PHOENIX, AZ - AUGUST 07: Starting pitcher Ian Kennedy #31 of the Arizona Diamondbacks pitches against the Los Angeles Dodgers during the Major League Baseball game at Chase Field on August 7, 2011 in Phoenix, Arizona. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
Looking ahead at the D-backs' seven game roadie this week.
The Arizona Diamondbacks were supposed to return home to Chase Field and get things on track. After winning four of their first five games on their last road trip, things looked good. However, they went 1-4 in their last five of the roadie and then pulled a 1-5 homestand against the St. Louis Cardinals and San Francisco Giants.
Now the D-backs hit the road again for seven games without an off day.
After the two divisional series, they will head to the midwest for their first interleague series of the season. They will take on the Kansas City Royals and get to fundamentally play differently. They will use a designated hitter.
Can Arizona get some things turned around during their road trip? They turn to Ian Kennedy to jump start the trip against Los Angeles, who have been playing amazingly well this season so far.
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