Chase Anderson (1-1, 2.59 ERA) gets the ball for the Arizona Diamondbacks (23-25) as they meet Tyler Wagner (first start) and the Milwaukee Brewers (16-34) in the last of a three-game series at Miller Park. The Brewers lost the last game 7-3, extending a seven-game losing streak. The game gets underway at 2:10 p.m. ET on Sunday, May. 31 and will air on FSN-AZ and FSN-WI.
Wagner is making his Major League debut and faces a solid Arizona offense that's hitting .266 on the year. Ryan Braun (.269, 29 Rs, 12 HRs, 37 RBIs, 6 SBs) went 1 for 4 yesterday. In his career against the Brewers, Anderson is 0-1 with a 3.00 ERA, 0.83 WHIP, and four strikeouts. Paul Goldschmidt (.345, 38 Rs, 14 HRs, 42 RBIs, 8 SBs) has been doing well offensively for the Diamondbacks, going 3 for 5 yesterday with two runs, two home runs, and four RBIs.
Milwaukee is a small -110 favorite in this game and the Over/Under (O/U) is eight runs. The Brewers have a losing record of 5-13 when playing as the favorite and an overall money line of -1,654. They are 1-3 as the favorite over their last 10 games.
Moving on to the away team, the Diamondbacks come into this game with a win percentage of .471 when playing as the underdog (16-18) and an overall money line of -71. They sport the top-ranked offense in the NL, averaging 4.7 runs per game. Arizona is one of the top hitting teams in the NL with an average of 9.4 hits per contest. Arizona is a terror on the base paths, ranking third in the MLB with 43 stolen bases. Shifting to the pitching staff, they have the fifth-lowest road ERA in the NL at 3.90.
The previous two games have all gone Arizona's way. This game will feature Anderson (RHP) on the mound against the Brewers, who have a 6-15 home and 12-26 overall record when they take on a right-handed starter. Taking the hill against the Diamondbacks will be the right-hander Lohse. They sport a 17-19 record against righties.
Predictions: SU Winner - ARI, O/U - Over
Milwaukee recorded at least two errors for the 12th time this season.
The Diamondbacks are 4-3 in games that go into extra innings. Meanwhile, the Brewers are 1-2 in such matchups.
The Diamondbacks are coming into this game after allowing one walk during their last outing. The Brewers have a 4-12 record when opponents give up that many walks or fewer.
When they are outhit, the Brewers are 5-28. The Diamondbacks have a 4-18 record when opponents outhit them.
Milwaukee and Arizona both rank in the top half of the league in home runs. Milwaukee sits at 11th with 49 home runs this season and Arizona ranks 14th with 47.
Ranking 15th, Milwaukee is in the top half of the league in hits, notching 7.51 per game. Arizona ranks in the top five at second with 9.45.
Ranking 27th, Milwaukee is near the bottom of the league for its on-base plus slugging percentage (.663). Arizona ranks in the top 10 at 10th with an OPS of .730.
When the Diamondbacks allow at least one home run, they are 12-20, well-matched with the Brewers who are 9-25 when allowing at least one homer.