Diamondbacks look to stop 8-game skid against Rockies
Colorado Rockies (16-15, third in the NL West) vs. Arizona Diamondbacks (13-19, fifth in the NL West)
Phoenix; Thursday, 6:10 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Colorado: Kyle Freeland (2-1, 2.87 ERA) Arizona: Zac Gallen (0-0, 2.25 ERA)
LINE: Diamondbacks 1; over/under is 8 1/2 runs
BOTTOM LINE: Arizona enters the game as losers of their last eight games.
The Diamondbacks are 8-15 against opponents from the NL West. The Arizona offense has compiled a .243 batting average as a team this season, Ketel Marte leads the team with a mark of .322.
The Rockies are 9-7 against division opponents. The Colorado offense has compiled a .260 batting average as a team this season, good for fifth in the National League. Charlie Blackmon leads the team with an average of .395.
TOP PERFORMERS: Kole Calhoun leads the Diamondbacks with eight home runs and is slugging .505.
Trevor Story leads the Rockies with 18 extra base hits and 18 RBIs.
INJURIES: Diamondbacks: Corbin Martin: (elbow), Merrill Kelly: (right shoulder), Andrew Chafin: (left finger), Madison Bumgarner: (back), Silvino Bracho: (elbow), Jeremy Beasley: (right shoulder).
Rockies: Scott Oberg: (blood clots), Peter Lambert: (elbow), Joe Harvey: (elbow), Chi Chi Gonzalez: (bicep), Wade Davis: (right shoulder), David Dahl: (back), Chris Owings: (hamstring).