LHP Patrick Corbin looks to remain unbeaten -- and pursues his 10th win for the sixth time -- when he takes the mound Tuesday night in the second game of a four-game series against the Mets at Citi Field. Corbin has been stuck at 9-0 because he hasn't received a decision in his last five starts despite pitching to a 2.55 ERA and 0.91 WHIP over 35 1/3 innings. Corbin is looking to become the first Arizona pitcher to ever open a season 10-0. Brandon Webb began the 2008 season with nine straight wins. In his last start against the Nationals on Thursday, Corbin allowed two runs on five hits and two walks while striking out six over seven innings in the Diamondbacks' 3-2 win. In his only career start against the Mets on May 5, 2012, Corbin took the loss after allowing four runs in 3 1/3 innings.
INF Willie Bloomquist, who hasn't played since he was hit on the left hand by a pitch last Wednesday, is getting better, manager Kirk Gibson said. In his past eight games, Bloomquist is 3-for-28 (.107).
RHP Brandon McCarthy (right shoulder inflammation) is scheduled to throw a bullpen session Tuesday. McCarthy, who has been out since May 31, was expected to throw in the bullpen last Wednesday but only threw from flat ground after experiencing fatigue in the shoulder. He is 2-4 with a 4.99 ERA in 11 starts this year for the Diamondbacks.
RHP Trevor Cahill (right hip contusion) was placed on the disabled list Monday. Cahill was hit on the hip by a line drive against the Marlins on June 19, and while he left that start after one inning, he made his next two starts as scheduled but allowed 12 runs in 9 1/3 innings. He went 0-5 with a 9.85 ERA in six June starts, a stretch that dropped him to 3-10 and raised his overall ERA from 2.88 to 4.66.
OF Gerardo Parra (head) left Monday's game for precautionary reasons after he hit his head on the warning track at Citi Field pursuing an eighth-inning triple by the Mets' Omar Quintanilla in the Diamondbacks' 5-4, 13-inning loss. Parra almost made a spectacular catch, but the ball bounced off the palm of his glove and he fell face-first on to the dirt on the track. He remained on the ground for several minutes before walking off under his own power. Parra was 1-for-4 before exiting.
RHP Chaz Roe had his contract purchased from Triple-A Reno on Monday, and he replaced injured RHP Trevor Cahill on the Diamondbacks' 25-man roster. Roe made his major league debut later in the evening by throwing 1 2/3 scoreless innings of relief -- and going 0-for-1 at the plate -- in the Diamondbacks' 5-4, 13-inning loss to the Mets. Roe had four saves and a 2.00 ERA in nine games for Reno prior to his recall.