Colorado Rockies: series preview against the Arizona Diamondbacks

DENVER, CO - AUGUST 20: Starting pitcher Kyle Freeland
DENVER, CO - AUGUST 20: Starting pitcher Kyle Freeland /
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DENVER, CO – AUGUST 15: Starting pitcher Kyle Freeland #31 of the Colorado Rockies delivers to home plate during the first inning against the Atlanta Braves at Coors Field on August 15, 2017 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Justin Edmonds/Getty Images)
DENVER, CO – AUGUST 15: Starting pitcher Kyle Freeland #31 of the Colorado Rockies delivers to home plate during the first inning against the Atlanta Braves at Coors Field on August 15, 2017 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Justin Edmonds/Getty Images) /

The Rockies will be starting the month of September with a three-game home series against the Arizona Diamondbacks.

The Rockies continue their nine-game homestand with a three game set against the Arizona Diamondbacks. Here are some things to look for in the series.

Friday’s probable starting pitchers

On Friday night, the Diamondbacks probable starting pitcher is Taijuan Walker. Walker is 7-7 with a 3.55 ERA on the season in 22 starts. In five starts in August, he was 1-2 with a 3.58 ERA. In his past three starts, though, he has a 2.16 ERA. However, he did not go longer than 6 1/3 innings in any of his August starts.

Walker will be opposing Kyle Freeland. He was 11-8 with a 3.81 ERA this season. He has made three starts since returning from the 10-day disabled list with a groin strain and he hasn’t been as sharp. He’s 0-1 with a 4.58 ERA and an opponent’s batting average of .286.

Saturday’s probable starters

On Saturday, the scheduled pitchers are Patrick Corbin and Jon Gray. Corbin is 12-11 with a 3.91 ERA in 27 starts. Corbin has had an excellent past four starts. He has gone at least seven innings in three of those starts and at least eight innings in two of the four starts. In that span, he is 4-0 with a 0.30 ERA. He has gone 30 1/3 innings only allowing 18 hits, one run, five walks, 29 strikeouts, and a .171 opponent batting average.

Jon Gray is 6-3 with a 4.18 ERA in 14 starts. In the month of August, he was 3-1 with a 2.30 ERA in five starts. In his final three starts of August, he went 2-1 with a 1.93 ERA and a .232 opponent batting average.

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