Mike Foltynewicz (0-1, 9.82 ERA) and the Atlanta Braves (7-22) meet Patrick Corbin (1-3, 4.91 ERA) and the Arizona Diamondbacks (14-18) in the last of a three-game series at Turner Field. The Diamondbacks won the last game 4-2, and Arizona leads the series 2-0. The game gets underway at 1:35 p.m. ET on Sunday, May. 8 and will air on FSAZ and FSSO.
In his most recent outing, Foltynewicz pitched 3.2 innings, allowing four runs, striking out four and walking two in a 4-1 loss to the Mets. Freddie Freeman (.275, 11 Rs, 4 HRs, 8 RBIs, 1 SB) went 1 for 3 yesterday with one run, one home run, and one RBI. The Diamondbacks were also unsuccessful the last time Corbin pitched. He went 5.1 innings, giving up three runs, striking out four and walking one in a 7-4 loss to the Marlins. Brandon Drury (.316, 12 Rs, 6 HRs, 13 RBIs) has been hitting the ball well for the Diamondbacks, going 3 for 5 yesterday with one RBI.
Oddsmakers have deemed this game a Diamondbacks -140 matchup and the Over/Under (O/U) is presently 8.5.
The previous two games have all gone Arizona's way.
Predictions: SU Winner - ARI
When leading after seven innings, Atlanta is 3-6, while Arizona is 5-11.
The Arizona batters brought in a solid 10 hits last game. Atlanta has a record of 2-11 when their opponents get that many hits or more.
When they are outhit, the Diamondbacks are 0-13. The Braves have a 2-13 record when opponents outhit them.
Atlanta ranks at the bottom of the league when it comes to home runs, hitting seven this season. Arizona ranks in the top five at fourth with 41.
Ranking 28th, Atlanta is near the bottom of the league in hits, notching 7.48 per game. Arizona ranks in the top 10 at seventh with 9.19.
Ranking first in on-base plus slugging percentage, Atlanta has an OPS of .000 this season. Arizona ranks 11th with an OPS of .767.
The Diamondbacks are 5-14 in games where they allow one or more home runs. The Braves are 1-16 when they allow at least one homer.