Zack Greinke (12-5, 4.54 ERA) and the Arizona Diamondbacks (58-83) go up against Matt Moore (9-11, 4.14 ERA) and the San Francisco Giants (76-65) in the last of a three-game division series at Chase Field. The Diamondbacks lost the last game 11-3, extending a five-game losing streak. The game starts at 4:10 p.m. ET on Sunday, Sep. 11 and will air on FSAZ and CSBA.
In his last start, Greinke pitched 4.2 innings, giving up eight runs and striking out six in a 10-2 loss to the Dodgers. Jake Lamb (.258, 72 Rs, 28 HRs, 86 RBIs, 6 SBs) went 1 for 4 yesterday with one run. The Giants were also unsuccessful the last time Moore pitched. He struggled, going 2.2 innings, allowing six runs, striking out one and walking four in a 6-0 loss to the Rockies. Hunter Pence (.293, 48 Rs, 11 HRs, 47 RBIs) has been doing well, going 3 for 3 yesterday with four runs, one home run, and one RBI.
The Giants hold a 36-23 record against the NL West Division this season, while the Diamondbacks have a 24-38 record against the division.
The Diamondbacks managed to give up five walks in their last game. They'll have to pick it up against the Giants who are coming in with a 27-14 record against opponents who give up that many walks or more.
It looks like the Giants have a slight leg up on the Diamondbacks, as the Giants have won their last two games while the Diamondbacks have lost their last five.
When they outhit their opponents, the Diamondbacks are 42-16. The Giants have a 55-16 record when outhitting opponents.
Ranking 17th, San Francisco sits in the bottom half of the league in runs, scoring 629 this season. Arizona ranks in the top half at 14th with 644.
Ranking 20th, San Francisco is in the bottom half of the league for its on-base plus slugging percentage (.733). Arizona ranks in the top half at 13th with an OPS of .748.
When the Giants allow at least one home run, they are 35-50. When the Diamondbacks allow one or more homers, they have a 31-67 record.