Shelby Miller (0-1, 8.59 ERA) and the Arizona Diamondbacks (10-10) go up against Carlos Martinez (3-0, 2.70 ERA) and the St. Louis Cardinals (10-8) in the second of a four-game series at Chase Field. The Diamondbacks won the last game 12-7, and Arizona leads the series 1-0. The game starts at 9:40 p.m. ET on Tuesday, Apr. 26 and will air on FS1 and FSAZ.
In his last start, Miller pitched 2.0 innings, giving up two runs, striking out one and walking five in a 6-2 victory over the Giants. Paul Goldschmidt (.261, 11 Rs, 5 HRs, 15 RBIs, 1 SB) played well again yesterday, going 2 for 4 with three runs, two home runs, and three RBIs. The Cardinals were also victorious the last time Martinez pitched. He had a good outing, pitching 7.0 innings, allowing one run, striking out five and walking three in a 5-3 victory over the Cubs. Aledmys Diaz (.480, 13 Rs, 3 HRs, 11 RBIs, 1 SB) has been hitting the ball well to start the season for the Cardinals, going 3 for 5 yesterday with one run, one home run, one RBI, and one stolen base.
The odds are St. Louis -140 for this game and the Over/Under (O/U) is 9 at the moment.
Predictions: SU Winner - STL
Arizona earned its first shutout of the season in its last game. St. Louis has been shut out one time this season.
When they are outhit, the Diamondbacks are 0-8. The Cardinals have a 2-7 record when opponents outhit them.
Ranking first in home runs, Arizona has hit 29 this season. St. Louis ranks second with 28 home runs.
Arizona and St. Louis both rank in the top five of the league in hits. Arizona sits at third with 9.55 hits per game and St. Louis ranks second with 9.72.
Ranking ninth, Arizona is in the top 10 of the league for its on-base plus slugging percentage (.787). St. Louis ranks in the top five with an OPS of .851.
When the Cardinals allow at least one home run, they are 5-4. When the Diamondbacks allow one or more homers, they have a 3-7 record.