Patrick Corbin (4-3, 3.67 ERA) and the Arizona Diamondbacks (65-72) go up against Mike Leake (9-7, 3.49 ERA) and the San Francisco Giants (71-66) in the first of a three-game division series at Chase Field. The game starts at 4:10 p.m. ET on Monday, Sep. 7 and will air on FSAZ and CSBy.
In his last start, Corbin pitched 6.1 innings, giving up two runs and striking out four in a 6-4 victory over the Rockies. David Peralta (.306, 51 Rs, 14 HRs, 71 RBIs, 6 SBs) went 1 for 3 yesterday with one run. The Giants were unsuccessful the last time Leake pitched. He had a good outing, pitching 7.0 innings, allowing two runs and striking out three in a 2-1 loss to the Dodgers. Brandon Belt (.281, 66 Rs, 17 HRs, 62 RBIs, 9 SBs) has been doing well offensively for the Giants, going 2 for 4 yesterday with one RBI.
Arizona is favored by a slight -110 margin in its matchup against San Francisco. The matchup currently has an eight-run Over/Under (O/U). The Diamondbacks are 28-27 as the favorite and have an overall money line of -381. They have an SU record of 26-28 against teams in their division and an 11-10 record when they were the favorite in those games. They have been a terror on the base paths, ranking second in all of baseball with 118 steals. Arizona's pitching staff will be looking to pick it up in this one after recent struggles. The Diamondbacks have given up an average of 5.7 runs to opponents in their last 10 games, above their season average of 4.4 runs per game.
On the other side, the Giants have a record of 31-37 when they are the underdog and are -116 overall with the money line. Over the past 10 matchups, they are 3-7 SU and have played poorly as the underdog with a 1-7 record. They sport the top-ranked offense in the NL, averaging four runs per game. San Francisco is one of the top hitting teams in the NL with an average of 9.2 hits per contest. Opposing pitchers have routinely struggled to strike out the San Francisco batters, who rank second in the NL with 7.5 strikeouts per road game.
The Diamondbacks have gotten the best of the Giants in head-to-head matchups this season, going 7-6. This game will feature Leake (RHP) on the mound against the Diamondbacks, who have a 50-52 record when they take on a right-handed starter. Taking the hill against the Giants will be the left-hander Corbin. They sport a 17-17 record against southpaws.
Predictions: SU Winner - Ari, O/U - Over
The Diamondbacks hold a 26-28 record this season against teams in the NL West Division. The Giants' record in these matchups is 29-28.
The Diamondbacks are coming off of a hot pitching game where they recorded nine strikeouts. The Giants have a record of 19-18 when they are struck out that many times or more.
It looks like the Giants have a slight leg up on the Diamondbacks, as the Giants have won their last two games while the Diamondbacks have lost their last four.
When they outhit their opponents, the Diamondbacks are 45-18. The Giants have a 62-11 record when outhitting opponents.
Ranking 13th, San Francisco sits in the top half of the league in runs, scoring 584 this season. Arizona ranks in the top five at fifth with 612.
Ranking 18th, San Francisco is in the bottom half of the league in walks, notching 373 this season. Arizona ranks in the top 10 at ninth with 414.
The Diamondbacks are 47-28 when they hit at least one home run. The Giants perform similarly when they hit one or more homers with a 49-24 record.