Robbie Ray (2-3, 4.18 ERA) and Christian Friedrich (0-1, 2.89 ERA) are on the hill in the first of a three-game series between the Arizona Diamondbacks (21-28) and the San Diego Padres (19-29) at Chase Field. Action begins at 9:40 p.m. ET on Friday, May. 27 and can be seen on FSAZ and FSSD.
Ray pitched 5.0 innings in his last outing, surrendering two, striking out five and walking four in a 6-2 defeat to the Cardinals. Brandon Drury (.302, 16 Rs, 7 HRs, 15 RBIs) continued his strong play yesterday, going 2 for 5. Friedrich went 3.1 innings, surrendering two runs, striking out two and walking three in a 7-6 win over the Dodgers in his most recent start. Melvin Upton Jr. (.253, 18 Rs, 6 HRs, 19 RBIs, 9 SBs) went 1 for 4 Wednesday.
The odds for Arizona and San Diego are Diamondbacks -170, while the Over/Under (O/U) is 9 as of now.
The Diamondbacks lead the season series, 2-1.
Predictions: SU Winner - ARI
The Padres currently sit below .500 against the NL West Division at 9-18, and the Diamondbacks have a 10-13 record.
Arizona has won 40% (10-15) of its games when leading after seven innings. However, San Diego has won 45% (10-12) of its games when taking a late lead.
The Padres are coming into this game after allowing two walks during their last outing. The Diamondbacks have a 6-16 record when opponents give up two walks or less.
When they outhit their opponents, the Diamondbacks are 15-7. The Padres have a 13-2 record when outhitting opponents.
Ranking 27th, San Diego sits near the bottom of the league in runs, scoring 167 this season. Arizona ranks in the top 10 at sixth with 222.
Ranking 24th, San Diego is near the bottom of the league in walks, notching 125 this season. Arizona ranks in the top half with 144.
The Diamondbacks are 17-16 in games where they hit one or more home runs. The Padres are 15-9 when they hit at least one homer.