San Francisco Giants (56-54) at Arizona Diamondbacks (60-50)
|Date & Time||Friday August 3, 2018, 9:40 PM (EDT)|
The Line: Arizona Diamondbacks -173 / San Francisco Giants +163 --- Over/Under: 8
The San Francisco Giants and Arizona Diamondbacks meet Friday in MLB action at Chase Field.
The San Francisco Giants look to stay hot while building on their four-game winning streak. The Giants have scored 16 runs in their last three games and three or more runs in nine of their last 12 games. The San Francisco Giants have won five of their last six games when scoring more than two runs. Brandon Crawford leads the Giants with 107 hits and 43 RBI while Andrew McCutchen and Buster Posey have combined for 202 hits and 81 RBI. Chris Stratton gets the ball, and he is 8-6 with a 5.14 ERA and 75 strikeouts this season. Stratton is 1-1 with a 3.21 ERA and 29 strikeouts in his career against the Diamondbacks.
The Arizona Diamondbacks look for a victory here after splitting their last eight games. The Diamondbacks have allowed 17 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in five of their last seven games. The Arizona Diamondbacks have lost five of their last seven games when allowing more than two runs. Offensively, Paul Goldschmidt leads the Diamondbacks with 112 hits and 59 RBI while David Peralta and Ketel Marte have combined for 204 hits and 95 RBI. Patrick Corbin gets the ball, and he is 7-4 with a 3.26 ERA and 166 strikeouts this season. Corbin is 7-7 with a 3.00 ERA and 112 strikeouts in his career against the Giants.
The Giants are 4-1 in their last 5 Friday games, 1-4 in their last 5 during game 2 of a series and 1-4 in Strattons last 5 starts. The Diamondbacks are 4-1 in their last 5 during game 2 of a series, 5-12 in Corbins last 17 Friday starts and 1-6 in Corbins last 7 home starts. The Giants are 4-1 in the last 5 meetings in Arizona, 4-0 in the last 4 meetings and 4-1 in Strattons last 5 starts vs. Diamondbacks.
Stratton has struggled this season and hasn't produced a win in his last four starts. The good news is Stratton has been much better on the road this season, and he has an allowed batting average of .220 with 21 strikeouts in 82 at bats against Arizona. Corbin has been really solid this season and has spent a ton of time pitching on the road, so this will be nice for him. However, current Giants are hitting a decent .248 against Corbin with six homers in 303 at bats and they have two wins against him this year in four tries. The Giants are also hot and need to keep winning to have any chance of getting back in the wild card race. I'll take a shot with the big plus money.