Phillies v. Diamondbacks
Place: 5th in NL East
Last 10: 3-7
- Scoring first has been big for the Phillies as they are 30-17 when getting on the board first but just 15-40 when allowing the opponent to score first.
- Philadelphia is 2-47 when trailing after eight innings this season.
- However, they've done a good job of holding on to late leads going 35-4 when leading after eight innings.
- Starters going deep into games has not exactly been a guaranteed victory for the Phillies as they are just 25-24 when the starter goes longer than six innings.
- Out-hitting an opponent seems to be key as Philadelphia is 32-15 when out-hitting opponents but 8-38 when getting outhit.
- The Phillies have the best second-half record in the National League over the last 10 years going 425-310.
- Philadelphia has the best second-half record in Major League Baseball since 2008 going 252-186.
- Chase Utley had a great game at the plate last night going 3-for-4 with a walk, a double and an RBI.
- Marlon Byrd continued to help his trade value blasting his 20th home run of the season. He is the fifth player in the National League to top the 20 home run mark.
- Cody Asche was 1-for-4 with a home run of his own, a walk and two RBIs.
- Carlos Ruiz continued his solid play in his return from the disabled list going 2-for-5 with two doubles and a run scored.
- Ryan Howard went 2-for-5 in his return from a three-game mental break hitting two singles and walking once.
- Jimmy Rollins went 2-for-6 with two doubles and an RBI.
Place: 4th in NL West
Last 10: 6-4
- Arizona has won five of their last eight games and are 6-4 over their last 10.
- The Diamondbacks are 4-14 in their last 18 visits to Citizens Bank Park and are just 11-22 all-time at the ballpark.
- Arizona is 55-60 all-time against the Phillies, including a 2-3 record this season.
- When leading after eight innings, the Diamondbacks are almost unbeatable going 35-2.
- On the other hand, Arizona is just 3-52 when trailing after eight innings.
- Martin Prado paced the Diamondbacks offense going 3-for-4 with a walk, a double, a home run and five RBIs.
- Former-Phillie Ender Inciarte went 2-for-3 with a double, an RBI and two runs scored.
- Mark Trumbo found his touch at the plate going 2-for-5 with an RBI.
- Didi Gregorious ripped a double and scored a run.
- Aaron Hill was just 1-for-3 on the night at the plate but scored two runs.
- Gerardo Parra put together a two-hit night.
2-6, 5.13 ERA, 1.38 WHIP
Nuno, 27, allowed three runs on seven hits with a walk and three strikeouts in 4.2 innings of work on Monday against the Tigers earning the no-decision. Today is his fourth start of the season for the Diamondbacks. He was acquired from the Yankees on July 6th, 2014 for Brandon McCarthy. Nuno has never faced the Phillies.
4-8, 4.25 ERA, 1.44 WHIP
Hernandez, 33, allowed three runs on five hits with a walk and three strikeouts in 5.2 innings getting the no-decision Tuesday against the Giants. In two career starts against the Diamondbacks, Hernandez is 1-1 with a 3.60 ERA and a 1.00 WHIP. In 13 career games (11 starts) at Citizens Bank Park, he is 1-6 with a 3.72 ERA and a 1.38 WHIP.