Arizona Diamondbacks (72-59) at San Francisco Giants (66-67)
|Date & Time||Tuesday August 28, 2018, 10:15 PM (EDT)|
The Line: San Francisco Giants -111 / Arizona Diamondbacks +101 --- 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 a spark of consistency after splitting their last eight games. The Diamondbacks have scored eight runs in their last three games and four or more runs in eight of their last 11 games. The Arizona Diamondbacks have won eight of their last 12 games when scoring at least one run. Paul Goldschmidt leads the Diamondbacks with 143 hits and 76 RBI while David Peralta and Ketel Marte have combined for 247 hits and 116 RBI. Clay Buchholz gets the ball, and he is 7-2 with a 2.25 ERA and 68 strikeouts this season. Buchholz is 1-0 with a 2.77 ERA and 17 strikeouts in his career against the Giants.
The San Francisco Giants look to stay hot after winning five of their last eight games. The Giants have scored 10 runs in their last three games and three or less runs in 10 of their last 13 games. The San Francisco Giants have split their last 10 games when scoring at least two runs. Andrew McCutchen leads the Giants with 121 hits and 54 RBI while Brandon Crawford and Buster Posey have combined for 232 hits and 90 RBI. Madison Bumgarner gets the ball, and he is 5-5 with a 2.88 ERA and 81 strikeouts this season. Bumgarner is 10-11 with a 2.58 ERA and 188 strikeouts in his career against the Diamondbacks.
The Diamondbacks are 20-6 in their last 26 Tuesday games, 4-1 in Buchholzs last 5 road starts and 6-1 in Buchholzs last 7 starts. The Giants are 19-9 in their last 28 home games vs. a right-handed starter. The Diamondbacks are 2-6 in the last 8 meetings and the over is 4-1 in the last 5 meetings.
Buchholz has been great with the Diamondbacks, posting a 2.25 ERA in 80 innings and no longer looks like the washed up Red Sox pitcher who gets rocked nightly. The issue is we're getting Bumgarner, one of the best pitchers in baseball, for a price you don't usually get him at. Bumgarner has allowed two or less runs in four of his last five starts and has been even better at home where he has an ERA of 1.71 and an allowed batting average of .198. I know the Giants have offensive issues, but I love when I can find aces at favorable prices. Give me the Giants.