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Arizona Diamondbacks vs. Philadelphia Phillies Preview and Predictions 06-12-2019 in MLB


Scott Kingery isn't holding back against his hometown team, as the Phoenix native has homered three times and driven in five runs during the first two contests of a three-game series versus the Arizona Diamondbacks. Kingery and the Philadelphia Phillies will vie for a series victory against the visiting Diamondbacks on Wednesday at Citizens Bank Park.

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Kingery answered two solo blasts in Philadelphia's 13-8 setback in the series opener with a three-run missile in the second inning of Tuesday's 7-4 win. The 25-year-old has recorded four homers and eight RBIs over his last 24 plate appearance for the Phillies, who have won five of their last seven contests overall but just two of their last 12 home games against Arizona. Ketel Marte went deep in his third straight outing for the Diamondbacks, who were limited to that solo blast in the seventh inning after erupting for a franchise-best eight homers in the series opener. The 25-year-old Marte enters the finale on the strength of consecutive three-hit performances as well as a five-game hitting streak in which he has scored six times.

TV: 7:05 p.m. ET, FS Arizona, NBCS Philadelphia

PITCHING MATCHUP: Diamondbacks RH Merrill Kelly (6-6, 4.12 ERA) vs. Phillies RH Zach Eflin (6-5, 2.88)

Kelly answered a career-high 10-strikeout performance in a 7-1 romp over the New York Mets on June 2 by allowing one run on three hits in seven innings five nights later in an 8-2 victory at Toronto. The 30-year-old sports a 5-2 record with a 1.84 ERA in seven starts following an Arizona victory, as opposed to a 1-4 mark after a loss. Kelly, who will be facing Philadelphia for the first time, owns a 6.00 ERA in seven starts on the road this season as opposed to a 2.35 ERA at home.

Eflin pitched well in his return to the rotation on Friday after missing his previous start with mid-back tightness, yielding one earned run on four hits in 6 1/3 innings of a 4-2 victory versus Cincinnati. The 25-year-old has struggled with his control of late, allowing four walks in two of his last three starts after issuing nine free passes in his previous nine trips to the mound. The Diamondbacks' current roster is just 3-for-20 versus Eflin, who sports an 0-1 mark with a 3.86 ERA and 0.94 WHIP in two career starts against Arizona.

WALK-OFFS

1. Philadelphia 1B Rhys Hoskins is 7-for-15 with a homer, four RBIs and three runs scored during his four-game hitting streak.

2. Arizona SS Nick Ahmed has hit safely in four straight contests after going 1-for-17 in his previous five.

3. Phillies OF Nick Williams has struck out 10 times over his last 13 plate appearances.

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Citizens Bank Park
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.
Capacity: 46,528

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Last Injuries

Philadelphia Phillies

  • Pat Neshek

    Hamstring
    Out indefinitely | 10-day IL

    Neshek sustained a Grade 2 left hamstring strain and has landed on the 10-day injured list. There is no timetable for recovery.

  • David Robertson

    Elbow
    Mid July | 60-day IL

    Robertson has been transferred to the 60-day injured list with a Grade 1 flexor strain in his right elbow, and he is expected to be away from the field until at least the middle of July.

  • Adam Haseley

    Groin
    Early July | 10-day IL

    Haseley is on the 10-day injured list with a left groin strain. He is likely to return to the lineup during the early part of July.

  • Tommy Hunter

    Forearm
    Early July | 60-day IL

    Hunter is sidelined with a Grade 1 flexor strain in his right forearm and has been transferred to the 60-day injured list. He is expected to be sidelined until the beginning of July.

  • Andrew McCutchen

    Knee
    out for season | 60-day IL

    McCutchen has been moved to the 60-day injured list with a torn ACL in his left knee and is expected to miss the remainder of the season.

  • Jerad Eickhoff

    Bicep
    Out indefinitely | 10-day IL

    Eickhoff is on the 10-day injured list due to tendinitis in his right bicep. A timetable for recovery has yet to be established.

  • Adam Morgan

    Forearm
    Prob Sat | 10-day IL

    Morgan has been designated for the 10-day injured list with a left forearm strain, but he is likely to be activated in time for Saturday's game versus the Marlins.

  • Jay Bruce

    Hamstring
    Prob Wed | probable

    Bruce has sat out the previous two games with tightness in his left hamstring but is expected to suit up against the Nationals during Game 2 of Wednesday's doubleheader.

Arizona Diamondbacks

  • Jake Lamb

    Quadricep
    Prob Thurs | 10-day IL

    Lamb has been placed on the 10-day injured list after being diagnosed with a Grade 2 left quadriceps strain. He is expected to return to action Thursday against the Giants.

  • Wilmer Flores

    Foot
    Early July | 10-day IL

    Flores has landed on the 10-day injured list with a right foot fracture, and he is expected to be away from the field until at least the early part of July.

  • Alex Avila

    Calf
    Early July | 10-day IL

    Avila is on the 10-day injured list due to a grade 1 left calf strain, and he will likely be out of the lineup until the beginning of July.

  • Ketel Marte

    Leg
    Prob Tues | probable

    Marte is expected to suit up against the Dodgers on Tuesday despite a leg injury.

  • Ketel Marte

    Groin
    Prob Mon | probable

    Marte has missed the past two games with a left groin cramp, but he is likely to face the Dodgers on Monday.

  • Ildemaro Vargas

    Undisclosed
    Doub Mon | doubtful

    Vargas is dealing with an unspecified injury and is unlikely to take the field against the Dodgers on Monday.

  • Nick Ahmed

    Hand
    Prob Fri | probable

    Ahmed departed the previous game due to a left hand contusion, but is expected to play and start against the Giants on Friday.

  • Jon Duplantier

    Shoulder
    Out indefinitely | 10-day IL

    Duplantier has landed on the 10-day injured list with inflammation in his right shoulder. There is no timetable for return.

philadelphia-phillies Stats 2019

Hitting Statistics
Player G GS AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI TB SB K CS Avg SP OBP
Player G GS AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI TB SB K CS Avg SP OBP
Ranger Suarez 2 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1.000 1.000 1.000
Scott Kingery 47 38 154 25 51 14 1 10 24 97 4 41 1 .331 .630 .376
Cesar Hernandez 78 76 293 36 83 17 3 7 35 127 5 42 1 .283 .433 .336
Jean Segura 69 69 282 45 77 18 3 8 32 125 5 39 1 .273 .443 .320
Rhys Hoskins 78 78 278 42 75 16 2 18 52 149 1 79 2 .270 .536 .399
Pitching Statistics
Player G GS OP ST HBPA HA HRA IWA RA SFA SHA SBSA WA PT
Player G GS OP ST HBPA HA HRA IWA RA SFA SHA SBSA WA PT
Hector Neris 32 0 98 45 2 21 3 0 10 0 0 1 11 556
Jose Alvarez 31 1 85 23 1 31 4 1 14 0 0 0 10 468
Juan Nicasio 29 0 98 30 2 36 2 3 16 0 0 3 14 562
Seranthony Dominguez 27 0 74 29 1 24 3 0 13 0 0 1 12 464
Adam Morgan 26 0 60 19 3 10 2 1 7 0 0 1 7 292
Field Statistics
Player GP GS CI SABC SCBC FE OA PB
Player GP GS CI SABC SCBC FE OA PB
J.T. Realmuto 74 67 0 25 23 4 0 5
Andrew Knapp 36 13 0 9 1 1 0 2
Drew Butera 7 5 0 2 0 0 0 0
Aaron Altherr 6 2 0 0 0 1 0 0
Andrew McCutchen 59 59 0 0 0 2 2 0

arizona-diamondbacks Stats 2019

Hitting Statistics
Player G GS AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI TB SB K CS Avg SP OBP
Player G GS AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI TB SB K CS Avg SP OBP
Ketel Marte 77 75 315 54 99 17 4 20 51 184 4 52 0 .314 .584 .363
Zack Greinke 18 16 36 7 11 2 1 3 6 24 1 9 0 .306 .667 .342
David Peralta 66 65 270 36 79 22 2 9 43 132 0 66 0 .293 .489 .356
Wilmer Flores 42 29 128 13 36 9 0 2 14 51 0 14 0 .281 .398 .326
Eduardo Escobar 79 76 311 52 87 17 5 17 59 165 2 71 1 .280 .531 .342
Pitching Statistics
Player G GS OP ST HBPA HA HRA IWA RA SFA SHA SBSA WA PT
Player G GS OP ST HBPA HA HRA IWA RA SFA SHA SBSA WA PT
Andrew Chafin 38 0 77 31 1 26 2 0 9 0 0 1 11 422
Yoan Lopez 35 0 93 23 0 18 3 1 5 0 0 0 9 419
Yoshihisa Hirano 34 0 87 33 2 29 2 2 17 0 0 0 13 508
Archie Bradley 32 1 105 45 1 43 3 2 24 0 0 2 21 665
Matt Andriese 31 0 124 44 2 41 6 3 22 0 0 6 17 721
Field Statistics
Player GP GS CI SABC SCBC FE OA PB
Player GP GS CI SABC SCBC FE OA PB
Carson Kelly 57 39 2 16 9 4 0 1
John Ryan Murphy 25 17 0 3 2 0 0 0
Alex Avila 25 17 0 2 3 0 0 1
Caleb Joseph 12 8 1 1 2 1 0 0
Adam Jones 73 68 0 0 0 3 1 0