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Arizona Diamondbacks Game Preview, #33: Ready the (pink!) brooms

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Do not adjust your sets. It's Mothers' Day. Everything you will see at Turner Field is indeed in pink.

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Patrick Corbin
RHP, 1-3, 4.91
Mike Foltynewicz
RHP, 0-1, 9.82
Jean Segura - 2B Nick Markakis - RF
Jake Lamb - 3B Ender Inciarte - CF
Paul Goldschmidt - 1B Freddie Freeman - 1B
Rickie Weeks - LF Tyler Flowers - C
Brandon Drury - RF Jeff Francoeur - LF
Chris Herrmann - C Erick Aybar - SS
Chris Owings - CF Chase d'Arnaud - 2B
Patrick Corbin - LHP Daniel Castro - 3B
Nick Ahmed - SS Mike Foltynewicz - RHP

Some interesting bits and pieces here. The line-up is without Yasmany Tomas again, for the third consecutive game, still apparently suffering from a stiff neck. However, we are also without David Peralta, whose forearm is bothering him: Steve Gilbert notes that Peralta has been hit there three times this year. But the most interesting thing is news that Rubby De La Rosa's start has been pushed back a day, so he'll be going on Tuesday. There's no word about why, or formal word about who might replace him, but Archie Bradley is scheduled to start today for Reno, so keep an eye on that - if he's pulled, this will likely be the reason why.

The D-backs get to go for the sweep this afternoon. While sweeping the Braves should be a light thrill, roughly in line with putting your trousers on the right way round, after the previous week's games, we'll take it. That would even the road-trip at 3-3, and mean we just need to take two of three in Coors Field for a winning record on it. Of course, we haven't exactly done a good job of beating the Rockies so far, but I'm still convinced the wheels will fall off Trevor Story and their pitching rotation, sooner or later. If it's the next few days, so much the better. The D-backs bizarro season continues too: our road record is 9-6, while our home one is 5-12. Wish we could figure out why.

Still, we can table that conversation for now, as long as we keep winning on the road. Corbin's last outing was more than a tad shaky, but we saw yesterday that the Atlanta Braves can make any pitcher look good. If Shelby Miller can get a win and a quality start against them, then Patrick Corbin should be, oh, taking a no-hitter into the eighth inning or thereabout. Yep, I called it. But as long as the D-backs get the win, and head into their first visit to Colorado with some solid momentum, I'll take that.