Arizona Diamondbacks (25-24) at Oakland Athletics (26-24)
|Date & Time||Friday May 25, 2018, 9:35 PM (EDT)|
The Line: Oakland Athletics -121 / Arizona Diamondbacks +111 --- Over/Under: 7.5
The Arizona Diamondbacks and Oakland Athletics meet Friday in MLB action at Oakland Coliseum.
The Arizona Diamondbacks are getting desperate for a victory after losing 12 of their last 13 games. The Diamondbacks have allowed 14 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in seven of their last 10 games. The Arizona Diamondbacks have lost 12 straight games when allowing more than one run. David Peralta leads the Diamondbacks with 45 hits and 21 RBI while A.J. Pollock and Ketel Marte have combined for 82 hits and 43 RBI. Patrick Corbin gets the ball, and he is 4-1 with a 2.60 ERA and 81 strikeouts this season. This will be Corbin’s first career game against the Athletics.
The Oakland Athletics look to stay hot after winning seven of their last 10 games. The Athletics have scored six runs in their last three games and four or more runs in seven of their last 10 games. The Oakland Athletics have won 10 of their last 12 games when scoring more than two runs. Jed Lowrie leads the Athletics with 60 hits and 38 RBI while Marcus Semien and Khris Davis have combined for 102 hits and 62 RBI. Sean Manaea gets the ball, and he is 5-4 with a 2.71 ERA and 51 strikeouts this season. This will be Manaea’s first career game against the Diamondbacks.
The Diamondbacks are 4-1 in their last 5 games following an off day, 6-18 in Corbins last 24 road starts and 0-4 in Corbins last 4 starts. The Athletics are 4-0 in their last 4 Friday games, 1-5 in Manaeas last 6 interleague starts and 5-2 in Manaeas last 7 starts. The over is 5-2 in the last 7 meetings.
The Arizona Diamondbacks have had a day off to clear their head and are heading to a massive park in the Oakland Coliseum. If there was ever a time for the offense to break out of this insane slump, it would be this series. However, the young Oakland Athletics are stringing wins together, gaining confidence and have an impressive pitcher on the mound in Manaea. He's given up his share of runs recently, but Manaea is still allowing a batting average under .200 on the season and has an ERA of just 1.78 at home. The A's are playing good baseball right now, and, uh, the Diamondbacks aren't. I'll lay the cheap price with the home team.