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D-backs’ Carson Kelly scratched from start vs. Rockies

May 6, 2022, 7:07 PM | Updated: 7:13 pm
Arizona Diamondbacks relief pitcher Ian Kennedy (31) and catcher Carson Kelly celebrate a 2-0 victo...

Arizona Diamondbacks relief pitcher Ian Kennedy (31) and catcher Carson Kelly celebrate a 2-0 victory over the St. Louis Cardinals in a baseball game Saturday, April 30, 2022, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

(AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

Arizona Diamondbacks catcher Carson Kelly was scratched from Friday’s matchup against the Colorado Rockies.

AZCentral’s Nick Piecoro reports that Kelly was scratched due to a left abdominal strain.

Jose Herrera will start in his place.

Kelly has had a slow start to the season, batting .105 in 57 at-bats, hitting one RBI and striking out 20 times.

Herrera has had similar luck at the plate. The 25-year-old is batting .087 in addition to five walks and eight strikeouts in 23 at-bats this year.

Despite the drought from the catchers, the D-backs have found their stride as of late.

The team has won seven of its last 10 games, including taking two out of three from the Los Angeles Dodgers and a sweep of the Miami Marlins.

The D-backs have reached a .500 win percentage for the second time all year but still rank last in the NL West despite the recent success.

Arizona looks to gain ground on a division rival and starts a three-game home series against Colorado. Tune to ESPN 620 AM or 98.7 FM HD-2 for all the action.

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