Patrick Corbin (2-3, 3.99 ERA) and the Arizona Diamondbacks (53-55) go up against Anthony DeSclafani (7-7, 3.71 ERA) and the Cincinnati Reds (48-59) in the last of a three-game series at Chase Field. The Reds won the last game 4-1 and the series is currently tied 1-1. The game starts at 1:10 p.m. ET on Sunday, Aug. 9 and will air on FSOH and FSAZ.
In his last start, Corbin pitched 1.1 innings, giving up three runs, striking out one and walking two in a 5-4 loss to the Nationals. David Peralta (.281, 42 Rs, 10 HRs, 51 RBIs, 5 SBs) went 1 for 3 yesterday with one RBI. The Reds were victorious over the Cardinals 3-2 the last time DeSclafani pitched. He went 6.0 innings, allowing two runs and striking out nine. Joey Votto (.309, 59 Rs, 19 HRs, 51 RBIs, 6 SBs) went 1 for 2 yesterday.
Arizona, a -142 favorite, will look to capitalize at home against Cincinnati. The Over/Under (O/U) for the matchup is eight runs. When playing as the favorite, the Diamondbacks have a 19-19 record and overall money line at +241. They have SU record of 6-4 and are unbeaten as the favorite (1-0) over their last 10 games. The Diamondbacks are a nightmare for opponents on the bases with 95 steals, one of the highest totals in baseball.
On the other side, the Reds have a subpar record of 21-39 when they are the underdog and are -1,110 overall with the money line. Cincinnati is a terror on the base paths, with an MLB-best 102 stolen bases. The last 10 games have really brought the best out of the Cincinnati pitchers. They've allowed 2.7 runs per game during that span, which is lower than their season average of 4.4.
So far this season, the Diamondbacks are 1-0 against the Reds. This game will feature DeSclafani (RHP) on the mound against the Diamondbacks, who have a 41-40 record when they take on a right-handed starter. Taking the hill against the Reds will be the left-hander Corbin. They sport a 12-13 record against southpaws.
Predictions: SU Winner - Ari, O/U - Over
Arizona won its last game in a shutout, its eighth of the season. Cincinnati has been shut out nine times 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 Reds have an 8-0 record in games where opponents scored that many runs.
When they are outhit, the Reds are 8-39. The Diamondbacks have a 12-35 record when opponents outhit them.
Ranking 18th in home runs, Arizona has hit 97 this season. Cincinnati ranks ninth with 114 home runs.
Ranking seventh, Cincinnati is in the top 10 of the league in hits, notching 8.61 per game. Arizona ranks in the top five at third with 9.13.
Ranking 12th, Cincinnati is in the top half of the league for its on-base plus slugging percentage (.714). Arizona ranks in the top 10 at 10th with an OPS of .729.
When the Reds allow at least one home run, they are 20-45, well-matched with the Diamondbacks who are 26-46 when allowing at least one homer.