Zack Greinke (8-3, 3.84 ERA) and Mike Bolsinger (1-3, 5.75 ERA) take the hill in the first of a three-game series between the Arizona Diamondbacks (28-37) and the Los Angeles Dodgers (33-31) at Chase Field. Action begins at 9:40 p.m. ET on Monday, Jun. 13 and can be seen on FSAZ and SNLA.
Greinke pitched 9.0 innings in his most recent start, surrendering zero runs, striking out two and walking two in a 5-0 win over the Rays. Paul Goldschmidt (.283, 35 Rs, 11 HRs, 39 RBIs, 8 SBs) continued his strong play yesterday, going 2 for 4 with two runs and one RBI. Bolsinger went 5.1 innings, surrendering six runs, striking out five and walking two in a 6-1 defeat to the Rockies in his last outing. Corey Seager (.280, 40 Rs, 14 HRs, 35 RBIs, 1 SB) went 1 for 4 yesterday.
The Diamondbacks are a -145 favorite with a total of 9 as Zack Greinke faces his former team.
Pick - Ari
This season, the Dodgers hold an even 14-14 record against NL West teams. The Diamondbacks sit at 12-14 against these opponents.
Arizona earned its fifth shutout of the season in its last game. Los Angeles has been shut out three times this season.
The Diamondbacks are coming into this game after allowing two walks during their last outing. The Dodgers have a 10-11 record when opponents give up two walks or less.
It looks like the Diamondbacks have a slight leg up on the Dodgers, as the Diamondbacks have won their last two games while the Dodgers have lost their last two.
When they outhit their opponents, the Diamondbacks are 20-8. The Dodgers have a 25-6 record when outhitting opponents.
Ranking 18th in runs, Los Angeles has earned 265 this season. Arizona ranks 11th with 289 runs.
Ranking 27th, Los Angeles is near the bottom of the league for its on-base plus slugging percentage (.681). Arizona ranks in the top 10 at ninth with an OPS of .761.
The Dodgers are 12-22 when they allow at least one home run. The Diamondbacks perform similarly when they allow one or more homers with an 11-31 record.