Zack Godley (2-0, 5.28 ERA) and Aaron Sanchez (9-1, 2.97 ERA) start in the first of a two-game series between the Arizona Diamondbacks (40-53) and the Toronto Blue Jays (52-42) at Chase Field. Action begins at 9:40 p.m. ET on Tuesday, Jul. 19 and can be seen on FSAZ and RSN.
Godley pitched 5.0 innings in his last outing, surrendering four runs, striking out two and walking three in a 7-5 win over the Padres. Jake Lamb (.302, 52 Rs, 21 HRs, 65 RBIs, 3 SBs) continued his strong play Sunday, going 2 for 3 with two runs, one home run, and two RBIs. Sanchez went 5.0 innings, surrendering two runs, striking out four and walking two in a 3-2 defeat to the Tigers in his most recent start. Josh Donaldson (.302, 82 Rs, 23 HRs, 66 RBIs, 6 SBs) has been successful at the plate for the Blue Jays, going 2 for 5 Sunday with one run and two RBIs.
The Blue Jays are a big -180 favorite with a total of 9.
Pick - Tor
Arizona has won 42% (19-26) of its games when leading after seven innings. However, Toronto has won 50% (21-21) of its games when taking a late lead.
The Blue Jays are coming into this game after allowing one walk during their last outing. The Diamondbacks have a 9-19 record when opponents give up one walk or less.
When they outhit their opponents, the Diamondbacks are 27-11. The Blue Jays have a 42-9 record when outhitting opponents.
Ranking 15th, Arizona is in the top half of the league in runs, scoring 417 this season. Toronto ranks in the top five with 463.
Arizona and Toronto both rank in the top 10 of the league for their on-base plus slugging percentage. Arizona sits at ninth with an OPS of .763, and Toronto ranks sixth with an OPS of .774.
The Blue Jays are 31-32 in games where they allow one or more home runs. The Diamondbacks are 17-44 when they allow at least one homer.