The La Russa Heartbreakometer
|Justin Ruggiano - LF||A.J. Pollock - CF|
|Jose Peraza - 2B||Ender Inciarte - LF|
|Justin Turner - 3B||Paul Goldschmidt - 1B|
|Adrian Gonzalez - 1B||Welington Castillo - C|
|Scott Van Slyke - RF||Phil Gosselin - 3B|
|Corey Seager - SS||Chris Owings - 2B|
|A.J. Ellis - C||Yasmany Tomas - RF|
|Chris Heisey - CF||Nick Ahmed - SS|
|Alex Wood - LHP||Robbie Ray - LHP|
Our good luck with avoiding the Dodgers' aces continues, at least for the first two games of the series. Including tomorrow's contest, when Mike Bolsinger starts, we will have played 14 games against Los Angeles this season, and seen Clayton Kershaw and Zack Greinke a total of twice. Considering they have combined to start 56 of LA's 139 contests so far, so slightly more than 40%, we'd expect to have seen the pair five or six times by average. Instead, we will have seen Brett Anderson four times, with Bolsinger and Carlos Frias three apiece.
Not that this has particularly helped the Diamondbacks, Indeed, in the 12 starts so far, we have managed to tack an L on to a Dodgers' starter just the once. And that was Kershaw, who allowed five earned runs over 6.1 innings, on ten hits and three walks when we faced him on April 11. The Dodgers have feasted, not just on Arizona, but the entire soft underbelly of the National League west, with a combined record of 29-12 against us, the Padres and the Rockies. Or, put another way, they are only 51-47 against everyone else this year.
Be nice if we could put a dent in their current 9-3 record against us tonight though....