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Pitching matchup for Tuesday’s Diamondbacks game at Philadelphia Phillies

The Arizona Diamondbacks conclude their three-city road trip in Philadelphia this week, with the series middle game set for 3:40 pm on Tuesday. The game can be seen on Bally Sports Arizona. Follow this page for updates before, during and after this game.

Tuesday’s Diamondbacks-Phillies pitching matchup

Diamondbacks at Phillies, 3:40 pm, Citizens Bank Park

Diamondbacks RHP Ryne Nelson (1-2, 5.48) vs. Phillies TBA.

Nelson had one of his best outings of the season last week in Oakland, firing 5 1/3 innings of one-hit ball, although he did walk four batters, including three in the sixth inning before departing. It was the closest thing to a quality start Nelson has posted since April 15. … Nelson’s fastball velocity remained up in that start, averaging 94.5 mph, which is a tick above average for major league starting pitchers. … Nelson will be facing the Phillies for the first time. … The Phillies have not announced a starting pitcher, but they are expected to go with a reliever for a short outing before handing the ball to RHP Dylan Covey for bulk innings. … The Phillies optioned LHP Bailey Falter to the minors last week and pushed his old rotation spot back to this game by asking RHP Taijuan Walker to pitch on short rest on Sunday.

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Coming up

Wednesday: At Philadelphia, 10:05 am, Diamondbacks RHP Zac Gallen (6-2, 2.95) vs. Phillies LHP Ranger Suarez (0-1, 10.50).

Thursday: Off.

Friday: At Chase Field, 6:40 pm, Diamondbacks RHP Zach Davies (0-0, 5.79) vs. Red Sox LHP Chris Sale (4-2, 5.01).

Saturday: At Chase Field, 4:15 pm, Diamondbacks RHP Brandon Pfaadt (0-1, 7.56) vs. Red Sox RHP Garrett Whitlock (1-2, 6.19).

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