Series Preview: Colorado Rockies vs Arizona Diamondbacks

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Jun 25, 2015; Denver, CO, USA; Arizona Diamondbacks first baseman P. Goldschmidt (44) catches the ball for an out against Colorado Rockies second baseman R. Ynoa (43) in the eighth inning at Coors Field. The Rockies defeated the Diamondbacks 6-4. Mandatory Credit: Isaiah J. Downing-USA TODAY Sports

Let’s Meet The Diamondbacks

We already spoke at length with the Venom Strikes folks last week about the Diamondbacks; since not a ton has changed in the last seven days, if you are curious or forgot, you should click here and see that Twitter interview.

Beyond that, there are a few other things to know about the Rockies’ NL West foe, so in the spirit of a links post or something similar, here we go:

Patrick Corbin could return for the Diamondbacks on Saturday (Venom Strikes).
That would obviously affect the Rockies, as Saturday is their “TBD” starter night for the Fourth of July Fireworks (at least, TBD is listed as of press time here). Considering the Rox will already see Chase Anderson (who has been great this year except for a start at Coors Field) adding Corbin to the series mix only makes the weekend that much tougher.

Rockies at Dbacks: 5 players to watch (Venom Strikes).
Here are a few guys to keep track of — including several Colorado Rockies — in the series with Arizona from our buddies over at Venom Strikes.

Dbacks player spotlight: pitcher Rubby De La Rosa (Heat Waved).
We’ve seen Rubby De La Rosa before (last week!), but Dbacks folks have argued he is a top of the rotation arm in development right now, so it’s worth following up with him a little bit. If, of course, he does land top of the rotation stuff, the Rockies would be seeing quite a bit of him over the next few years.

Snakes vs the Mountains (AZ Snake Pit).
A good preview of the series between the Diamondbacks and Rockies with an interesting poll question at the very end — are the Dbacks more relevant than the Rockies? Judging only on record right now, well, yeah — but bigger picture, which team is more relevant in 2015? (Remember, the Dbacks had the only record worse than the Rockies within the NL West last season.)

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