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Friday, December 09, 2022

Diamondbacks look to break slump in matchup with Rockies

Colorado Rockies (37-47, fifth in the National League West) vs. Arizona Diamondbacks (37-47, fourth in the NL West)

Phoenix; Saturday, 4:10 p.m. EDT

PROBABLE PITCHERS: Rockies: Kyle Freeland (4-6, 4.43 ERA, 1.37 WHIP, 63 strikeouts); Diamondbacks: Madison Bumgarner (4-8, 3.74 ERA, 1.39 WHIP, 61 strikeouts)

FANDUEL SPORTS BOOK LINE: Diamondbacks -122, Rockies +103; plus/minus is 9 races

THE BOTTOM LINE: The Arizona Diamondbacks look to end their three-game losing streak when they take on the Colorado Rockies.

Arizona is 21-25 at home and 37-47 overall. The Diamondbacks are 18-8 in games when they haven’t allowed a home run.

Colorado is 37-47 overall and 14-26 on the road. The Rockies are 25-10 in games when outscoring opponents.

Saturday’s matchup is the ninth time these teams have met this season. The Rockies have a 5-3 lead in the season series.

HIGH PERFORMERS: Christian Walker leads the Diamondbacks with 34 extra-base hits (12 doubles, one triple and 21 home runs). David Peralta is 6-for-25 with two doubles, two home runs and seven RBIs in the last 10 games.

CJ Cron has 19 doubles, two triples, 20 home runs and 66 RBIs for the Rockies. Kris Bryant is 13-for-36 with three doubles, three home runs and five RBIs in the last 10 games.

LAST 10 GAMES: Diamondbacks: 4-6, .257 batting average, 4.91 ERA, outscored opponents by three runs

Rockies: 5-5, .249 batting average, 5.48 ERA, outscored by six runs

INJURIES: Diamondbacks: Ian Kennedy: 15-day IL (calf), Zach Davies: 15-day IL (shoulder), Humberto Castellanos: 60-day IL (elbow), Nick Ahmed: 60-day IL (shoulder), JB Bukauskas : 60-day IL (shoulder)

Rockies: Antonio Senzatela: 15-day IL (undisclosed), Sean Bouchard: 10-day IL (undisclosed), Tyler Kinley: 60-day IL (elbow), Helcris Olivarez: 60-day IL (shoulder), Ryan Rolison : 60-Day IL (shoulder), Scott Oberg: 60-Day IL (arm)

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