D-backs (41-57) at Brewers (41-55), 3:30 p.m., FOX Sports Arizona
Today's starting pitchers: RHP Braden Shipley (8-5, 3.70, Triple-A Reno) vs. RHP Chase Anderson (4-10, 5.50). . . . Storylines: Shipley will be making his major-league debut, and the D-backs will also be getting their first look of the season at the Brewers and at Anderson, who came up through the Arizona organization before being dealt to Milwaukee in the Jean Segura deal. They've had plenty of success in Miller Park in recent years, winning 4 of their last 5 games and going 13-6 since the start of the 2009 season. The Brewers are in a rebuilding mode, and with this being the last week before the trade deadline, their roster could be in a state of flux. . . . Watch: 3:30 p.m., FOX Sports Arizona and FOX Sports GO.
D-backs starting pitcher Braden Shipley
Shipley was the Diamondbacks' first-round pick in the 2013 draft (15th overall) out of the University of Nevada. He began his college career as a shortstop before converting to pitching fulltime after his freshman season. . . . In his most recent start for Triple-A Reno, seven days ago, he gave up 7 hits, 3 walks and 1 run while striking out 7 over 7 innings. He was third in the PCL in innings pitched (119 1/3) and has found success in the hitter-friendly league by limiting his base on balls (1.66 per 9 innings) and keeping the ball in the park (0.53 per 9 innings).
Brewers starting pitcher Chase Anderson
Anderson was drafted by the D-backs in 2009 (9th round), made his major-league debut in 2014 and fashioned a 15-12 record and 4.18 ERA in 48 career starts. He was sent to the Brewers along with Aaron Hill and minor-leaguer Isan Diaz for Jean Segura and Tyler Wagner and has found the sledding much tougher in Milwaukee. Home runs have been a big issue (1.8 per 9 innings, well above last year's 1.06 rate). . . . Anderson has failed to make it through 5 innings in his last 5 starts, giving up 28 hits, 17 walks and 20 earned runs in 18 2/3 innings.
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On the move?
The Brewers top two hitters -- outfielder Ryan Braun and catcher Jonathan Lucroy -- are both rumored to be candidates to be moved prior to the Aug. 1 non-waiver trade deadline. Lucroy (.301, 13 home runs), because of his favorable contract, is the prime target, but the rebuilding Brewers have been holding out for a massive return. Braun (.319, 14 home runs) has a much less friendly contract and could be more easily acquired. He's hit in all 9 games (13 for 35) since the All-Star break. . . . Relievers Jeremy Jeffress (23 saves) and Will Smith could also be on the move, and you can include D-backs relievers Daniel Hudson and Tyler Clippard in the same conversation.
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Many happy returns
No D-backs player should be happier to be in Milwaukee than first baseman Paul Goldschmidt. He holds a .510 career batting average and 1.098 slugging percentage at Miller Park with 7 home runs, 9 doubles, 17 RBI in just 12 games. . . . Goldschmidt had just 1 hit in 9 at-bats in the three-game series in Cincinnati, but he also walked 4 times, and the lone hit was a home run on Sunday.
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Old stomping grounds
Jean Segura returns to Milwaukee for the first time since being traded to the D-backs. He was the Brewers starting shortstop for 3-plus seasons after being acquired in a trade that sent Zack Greinke to the Angels. He's rejuvenated his career in Arizona, batting .316 and ranking second in the National League with 122 hits. . . . This will also be the first time back in Milwaukee for D-backs outfielder Rickie Weeks Jr. He was starting second baseman for the Brewers for the better part of 10 seasons (2005-14), hitting 148 home runs in 1,142 games.
The Brewers lead the major leagues with 94 stolen bases in 126 attempts, and they've stolen 17 bases in 20 attempts since the All-Star break. But the D-backs have been one of the 5 toughest teams to run against, with their catchers throwing out 21 of 57 attempted steals. . . . Milwaukee shortstop Jonathan Villar leads the majors with 36 steals in 47 attempts.
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Rest of the series
Tuesday: LHP Patrick Corbin (4-9, 5.23) vs. RHP Matt Garza (1-4, 5.94), 4:30 p.m., FOX Sports Arizona. . . . Wednesday: RHP Archie Bradley (3-6, 4.44) vs. RHP Jimmy Nelson (6-7, 3.39), 4:30 p.m., FOX Sports Arizona. . . . Thursday: LHP Robbie Ray (5-9, 4.53) vs. RHP Zack Davies (6-4, 3.79), 10:30 a.m., FOX Sports Arizona.