Archie Bradley (6-8, 4.85 ERA) and Johnny Cueto (14-5, 2.92 ERA) take the hill in the second of a three-game series between the Arizona Diamondbacks (58-82) and the San Francisco Giants (75-65) at Chase Field. The Giants won the last game 7-6, and San Francisco leads the series 1-0. Action begins at 8:10 p.m. ET on Saturday, Sep. 10 and can be seen on FSAZ and CSBA.
Bradley pitched 6.0 innings in his last outing, surrendering two runs, striking out six and walking two in an 8-5 win over the Rockies. Jake Lamb (.258, 71 Rs, 28 HRs, 86 RBIs, 6 SBs) went 1 for 1 yesterday with one run, one home run, one RBI, and one stolen base. Cueto went 7.0 innings, surrendering one run, striking out five and walking one in a 3-2 defeat to the Cubs in his most recent start. Brandon Belt (.272, 66 Rs, 15 HRs, 69 RBIs) has been successful at the plate for the Giants, going 2 for 3 yesterday with two runs and one RBI.
The Giants sit at 35-23 against the division, while the Diamondbacks are 24-37
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 managed to give up five walks in their last game. They'll have to pick it up against the Diamondbacks who are heading in with a 16-12 record against opponents who give up that many walks or more.
When they outhit their opponents, the Diamondbacks are 42-16. The Giants have a 54-16 record when outhitting opponents.
Ranking 18th, San Francisco sits in the bottom half of the league in runs, scoring 618 this season. Arizona ranks in the top half at 14th with 641.
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.
When the Giants allow at least one home run, they are 34-50. When the Diamondbacks allow one or more homers, they have a 31-66 record.