Ray (1-0) delivered a fine performance in his season debut after the two teams combined for 20 runs in Game 1 of the doubleheader. His only blemish came on an RBI double in the bottom of the fourth inning to tie the game, but his offense immediately provided three more runs in the top of the fifth.
Ray will likely make at least one more start Monday against the Nationals while filling in for Archie Bradley, who's on the disabled list.
Tuesday's game between the
It's the second game in a row that has been postponed between the two teams. The Rockies and Diamondbacks will play a traditional doubleheader Wednesday.
"He has pitches to strike guys out, he's got a lot of strikeouts down there and we just want to see what he's got, give him a shot," D-backs manager Chip Hale said, via MLB.com. "We're playing a team in the Rockies who can really hit. We saw that at our place. But they swing at a lot of pitches, so his power stuff we think matches up good with them. We had the option of a few guys and a couple of them are lefties. Robbie just makes sense right now at this point."
Ray has been pitching for the team's Double-A affiliate. During spring training, Ray produced a 6.35 ERA in six appearances. Ray will receive two starts in place of Archie Bradley, who is on the disabled list with a sinus fracture, reports FoxSportsArizona.com.
Arizona also reassigned
Ray posted a 6.35 ERA with 16 strikeouts and nine walks in six appearances.
"It'll come back," Ray said, per Nick Piecoro of AZCentral.com. "I threw it (Thursday) and it's already starting to come back. I just have to throw it more."
Ray changed the finger position on his change-up grip to help get it back to its previous effectiveness.
"Granted, yeah, I've lost a little touch for my change-up, but the slider is where it needs to be right now," he said. "I feel like I can always find the change-up. I've had it for so long. It's a matter of two bullpens and then maybe a game and I'll have it back. But I definitely feel like I'm in a better place right now."
|CBSSports.com Player Ranking|
|6/2/2015 vs Atlanta|
|Last 7 Games|
|Complete Game Log|
| 31 |
| 1 |
| 2 |
| 3 |
| 4 |
| 5 |
| 7 |
| 8 |
| 9 |
| 10 |
| 11 || 12 |
|More Pitching Stats|
|Minor League Pitching Stats|
|2010||ASX-Vermont Lake Monster||0||0||0.00||1||0||0||0||0||1.0||0||0||0||0||0||0||2|
|2014||AAA-Toledo Mud Hens||7||6||4.22||20||19||0||0||0||100.1||106||51||47||6||3||44||75|
Majestic Arizona Diamondbacks Women's Replica Jersey - White Shop Now!