Shelby Miller (1-4, 6.94 ERA) and the Arizona Diamondbacks (19-23) go up against Nathan Eovaldi (3-2, 4.85 ERA) and the New York Yankees (16-22) in the last of a three-game interleague series at Chase Field. The Diamondbacks won the last game 5-3, and Arizona leads the series 2-0. The game gets underway at 9:40 p.m. ET on Wednesday, May. 18 and will air on FSAZ and YES.
In his most recent outing, Miller pitched 5.2 innings, giving up three runs, striking out two and walking two in a 3-1 loss to the Giants. Jake Lamb (.274, 18 Rs, 6 HRs, 23 RBIs, 2 SBs) went 1 for 4 yesterday with one run, one home run, and two RBIs. The Yankees were victorious over the Royals 7-3 the last time Eovaldi pitched. He went 5.0 innings, allowing three runs, striking out three and walking two. Starlin Castro (.284, 12 Rs, 5 HRs, 16 RBIs, 2 SBs) has been hitting the ball well, going 2 for 4 yesterday with one run, one home run, and one RBI.
The odds are Yankees -140 for this game and the Over/Under (O/U) is currently 9.
The previous two games have all gone Arizona's way.
Predictions: SU Winner - ARI
New York recorded at least two errors for the fourth time this season.
The Diamondbacks are coming into this game after allowing one walk during their last outing. The Yankees have a 2-8 record when opponents give up one walk or less.
It looks like the Diamondbacks have a slight leg up on the Yankees, as the Diamondbacks have won their last two games while the Yankees have lost their last two.
When they outhit their opponents, the Diamondbacks are 13-6. The Yankees have an 11-2 record when outhitting opponents.
Ranking 26th in runs, New York has earned 142 this season. Arizona ranks fifth with 192 runs.
Ranking 21st, New York is near the bottom of the league in walks, notching 114 this season. Arizona ranks in the top half at 14th with 122.
The Diamondbacks are 16-13 in games where they hit one or more home runs. The Yankees are 12-12 when they hit at least one homer.