August 3, 2007 § Leave a comment
The Arizona Diamondbacks will be in Los Angeles tonight to take on the Dodgers. This is a battle of first and second place in the NL West. The Diamondbacks have a 1 game lead over the Dodgers in the NL West. The Diamondbacks just finished off a 3 game series with the Padres. Yesterday the Padres really handed it to the Diamonbacks as the Padres won 11-0. The Dodgers are fresh off hosting a 3 game series against the Giants. The Dodgers dropped 2 of the games to the Giants and honestly should have lost all 3 if the bullpen of the Giants hadnt blown the lead that would have given Giants rookie Time Lincecum his 5th straight victory. Tonight both teams look to regroup and get another win in the win colum. On the hill tonight for the visisting Diamondbacks is Doug Davis. Davis is 7-10 with a 4.11 era so far this season. This lefty has given up a bit more hits then innings pitched this season and he will have to try and keep the Dodgers off base tonight. On the hill for the Dodgers tonight is Chad Billinglsey. Billingsley is 7-1 with a 3.65 era. Billingsley has looked pretty good with 74 strike outs to 79 innings pitched. It will be a battle of these two division leading teams. I expect some excitement and great games out of this 3 game weekend series.
July 20, 2007 § Leave a comment
I found todays game between the Diamondbacks and the Cubs to be an intresting match up. Brandon Webb will get the start for the Diamondbacks today. Webb has a 8-7 record with a 3.42 era with a 122 strike outs in 136.2 innings pitched. The Cubs are sending Jason Marquis to the hill. Marquis has a 6-5 record with a 4.03 era with 64 strike outs in 109.1 innings pitched. The Cubs are really coming on this year and playing very good baseball. Perhaps the dug out fighting and the dirt kicking ejection of manager Lou Piniella has fired up this team. The Cubs are trully on a roll and they look to continue against the Diamdbacks. But you cant count out the Diamondbacks in this one. They are playing pretty good baseball as well. The Cubs and Diamondbacks have a very similar record. The Cubs are 50-44 and in second place in the NL Central, and the Diamondbacks are 50-47 and third in the NL West.