National League Preview from The Sports Network|
Wednesday, May 16th
(All times Eastern)
Arizona Diamondbacks (16-21) at Colorado Rockies (14-21), 8:40 p.m.
Probable Starting Pitchers: Arizona - Patrick Corbin (2-1, 4.50)
Colorado - Jamie Moyer (1-3, 4.66)
(Sports Network) - Rookie Patrick Corbin will try to pitch the Arizona
Diamondbacks to consecutive wins for the first time in two weeks this evening
in the opener of a two-game series against the Colorado Rockies.
Corbin will make the fourth start of his major league career in tonight's
meeting and has gone 2-1 with a 4.50 earned run average over the first three.
The 22-year-old bounced back from his first career loss with a win over the
Giants on Friday, giving up one run over seven innings in his longest outing
Corbin scattered three hits without a walk, giving up a solo homer to Melky
Cabrera in the first inning. He became just the second rookie in club history
to go at least seven innings with three hits allowed or less while throwing
fewer than 90 pitches.
"I wanted to attack the hitters a lot more," said Corbin. "I fell behind to
Melky and left a pitch middle that he took out but I think after that I kind
of settled down."
The left-hander faces the Rockies for the first time hoping to give his club
consecutive victories for the first time since a three-game win streak from
April 29-May 1. Arizona had lost three straight and eight of its previous nine
before beating Los Angeles 5-1 on Tuesday.
Miguel Montero and Jason Kubel each had two hits, an RBI and a run scored in
the win, while Wade Miley allowed one run on eight hits and a walk while
striking out five through 6 2/3 innings to earn the win.
"We put some runs on the board and kept them at bay, so it was a good win,"
said Miley. "I was able to command the fastball, get ahead and work off of
The Rockies are also coming off a much-needed victory as they bested the
Giants 5-4 on Tuesday to end their four-game losing streak with just their
second victory in 11 games.
After watching San Francisco tie the game with a three-run seventh, Marco
Scutaro hit a go-ahead homer to lead off the top of the ninth inning after Rex
Brothers pitched out of a bases-loaded jam in the eighth. Rafael Betancourt
fanned Nate Schierholtz with two aboard in the ninth to record his seventh
save of the season.
"Sometimes we pitch good and we don't hit, sometimes we hit good and we don't
pitch. We just need to put those two things together and you're gonna see good
results," said Scutaro.
The Rockies will counter the young Corbin with 49-year-old Jamie Moyer, who is
searching for his first win since April 17. He is 0-1 in four starts since and
has lasted five innings in each of his last three outings. He has been charged
with 14 earned runs, 28 hits and four homers in that three-start span.
The left-handed Moyer lost to the Dodgers on Friday, allowing five runs on
seven hits while striking out a season high-matching seven. Still, he fell to
1-3 with a 4.66 ERA in seven starts.
Moyer will face the Diamondbacks for the first time since Aug. 18, 2009 and is
4-1 against them lifetime with a 2.40 ERA.
The D-Backs won 13 of 18 versus the Rockies a season ago, including six of
nine in Colorado, but dropped two of three on the road versus the Rockies in
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