Texas Rangers at Arizona Diamondbacks
|Date & Time||Wednesday April 10, 2019, 9:40 PM (EDT)|
The Line: Texas Rangers +130 / Arizona Diamondbacks -149 -- Over/Under: 8.5
The Texas Rangers and Arizona Diamondbacks meet Wednesday in MLB action at Chase Field.
The Texas Rangers need a win here to snap a four-game losing streak. The Rangers have allowed 17 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in five of their last seven games. The Texas Rangers have lost five of their last seven games when allowing at least one run. Offensively, Elvis Andrus leads the Rangers with 17 hits and seven RBI while Shin-Soo Choo and Nomar Mazara have combined for 18 hits and 13 RBI. Lance Lynn gets the ball, and he is 0-1 with a 6.39 ERA and 10 strikeouts this season. Lynn is 5-0 with a 2.95 ERA and 48 strikeouts in his career against the Diamondbacks.
The Arizona Diamondbacks look for another win after winning five of their last seven games. The Diamondbacks have scored 10 runs in their last three games and five or more runs in nine of their first 11 games. The Arizona Diamondbacks are 6-3 this season when scoring more than one run. David Peralta leads the Diamondbacks with 19 hits and four RBI while Adam Jones and Nick Ahmed have combined for 31 hits and 13 RBI. Robbie Ray gets the ball, and he is 0-1 with a 4.35 ERA and 12 strikeouts this season. Ray is 1-1 with a 6.06 ERA and 11 strikeouts in his career against the Rangers.
The Rangers are 2-5 in their last 7 during game 2 of a series, 1-5 in their last 6 Wednesday games and 2-5 in their last 7 vs. National League West. The Diamondbacks are 5-0 in their last 5 during game 2 of a series, 4-1 in their last 5 home games and 2-6 in Ray's last 8 home starts. The Rangers are 2-5 in the last 7 meetings. The over is 23-8-1 in Ray's last 32 home starts. The under is 4-1 in Rangers last 5 overall.
The Arizona Diamondbacks are playing better baseball at the moment, but I'm not laying juice with Ray, a pitcher who gets rocked more times than not. Lynn has never been a reliable pitcher, and he's given up nine earned runs in 12.1 innings this season with a .288 batting average. With the way the Diamondbacks are swinging the bats and the fact bother pitchers are shaky at best, this feels like another over game between these two clubs.