Robbie Ray (3-11, 3.72 ERA) and Alex Wood (10-9, 3.51 ERA) are on the hill in the first of a three-game series between the Arizona Diamondbacks (67-73) and the Los Angeles Dodgers (80-59) at Chase Field. Action begins at 9:40 p.m. ET on Friday, Sep. 11 and can be seen on FSAZ and SNLA.
Ray pitched 5.0 innings in his most recent start, surrendering two runs, striking out eight and walking three in a 2-0 defeat to the Cubs. David Peralta (.307, 53 Rs, 14 HRs, 71 RBIs, 6 SBs) went 1 for 4 Wednesday with one run. Wood went 7.0 innings, surrendering zero runs, striking out four and walking four in a 2-0 win over the Padres in his last outing.
The odds for Arizona and Los Angeles are even, while the Over/Under (O/U) is unavailable as of now. Within its division, Arizona has a record of 28-29 SU. Arizona is one of the best in the MLB in terms of steals, swiping 118 bases.
The Dodgers are 35-21 against NL West rivals. Los Angeles is excellent at drawing walks with an NL-best 3.5 per game. When it comes to preventing batters from getting on base, the Dodgers are one of the best in the league with a WHIP of 1.18 for the season. The Dodgers have established a reputation of overwhelming hitters with an NL-best 8.6 strikeouts per game, making them one of the top five teams in the league.
The Dodgers have controlled the season series, 9-3. The Diamondbacks have a 15-20 record against left-handed starting pitchers on the year, which is what they'll be facing when Wood takes the mound. Ray (RHP) will be on the hill against the Dodgers, who have a 65-45 record against right-handed starting pitchers.
Predictions: SU Winner - LAD
The Dodgers sit at 35-21 against their divisional rivals, while the Diamondbacks are 28-29.
When leading after 7 innings, Los Angeles is 26-22, while Arizona is 26-25.
The Dodgers are coming into this game after allowing one walk during their last outing. The Diamondbacks have a 13-20 record when opponents give up that many walks or fewer.
When they outhit their opponents, the Diamondbacks are 47-18. The Dodgers have a 60-11 record when outhitting opponents.
Ranking 20th in runs, Los Angeles has earned 573 this season. Arizona ranks fifth with 622 runs.
Los Angeles tops the league in walks with 482 this season. Arizona ranks in the top 10 at ninth with 420.
When the Diamondbacks hit at least one home run, they are 49-29, well-matched with the Dodgers who are 59-35 when hitting one or more homers.