Zack Greinke (3-3, 5.26 ERA) and Michael Pineda (1-4, 6.28 ERA) take the hill in the second of a three-game series between the Arizona Diamondbacks (18-23) and the New York Yankees (16-21) at Chase Field. The Diamondbacks won the last game 12-2, and Arizona leads the series 1-0. Action begins at 9:40 p.m. ET on Tuesday, May. 17 and can be seen on FSAZ and YES.
Greinke pitched 6.0 innings in his last outing, surrendering four runs, striking out four and walking three in a 4-2 defeat to the Giants. Jean Segura (.333, 19 Rs, 5 HRs, 22 RBIs, 5 SBs) had another good game yesterday, going 2 for 5 with three RBIs. Pineda went 5.2 innings, surrendering six runs, striking out seven and walking four in a 7-3 defeat to the Royals in his most recent start. Brett Gardner (.241, 17 Rs, 4 HRs, 9 RBIs, 7 SBs) has been successful at the plate, going 3 for 4 yesterday with one run and two stolen bases.
The odds for Arizona and New York are Diamondbacks -130, while the Over/Under (O/U) is currently 8.5.
The Diamondbacks have the edge in the season series, 1-0.
Predictions: SU Winner - ARI
In their last game, the Diamondbacks won by a margin of 10 runs. The Yankees are 1-1 in games decided by a margin of 10 runs or more. The Diamondbacks have a 1-0 record in blowouts.
Arizona has won 41% (9-13) of its games when leading after seven innings. However, New York has won 47% (9-10) of its games when taking a late lead.
The Yankees managed to give up five walks in their last game. They'll have to pick it up against the Diamondbacks who are heading in with a 7-1 record against opponents who give up that many walks or more.
When they outhit their opponents, the Diamondbacks are 12-6. The Yankees have an 11-2 record when outhitting opponents.
Ranking 26th, New York sits near the bottom of the league in runs, scoring 139 this season. Arizona ranks in the top five with 187.
Ranking 17th, New York is in the bottom half of the league in walks, notching 113 this season. Arizona ranks in the top half at 14th with 121.
The Diamondbacks are 15-13 when they hit at least one home run. The Yankees perform similarly when they hit one or more homers with a 12-11 record.