Arizona Diamondbacks Take on Sub-Par, Ryan Braun-less Milwaukee Brewers

By Tristen Challe
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The Arizona Diamondbacks look to secure their position atop the NL West Friday night against the Milwaukee Brewers.

The Brewers have been a sub-par team throughout the entire season, struggling game in and game out. They come into Friday’s game losing two in a row and hoping to end their six game losing streak against the Diamondbacks.

Patrick Corbin will take the mound for the Diamondbacks looking to record his 11th win. In his last outing, he pitched eight innings, allowing only one earned run in a win over the Colorado Rockies. After a hot start to the season, Corbin hopes to keep his stellar play going. In his only start against the Brewers, he gave up two runs in six innings during a 9-2 victory on the road.

Corbin and the Diamondbacks will not have to worry about former MVP Ryan Braun, who played one game after coming off the disabled list. Braun will miss at least two more games and possibly the series after leaving for a family medical issue. The Brewers will send out Tom Gorzelanny, who allowed two unearned runs and struck out eight in a 2-1 loss to the New York Mets on Sunday.

Gorzelanny has been accustomed to coming out of the bullpen but with the Brewers giving Wily Peralta a little extra time to recover from a hamstring injury, he finds himself on the mound for the first pitch.

Looking for a bit of wiggle room on the scoreboard, Gorzelanny hopes that Milwuakee’s Norichika Aoki can continue to swing the bat well. Aoki has batted .415 in the month of July and appears to have found his rhythm at the plate. In his third start of the season, Gorzelanny will do what he can against a Diamondbacks team with a 2.57 batting average, which is good for 13th overall, while Corbin yet again seeks another solid outing and win.

Tristen Challe is a Writer for rantsports. Follow him on Twitter @TristenChalle

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