Madison Bumgarner (7-2, 3.38 ERA) and Chase Anderson (1-1, 3.12 ERA) are on the hill in the first of a three-game series between the San Francisco Giants (34-27) and the Arizona Diamondbacks (27-32) at AT&T Park. Action begins at 10:15 p.m. ET on Friday, Jun. 12 and can be seen on FSN-AZ and NBC Bay Area.
Bumgarner is 7-4 with a 2.76 ERA in his appearances against the Diamondbacks, but goes up against a good Arizona offense which is batting .263 this season. Brandon Crawford (.287, 30 Rs, 9 HRs, 40 RBIs, 3 SBs) went 1 for 4 yesterday with one run, one home run, and two RBIs. Anderson went 5.2 innings, surrendering one run, striking out six and walking one in a 2-1 defeat to the Mets in his last outing. Paul Goldschmidt (.349, 46 Rs, 17 HRs, 49 RBIs, 9 SBs) has been successful at the plate for the Diamondbacks, going 4 for 5 Wednesday with two runs, one home run, and two RBIs.
This one isn't expected to be close when San Francisco, a substantial -204 favorite, takes on Arizona. The Over/Under (O/U) is sitting at six runs for this matchup. The Giants have an overall money line of +566 and a record as the favorite of 16-16. Within its division, San Francisco has a 4-10 record as favorite and a 16-16 record SU. The Giants have seen a decline in scoring against teams inside their division, averaging 3.5 runs per game. They average 4.2 runs per game on the season. The Giants lead the NL in hits with an impressive 9.6 per game. San Francisco strikes out the least of any team in the NL at home, with only 6.2 per game. San Francisco's pitching staff has been doing poorly against opposing offenses during the last 10 games, allowing an average of 5.1 runs per game, well above its season average of 4.0.
In games where it is the underdog, Arizona has a 17-23 record and an overall money line of -261. They have been on a bit of a dry streak over their last 10 games. They managed a 0-5 record when playing as the underdog. The Diamondbacks are an excellent base stealing team with 53 stolen bases, ranking second in the MLB. The Diamondbacks average 4.7 runs allowed per game, but does better whenever another team from the NL West is on the schedule. They bring that runs allowed average down to 4.1 against division foes.
The Diamondbacks lead the season series, 4-3. The Giants have a 26-22 record against right-handed starting pitchers on the year, which is what they'll be facing when Anderson takes the mound. Bumgarner (LHP) will be on the hill against the Diamondbacks, who have a 6-8 record against left-handed starting pitchers.
Predictions: SU Winner - SF, O/U - Over
This season, the Giants hold an even 16-16 record against NL West teams. The Diamondbacks sit at 13-15 against these opponents.
When leading after 7 innings, Arizona is 13-6, while San Francisco is 10-9.
The Giants managed to give up four walks in their last game. They'll have to pick it up against the Diamondbacks who are coming in with a 9-8 record against opponents who give up that many walks or more.
When they are outhit, the Giants are 3-16. The Diamondbacks have a 7-22 record when opponents outhit them.
San Francisco ranks in the bottom half of the league at 17th when it comes to home runs, hitting 52 this season. Arizona ranks in the top half at 12th with 57.
San Francisco ranks at the top of the league when it comes to hits with 9.62 per game this season. Arizona ranks in the top five at third with 9.36.
Ranking eighth, Arizona is in the top 10 of the league for its on-base plus slugging percentage (.725). San Francisco ranks in the top five at fifth with an OPS of .744.
When the Diamondbacks allow at least one home run, they are 15-27. When the Giants allow one or more homers, they have a 16-19 record.