Rubby De La Rosa (4-4, 3.93 ERA) and the Arizona Diamondbacks (17-22) go up against Matt Cain (0-5, 6.69 ERA) and the San Francisco Giants (21-18) in the last of a four-game division series at Chase Field. The Giants won the last game 5-3, and San Francisco can finish out the series sweep with a win in this game. The game starts at 4:10 p.m. ET on Sunday, May. 15 and will air on FSAZ and CSBA.
In his most recent outing, De La Rosa pitched 7.1 innings, giving up one run, striking out six and walking one in a 5-1 victory over the Rockies. Brandon Drury (.298, 13 Rs, 6 HRs, 13 RBIs) went 1 for 3 yesterday. The Giants were unsuccessful against the Blue Jays 4-0 the last time Cain pitched. He went 8.0 innings, allowing two runs and striking out seven. Brandon Belt (.304, 19 Rs, 4 HRs, 22 RBIs) went 1 for 4 yesterday.
The odds are Diamondbacks -140 for this game and the Over/Under (O/U) is presently 9.
The Diamondbacks have gotten the best of the Giants in head-to-head matchups this season, going 4-3.
Predictions: SU Winner - ARI
The Diamondbacks hold a 10-12 record this season against teams in the NL West Division. The Giants' record in these matchups is 13-11.
The Diamondbacks are coming off of a weak pitching game where they recorded six strikeouts. The Giants have a record of 13-6 when opponents' pitchers have six strikeouts or less.
It looks like the Giants have a slight leg up on the Diamondbacks, as the Giants have won their last four games while the Diamondbacks have lost their last four.
When they outhit their opponents, the Diamondbacks are 11-5. The Giants have a 15-0 record when outhitting opponents.
Ranking sixth, Arizona is in the top 10 of the league in runs, scoring 174 this season. San Francisco ranks in the top five with 179.
Ranking 14th, Arizona is in the top half of the league in walks, notching 112 this season. San Francisco ranks in the top five at third with 156.
The Diamondbacks are 14-13 when they hit at least one home run. The Giants perform similarly when they hit one or more homers with a 13-9 record.