Madison Bumgarner (1-1, 5.40 ERA) and Archie Bradley (1-0, 0.00 ERA) take the hill in the first of a four-game series between the San Francisco Giants (3-7) and the Arizona Diamondbacks (4-5) at AT&T Park. The Giants come into this series in the midst of a six-game losing streak. Action begins at 10:15 p.m. ET on Thursday, Apr. 16 and can be seen on FSN-AZ, CSN-BAY and MLB Network.
Bumgarner is 7-4 with a 2.61 ERA, 1.16 WHIP, and 97 strikeouts against the Diamondbacks. Angel Pagan (.378, 4 Rs, 3 RBIs, 1 SB) had a good game yesterday, going 3 for 4 with one RBI. Bradley went 6.0 innings, surrendering zero runs, striking out six and walking four in a 6-0 win over the Dodgers in his last outing. Paul Goldschmidt (.344 ) has been successful at the plate to the start the season for the Diamondbacks, going 2 for 4 yesterday with one run, one home run, and two RBIs.
This one isn't expected to be close when San Francisco, a substantial -192 favorite, takes on Arizona. According to the oddsmakers, the Over/Under (O/U) is currently six runs. The Giants have an overall money line of -445 and a record as the favorite 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 opponents, 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 lead the season series, 2-1. 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 Bradley takes the mound.
Predictions: SU Winner - SF, O/U - Over
Arizona is 6-15 SU in its last 21 games.
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Arizona's last 7 games.
Arizona is 2-14 SU in its last 16 games on the road.
Arizona is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games when playing San Francisco.
Arizona is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games when playing on the road against San Francisco.
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Arizona's last 6 games when playing on the road against San Francisco.
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of San Francisco's last 6 games when playing at home against Arizona.
The Giants currently sit below .500 against the NL West Division at 3-7, and the Diamondbacks have a 4-5 record.
When leading after 7 innings, Arizona is 2-2, while San Francisco is 0-2.
The Giants are coming into this game after allowing one walk during their last outing. The Diamondbacks have a 0-2 record when opponents give up that many walks or fewer.
When they are outhit, the Giants are 1-4. The Diamondbacks have a 2-4 record when opponents outhit them.
San Francisco and Arizona both rank near the bottom of the league in home runs. San Francisco sits at 21st with six home runs this season and Arizona ranks 25th with five.
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 (.647). Arizona ranks in the top half at 15th with an OPS of .667.
When the Diamondbacks allow at least one home run, they are 3-4. When the Giants allow one or more homers, they have a 0-3 record.