D-backs shift rotation for matchup purposes

Godley pushed back to Monday vs. Rockies; Ray to face Braves on Sunday

September 5th, 2018
Arizona Diamondbacks manager Torey Lovullo (17) in the first inning during a baseball game against the Philadelphia Phillies, Tuesday, Aug. 7, 2018, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri)Rick Scuteri/AP

PHOENIX -- The D-backs will again slightly tweak their rotation, bumping left-hander Robbie Ray from Monday to Sunday and sliding back from Sunday to Monday.

It is the second time the pair have been flipped for what manager Torey Lovullo says are for matchup purposes.

Lovullo has declined to be specific about the matchups, but the last switch had Ray facing the Dodgers and Godley pitching against the Giants. The D-backs won both games.

By flipping the pair this time, Godley will face the Rockies rather than the Braves, while Ray will get the Braves rather than Rockies.

Speaking of Godley

Godley was placed on paternity leave as his wife prepared to give birth to the couple's first child.

That move allowed the D-backs to call up right-hander from Class A Advanced Visalia, where he was sent less than 10 days ago to be used in a starting role so he could pitch multiple innings if needed in the big leagues down the stretch.

Infielder was also recalled from Triple-A Reno prior to Tuesday night's game.

Dyson to see doctor

It appears outfielder might be nearing a return after missing the past two months with a right groin strain.

Dyson played in a pair of rehab games over the weekend and experienced some discomfort Sunday, so the team wants to be cautious and have him examined again by doctors.