Jake Peavy (0-1, 9.00 ERA) and Josh Collmenter (0-2, 6.52 ERA) are on the hill in the second of a four-game series between the San Francisco Giants (3-8) and the Arizona Diamondbacks (5-5) at AT&T Park. The Giants lost the last game 7-6, continuing a seven-game losing streak. Action begins at 10:15 p.m. ET on Friday, Apr. 17 and can be seen on FSN-AZ and CSN-BAY.
Peavy is 16-12 with a 4.35 ERA, 1.25 WHIP, and 213 strikeouts against the Diamondbacks. Angel Pagan (.372, 4 Rs, 3 RBIs, 1 SB) kept up his hot start yesterday, going 2 for 6. Collmenter is 5-3 with a 3.50 ERA when pitching against the Giants. He takes on a below-average San Francisco offense which is hitting just .231 this season. Paul Goldschmidt (.324, 9 Rs, 4 HRs, 12 RBIs, 2 SBs) went 1 for 5 yesterday with two runs, one home run, and three RBIs.
San Francisco is a -123 favorite against Arizona and the Over/Under (O/U) for this game is sitting at seven runs. The Giants have recorded an overall money line of -445 and have shown a weak performance as a favorite this season with a record of 1-3. San Francisco's batters do not strike out very often, with only 7.3 per game.
In games where it is the underdog, Arizona has a 3-4 record and an overall money line of +11. They have played poorly as the underdog with a 3-4 record against NL West foes, and a 4-5 record SU. The Diamondbacks are tough outs for opponents, ranking fifth in the NL with 8.1 hits per game.
The Giants have a bad 0-2 record at home (3-6 overall) against right-handed starting pitchers, which is what they'll be facing when Collmenter takes the mound. Peavy (RHP) will be on the hill against the Diamondbacks, who have a 2-4 record against right-handed starting pitchers.
Predictions: SU Winner - ARI, O/U - Over
Arizona is 1-3-1 SU in its last 5 games,.
Arizona is 2-14-1 SU in its last 17 games, on the road.
Arizona is 1-4-1 SU in its last 6 games, when playing San Francisco.
Arizona is 0-4-1 SU in its last 5 games, when playing on the road against San Francisco.
The Diamondbacks hold a split 5-5 record against NL West teams, but the Giants are 3-8 in such matchups.
San Francisco has lost all of its games (0-3) when leading after 7 innings. However, Arizona has won 60% (3-2) of its games when taking a late lead.
The San Francisco batters brought in a solid 11 hits last game. Arizona has a record of 1-3 when their opponents get that many hits or more.
When they are outhit, the Giants are 1-4. The Diamondbacks have a 2-4 record when opponents outhit them.
San Francisco ranks in the bottom half of the league at 20th when it comes to home runs, hitting seven this season. Arizona ranks in the top half at 15th with eight.
Ranking seventh, San Francisco is in the top 10 of the league in hits, notching 7.80 per game. Arizona ranks in the top five at fifth with 8.11.
Ranking 19th, San Francisco is in the bottom half of the league for its on-base plus slugging percentage (.650). Arizona ranks in the top half at 14th with an OPS of .680.
The Diamondbacks are 4-4 in games where they allow one or more home runs. The Giants are 0-4 when they allow at least one homer.