In the first of a three-game series between the Arizona Diamondbacks (17-23) and the New York Yankees (16-20) at Chase Field, Robbie Ray (1-2, 4.84 ERA) and Chad Green (0-0, 0.00 ERA) take the mound. The Diamondbacks go into this series looking to snap a five-game losing streak. The game starts at 9:40 p.m. ET on Monday, May. 16 and will air on FSAZ and YES.
In his last start, Ray pitched 4.2 innings, allowing five runs (two unearned), striking out nine and walking three in an 8-7 loss to the Rockies. Brandon Drury (.320, 13 Rs, 6 HRs, 13 RBIs) continued his strong season yesterday, going 4 for 4. This is the first opportunity for Green to take the mound this season. Carlos Beltran (.246, 19 Rs, 8 HRs, 18 RBIs) went 1 for 3 yesterday with two runs, one home run, and three RBIs.
Oddsmakers have deemed this game an Arizona -115 matchup and the Over/Under (O/U) is presently 9.
Predictions: SU Winner - ARI
Arizona has won 38% (8-13) of its games when leading after seven innings. However, New York has won 50% (9-9) of its games when taking a late lead.
The Yankees are coming off of a hot pitching game where they recorded 12 strikeouts. The Diamondbacks have a record of 1-4 when they are struck out that many times or more.
When they are outhit, the Diamondbacks are 2-15. The Yankees have a 4-17 record when opponents outhit them.
Ranking 18th in home runs, New York has hit 37 this season. Arizona ranks eighth with 46 home runs.
Ranking 27th, New York is near the bottom of the league in hits, notching 7.72 per game. Arizona ranks in the top 10 at sixth with 9.40.
Ranking 27th, New York is near the bottom of the league for its on-base plus slugging percentage (.685). Arizona ranks in the top 10 at seventh with an OPS of .770.
The Yankees are 11-15 in games where they allow one or more home runs. The Diamondbacks are 5-19 when they allow at least one homer.