Apr. 4, 2012; Phoenix, AZ, USA; Arizona Diamondbacks starting pitcher Trevor Cahill (35) throws during the sixth inning against the Milwaukee Brewers at Chase Field. Mandatory Credit: Matt Kartozian-US PRESSWIRE
The Arizona Diamondbacks look to stay on top the NL West with six games against division rivals San Diego and Colorado this week.
Can the Diamondbacks keep it rolling?
Though only three games are in the books, the D-backs are in first place of the NL West. And for D-backs fans, that's better than not being in first place.
The D-backs continue their 2012 campaign after opening their season up with a three game sweep over NL West division rivals, the San Francisco Giants. This week, Arizona will head on the road to face two more NL West teams, the San Diego Padres and the Colorado Rockies. The pair of three-game sets will kick off 16 straight games for the Diamondbacks before finally receiving an off day on April 26th.
Starter Trevor Cahill will make his debut for the D-backs against the Padres on Tuesday. Arizona added the 23-year old to the rotation in a five-player deal with the Oakland Athletics in early December. Cahill will look to move past a rough spring training where he posted a 4.86 ERA in 16 and 2/3 innings.
Here is the schedule for this week's games (all times are Mountain Time):
Tuesday, April 10th, 7:05 pm-- at San Diego Padres
Wednesday, April 11th, 3:35 pm-- at San Diego Padres
Thursday, April 12th, 7:05 pm-- at San Diego Padres
Friday, April 13th, 5:40 pm-- at Colorado Rockies
Saturday, April 14th, 5:10 pm-- at Colorado Rockies
Sunday, April 15th, 12:10 pm-- at Colorado Rockies
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