Pitching matchups for Arizona Diamondbacks-Colorado Rockies series in Denver

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Jun 28, 2022; Phoenix, Ariz., U.S.;  Arizona Diamondbacks starting pitcher Zac Gallen (23) throws against the San Diego Padres during the first inning at Chase Field.
Jun 28, 2022; Phoenix, Ariz., U.S.; Arizona Diamondbacks starting pitcher Zac Gallen (23) throws against the San Diego Padres during the first inning at Chase Field.

Diamondbacks at Rockies

When: 12:10 p.m., Sunday.

Where: Coors Field, Denver.

Pitchers: Diamondbacks RHP Zac Gallen (4-2, 3.32) vs. Rockies RHP Chad Kuhl (5-5, 3.49).

TV/Radio: Bally Sports Arizona/KMVP-FM (98.7), KHOV-FM (105.1).

Facing the Padres on Tuesday, Gallen turned in four sharp innings before the wheels came off the fifth. He allowed six runs on five hits and two walks in the inning. It was the third time Gallen had allowed six runs in an outing this season. … Gallen faced the Rockies on May 8 at Chase Field, firing seven shutout innings with five hits and no walks. He has a 2.11 ERA in eight career starts against the Rockies, including a 2.00 ERA in three career starts at Coors Field. … Kuhl is coming off what was probably the best start of his career, a three-hit shutout of the Dodgers at Coors Field on Monday. … Kuhl this season has mostly stopped throwing four-seam fastballs and gone mostly to sinkers and sliders, a combination he throws 77.8 percent of the time. He also sprinkles in curveballs and change-ups. … Kuhl threw well against the Diamondbacks on May 6, giving up one run in six innings at Chase Field.

Coming up

Monday: At Chase Field, 3:10 p.m., Diamondbacks LHP Madison Bumgarner (3-8, 3.63) vs. Giants LHP Carlos Rodon (7-4, 2.62).

Tuesday: At Chase Field, 6:40 p.m., Diamondbacks TBA vs. Giants LHP Alex Wood (5-7, 5.03).

Wednesday : At Chase Field, 6:40 p.m., Diamondbacks RHP Merrill Kelly (7-5, 3.46) vs. Giants RHP Alex Cobb (3-3, 4.59).

Diamondbacks at Rockies

When: 6:10 p.m., Saturday

Where: Coors Field, Denver.

Pitchers: Diamondbacks LHP Dallas Keuchel (2-5, 7.93) vs. Rockies LHP Austin Gomber (3-7, 6.55).

TV/Radio: Bally Sports Arizona/KMVP-FM (98.7), KHOV-FM (105.1).

Keuchel will be making his second start with the Diamondbacks after being cut loose by the White Sox in May. His first start was a mixed bag. He gave up four runs in 4 1/3 innings against the Detroit Tigers but struck out seven and induced a season-high 15 swinging strikes. … Keuchel, an 11-year veteran getting his first taste of pitching for a National League team, has never thrown at Coors Field. …He has extensive history against 1B C.J. Cron, holding him to a .192 average (5 for 26) with just one extra-base hit and one walk. … Gomber is getting another chance in the rotation after a brief stint in the bullpen. The Rockies moved him out of the rotation after a stretch in which he logged a 8.66 ERA in seven starts. … Gomber faced the Diamondbacks twice last season, giving up seven runs (five earned) in 11 innings. 3B Josh Rojas is 4 for 5 off Gomber while 2B Ketel Marte is 2 or 3 with a double and a home run.

Coming up

Sunday: At Colorado, 12:10 p.m., Diamondbacks RHP Zac Gallen (4-2, 3.32) vs. Rockies RHP Chad Kuhl (5-5, 3.49).

Monday: At Chase Field, 3:10 p.m., Diamondbacks LHP Madison Bumgarner (3-8, 3.63) vs. Giants LHP Carlos Rodon (7-4, 2.62).

Tuesday: At Chase Field, 6:40 p.m., Diamondbacks TBA vs. Giants LHP Alex Wood (5-7, 5.03).

Diamondbacks at Rockies

When: 5:10 p.m., Friday.

Where: Coors Field.

Pitchers: Diamondbacks RHP Merrill Kelly (6-5, 3.64) vs. Rockies RHP Antonio Senzatela (3-4, 4.66).

TV/Radio: Bally Sports Arizona/KMVP-FM (98.7), KHOV-FM (105.1).

Kelly gave up four runs in six innings in a 5-1 loss to Detroit last time out. All four runs came on a Javier Baez grand slam. Other than that pitch, Kelly had a strong outing, striking out four and walking one. … Kelly dealt with control issues throughout May and the first half of June, but has now walked just one total batter over his last two starts. … His last outing against Colorado, on May 6, was his best of the season. He allowed just one run in 8 2/3 innings while striking out a season-high eight. … Senzatela allowed four runs in five innings against the Twins last time out. He’s been relatively strong over his past four starts, pitching to a 3.52 ERA. … The Diamondbacks have seen Senzatela play well since he debuted in 2017. He has a 5.89 ERA in 18 appearances against them. … Strangely, Senzatela has been considerably better at Coors Field than at more pitcher-friendly road ballparks in his career. His home ERA is 4.53, while his road ERA is 5.19.

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Coming up

Saturday: At Colorado, 6:10 p.m., Diamondbacks TBA vs. Rockies TBA.

Sunday: At Colorado, 12:10 p.m., Diamondbacks LHP Dallas Keuchel (2-5, 7.93) vs. Rockies RHP Chad Kuhl (5-5, 3.49).

Monday: At Chase Field, 3:10 p.m., Diamondbacks RHP Zac Gallen (4-2, 3.32) vs. Giants LHP Carlos Rodón (7-4, 2.62).

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Jun 26, 2022; Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA; Colorado Rockies first baseman C.J. Cron (25) stands after striking out with the bases loaded to the Minnesota Twins to end the sixth inning at Target Field.
Jun 26, 2022; Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA; Colorado Rockies first baseman C.J. Cron (25) stands after striking out with the bases loaded to the Minnesota Twins to end the sixth inning at Target Field.

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Colorado Rockies

Since facing off in the 2017 NL Wild Card Game, the Rockies and Diamondbacks have had remarkably similar trajectories. Both clubs entered a rebuilding phase and traded their franchise cornerstones — Nolan Arenado and Paul Goldschmidt, respectively — to the Cardinals. Now, they’re in a battle for fourth place in the NL West. Entering play Wednesday, the Diamondbacks were one game ahead of Colorado, which sits at 33-42. Like the Diamondbacks, the Rockies were not expected to be competitive this season, but had a surprising start, going 16-11 over the season’s first 27 games. Over the following month, though, they went 7-20. When adjusted for park factors, the Rockies have been the sixth-worst offensive team and 10th-worst pitching team in baseball. Colorado’s best hitter has been first baseman C.J. Cron, who is slashing .295/.349/.538. Chad Kuhl, who they signed to a one-year deal in the off-season, has been their best starter. He has a 3.49 ERA in 77 1/3 innings. When the Diamondbacks face Kuhl on Sunday, they’ll look to do more damage against him than they did in May, when he went six innings and allowed one run at Chase Field.

Theo Mackie covers Arizona high school sports, the Arizona Diamondbacks and Phoenix Rising FC. He can be reached by email at theo.mackie@gannett.com and on Twitter @theo_mackie.

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