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Preview #76: Arizona Diamondbacks vs. Philadelphia Phillies

Diamondbacks look to take a 2-1 series lead against the Phillies.

Jennifer Stewart-USA TODAY Sports

Today's Lineups

Cameron Perkins - LF Gregor Blanco - LF
Freddy Galvis - SS Nick Ahmed - SS
Aaron Altherr - RF Paul Goldschmidt - 1B
Tommy Joseph - 1B Chris Owings - RF
Maikel Franco - 3B Daniel Descalso - 3B
Odubel Herrera - CF Brandon Drury - 2B
Andrew Knapp - C Rey Fuentes - CF
Ty Kelly - 2B Jeff Mathis - C
Jeremy Hellickson - RHP Randall Delgado - RHP

The Diamondbacks and the Phillies have split the first two games of this 4 game set. After struggling to hit in the first game of the series, the bats came alive late in the 2nd game of the series. Due to the recent series in Coors Field and the Diamondbacks playing 13 games in a row until getting July 3rd off, Torey Lovullo elected to slip in Randall Delgado between Robbie Ray and Zack Greinke to give Greinke an extra day of rest. It will be interesting to see where the runs come from with Nick Ahmed batting 2nd and Chris Owings batting cleanup in this lineup.

On the other side of the mound, the Diamondbacks hitters will face Jeremy Hellickson. It looks like Hellickson's numbers have come down to earth after a strong 2016 season. We know what stuff he features and the best way to attack them since Hellickson was a Diamondback two seasons ago.