Monday -- Braves 8, D-backs 1; Atlanta's Wood dominates series opener. Tuesday -- D-backs 7, Braves 6: Pollock's pool shot lifts Arizona. Wednesday -- RHP Rubby De La Rosa (4-2, 4.50) vs. RHP Mike Foltynewicz (3-2, 3.96), 12:40 p.m., MLB Network
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We're not in Miller Park anymore
Arizona first baseman Paul Goldschmidt recorded three hits in each of three games against the Milwaukee Brewers in the D-backs' last series, and it could've been a larger total had the Brewers not -- finally -- decided to pitch around him four times Sunday. So, is Goldy on a super hot streak or does he just dig Miller Park that much?
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Archie tries to rediscover pre-injury form
After the D-backs lost a 17-inning walk-off Sunday in Milwaukee, it's up to starting pitcher Archie Bradley to pitch deep into the game to give the weary pitching staff a rest. Bradley hasn't been the same pitcher since returning from a DL stint. He compiled a 1.45 ERA in his first three starts but is 0-2 with an 11.81 ERA since returning. He called his last outing in St. Louis “bad baseball.”
Sigh of relief
Over the last two weeks, the D-backs' bullpen is tied as the most-utilized relief unit in the majors but is also one of the most effective. D-backs relievers have a 2.14 ERA over that span, tied for third-best in bseball. The Braves' bullpen has the worst ERA in the majors this season (4.67), though Atlanta has gotten much more out out of its starters.
Uribe the Brave
Juan Uribe spent the last several years playing for the D-backs' NL West rivals in San Francisco and Los Angeles but became the odd man out with the Dodgers after getting off to a slow start. A trade last week sent him to Atlanta, and Uribe is 5 for 16 with two homers since joining the Braves, begging the question of whether he's the guy who in 2013 hit three homers vs. Arizona in a single game or the one who earlier this season injured himself one play into a substitution.