Rubby De La Rosa (2-3, 5.94 ERA) and Michael Wacha (2-0, 2.82 ERA) are on the hill in the last of a four-game series between the Arizona Diamondbacks (11-12) and the St. Louis Cardinals (12-9) at Chase Field. The Cardinals won the last game 11-4, and St. Louis leads the series 2-1. Action begins at 9:40 p.m. ET on Thursday, Apr. 28 and can be seen on FSAZ and FSMW.
De La Rosa pitched 6.0 innings in his most recent start, surrendering one run, striking out six and walking one in a 7-1 win over the Pirates. Jean Segura (.350, 11 Rs, 4 HRs, 15 RBIs, 3 SBs) had another good game yesterday, going 2 for 5. Wacha went 6.0 innings, surrendering two runs and walking four in an 11-2 win over the Padres in his last outing. Aledmys Diaz (.468, 18 Rs, 4 HRs, 13 RBIs, 1 SB) has been successful at the plate for the Cardinals, going 2 for 4 yesterday with three runs, one home run, and two RBIs.
The odds for Arizona and St. Louis are St. Louis -120, while the Over/Under (O/U) is 9 as of now.
The Cardinals lead the season series, 2-1.
Predictions: SU Winner - STL
When leading after seven innings, St. Louis is 7-4, while Arizona is 5-9.
The Cardinals are coming into this meeting after a high-scoring game where they scored an impressive 11 runs. The Diamondbacks have a 0-3 record when opponents score that many runs or more.
When they are outhit, the Diamondbacks are 0-10. The Cardinals have a 2-8 record when opponents outhit them.
Arizona ranks at the top of the league when it comes to home runs this season with 34. St. Louis ranks in the top five at second with 33.
Arizona and St. Louis both rank in the top five of the league in hits. Arizona sits at fourth with 9.74 hits per game and St. Louis ranks second with 10.05.
Ranking seventh, Arizona is in the top 10 of the league for its on-base plus slugging percentage (.802). St. Louis ranks in the top five at fourth with an OPS of .869.
The Cardinals are 7-5 in games where they allow one or more home runs. The Diamondbacks are 4-9 when they allow at least one homer.