In the last of a three-game series between the Arizona Diamondbacks (55-56) and the Philadelphia Phillies (45-68) at Chase Field, Chase Anderson (5-4, 4.10 ERA) and Aaron Nola (2-1, 3.65 ERA) get the ball. The Diamondbacks won the last game 13-1 and Arizona leads the series 2-0. The game gets underway at 3:40 p.m. ET on Wednesday, Aug. 12 and will air on CSPh and FSAZ.
In his last start, Anderson pitched 7.0 innings, giving up zero runs, striking out seven and walking two in a 2-0 victory over the Reds. David Peralta (.298, 44 Rs, 10 HRs, 55 RBIs, 5 SBs) continued his strong season yesterday, going 3 for 5 with one run and two RBIs. The Phillies were unsuccessful the last time Nola pitched. He tossed 6.0 innings, allowing three runs, striking out six and walking two in a 4-3 loss to the Padres. Maikel Franco (.277, 43 Rs, 13 HRs, 48 RBIs, 1 SB) has been hitting the ball well for the Phillies, going 2 for 4 yesterday with one run, one home run, and one RBI.
Arizona, a -161 favorite, will look to capitalize at home against Philadelphia. The Over/Under (O/U) for the matchup is eight runs. The Diamondbacks are 21-20 as the favorite and have an overall money line of +300. They are 3-1 as the favorite over their last 10 games. The Diamondbacks come into the game with the second-ranked scoring offense in the NL, averaging 4.5 runs per game. The Diamondbacks rank third in the NL in hits with 9.2 per game. The Diamondbacks are a nightmare for opponents on the bases with 98 steals, one of the highest totals in baseball.
Across the field, the Phillies have a subpar record of 40-61 when they are the underdog and are -449 overall with the money line. Philadelphia has been playing better lately, averaging 5.6 runs per game, more than their season average of 3.7. Philadelphia is one of the top road hitting teams in the NL with an average of 8.8 hits per contest.
In their previous four games this season, the Phillies have a 3-1 record. The Diamondbacks will take on a right-hander (Nola) in this game and have a 43-41 record against right-handed starting pitchers this season. Taking the hill against the Phillies will be the right-hander Anderson. They sport a 35-53 record against righties.
Predictions: SU Winner - Ari, O/U - Over
The Diamondbacks won their last game by a 12-run margin. In games decided by a margin of 10 runs or more, the Phillies are 1-3. The Diamondbacks are 2-1 in blowouts this season.
Philadelphia has won 39% (22-34) of its games when leading after 7 innings. However, Arizona has won 57% (21-16) of its games when taking a late lead.
Having scored zero runs in their last game, the Phillies are going to have to up their game if they want to win this matchup. The Diamondbacks have an 8-0 record in games where opponents scored that many runs.
When they outhit their opponents, the Diamondbacks are 38-14. The Phillies have a 26-9 record when outhitting opponents.
Ranking 24th in runs, Philadelphia has earned 421 this season. Arizona ranks third with 495 runs.
Ranking 29th, Philadelphia is near the bottom of the league in walks, notching 254 this season. Arizona ranks in the top 10 at seventh with 340.
The Diamondbacks are 37-22 in games where they hit one or more home runs. The Phillies are 28-29 when they hit at least one homer.