Madison Bumgarner (14-8, 2.51 ERA) takes the hill for the San Francisco Giants (74-65) as they square off against Braden Shipley (3-3, 4.94 ERA) and the Arizona Diamondbacks (58-81) in the first of a three-game series at Chase Field. Action begins at 9:40 p.m. ET on Friday, Sep. 9 and can be seen on FSAZ and KNTV.
Shipley pitched 5.2 innings in his last outing, surrendering four runs, striking out three and walking one in a 9-4 win over the Rockies. Paul Goldschmidt (.298, 89 Rs, 20 HRs, 82 RBIs, 23 SBs) continued his strong play Wednesday, going 2 for 3 with one RBI. Bumgarner went 6.0 innings, surrendering two runs and striking out 10 in a 3-2 win over the Cubs in his most recent start. Brandon Belt (.269, 64 Rs, 15 HRs, 68 RBIs) has been successful at the plate for the Giants, going 2 for 3 Wednesday with one run, one home run, and two RBIs.
The Diamondbacks hold a 24-36 record this season against teams in the NL West Division. The Giants' record in these matchups is 34-23.
Arizona has won 41% (28-41) of its games when leading after seven innings. However, San Francisco has won 54% (27-23) of its games when taking a late lead.
The Giants are coming into this game after allowing one walk during their last outing. The Diamondbacks have a 12-27 record when opponents give up one walk or less.
When they outhit their opponents, the Diamondbacks are 42-16. The Giants have a 53-16 record when outhitting opponents.
Ranking 18th, San Francisco sits in the bottom half of the league in runs, scoring 611 this season. Arizona ranks in the top half at 14th with 635.
Ranking 21st, San Francisco is near the bottom of the league for its on-base plus slugging percentage (.729). Arizona ranks in the top half at 13th with an OPS of .749.
The Giants are 33-50 when they allow at least one home run. The Diamondbacks perform similarly when they allow one or more homers with a 31-65 record.