Rubby De La Rosa (9-5, 4.56 ERA) and the Arizona Diamondbacks (53-56) meet Aaron Harang (5-12, 4.11 ERA) and the Philadelphia Phillies (44-67) in the first of a three-game series at Chase Field. The game starts at 9:40 p.m. ET on Monday, Aug. 10 and will air on CSPh and FSAZ.
In his most recent outing, De La Rosa pitched 5.0 innings, allowing two runs, striking out three and walking three in an 11-4 victory over the Nationals. David Peralta (.282, 42 Rs, 10 HRs, 52 RBIs, 5 SBs) went 1 for 3 yesterday with one RBI. The Phillies were unsuccessful to the Dodgers 4-3 the last time Harang pitched. He went 5.0 innings, allowing four runs, striking out one and walking five.
Arizona is a -173 favorite in this game and the Over/Under (O/U) is eight runs. The Diamondbacks are 19-20 as the favorite and have an overall money line of +100. The Diamondbacks have one of the most prolific offenses in the entire NL, averaging 4.4 runs per game. The Diamondbacks rank third in the NL in hits with 9.1 per game. The Diamondbacks are a nightmare for opponents on the bases with 96 steals, one of the highest totals in baseball.
Across the field, the Phillies have a subpar record of 39-60 when they are the underdog and are -519 overall with the money line. Philadelphia has been playing better lately, averaging 5.4 runs per game, more than their season average of 3.7.
So far this season, the Phillies are 3-0 against the Diamondbacks. This game will feature Harang (RHP) on the mound against the Diamondbacks, who have a 41-41 record when they take on a right-handed starter. Taking the hill against the Phillies will be the right-hander De La Rosa. They sport a 34-52 record against righties.
Predictions: SU Winner - Ari, O/U - Over
After last game's shutout win against the Cincinnati, the Diamondbacks now have eight shutouts this season. The Phillies have been shut out in 11 games this season.
Having scored zero runs in their last game, the Diamondbacks are going to have to up their game if they want to win this matchup. The Phillies have a 4-0 record in games where opponents scored that many runs.
When they are outhit, the Phillies are 15-53. The Diamondbacks have a 12-36 record when opponents outhit them.
Ranking 29th in home runs, Philadelphia has hit 79 this season. Arizona ranks 19th with 97 home runs.
Ranking seventh, Philadelphia is in the top 10 of the league in hits, notching 8.61 per game. Arizona ranks in the top five at third with 9.09.
Ranking 26th, Philadelphia is near the bottom of the league for its on-base plus slugging percentage (.681). Arizona ranks in the top 10 at 10th with an OPS of .726.
When the Phillies allow at least one home run, they are 20-47, well-matched with the Diamondbacks who are 26-47 when allowing at least one homer.