Rubby De La Rosa (4-2, 4.50 ERA) and Mike Foltynewicz (3-2, 3.96 ERA) start in the last of a three-game series between the Arizona Diamondbacks (24-27) and the Atlanta Braves (26-26) at Chase Field. The Diamondbacks won the last game 7-6 and the series is currently tied 1-1. Action begins at 3:40 p.m. ET on Wednesday, Jun. 3 and can be seen on SPSO, FSN-AZ and MLB Network.
De La Rosa pitched 5.0 innings in his most recent start, surrendering four runs, striking out four and walking two in a 7-5 defeat to the Brewers. A.J. Pollock (.314, 35 Rs, 6 HRs, 22 RBIs, 13 SBs) had another good game yesterday, going 2 for 5 with one run, one home run, and three RBIs. Foltynewicz went 6.2 innings, surrendering two runs, striking out eight and walking one in a 4-2 defeat to the Giants in his last outing. Freddie Freeman (.296, 33 Rs, 8 HRs, 29 RBIs, 2 SBs) went 1 for 4 yesterday with two runs and one stolen base.
Arizona is a narrow -113 favorite at home against Atlanta. According to the oddsmakers, the Over/Under (O/U) is currently eight runs. The Diamondbacks have recorded an overall money line of -161 and have shown a weak performance as a favorite this season with a record of 6-9. Arizona has gone winless in its last 10 as the favorite. The Diamondbacks have no trouble scoring as they lead the NL in offense with 4.7 runs per game. The Diamondbacks lead the NL in hits with an impressive 9.6 per game. Arizona is one of the best in the MLB in terms of steals, swiping 48 bases.
In games where it is the underdog, Atlanta has a 18-20 record and an overall money line of +551. Atlanta is excellent at not striking out with an NL-low 6.7 per game.
The Diamondbacks have an 18-20 record against right-handed starting pitchers on the year, which is what they'll be facing when Foltynewicz takes the mound. De La Rosa (RHP) will be on the hill against the Braves, who have a 23-21 record against right-handed starting pitchers.
Predictions: SU Winner - ARI, O/U - Over
The Braves lost their last game by a one-run margin. In games decided by one run, the Diamondbacks are 9-10. The Braves are 9-9 in close games this season.
The Diamondbacks are coming into this game after allowing two walks during their last outing. The Braves have a 10-14 record when opponents give up that many walks or fewer.
When they are outhit, the Braves are 4-19. The Diamondbacks have a 5-19 record when opponents outhit them.
Atlanta ranks near the bottom of the league at 29th when it comes to home runs, hitting 32 this season. Arizona ranks in the top half at 12th with 50.
Arizona ranks at the top of the league when it comes to hits with 9.60 per game this season. Atlanta ranks in the top 10 at 10th with 8.33.
Ranking 23rd, Atlanta is near the bottom of the league for its on-base plus slugging percentage (.682). Arizona ranks in the top 10 at ninth with an OPS of .731.
The Braves are 8-20 when they allow at least one home run. The Diamondbacks perform similarly when they allow one or more homers with a 12-22 record.