Robbie Ray (8-13, 4.55 ERA) and Jose De Leon (2-0, 4.09 ERA) start in the last of a four-game series between the Arizona Diamondbacks (62-86) and the Los Angeles Dodgers (84-64) at Chase Field. The Dodgers won the last game 6-2, and Los Angeles leads the series 2-1. Action begins at 4:10 p.m. ET on Sunday, Sep. 18 and can be seen on FSAZ and SNLA.
Ray pitched 5.0 innings in his last outing, surrendering four runs, striking out seven and walking one in an 11-4 win over the Rockies. Yasmany Tomas (.265, 67 Rs, 29 HRs, 75 RBIs, 2 SBs) went 1 for 4 yesterday. De Leon went 5.0 innings, surrendering two runs, striking out three and walking two in an 8-2 win over the Yankees in his most recent start. Corey Seager (.316, 98 Rs, 25 HRs, 69 RBIs, 2 SBs) has been successful at the plate for the Dodgers, going 2 for 4 yesterday with two runs.
The Diamondbacks hold a 28-41 record this season against teams in the NL West Division. The Dodgers' record in these matchups is 36-26.
The Diamondbacks managed to give up four walks in their last game. They'll have to pick it up against the Dodgers who are coming in with a 35-23 record against opponents who give up that many walks or more.
It looks like the Dodgers have a slight leg up on the Diamondbacks, as the Dodgers have won their last two games while the Diamondbacks have lost their last two.
When they outhit their opponents, the Diamondbacks are 45-18. The Dodgers have a 60-17 record when outhitting opponents.
Ranking 16th, Los Angeles sits in the bottom half of the league in runs, scoring 656 this season. Arizona ranks in the top half at 11th with 692.
Ranking 20th, Los Angeles is in the bottom half of the league for its on-base plus slugging percentage (.730). Arizona ranks in the top half at 11th with an OPS of .759.
The Dodgers are 38-51 in games where they allow one or more home runs. The Diamondbacks are 34-69 when they allow at least one homer.