Zack Greinke (3-2, 5.15 ERA) and Johnny Cueto (4-1, 3.02 ERA) are on the hill in the first of a four-game series between the Arizona Diamondbacks (17-19) and the San Francisco Giants (18-18) at Chase Field. Action begins at 9:40 p.m. ET on Thursday, May. 12 and can be seen on FSAZ and CSBA.
Greinke pitched 6.0 innings in his last outing, surrendering two runs, striking out eight and walking one in a 7-2 win over the Braves. Jean Segura (.345, 18 Rs, 5 HRs, 17 RBIs, 4 SBs) went 1 for 5 yesterday. Cueto went 8.1 innings, surrendering zero runs, striking out three and walking one in a 2-1 win over the Rockies in his most recent start. Hunter Pence (.295, 19 Rs, 5 HRs, 26 RBIs) has been successful at the plate, going 2 for 6 yesterday with one RBI.
The odds for Arizona and San Francisco are Arizona -110, while the Over/Under (O/U) is currently 7.5.
The Diamondbacks have the edge in the season series, 4-0.
Predictions: SU Winner - ARI
The Diamondbacks are 10-9 against their divisional rivals, while the Giants are 10-11 against their division.
San Francisco recorded at least two errors for the third time this season.
The Arizona batters brought in a solid 13 hits last game. San Francisco has a record of 1-5 when their opponents get that many hits or more.
When they are outhit, the Diamondbacks are 2-14. The Giants have a 4-17 record when opponents outhit them.
San Francisco ranks near the bottom of the league at 21st when it comes to home runs, hitting 31 this season. Arizona ranks in the top five with 46.
Ranking eighth, San Francisco is in the top 10 of the league in hits, notching 9.08 per game. Arizona ranks in the top five at fourth with 9.50.
Ranking 11th, San Francisco is in the top half of the league for its on-base plus slugging percentage (.752). Arizona ranks in the top 10 at eighth with an OPS of .783.
The Giants are 7-15 in games where they allow one or more home runs. The Diamondbacks are 5-15 when they allow at least one homer.