The Arizona Diamondbacks left Oakland the losers of the series with the A's and with Ian Kennedy suffering both an All-Star snub and one of the worst outings of his young career. Are the two connected? You decide. Daniel Hudson will try and pick up his mates as the D-backs go cross country from the Bay Area of Northern California to the beer capital of America, Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
The Brewers, as evidenced by having three starters on the NL All-Star team, are playing great baseball this year. They hold the exact same record as the D-backs, 45-40, and are coming off a 1-5 road trip. The Brewers are horrible on the road actually (16-29) which should come in handy when they come back to Phoenix in two weeks. For now, the D-backs will have their hands full as they look to bust out of a 2-6 slump of their own.
Two pretty good teams playing poorly of late. Something has to give and looking at these pitching match-ups, it doesn't look good for the visiting team.
- Monday (1:10 p.m.) : Daniel Hudson (9-5, 3.49) vs. Shawn Marcum (7-3, 3.16)
- Tuesday (5:10 p.m.) : Zach Duke (1-3, 5.92) vs. Randy Wolf (6-5, 3.33)
- Wednesday (11:10 p.m.) : Josh Collmenter (4-5, 3.17) vs. Yovani Gallardo (9-5, 3.92)
The Monday and Tuesday games will be on Fox Sports Arizona while the Wednesday game is not on TV. All games will have a popping live game thread at AZ Snake Pit.
Series Preview #29: Arizona Diamondbacks vs. Milwaukee Brewers - AZ Snake Pit
Following a disappointing series against the Athletics, the Diamondbacks continue their sprint disagreeable limp toward the All Star Break as they travel to Milwaukee to take on the Brewers. After a slow start to the season, the Brewers have emerged as a strong contender in the NL Central, as they enter the series tied for first in the division. The Brewers are 45-40, tied with the D-Backs, and since they probably aren't going away anytime soon, this series may have important Wild Card implications for both teams.