Josh Collmenter (3-6, 5.24 ERA) and the Arizona Diamondbacks (28-32) are in San Francisco to meet Ryan Vogelsong (4-4, 4.52 ERA) and the Giants (34-28) in a game that could be high scoring. This is the second of a three-game series at AT&T Park. The Diamondbacks won the last game 1-0 and Arizona leads the series 1-0. The game gets underway at 7:15 p.m. ET on Saturday, Jun. 13 and will air on FOX.
Vogelsong has a 4.85 ERA and a 3-7 record in his career against the Diamondbacks, and is up against a solid Arizona offense that's hitting .264 on the year. In his career against the Giants, Collmenter is 6-3 with a 3.07 ERA. He gets a strong San Francisco offense that's batting .272. Paul Goldschmidt (.352, 46 Rs, 17 HRs, 49 RBIs, 9 SBs) has been doing well offensively for the Diamondbacks, going 2 for 4 yesterday.
San Francisco, a -145 favorite, will look to capitalize at home against Arizona. The Over/Under (O/U) for the matchup is set at seven runs. When playing as the favorite, the Giants have a 16-16 record and overall money line at +466. They have an SU record of 16-16 against teams in their division and a 4-10 record when they were the favorite in those games. Within their division, San Francisco's offense has been struggling. San Francisco has only averaged 3.5 runs per game compared to its 4.2 season average. The Giants are a stellar hitting team with an NL-best 9.6 hits per game. They typically aren't overmatched by pitchers, leading the NL with an average of only 6.2 strikeouts per home game.
Across the field, the Diamondbacks have a record of 17-23 when they are the underdog and are -261 overall with the money line. Over the last 10 games, they were winless as the underdog with a 0-5 record and 4-6 SU. Arizona is a terror on the base paths, ranking second in the MLB with 53 stolen bases. Playing against NL West foes really brings the best out of the Arizona pitchers. They allow 4.1 runs per game against teams within their division, which is lower than their season average of 4.7.
The Diamondbacks have gotten the better of the Giants in head-to-head matchups this season, going 5-3. The Giants will take on a right-hander (Collmenter) in this game and have a 26-22 record against right-handed starting pitchers this season. Taking the hill against the Diamondbacks will be the right-hander Vogelsong. They sport a 21-24 record against righties.
Predictions: SU Winner - SF, O/U - Over
The Giants hold a 16-17 record this season against teams in the NL West Division. The Diamondbacks' record in these matchups is 14-15.
Arizona earned its fourth shutout of the season in its last game. San Francisco has been shut out five times this season.
When the Giants play into extra innings, they have a 3-1 record. The Diamondbacks are 4-4 when their games exceed nine innings.
Having scored one run in their last game, the Diamondbacks are going to have to up their game if they want to win this matchup. The Giants have a 14-2 record in games where opponents scored that many runs or fewer.
When they outhit their opponents, the Diamondbacks are 18-7. The Giants have a 29-5 record when outhitting opponents.
Ranking 12th, San Francisco is in the top half of the league in runs, scoring 256 this season. Arizona ranks in the top five at third with 275.
Ranking 16th, San Francisco is in the bottom half of the league in walks, notching 177 this season. Arizona ranks in the top half at 15th with 181.
The Giants are 23-11 when they hit at least one home run. The Diamondbacks perform similarly when they hit one or more homers with a 21-13 record.