Arizona Diamondbacks (8-3) at San Francisco Giants (5-5)
|Date & Time||Wednesday April 11, 2018, 3:45 PM (EDT)|
The Line: San Francisco Giants +100 / Arizona Diamondbacks -110 --- Over/Under: 7.5
The Arizona Diamondbacks and San Francisco Giants meet Wednesday in MLB action at AT&T Park.
The Arizona Diamondbacks look for a bounce back victory to build on their solid 8-3 start. The Diamondbacks have scored 10 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in six of their first 11 games. The Arizona Diamondbacks have won five of six games this season when scoring more than three runs. A.J. Pollock leads Arizona with 13 hits and nine RBI while David Peralta and Chris Owings have combined for 24 hits and 12 RBI. Robbie Ray gets the ball, and he is 2-0 with a 5.73 ERA and 17 strikeouts this season. Ray is 4-1 with a 2.53 ERA and 60 strikeouts in his career against the Giants.
The San Francisco Giants look for another victory to get a game above a .500 record. The Giants have scored seven runs in their last three games and one or less runs in six of their first 10 games. The San Francisco Giants are 3-1 this season when scoring more than one run. Buster Posey leads the Giants with 12 hits and four RBI while Joe Panik and Andrew McCutchen have combined for 21 hits and nine RBI. Andrew Suarez will make his major league debut when he takes the mound tonight. Suarez was 21-18 with a 3.20 ERA and 300 strikeouts in his minor league career.
The Diamondbacks are 7-0 in their last 7 Wednesday games, 6-1 in Rays last 7 road starts and 18-5 in Rays last 23 starts. The Giants are 2-5 in their last 7 during game 3 of a series, 2-4 in their last 6 vs. National League West and 3-5 in their last 8 overall. The Diamondbacks are 8-3 in the last 11 meetings and 4-0 in Rays last 4 starts vs. Giants.
For the second straight game, the Giants are throwing out a pitcher who is making his major league debut, which usually isn't a good thing. However, I said yesterday, the Giants are a good baseball team that's full of dogs. It may not be pretty, but the Giants go out there, play hard and find ways to claw out victories. The pitching, bullpen and defense have shown up night in and night out, it's a matter of the bats showing up. The Giants offense showed signs of life yesterday and came through with another walkoff win. Against Ray, current Giants are hitting .271 against him in 118 at bats. Any time I can get even or plus money with the Giants, I'm taking it. I like what I'm seeing from this club despite the average results record wise.