After a nice finish to a seven-game homestand, the Diamondbacks are in Miami for the first three of 21 road games over the next 31 days. They arrive in the Sunshine State after a series win over the Braves that followed a split with the Phillies.
The D-backs and Marlins enter at opposite ends of the success spectrum. The D-backs, at 23-18, are near the top of the NL West, while the Marlins, at 11-30, are in the cellar of the NL East. The D-backs will need to take advantage of their upper hand with so many road games over the next month.
Heres a look at what's to come in first of two meetings between the teams:
Pitching matchups: Friday -- RHP Trevor Cahill (2-4, 2.70 ERA) vs. RHP Kevin Slowey (1-3, 2.55). Saturday -- RHP Brandon McCarthy (0-3, 5.63) vs. RHP Tom Koehler (0-1, 3.31). Sunday -- LHP Wade Miley (3-2, 3.75) vs. RHP Ricky Nolasco (2-5, 4.39).
Who's hot for the D-backs: Third baseman Eric Chavez had an outstanding homestand, particularly in a three-RBI effort on...