Shelby Miller (1-3, 7.36 ERA) and the Arizona Diamondbacks (17-20) go up against Jeff Samardzija (4-2, 3.17 ERA) and the San Francisco Giants (19-18) in the second of a four-game division series at Chase Field. The Giants won the last game 4-2, and San Francisco leads the series 1-0. The game starts at 9:40 p.m. ET on Friday, May. 13 and will air on FSAZ and CSBA.
In his most recent outing, Miller pitched 6.0 innings, giving up two runs, striking out one and walking two in a 4-2 victory over the Braves. Jean Segura (.353, 19 Rs, 5 HRs, 17 RBIs, 5 SBs) played well again yesterday, going 3 for 5 with one run and one stolen base. The Giants were unsuccessful the last time Samardzija pitched. He pitched well, going 7.2 innings, allowing two runs, striking out nine and walking one in a 2-0 loss to the Rockies. Brandon Belt (.311, 19 Rs, 4 HRs, 22 RBIs) went 1 for 4 yesterday with one RBI.
Oddsmakers have deemed this game a Giants -150 matchup and the Over/Under (O/U) is currently 9.
In their previous five games this season, the Diamondbacks have a 4-1 record.
Predictions: SU Winner - ARI
The Diamondbacks and the Giants both hold an even record against their divisional opponents. The Diamondbacks are 10-10 and the Giants are 11-11.
The Arizona batters brought in a solid 10 hits last game. San Francisco has a record of 7-9 when their opponents get that many hits or more.
It looks like the Giants have a slight leg up on the Diamondbacks, as the Giants have won their last two games while the Diamondbacks have lost their last two.
When they outhit their opponents, the Diamondbacks are 11-5. The Giants have a 14-0 record when outhitting opponents.
Ranking sixth, Arizona is in the top 10 of the league in runs, scoring 170 this season. San Francisco ranks in the top five with 171.
Ranking 14th, Arizona is in the top half of the league in walks, notching 110 this season. San Francisco ranks in the top five at second with 149.
When the Diamondbacks hit at least one home run, they are 14-13, well-matched with the Giants who are 11-9 when hitting one or more homers.