What’s on Tap: Previewing Sunday’s action

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From Kenta Maeda‘s breakthrough to 19-year-old Julio Urias‘ major league debut, the evolution of the Dodgers’ rotation has been at times both perplexing and astonishing this season. Sunday’s slate features one of their more recent newcomers, 24-year-old Jose De Leon, as he tries for the series win against the Diamondbacks.

It will be the third start for De Leon, who has tallied 11 innings in the majors thus far and is on the lookout for his third win of the season. The right-hander struck out two batters in his last outing against the Yankees, walking two and giving up two home runs in the Dodgers’ 8-2 win.

Taking the hill for Arizona is left-hander Robbie Ray, who has allowed 13 runs, seven walks, and struck out 21 batters (including his 200th of the season) over three starts with the club this September. Like De Leon, Ray’s control problems have fed into a 3.42 BB/9 rate, but his 4.55 ERA masks the second-highest K/9 rate in the league, at 11.34 whiffs per nine innings. On the flip side, the lefty’s dominance in the strike zone has not always translated to run prevention, as he also holds the second-highest hard contact rate in the league, at 36.6%.

The Diamondbacks will kick off the series finale at 4:10 PM EDT at Chase Field.

You can find more from Sunday’s action below.

Detroit Tigers (Daniel Norris) @ Cleveland Indians (Trevor Bauer), 1:10 PM EDT

Minnesota Twins (Kyle Gibson) @ New York Mets (Gabriel Ynoa), 1:10 PM EDT

Pittsburgh Pirates (Ivan Nova) @ Cincinnati Reds (Dan Straily), 1:10 PM EDT

Miami Marlins (Andrew Cashner) @ Philadelphia Phillies (Alec Asher), 1:35 PM EDT

Tampa Bay Rays (Jake Odorizzi) @ Baltimore Orioles (Wade Miley), 1:35 PM EDT

Washington Nationals (Joe Ross) @ Atlanta Braves (Matt Wisler), 1:35 PM EDT

Chicago White Sox (Jose Quintana) @ Kansas City Royals (Danny Duffy), 2:15 PM EDT

Milwaukee Brewers (Wily Peralta) @ Chicago Cubs (Kyle Hendricks), 2:20 PM EDT

Oakland Athletics (Ross Detwiler) @ Texas Rangers (Colby Lewis), 3:05 PM EDT

Toronto Blue Jays (Marcus Stroman) @ Los Angeles Angels (Alex Meyer), 3:35 PM EDT

St. Louis Cardinals (Alex Reyes) @ San Francisco Giants (Albert Suarez), 4:05 PM EDT

Houston Astros (Doug Fister) @ Seattle Mariners (Ariel Miranda), 4:10 PM EDT

San Diego Padres (Jarred Cosart) @ Colorado Rockies (Chad Bettis), 4:10 PM EDT

New York Yankees (CC Sabathia)@ Boston Red Sox (Drew Pomeranz), 8:08 PM EDT