Originally posted on Fox Sports Arizona
By TYLER LOCKMAN  |  Last updated 7/26/13
Some have suggested over the past few days that the Diamondbacks are slipping. But though they lost their hold on first place to the Dodgers -- at the hands of the Cubs, no less -- the D-backs enter the weekend just a half-game back in the NL West. The visiting Padres have slipped even more. At the start of the month, they were in fourth place, just 5 12 games back of the D-backs. The Padres have gone 6-10 since then to cap an 8-21 stretch that began June 22. With the D-backs trying to keep pace with the red-hot Dodgers, who are 14-5 in July, and the visiting Padres trying to get back in contention, here's what to watch for in the three-game series at Chase Field: PITCHING MATCHUPS: Friday -- RHP Randall Delgado (2-3, 3.43 ERA) vs. LHP Eric Stults (8-8. 3.45). Saturday -- LHP Tyler Skaggs (2-2, 4.11) vs. RHP Andrew Cashner (6-5, 3.84). Sunday -- LHP Patrick Corbin (12-1, 2.31) vs. RHP Tyson Ross (0-4, 3.60). WHO'S HOT FOR THE D-BACKS: Friday starter Randall Delgado has allowed t...
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45

Jason Garrett addresses Greg Hardy's comments about Tom Brady's wife

Owner on Deflategate: 'Made a mountain out of a mole hill'

Lee: Celtics will turn heads, have similarities to Warriors

Rex makes players do push-ups in practice after penalty calls

Weeden compares QB situation to 'backing up Derek Jeter'

Matt Hasselbeck went to E.R. with illness on Tuesday


Calipari on 2015-16 Kentucky basketball team: ‘We stink’

Reports: Andrew Luck out against Texans

Rodgers on INT-free season: ‘I don’t think it is’ possible

Tyrann Mathieu: Lions may not know their own offense

NHL awards predictions for the 2015-16 season

WATCH: Maple Leafs use first coach's challenge, win

MLB News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

By clicking "Sign Me Up", you have read and agreed to the Fox Sports Digital Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. You can opt out at any time. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.
Get it now!
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45

Rex makes players do push-ups in practice after penalty calls

Weeden compares QB situation to 'backing up Derek Jeter'

Pirates fan dresses as Steve Bartman, fails to curse Cubs

LeBron takes in-game selfie with fans in Cincinnati

MLB postseason power rankings

NHL awards predictions for the 2015-16 season

Quiz: MLB pitchers with 100+ career postseason strikeouts

Top storyline for each Week 5 NFL game

Which teams have underperformed or surprised in 2015

The six NFL players most likely to be traded by the deadline

Today's Best Stuff
For Publishers
Company Info
Follow Yardbarker