San Francisco Giants vs. Arizona Diamondbacks
The San Francisco Giants and the Arizona Diamondbacks face off on Monday in San Francisco in game one of their series. The Giants are -115 favorites over the Diamondbacks with an over/under run total set at 8.
The San Francisco Giants have faced plenty of adversity this season but they still continue to get it done game after game. The Giants are 7-3 in their last 10 games, 37-28 at home this season, and they have a 4.5 game lead in the NL West. As a team the Giants are hitting .264 with Buster Posey hitting .329, Angel Pagan at .291, and Pablo Sandoval at .283. As a team the Giants pitching staff has an ERA of 3.68 with the starters at 3.66 and the bullpen at 3.73. For game one against the Diamondbacks the Giants start Barry Zito has won his last two decisions. For the season Zito has allowed 147 hits and 73 earned runs while striking out 85 over 148.2 innings of work for a 4.42 ERA.
The Arizona Diamondbacks are still in the hunt for the post season but they are running out of games in which to make their move. The Diamondbacks are 2-8 in their last 10 games, 33-35 on the road this season, and they are 10.5 games back in the NL West. As a team the Diamondbacks are hitting .256 with Aaron Hill hitting .296, Paul Goldschmidt hitting .284, and Miguel Montero hitting .281. For game one against the Giants Arizona starts Patrick Corbin who was highly touted but who hasn’t had the results to match. For the season Corbin has allowed 74 hits and 33 earned runs while striking out 64 over 75.2 innings of work for a 3.93 ERA.
San Francisco is 5-1 in their last six games overall, 12-5 in their last 17 games against a left handed starter, and 5-0 in Zito’s last five starts. Arizona is 6-2 in their last eight road games, 2-8 in their last 10 games overall, and 2-6 in their last eight game one of a series. Arizona is 1-4 in the last five meetings of these two.
We should see some offense in this one and I look for it to go over the total.