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


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.
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Last Injuries

Philadelphia Phillies

  • Roman Quinn

    Groin
    Early Oct | 10-day IL

    Quinn has been placed on the 10-day injured list with a right groin strain, and he is likely to stay on the shelf until at least the beginning of October.

  • Juan Nicasio

    Shoulder
    Early Oct | 10-day IL

    Nicasio has been placed on the 10-day injured list due to right rotator cuff tendinitis. It is anticipated that he will be on the IL until at least the early part of October.

  • Jean Segura

    Hamstring
    Ques Sat | questionable

    Segura missed the previous game due to a left hamstring cramp, and it is unclear if he will be available for Saturday's contest against the Phillies.

  • Seranthony Dominguez

    Elbow
    Early Oct | 60-day IL

    Dominguez has been transferred to the 60-day injured list due to ulnar collateral ligament damage in his right elbow. He is likely to remain on the IL until at least the beginning of October.

  • Corey Dickerson

    Foot
    out for season | 60-day IL

    Dickerson is expected to spend the remainder of the season on the 60-day injured list with a fractured left foot.

  • Jay Bruce

    Arm
    Out Thurs | out

    Bruce is tending to a flexor strain in his arm and will not face the Braves on Thursday.

  • Edubray Ramos

    Shoulder
    Prob Tues | probable

    Ramos has been activated from the 10-day injured list after healing from a right shoulder impingement and is expected to be available Tuesday against the Braves.

  • Jay Bruce

    Elbow
    Ques Tues | questionable

    Bruce is nursing some effects from his previous flexor strain in his right elbow. It is undetermined if he will face the Braves on Tuesday.

Arizona Diamondbacks

  • Taijuan Walker

    Shoulder
    Early Oct | 60-day IL

    Walker had Tommy John surgery and is on the 60-day injured list. He suffered a right capsule strain during his rehabilitation and is likely to be on the IL until sometime toward the end of the season.

  • Zac Gallen

    Conditioning
    out for season | out

    Gallen has been shut down for the remainder of the 2019 season due to load management.

  • Luke Weaver

    Forearm
    Prob Sat | 60-day IL

    Weaver has been transferred to the 60-day injured list with a mild flexor pronator strain and a minor UCL sprain. It is expected that he will be activated in time for Saturday's game against the Padres.

  • Nick Ahmed

    Finger
    day-to-day | questionable

    Ahmed has missed the previous two games due to a finger injury, and it is unknown if he will face the Padres on Friday.

  • Archie Bradley

    Back
    Prob Wed | probable

    Bradley missed the previous two games due to back spasms, but it is likely that he will be available for Wednesday's contest versus the Marlins.

  • Robbie Ray

    Finger
    Prob Mon | probable

    Ray is nursing a blister on his left middle finger, but he is expected to make his next scheduled start against the Marlins on Monday.

  • Steven Souza Jr.

    Knee
    Out indefinitely | 60-day IL

    Souza Jr. has been shifted to the 60-day injured list and is expected to miss the regular season with a torn ACL, LCL, PCL and posterior lateral capsule in his left knee. It is unknown if he will be available in October if the team makes the postseason.

  • Robbie Ray

    Finger
    Prob Wed | probable

    Ray was removed from his previous start with a blister on his left middle finger but is expected to take the mound Wednesday against the Mets.

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 32 0 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 .333 .333 .333
Cesar Hernandez 151 145 569 70 162 28 3 12 67 232 9 92 2 .285 .408 .337
Jean Segura 137 134 551 77 156 36 4 12 59 236 10 72 2 .283 .428 .328
Phil Gosselin 39 6 54 4 15 3 0 0 7 18 0 12 0 .278 .333 .304
J.T. Realmuto 143 131 531 91 145 34 3 25 82 260 9 123 1 .273 .490 .325
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 66 0 199 87 6 45 10 1 24 0 0 2 24 1105
Jose Alvarez 63 1 170 47 1 62 7 4 23 0 0 0 17 933
Juan Nicasio 45 0 137 43 2 55 4 5 27 0 0 5 20 810
Adam Morgan 40 0 89 29 3 20 4 1 14 0 0 1 10 463
Ranger Suarez 35 0 132 39 1 46 6 2 17 0 0 0 12 701
Field Statistics
Player GP GS CI SABC SCBC FE OA PB
Player GP GS CI SABC SCBC FE OA PB
J.T. Realmuto 143 131 0 48 43 8 0 8
Andrew Knapp 67 24 0 14 4 3 0 2
Drew Butera 11 9 0 3 1 0 0 0
Aaron Altherr 25 5 0 0 0 1 0 0
Adam Haseley 57 49 0 0 0 1 3 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
Zack Greinke 1 1 2 7 1 4 1 3 8 1 1 1 1 .500 .500 .500
Ketel Marte 144 139 569 97 187 36 9 32 92 337 10 86 2 .329 .592 .389
Wilmer Flores 84 56 247 29 78 16 0 8 33 118 0 28 0 .316 .478 .361
David Peralta 99 92 382 48 105 29 3 12 57 176 0 87 0 .275 .461 .343
Eduardo Escobar 151 147 604 94 163 28 10 35 115 316 5 124 1 .270 .523 .321
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 73 0 153 64 2 50 6 0 23 0 0 1 18 867
Yoan Lopez 67 0 173 39 0 48 10 2 25 0 0 3 17 825
Archie Bradley 62 1 203 81 4 64 5 2 30 0 0 3 35 1226
Yoshihisa Hirano 58 0 147 55 3 50 6 2 30 0 0 0 22 874
Matt Andriese 51 0 195 71 2 67 7 4 36 0 0 6 25 1117
Field Statistics
Player GP GS CI SABC SCBC FE OA PB
Player GP GS CI SABC SCBC FE OA PB
Carson Kelly 107 82 4 31 15 8 0 3
Alex Avila 59 46 1 9 10 2 0 2
John Ryan Murphy 25 17 0 3 2 0 0 0
Caleb Joseph 17 9 1 1 2 1 0 0
Abraham Almonte 12 3 0 0 0 1 1 0