Arizona Diamondbacks (8-2) at San Francisco Giants (4-5)
|Date & Time||Tuesday April 10, 2018, 10:15 PM (EDT)|
The Line: San Francisco Giants -108 / Arizona Diamondbacks -102 --- Over/Under: 7.5
The Arizona Diamondbacks and San Francisco Giants meet Tuesday in MLB action at AT&T Park.
The Arizona Diamondbacks look for another victory to build on their impressive 8-2 record. The Diamondbacks have allowed seven runs in their last three games and one or less runs in five of their last six games. The Arizona Diamondbacks have won 14 of their last 18 regular season games when allowing less than five runs. Offensively, David Peralta leads the Diamondbacks with 12 hits and six RBI while A.J. Pollock and Chris Owings have combined for 24 hits and 13 RBI. Patrick Corbin gets the ball, and he is 2-0 with a 1.38 ERA and 20 strikeouts this season. Corbin is 5-7 with a 3.33 ERA and 83 strikeouts in his career against the Giants.
The San Francisco Giants need a victory here in order to get back to a .500 record. The Giants have scored nine runs in their last three games and one or less runs in six of their first nine games. The San Francisco Giants have lost five straight games when scoring under seven runs. Joe Panik leads the Giants with 11 hits and three RBI while Buster Posey and Andrew McCutchen have combined for 19 hits and seven RBI. Johnny Cueto gets the ball, and he is 1-0 with a 0.69 ERA and five strikeouts this season. Cueto is 11-3 with a 3.38 ERA and 89 strikeouts in his career against the Diamondbacks.
The Diamondbacks are 5-2 in their last 7 Tuesday games, 5-15 in Corbins last 20 road starts and 9-2 in Corbins last 11 starts. The Giants are 4-11 in their last 15 during game 2 of a series, 22-7 in Cuetos last 29 starts vs. National League West and 5-0 in Cuetos last 5 starts. The Giants are 5-1 in Cuetos last 6 starts vs. Diamondbacks, while the Diamondbacks are 7-2 in the last 9 meetings and 2-5 in Corbins last 7 road starts vs. Giants.
I've been burned on the Giants recently, but I'm going to continue backing them. The starting pitching, defense and bullpen continue to show up daily. If the bats just show up even on average, the Giants will make you a lot of money. With an improved lineup with veteran hitters, it feels like it's only a matter of time before things turn around. A couple of losses shouldn't scare you off this early in the season. Corbin isn't the same pitcher on the road as he is at home, and Cueto has been really impressive in his first couple of starts. Cueto has also owned the NL West over the years, especially the Diamondbacks, as he's 11-3 against them in his career and is allowing a .223 batting average with 34 strikeouts in 112 at bats against current Arizona hitters. Give me the Giants again.