Atrox Weekly: DBacks Hot, but Rockies Hotter

Players of the Week

Jake Lamb: 2nd Week in a Row, 4 HR, 11 RBI, 7 R

Zack Greinke: 8.2 IP, 12 K, 1 R, 4 H, 1 BB, W

Weekly Preview

The last DBacks homestand was a short one as they now head to Milwaukee for four¬†with the first place Brewers. They’ll follow that with three in Pittsburgh in what will ultimately be an 11 game road trip.

Friday night they’ll play at 6:40 PM (4:40 PM in AZ) with Zach Davies pitching against Robbie Ray, who is coming off a 2 hit, 3 walk shut out in his last start. Game two starts at 5:10 PM Arizona time and will feature Zack Godley making his fifth start of the season. He’s pitched at least five innings and allowed three or fewer runs each start so far although he only has a 1-1 record to show for it. He’ll go against Junior Guerra who will be making his first start off the DL after straining his calf the first week of the season.

Saturday will be an afternoon start (1:10 PM in AZ) and Zack Greinke will attempt to add to his NL leading 78 strike outs as he faces former DBacks starter Chase Anderson. The series will wrap up Sunday at 11:10 AM in Arizona as Patrick Corbin takes on Jimmy Nelson. To finish out the month, the Diamondbacks will play Pittsburgh at 1:05 PM on Memorial Day, 4:05 PM on Tuesday and 9:35 AM on Wednesday, all time Arizona.

Advanced Stat of the Week

Greinke’s 26.6% whiff rate on sliders, 12.3% on curves and 6.5% on sinkers are the highest in his career while his 18.5% rate on change-ups is his highest since 2014.

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Joseph Coblitz is a writer and editor at BurningRiverBaseball.com and the creator of the incredibly successful Cleveland Indians trivia game, Do You Wahoo? He can be found on twitter @BurningRiverBB and in real life on the back fields of Goodyear Ballpark.

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