Diamondbacks will host Rockies for three games starting Friday

Diamondbacks will host Rockies for three games starting Friday

Rockies at Diamondbacks

When: 5:10 p.m., Saturday.

Where: hunting field.

pitchers: Diamondbacks RHP Merrill Kelly (10-5, 2.87) at Rockies RHP Antonio Senzatela (3-6, 4.87).

television/radio: Bally Sports Arizona/KMVP-FM (98.7), KHOV-FM (105.1).

Kelly was named July’s National League Pitcher of the Month earlier this week after notching a 1.31 ERA in six starts in 41 1/3 innings. … Most recently, he went seven scoreless innings against the Atlanta Braves in a loss at Truist Field. It was his second consecutive start without allowing a run. … He’s done very well in two starts this season against the Rockies, giving up three runs (two earned) in 15 2/3 innings. … Senzatela gave up three runs in six innings against the Padres in his last start. … He faced the Diamondbacks on July 1 and gave up three runs in two innings before going out with a tight right shoulder. … Opponents are batting .351 ahead of Senzatela this season. Right-handers are .354, left-handers .348.

Come up

Sunday: At Chase Field, 1:10 p.m., Diamondbacks RHP Zach Davies (2-4, 4.28) at Rockies RHP Jose Urena (1-3, 4.66).

Monday: Chase Field, 6:40 p.m., Diamondbacks RHP Zac Gallen (6-2, 3:31) at Pirates TBA.

Tuesday: At Chase Field, 6:40 p.m., Diamondbacks LHP Tommy Henry (0-1, 7.20) at Pirates RHP Zach Thompson (3-8, 5.15).

July 29, 2022;  Cumberland, GA, USA;  Arizona Diamondbacks pitcher Madison Bumgarner (40) plays in the first inning against the Atlanta Braves at Truist Park.

Rockies at Diamondbacks

When: 6:40 p.m., Friday.

Where: hunting field.

pitchers: Diamondbacks LHP Madison Bumgarner (6-10, 3.83) at Rockies RHP German Marquez (6-9, 5.29).

television/radio: Bally Sports Arizona/KMVP-FM (98.7), KHOV-FM (105.1).

Bumgarner allowed five runs (four earned) in six innings against the Braves in Atlanta on Friday. He finished July with a 4.35 ERA in 31 innings in five starts. … He pitched well against the Rockies, the only time he faced them this season, and gave up two runs in seven innings in a July 9 start at Chase Field. … Bumgarner has allowed 17 runs in the first inning, the most of any inning he’s pitched this season. He has yet to concede a run in the fourth inning. … Marquez had a 6.16 ERA in his first 13 starts, but has since done better, posting a 3.80 ERA over his previous seven. … Most recently, he gave up five runs (four earned) in six innings against the Dodgers at Coors Field on Sunday. … 2B Ketel Marte is 3 for 5 with a double and a homer ahead of Marquez this season. He’s 11 for 37 (.297) with two doubles, a triple and two homers in his career.

Come up

Saturday: At Chase Field, 5:10 p.m., Diamondbacks RHP Merrill Kelly (10-5, 2.87) at Rockies RHP Antonio Senzatela (3-6, 4.87).

Sunday: At Chase Field, 1:10 p.m., Diamondbacks RHP Zach Davies (2-4, 4.28) at Rockies RHP Jose Urena (1-3, 4.66).

Monday: Chase Field, 6:40 p.m., Diamondbacks RHP Zac Gallen (6-2, 3:31) at Pirates TBA.

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Colorado Rockies

Rockies update: The Diamondbacks haven’t seen the Rockies since early July, when the Rockies won three of four in a series at Chase Field. That series was marked by a back-and-forth, with Rockies 1B CJ Cron getting hit by a throw — the seventh time the Diamondbacks had knocked him down since the start of last season — and the Rockies retaliated by allegedly throwing at it , but missed , Diamondbacks RF Daulton Varsho. On Thursday, the Rockies were 8-13 since the teams last met. The Rockies were the only team in baseball not to reach an agreement before the trade deadline. They renewed RHP Daniel Bard, their closer, giving him a two-year, $19 million deal that runs through 2024. Cron, her only All-Star, has been her most prolific hitter this season. He has a .281/.333/.514 streak with 22 homers. 2B Brendan Rodgers has been swinging a hot bat in the last 37 games, a streak in which he has a .343 average with 10 doubles, a triple and four homers.

Reach Piecoro at (602) 444-8680 or [email protected] Follow him on Twitter @nickpiecoro.

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