In the second of a two-game series between the Arizona Diamondbacks (7-7) and the Texas Rangers (7-7) at Chase Field, Archie Bradley (1-0, 1.42 ERA) and Yovani Gallardo (2-1, 3.45 ERA) get the start. The Rangers won the last game 7-1 and Texas leads the series 1-0. The game gets underway at 9:40 p.m. ET on Wednesday, Apr. 22 and will air on FSN-SW and FSN-AZ.
In his most recent outing, Bradley pitched 6.2 innings, giving up two runs, striking out four and walking two in a 7-6 loss to the Giants. Paul Goldschmidt (.314, 12 Rs, 5 HRs, 15 RBIs, 2 SBs) went 1 for 3 yesterday. In his pitching opportunities against the Diamondbacks, Gallardo is 7-0 with a 1.86 ERA, 53 strikeouts and 21 walks. Prince Fielder (.386, 5 Rs, 1 HR, 9 RBIs) has been doing well offensively for the Rangers, going 2 for 5 yesterday with one run, one home run, and three RBIs.
Arizona, a -138 favorite, will look to capitalize at home against Texas. The Over/Under (O/U) for the matchup is set at eight runs. The Diamondbacks are 1-1 as the favorite and have an overall money line of +324. They have an SU record of 7-6 against the American League and a 1-1 record when they were the favorite in those games. The Diamondbacks come into the game with the third-ranked scoring offense in the NL, averaging 4.6 runs per game. The Diamondbacks rank fourth in the NL in hits with 8.9 per game.
Across the field, the Rangers have a subpar record of 4-7 when they are the underdog and are -166 overall with the money line. Against NL opponents, they are 5-8 SU and have played poorly as the underdog with a 4-7 record.
The only other game between the two teams went Texas's way. The Diamondbacks will take on a right-hander (Gallardo) in this game and have a 4-5 record against right-handed starting pitchers this season. The right-handed Bradley will take the mound against the Rangers, who have a 4-4 record against righty starters this season.
Predictions: SU Winner - ARI, O/U - Over
For the first time this season, the Diamondbacks registered at least two errors.
When the Diamondbacks play into extra innings, they have a 2-0 record. The Rangers are 0-1 when their games exceed nine innings.
The Rangers are coming into this game after allowing two walks during their last outing. The Diamondbacks have a 1-5 record when opponents give up that many walks or fewer.
When they outhit their opponents, the Diamondbacks and the Rangers are both undefeated. Arizona has a 3-0 record in these situations while Texas is 4-0.
Both falling in the top half of the league based on total runs this season, Arizona ranks 11th with 61 runs and Texas is 15th with 58.
Both Arizona and Texas are tied at 15th in walks with a total of 39 this season.
The Diamondbacks are 5-2 when they hit at least one home run. The Rangers perform similarly when they hit one or more homers with a 4-2 record.