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Back, Rockies are taking off bad losses to start the series

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Visiting the Arizona Diamondbacks and the Colorado Rockies seeks to recover from a severe setback when opening a four-game series in Phoenix on Thursday night.

Diamondbacks defeated the San Francisco Giants 7-5 on Wednesday to lead 4-0. Meanwhile, the Rockies suffered a 2-1 defeat in Los Angeles due to wild pitches and infield hits. Los Angeles. The Dodgers' victory crossed in the bottom of the ninth inning.

Colorado recorded only 6 runs while being swept by the Dodgers in three games.

Arizona was looking for a Giants sweep, but blocked the opportunity by allowing two runs on Wednesday and three runs on Wednesday. did.

"Many things went well in most of the game, only unleashed in the 8th and 9th innings," said Diamondbacks manager Torey Lovullo. "They played against us and we were clipped. That happens in this game."

Last weekend, when the Rocky Mountains played two out of three games, the team We met each other in Denver.

Colorado recorded 17 runs in two victories. This is C.J. Includes a 6-5 win on Sunday when Kron hit two 3-run home runs.

The next day, Cron hit the Dodgers with a home run and reached the 20 Homer Mark for the fourth time in his career. He leads Colorado in home runs and RBIs (65).

Cron hit 48 home runs in one of his half-seasons in the Rocky Mountains. He states that by tinkering with his stance and relying on his hands, he was able to better attack the ball. ..

"Looking at my stance right now, not many people hit that way," Cron told MLB.com. "So it's obviously different, but I wasn't afraid to be that different. I think I was just wondering what I was good at and just tinkering with it.

Cron hit .348 with two home runs, two doubles and nine RBIs against Arizona this season.

The team split six meetings. The Diamondbacks have been 5-4 in all nine games since their defeat on Wednesday.

Still, optimism is growing these days. The team's 37 wins in 82 games are far better than last season, when Arizona was terrifying at 22-60.

"I think we're playing the game, having fun and doing well," center fielder Ketel Marte told reporters through an interpreter. "We're more together and that's what we wanted."

Left-handed Dallas Keuchel (2-6, 8.27 ERA overall) has been 3 since joining Diamondbacks. Start the second time.

His first two outings don't work because he gave up 11 runs (10 wins), 12 hits and 6 walks in 9 1/3 innings. was.

Kaikel, 34, made no decision against the Detroit Tigers at his Arizona debut on June 26, losing to the Rocky Mountains in Denver last Saturday. He gave up 7 runs (6 runs) and 6 hits in 5 innings against the Rocky Mountains.

The Keuchel was regularly towed with the Chicago White Sox starting eight times earlier this season, reaching 2-5 at 7.88. He gave up 49 hits and 20 walks in just 32 innings before being released.

Keuchel is 1-1 with 6.94 ERA in two career starts with Colorado. Kris Bryant is 4 to 6 against the Keuchel, while Kron is 29 to 6.

Left-handed Austin Gomber (4-7, 6.53) is on the Rocky Mountain mound.

The 28-year-old Gomber defeated the Diamondbacks when he played against the Keuchel last Saturday. He gave up 4 runs and 6 hits in 52/3 innings in Denver.

He has four career appearances (three starts) against Arizona and is 2-0 with 4.67 ERA. Marte is 4 to 6, with two homers and one double off-gom bar, and Joshua Rojas is 4 to 5.

– Field-level media