D-Backs’ Evan Longoria looks for another highlight vs. Rays

Evan Longoria played for tampa bay rays from 2008-17, and the veteran third baseman is one of the most recognizable faces in that franchise’s history

On Tuesday night, Longoria sent a reminder to the team with which he began his major league career that he is still an impressive player at age 37.

Longoria gets two hits, including homer Arizona Diamondbacks‘ win 8-4 rays in phoenix

With Longoria helping to lead the way, diamondbacks Will try to win the third game in a row on Wednesday in the middle of the three-match interleague series

“Overall, the good team won,” Longoria said after Tuesday’s game.

Longoria now has the distinction of hitting home runs against all 30 MLB teams.

Longoria said, “It just means it’s been a long time since I achieved this feat.”

A couple of Zacks will be the starting pitchers for Wednesday’s game rays Turn to Zack Aflin (9-3, 3.35 ERA) against fellow right-hander Zack Davis (1-4, 7.82)

Eflin gave up three earned runs with seven strikeouts over six innings in an 11-3 victory against the Kansas City Royals on Friday.

Aflin said of his outing, “It felt like I got crushed, and there was a very bad atmosphere.” “Obviously, it was amazing to see players get 17 hits and a lot of runs.”

aflin has been a constant contributor to rays‘ rotation, and he has a chance to reach double-digit wins in his 15th start.

To earn his 10th win, Eflin must top a team he has not defeated in his major league career. He is 0–2 with a 3.38 ERA in four career games (three starts) against diamondbacks

Finding success on the road has been an issue for Eflin.

When rays The starter is 8-0 with a 2.17 ERA at home, he’s 1-3 with a 5.08 ERA in six away starts.

on Wednesday rays Infielder Taylor Walls is not expected to start, having been scratched before the first pitch on Tuesday due to a tight middle back.

“We would hang out with him every day,” rays manager Kevin Cash said. “He will not play (Wednesday). We will keep him available.”

Meanwhile, Davis is on hard times.

Since defeating the Washington Nationals on June 7, Davis has not pitched more than four innings in any of his last three starts – all losses. He has surrendered 18 earned runs on 21 hits in 10 2/3 innings during that span.

Davis was tagged for six runs on as many hits with four walks in his last outing, an 8–5 blowout against the San Francisco Giants.

Davis has faced rays For once in his career, and he excelled. He allowed only one hit over seven innings of a 3–0 victory on August 5, 2017, while pitching for the Milwaukee Brewers.

“He’s a big part of this rotation,” diamondbacks manager Torey Lovullo said. “I thought Zach’s things (in San Francisco) were better than the last two and it’s just about moving forward and taking steps in the right direction.

–Field Level Media