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Game #86 Preview: 7/11, Arizona Diamondbacks @ New York Mets

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Patrick Corbin seeks to help the D-backs bounce back and return immediately to .500, against Matt Harvey and the Mets in New York.

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Patrick Corbin
LHP, 1-0, 3.60
Matt Harvey
RHP, 7-6, 3.11
A.J. Pollock - CF Juan Lagares - CF
David Peralta - LF Ruben Tejada - SS
Paul Goldschmidt - 1B Michael Cuddyer - LF
Yasmany Tomas - RF Wilmer Flores - 2B
Jake Lamb - 3B Lucas Duda - 1B
Welington Castillo - C John Mayberry - RF
Chris Owings - 2B Kevin Plawecki - C
Cliff Pennington - SS Eric Campbell - 3B
Patrick Corbin - LHP Matt Harvey - RHP

Patrick Corbin makes his second start since returning, so we'll see how this one goes. Pitch count should be a little higher this time, and after Chase Anderson last only one out into the fifth inning yesterday, it might need to be. Josh Collmenter and Andrew Chafin were used yesterday, though Chafin took only 15 pitches to record his five outs. The other "standard" long reliever, Randall Delgado, got the W in Wednesday's victory over the Rangers in Texas, and threw 20 pitches there, so he would seem the obvious candidate to tandem with Corbin this afternoon. Hopefully, there'll be a lead we can then turn over to the A-bullpen of Enriique Burgos, Daniel Hudson and Brad Ziegler.

Harvey has already beaten Arizona this season, on June 4 at Chase Field when he went seven innings, giving up two runs on six hits and a walk with nine strikeouts. [That game marked the one and only appearance and loss for us by Dominic Leone; he's currently the third D-back after Shane Reynolds and Jeff Bajenaru to have pulled the "one game, one L" double]. Not much of a track record against him, nobody having more than eight PA against Harvey; a little surprised not to see Aaron Hill (3-for-8) in the line-up here, or Jarrod Saltalamacchia, who has one of the two home-runs our current roster has off Harvey. The other unsurprisingly, is Goldie's.

Corbin is scheduled to have a good number of family and friends in attendance at Citi Field this afternoon. He was born in upstate New York, in the town of Clay which is a suburb of Syracuse. According to its Wikipedia page, the town claims Richard Gere as a "notable person", since he apparently went to North Syracuse High School - not Corbin's alma mater, since he went to Cicero-North. There is no word whether Mr. Gere will be among those in attendance for this afternoon's contest.