D-backs shoot for four-game sweep of Rockies

two years ago, the arizona diamondbacks Ended one of the worst seasons in franchise history, finishing with 110 losses.

diamondbacks Come back impressively. They are only half a game out of first in the National League West after beating colorado rockies 6-0 on Wednesday night, and they’re on a four-game winning streak

Arizona goes for a four-game sweep of Colorado when the teams meet on Thursday afternoon. diamondbacks will send Zach Davis (0-1, 5.68 ERA) to the mound, and of rocks Will take on Connor Siebold (1-2, 5.94) in a battle of right-handers

diamondbacks Tuesday earned the win behind seven innings of two-hit ball from Tommy Henry.

Davis is set to make his second start after being activated from the 15-day injured list after recovering from an oblique injury. He missed seven weeks, then returned to pitch on Saturday against the Boston Red Sox, allowing two runs in 3 1/3 innings.

Davis is 4-3 with a 4.36 ERA in 13 career starts against of rocks, He last faced him in September. 9, when he was tagged for six runs on seven hits in 3 2/3 innings. Four starts vs. Colorado last year, Davis had no decisions and a 4.05 ERA.

If he can come close to doing what Henry did, Arizona will have a good chance to sweep. Corbin Carroll staying warm will also help. The 22-year-old rookie is 5-for-10 in the series with a homer and two stolen bases.

Manager Torey Lovullo said that Carroll has made a big improvement in his approach at the plate.

“I think Corbyn is a perfect example of a guy who has done a lot of good,” Lovullo said.

of rocks Nothing special has been done in the first three matches of the series. He managed just three hits on Wednesday night and got a baserunner beyond second base.

They should get a boost for the final game if, as expected, veteran Charlie Blackmon returns from a stint on the grief list. Blackmon, usually a spark in the top order, hasn’t played since Sunday.

Blackmon, the longest-tenured player on the roster, is hitting .287 with five home runs and 23 RBI.

Siebold was inserted into the rotation after the injury, and he will start against diamondbacks For the first time in his career. In his only appearance against them, he gave up two runs over 3 1/3 innings on April 29.

of rocks Hope Siebold can pitch deeper into games than Denilson Lammett, who lasted just three innings in Wednesday’s loss

“We needed length from the start,” Colorado manager Bud Black said after the game. “It’s been an issue. We’ve got to build these guys up. Connor was out of the bullpen to start the year in April. Lammett is also just starting. Chase Anderson made his Triple-A debut with the Rays.

“They have become really adept at giving us innings. It is something we have to work on over the next few weeks to build up their pitch count.”

– Field Level Media

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