The Arizona Diamondbacks are currently on a five game winning streak, their longest of the 2012 season, and looking to continue that roll against the AL West in interleague play this week. Their first stop is in Arlington, Texas to take on the red hot Rangers and their superstar, Josh Hamilton.
The Rangers are easily the most explosive offensive team in Major League Baseball right now. They are first in runs, batting average, on-base percentage and slugging percentage. Their roster is solid from head to toe, featuring great pitching as well.
Luckily for the D-backs, they are not only playing well right now, but they have actually fared better on the road than they have in the friendly confines of Chase Field this season. Currently, they are 15-14 on the road and 15-16 at home. What is also fortunate for the Diamondbacks is that they will be sending their three best pitchers to the mound against Nolan Ryan's boys.
Here are the presumed pitching lineups for this three game series series:
Tuesday: Ian Kennedy (5-5, 3.93) vs. Colby Lewis (4-5, 3.38)
Wednesday: Wade Miley (7-2, 2.53) vs. Matt Harrison (8-3, 3.87)
Thursday: Daniel Hudson (2-1, 6.06) vs. Scott Feldman (6.39)
The Diamondbacks' offense has been stellar as of late as well. During their win streak, they have seen 37 runners cross the plate. Home runs have been abundant and men on base have been far from scarce. Arizona hopes to see this level of play continue against Texas.
All of the games are set to begin at 5:05 MST, barring some sort of unforeseen setback.