Diamondbacks Starting Lineup: Corbin Starts for Walker, Martinez Sits as D-backs Go For Series Win

If it feels like it’s been a while since the Diamondbacks have won a series, that’s because it has. The last series win came against the Colorado Rockies on July 2. Now, I’ll admit that sometimes I may have just a tiny flair for the dramatic, but it’s not a stretch to think a win today could be a nice boost to the D-backs psyche.

Taijuan Walker has been scratched today and put on paternity leave. Starting in his place is Patrick Corbin (6-9, 4.66 ERA), who was set to start in the series opener on Friday against the Washington Nationals in Phoenix. Corbin has been inconsistent all year and he hasn’t logged a win since June 16 against the Phillies.¬†As long as the Diamondbacks can get their offense rolling today, they should be able to pull this one out.

For the Reds, rookie RHP Luis Castillo (1-2, 3.41 ERA) will take the mound today. Castillo has a four-pitch repertoire while leaning on his fastball around 60% of the time. He mixes his other pitches in well. Watch for D-backs hitters to try and jump on that fastball early in the counts today.

J.D. Martinez is out of today’s lineup after getting hit by a pitch in his left hand and exiting last night’s game in the 4th inning. So if the lineup for the D-backs feels familiar, yet like there’s something missing, that’s why.

 

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Jon is the editor and lead writer at Dbacks Insider. He is a life-long, passionate baseball fan who grew up in Omaha, Nebraska, playing stickball and watching baseball at the College World Series. He aims to bring you the most up-to-date and relevant Dbacks news and commentary every day.

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