Friday: D-backs 1, Giants 0; Anderson flirts with no-hitter, settles for win. Saturday: D-backs 4, Giants 2; Webster shines in Arizona debut. Sunday: RHP Rubby De La Rosa (4-3, 5.84) vs. RHP Chris Heston (6-4, 3.77), 12:30 p.m., FOX Sports Arizona.
Stay away from the long-ball
Chase Anderson arguably has been the best and most consistent pitcher for the D-backs but has nine no-decisions in 11 starts. He ranks in the top 10 of major leaguers with the fewest home runs allowed per nine innings (0.41), per FanGraphs. The other two D-backs pitchers in this series fall in the opposite top 5. Josh Collmenter and Rubby De La Rosa have allowed 1.70 homers per nine innings. Collmenter has given up a bomb in six of his last seven starts, while hitters caught De La Rosa for two in each of his last three games.
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Over the past two weeks, Paul Goldschmidt isn't leading the Diamondbacks in RBI. That would be A.J. Pollock, who has 12 RBI in that span to Goldy's 11. OK so Goldschmidt getting walked every fourth at-bat ties into that, but the fearsome triplet of Pollock, Goldschmidt and Yasmany Tomas has been a piece of the batting order Chip Hale has gone to consistently.
Lamb's return doesn't hamper Tomas
Third baseman Jake Lamb's return from a foot injury was expected to be a gradual process, but one potential symptom of it concerned Yasmany Tomas. How would his offense fare with less at-bats, and moves in between third and the outfield? So far, Tomas has gotten at least three at-bats in each game played and recorded hits in three of the four since Lamb's return. Lamb, meanwhile, is on a modest two-game hit streak.
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Another taste of Heston
Giants pitcher Chris Heston flew under the radar until he threw a no-hitter against the Mets on Thursday, but the Diamondbacks were one of the first teams to learn the right-hander had that type of talent. Heston's first two wins this year came against Arizona, against whom he went a combined 13 2/3 innings and allowed eight hits and one earned run.