Arizona Diamondbacks at Atlanta Braves Series Preview

Jun. 23, 2012; Phoenix, AZ, USA; Arizona Diamondbacks players high five each other after a win against the Chicago Cubs at Chase Field. Arizona Diamondbacks won 10 to 5. Mandatory Credit: Jennifer Hilderbrand-US PRESSWIRE

Atlanta is finally back in the friendly confines of Turner Field, preparing to take on the Arizona Diamondbacks for a three-game series. On the year, Arizona is 37-35 and sits in third place in the National League West. They are five games back of the division leading Dodgers.

Offense:

Offensively, the Diamondbacks are led by Paul Goldschmidt, who is hitting .290/.363/.536 with a .387 wOBA and 140 wRC+. Jason Kubel hasn't been far behind him, as Kubel sports a line of .299/.373/.510 with a .373 wOBA and 131 wRC+.

Aaron Hill is also swinging the bat well, as he enters hitting .291/.357/.496, with a .364 wOBA and 124 wRC+. The same can be said for Miguel Montero and his line of .274/.371/.425 with a .347 wOBA and 113 wRC+.

Gerardo Parra has been a quality bat as well for the Diamondbacks, hitting .268/.343/.437 with a .342 wOBA and 109 wRC+. However, fellow outfielders Justin Upton and Chris Young have been below average at the plate this season.

Upton is hitting .271/.354/.396, while Young is only hitting .220/.313/.397. Ryan Roberts sits .240/.288/.358, while Willie Bloomquist enters at .299/.330/.407.

Pitching matchups after the jump.

Tuesday June 26th, 7:10 PM ET


Daniel Hudson

#41 / Pitcher / Arizona Diamondbacks

6-3

230

R

R

Mar 09, 1987



Tim Hudson

#15 / Pitcher / Atlanta Braves

6-1

175

R

R

Jul 14, 1975


Wednesday June 27th, 7:10 PM ET


Trevor Cahill

#35 / Pitcher / Arizona Diamondbacks

6-4

225

R

R

Mar 01, 1988



Tommy Hanson

#48 / Pitcher / Atlanta Braves

6-6

220

R

R

Aug 28, 1986


Thursday June 28th, 7:10 PM ET


Trevor Bauer

#61 / Pitcher / Arizona Diamondbacks

6-1

175

R

R

Jan 17, 1991



Jair Jurrjens

#49 / Pitcher / Atlanta Braves

6-1

200

R

R

Jan 29, 1986


Forgive me for the brevity of the preview, as I'm just starting to recover from a bout of food poisoning.

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