1 16.1 20 9 9 0 5 12 4.96 1.53
Dan Haren 4-9 15 15 0 0 0 0 82.0 105 60 56 19 13 67 6.15 1.44
Erik Davis 0-0 5 0 0 0 0 0 4.1 7 3 3 0 1 7 6.23 1.85
Nate Karns 0-1 3 3 0 0 0 0 12.0 17 11 10 5 6 11 7.50 1.92
Zach Duke 1-1 12 1 0 0 0 0 20.2 31 22 20 2 8 11 8.71 1.89
Yunesky Maya 0-1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.1 2 2 2 1 0 0 54.00 6.00


Washington Nationals Injuries

Questionable

Player Injury Type Injury Date
Jayson Werth groin 06/25/2013

15-Day

Player Injury Type Injury Date
Ryan Mattheus hand 05/20/2013
Bryce Harper knee 05/27/2013
Dan Haren shoulder 06/23/2013
Wilson Ramos hamstring 05/16/2013

60 Day DL / Out for the season

Player Injury Type Injury Date
Christian Garcia forearm 03/22/2013


NL East Standings

W L PCT GB STRK
Atlanta 44 33 .571 0 Lost 3
Washington 37 38 .493 6 Lost 2
Philadelphia 36 41 .467 8 Lost 2
New York 30 42 .416 11.5 Won 1
Miami 25 50 .333 18 Won 1

(updated 6.25.2013 at 12:41 PM EDT)



ARIZONA DIAMONDBACKS


Batting

G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB K SB CS AVG OBP SLG
Wil Nieves 24 50 9 21 3 0 0 10 4 6 0 0 .420 .455 .480
Tyler Skaggs 3 6 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 .333 .333 .333
Eric Chavez 38 114 18 37 7 1 7 25 8 19 1 0 .325 .368 .588
Gerardo Parra 74 298 47 94 24 2 7 26 30 52 6 9 .315 .378 .480
Paul Goldschmidt 74 278 50 85 17 0 19 65 36 66 6 1 .306 .384 .572
Aaron Hill 10 36 5 11 3 0 2 6 5 1 0 1 .306 .405 .556
Willie Bloomquist 19 67 9 20 3 0 0 8 4 5 0 0 .299 .342 .343
Didi Gregorius 51 191 30 56 11 2 4 16 16 34 0 1 .293 .358 .435
Jason Kubel 46 146 16 39 6 1 4 24 15 45 0 1 .267 .333 .404
Cody Ross 58 195 19 49 9 1 3 20 17 32 0 1 .251 .312 .354
A.J. Pollock 64 223 28 56 19 0 5 22 10 48 6 2 .251 .282 .404
Martin Prado 73 286 31 68 13 0 5 24 20 32 1 4 .238 .287 .336
Cliff Pennington 55 163 18 38 8 0 1 14 17 35 2 0 .233 .304 .301
Miguel Montero 67 241 24 53 8 0 4 23 29 58 0 0 .220 .303 .303
Josh Wilson 30 60 9 12 1 1 1 4 5 17 0 0 .200 .262 .300
Alfredo Marte 22 43 4 8 3 0 0 4 4 12 0 0 .186 .271 .256
Ian Kennedy 15 27 0 5 2 0 0 1 1 12 0 0 .185 .214 .259
Eric Hinske 51 52 2 9 3 0 1 6 5 17 0 0 .173 .246 .288
Josh Collmenter 18 6 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 .167 .167 .167
Patrick Corbin 15 33 3 4 2 0 0 2 0 13 0 0 .121 .121 .182
Wade Miley 15 26 2 3 0 0 1 2 1 8 0 0 .115 .148 .231
Trevor Cahill 15 27 1 2 1 1 0 2 0 13 0 0 .074 .074 .185
Brandon McCarthy 11 18 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 4 0 0 .000 .100 .000
Randall Delgado 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .000 .000 .000
Brad Ziegler 40 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
J.J. Putz 14 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
Tony Sipp 31 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
Heath Bell 31 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
Matt Reynolds 30 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
David Hernandez 32 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
Will Harris 17 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
Charles Brewer 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
Zeke Spruill 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
Joe Paterson 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000

Pitching

W-L G GS CG SHO SV BS IP H R ER HR BB K ERA WHIP
Charles Brewer 0-0 2 0 0 0 0 0 3.2 4 0 0 0 1 4 0.00 1.36
Zeke Spruill 0-0 2 0 0 0 0 0 2.1 2 0 0 0 2 2 0.00 1.71
Matt Reynolds 0-2 30 0 0 0 2 1 27.1 25 7 6 2 5 23 1.98 1.10
Brad Ziegler 4-1 40 0 0 0 0 0 35.1 23 8 8 2 10 21 2.04 .93
Patrick Corbin 9-0 15 15 1 0 0 0 102.2 76 26 25 6 27 79 2.19 1.00
Will Harris 1-0 17 0 0 0 0 0 15.0 12 4 4 1 3 19 2.40 1.00
Josh Collmenter 3-0 18 0 0 0 0 0 40.2 29 12 11 2 12 42 2.43 1.01
David Hernandez 4-4 32 0 0 0 1 4 34.0 28 14 14 6 12 34 3.71 1.18
Tony Sipp 3-1 31 0 0 0 0 2 21.2 20 9 9 2 10 21 3.74 1.38
Joe Paterson 0-0 2 0 0 0 0 0 2.1 2 1 1 0 0 2 3.86 .86
Trevor Cahill 3-8 15 15 0 0 0 0 87.1 82 40 38 6 33 61 3.92 1.32
J.J. Putz 2-1 14 0 0 0 5 4 12.2 12 6 6 3 8 17 4.26 1.58
Randall Delgado 0-1 3 2 0 0 0 0 14.0 18 8 7 3 1 13 4.50 1.36
Wade Miley 4-6 15 15 0 0 0 0 88.0 97 52 46 12 31 65 4.70 1.45
Brandon McCarthy 2-4 11 11 1 1 0 0 66.2 85 39 37 7 10 39 5.00 1.43
Heath Bell 2-1 31 0 0 0 13 3 28.2 37 16 16 7 10 32 5.02 1.64
Ian Kennedy 3-4 15 14 0 0 0 0 84.2 82 51 49 14 29 73 5.21 1.31
Tyler Skaggs 1-1 3 3 0 0 0 0 16.2 17 10 10 4 6 17 5.40 1.38



Arizona Diamondbacks Injuries

Probable

Player Injury Type Injury Date
Trevor Cahill hip 06/25/2013

15-Day

Player Injury Type Injury Date
Adam Eaton elbow 03/22/2013
Matt Reynolds elbow 06/10/2013
Brandon McCarthy shoulder 05/31/2013
Eric Chavez oblique 05/30/2013
Aaron Hill other-excused 06/25/2013
J.J. Putz elbow 05/08/2013

60 Day DL / Out for the season

Player Injury Type Injury Date
Daniel Hudson elbow 02/18/2013


NL West Standings

W L PCT GB STRK
Arizona 41 34 .546 0 Lost 1
Colorado 39 38 .506 3 Won 2
San Diego 39 38 .506 3 Won 1
San Francisco 38 38 .500 3.5 Lost 2
Los Angeles 33 42 .440 8 Won 3

(updated 6.25.2013 at 12:42 PM EDT)



BATTER TO WATCH

Gerardo Parra

Don't look now, but Parra is putting together a season that might make Arizona fans forget Justin Upton. Might. A .315/.378/.480 season is good and is buoyed by his last seven days (.350/.409/.700) with 2 HR. He's the leadoff man for the D-Backs which gives their lineup a 2012 Nationals look as they don't have a prototypical leadoff man. Parra is making the Upton trade look not-as-bad, even if Martin Prado isn't.

PITCHER TO WATCH

Patrick Corbin

He isn't a top prospect, but there he is among the Harvey's, Miller's and Strasburg's. Corbin's performance this season has him among the best young pitchers in the National League and it begs the question - how is he doing it?

Well, a lot of luck. He strands over 80 percent of opponents who reach base, and has been very lucky when it comes to where he's been pitching. His xFIP is 3.75 which is exactly the same place it was last year (3.73). His HR/FB is down and his BABIP is 60 points lower than it was last year and well below average. So he isn't as good as his stats make it seem, but he has proven to be a very reliable starting pitcher for the Diamondbacks who have a stable of young arms.

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