In the first of a three-game series between the Atlanta Braves (7-20) and the Arizona Diamondbacks (12-18) at Turner Field, Aaron Blair (0-1, 3.18 ERA) and Zack Greinke (2-2, 5.50 ERA) get the start. The Diamondbacks go into this series looking to snap a six-game losing streak. The game starts at 7:35 p.m. ET on Friday, May. 6 and will air on FSAZ and FSSO.
In his last start, Blair pitched 6.0 innings, giving up one run, striking out three and walking three in a 6-1 loss to the Cubs. Freddie Freeman (.263, 10 Rs, 3 HRs, 7 RBIs) went 1 for 3 Wednesday. The Diamondbacks were also unsuccessful the last time Greinke pitched. He had a good outing, pitching 7.0 innings, allowing two runs, striking out eight and walking two in a 5-2 loss to the Rockies. Jean Segura (.345, 12 Rs, 4 HRs, 15 RBIs, 4 SBs) has been hitting the ball well, going 2 for 4 yesterday.
Oddsmakers have deemed this game an Arizona -160 matchup and the Over/Under (O/U) is presently 7.
Predictions: SU Winner - ARI
When leading after seven innings, Atlanta is 3-6, while Arizona is 5-11.
The Diamondbacks are coming into this game after allowing two walks during their last outing. The Braves have a 2-8 record when opponents give up two walks or less.
When they outhit their opponents, the Braves are 4-5. The Diamondbacks have a 9-4 record when outhitting opponents.
Ranking 30th, Atlanta is at the bottom of the league in runs, scoring 83 this season. Arizona ranks in the top 10 at seventh with 130.
Ranking 21st, Atlanta is near the bottom of the league in walks, notching 80 this season. Arizona ranks in the bottom half at 16th with 86.
The Braves are 1-4 in games where they hit one or more home runs. The Diamondbacks are 10-13 when they hit at least one homer.