San Francisco Giants at Arizona Diamondbacks
Saturday, May 18, 2019 at 9:10 PM (Chase Field)
The Line: San Francisco Giants / Arizona Diamondbacks -- Over/Under: Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
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The San Francisco Giants and Arizona Diamondbacks meet Saturday in MLB action at Chase Field.
The San Francisco Giants could use a win after losing five of their last seven games. The Giants have scored seven runs in their last three games and four or more runs in seven of their last 10 games. The San Francisco Giants have won five of their last eight games when scoring four or more runs. Steven Duggar leads the Giants with 40 hits and 20 RBI while Joe Panik and Kevin Pillar have combined for 64 hits and 34 RBI. Madison Bumgarner gets the ball, and he is 2-4 with a 4.04 ERA and 58 strikeouts this season. Bumgarner is 10-11 with a 2.49 ERA and 193 strikeouts in his career against the Diamondbacks.
The Arizona Diamondbacks look for a win after splitting their last 10 games. The Diamondbacks have scored 20 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in four of their last six games. The Arizona Diamondbacks have won five of their last seven games when scoring four or more runs. David Peralta leads the Diamondbacks with 58 hits and 30 RBI while Eduardo Escobar and Adam Jones have combined for 97 hits and 56 RBI. Zack Godley gets the ball, and he is 1-3 with a 7.65 ERA and 32 strikeouts this season. Godley is 3-3 with a 6.68 ERA and 34 strikeouts in his career against the Giants.
The Giants are 1-5 in their last 6 during game 2 of a series, 0-4 in their last 4 Saturday games and 6-18 in Bumgarner's last 24 road starts. The Diamondbacks are 4-1 in their last 5 vs. National League West, 9-4 in their last 13 games following a win and 4-11 in their last 15 Saturday games. The Giants are 2-5 in Bumgarner's last 7 starts vs. Diamondbacks and 9-2 in Bumgarner's last 11 road starts vs. Diamondbacks. The under is 7-3 in Diamondbacks last 10 home games. The over is 5-2 in Bumgarner's last 7 road starts.
While he hasn't been terrible this season, I'm starting to lean toward the fact Bumgarner will never be the pitcher he once was, and batting lineups no longer fear him. Bumgarner has been more than hittable this season and has had trouble willing his team to victories the last couple of years. Those who have been around over the years know how I feel about Godley, as he's not good and is a pitcher I fade often. With that said, I'm done backing Bumgarner simply off of his name, and the Giants offense continues to be lackluster. I'll pinch my nose and back the Arizona Diamondbacks at home.