Josh Collmenter (3-3, 3.40 ERA) and Andrew Cashner (1-5, 3.16 ERA) start in the last of a four-game series between the Arizona Diamondbacks (13-16) and the San Diego Padres (17-15) at Chase Field. The Padres won the last game 6-4 and San Diego leads the series 2-1. Action begins at 4:10 p.m. ET on Sunday, May. 10 and can be seen on FSN-SD and FSN-AZ.
Collmenter is 5-3 with a 2.75 ERA in his appearances against the Padres, but goes up against a good San Diego offense which is batting .255 this season. David Peralta (.290, 13 Rs, 4 HRs, 14 RBIs, 1 SB) had another good game yesterday, going 2 for 5 with one RBI. Cashner is 3-3 with a 3.10 ERA against the Diamondbacks in his career. He is up against a quality Arizona offense that's batting .265. Justin Upton (.287, 23 Rs, 8 HRs, 24 RBIs, 7 SBs) has been successful at the plate for the Padres, going 2 for 6 yesterday with one run, one home run, two RBIs, and one stolen base.
The odds for Arizona and San Diego are even, while the Over/Under (O/U) is currently unavailable. Within its division, Arizona has a record of 12-11 SU. The Diamondbacks have seen an uptick in scoring as of late, averaging 6.3 runs during the last 10 games compared to their season average of 4.8 runs per game. The Diamondbacks have no trouble scoring as they rank second in the NL in offense with 4.8 runs per game. Arizona is one of the best in the MLB in terms of steals, swiping 27 bases.
The Padres are 14-11 against NL West foes. The Padres are tough outs for opponents, ranking fifth in the NL with 8.8 hits per game. The Padres 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 4.0 against division foes.
The Padres lead the season series, 4-2. The Diamondbacks have a 9-11 record against right-handed starting pitchers on the year, which is what they'll be facing when Cashner takes the mound.
Predictions: SU Winner - SD
This season, the Diamondbacks hold an even 12-12 record against NL West teams. The Padres sit at 15-11 against these opponents.
When the Diamondbacks play into extra innings, they have a 2-2 record. The Padres are 1-2 when their games exceed nine innings.
The Padres managed to give up five walks in their last game. They'll have to pick it up against the Diamondbacks who are heading in with a 4-2 record against opponents who give up that many walks or more.
When they are outhit, the Padres are 1-13. The Diamondbacks have a 2-12 record when opponents outhit them.
Ranking 18th in home runs, Arizona has hit 25 this season. San Diego ranks 10th with 29 home runs.
Arizona and San Diego both rank in the top five of the league in hits. Arizona sits at second with 9.39 hits per game and San Diego ranks fifth with 8.77.
Ranking 14th, San Diego is in the top half of the league for its on-base plus slugging percentage (.714). Arizona ranks in the top 10 at ninth with an OPS of .726.
The Padres are 10-12 in games where they allow one or more home runs. The Diamondbacks are 6-12 when they allow at least one homer.