MLB Betting Preview: Arizona Diamondbacks vs. San Francisco Giants – Saturday, August 17, 2019
Matchup at a Glance
Where: Chase Field in Pheonix, Arizona
When: Saturday, August 17, 2019 at 8:10 PM ET
The San Francisco Giants and Arizona Diamondbacks will try to duplicate their highly entertaining contest Friday night where both teams hit six home runs in a 10-9 Giants win in 11 innings.
There is no money line on this game as both teams will be starting AAA call ups.
There is also no total in this game due to the fact that the pitchers haven’t been named. With that being said, we will give a prediction but use caution as we are guessing on the lines.
Giants Look to Stay in Wild Card Race
The San Francisco Giants moves to one game over .500 at 62-61 after their dramatic win Friday night. They hammered six home runs in the victory, including three from rookie outfielder Mike Yastrzemski. They will send a rookie to the mound to make his Major League debut.
Logan Webb will take the mound for the Giants, who has served an 80-game suspension already this season. Webb will be the youngest Giants starter to make his debut since Madison Bumgarner was 20 years old in 2009 when he made his debut. Webb is the team’s fifth-rated prospect and top pitcher.
The Giants’ offense is led by Yastrzemski right, as he has five home runs in his last four games. Center fielder Kevin Pillar leads the team with a .262 batting average. He also leads the team with 17 home runs and 66 RBI.
Diamondbacks Also Trying to Stay in Wild Card
The Arizona Diamondbacks are also right in the middle of the National League Wild Cards Chase with a 61-62 record. They are 3.5 games out of the second spot. The D-Backs will also be calling up a starting pitcher to start the game.
Taylor Clarke will make the start, but it won’t be his first turn with the team. He has made 13 starts with Arizona and has a 4-3 record with a 5.46 ERA, although he was 2-0 with a 2.65 ERA in his last 3 starts before he was sent down August 5th. He has faced the Giants before, going 1-1 with a 7.73 ERA in three starts.
Ketel Marte is leading the Diamondbacks with a .320 batting average. He also has 25 home runs and 71 RBI. Third baseman Eduardo Escobar is hitting .273 with 28 home runs and 97 RBI. Arizona is the fifth best hitting team in the National League with a .259 team batting average.
These two teams are separated by a game for a reason. The Giants have pitching while the Diamondbacks hit. I think the Giants have the advantage in this one. Take San Francisco.