Diamondbacks versus Giants 15th September 2017
Arizona Diamondbacks versus San Francisco Giants series starting 15th September @ Giants.
The Diamondbacks visit the Giants in a match up that should heavily favor Arizona in all aspects. Solidly in place for a wild card spot, the Diamondbacks look to keep a strong hold on that position.
The Giants are in last place in the division and look to play spoiler, however Arizona holds the advantage both offensively and on the mound. Ok let’s look at a few important statistics below and try and get you a winning team for your fantasy or betting picks.
- In Friday’s first game, Robbie Ray is on the mound for the Diamondbacks versus Jeff Samardzija for the Giants. Ray has won his four decisions and is 13-5 with a 2.81 ERA and 196 strikeouts this season. Samardzija has been hurt by the long ball, allowing 28 home runs and is 9-13 with a 4.47 ERA.
- On Saturday, Zack Greinke faces off against Madison Bumgarner. Greinke is having a great season, coming in at 16-6 with a 2.99 ERA and 200 strikeouts. Bumgarner is 3-8 with a 3.55 ERA and is 0-3 in his last three decisions. He has an excellent 90 to 18 strikeout to walk ratio.
- Sundays series finale features Taijuan Walker for the Diamondbacks versus Chris Stratton for the Giants. Walker is 3-0 over his last three decisions and is 9-7 with a 3.30 ERA. Stratton has appeared in only ten games and is 2-3 with a 4.07 ERA. He’s struck out ten in two of his last four starts.
Offensively , the Diamondbacks are lead by MVP candidate Paul Goldschmidt. He’s belted 34 home runs, knocked in 112 and has a .307 batting average. Jake Lamb has complimented Goldschmidt, hitting 27 home runs and knocking in 99. David Peralta is also having a solid season with a batting average hovering around .300.
Cut to the Chase Prediction
The Giants have little offensive firepower. Brandon Belt, the team’s leading home run hitter has been out since the end of August. Buster Posey is batting .320 and is always a factor and Joe Panik and Denard Span have been solid, but have little power. My pick is for Arizona to take the series.
NB that all statistics are for games through Tuesday, September 12.