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MLB : ATS Matchup
Saturday 6/23/2018Line$ LineOU LineScore
ARIZONA  GREINKE )
 
PITTSBURGH  MUSGROVE )
-1.5  +125

+1.5  -145
-120

+110

7.5ov
 
7
Final
2

ARIZONA (42 - 33) at PITTSBURGH (36 - 39)
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Saturday, 6/23/2018 4:05 PM
ZACK GREINKE (R) vs. JOE MUSGROVE (R)
Board OpeningLatest
 LineTotalLineTotal
905ARIZONA-110Ov 8,-105-120Ov 7.5,-110
906PITTSBURGH+100Un 8,-115+110Un 7.5,-110
ADVANCED TEAM STATS
ARIZONA - Current Season Performance
 Team RecordsTeamOpponent
 W-LUnitsO-URunsAvgOBPSLGOPSRunsAvgOBPSLGOPS
All Games42-33+936-354.50.2270.3020.3840.6873.70.2330.2980.3820.680
Road Games19-17+4.621-144.50.2250.2970.3870.6843.90.2380.3090.3850.694
vs Right-handed Starters25-24-0.524-244.40.2210.3010.3660.6673.70.2380.2970.3870.684
Past 7 Games4-3+0.23-34.70.2280.2970.3740.6723.70.2380.3160.3810.697
Grass Games42-33+936-354.50.2270.3020.3840.6873.70.2330.2980.3820.680
Day Games10-14-4.310-133.70.2130.2850.3440.6293.80.2360.3040.4000.704
ARIZONA - Team Hitting and Fielding Statistics
Team BattingTeam BattingTeam Fielding
 RunsAVGOBPGABH2B3BHRSLGRBIBBSOSBLOBGIDPERRDPOSB
All Games4.50.2270.30275249656610126800.3843182716993948047287125
Road Games4.50.2250.297361231277597420.3871571263531522624153212
Righty Starters4.40.2210.3014916163576315470.3662011854682431730204917
ARIZONA - Bullpen Pitching Statistics
 ERAWHIPIPRERHHRBBSOW-LSVBSVPct.
All Games2.501.133252.37570196239021914-1320871.4%
Road Games2.401.148123.736339812441178-69469.2%

PITTSBURGH - Current Season Performance
 Team RecordsTeamOpponent
 W-LUnitsO-URunsAvgOBPSLGOPSRunsAvgOBPSLGOPS
All Games36-39-5.635-344.50.2490.3160.4020.7184.60.2490.3100.3940.704
Home Games21-19-2.219-184.60.2610.3320.4060.7374.10.2450.3040.3930.696
vs Right-handed Starters29-29-1.324-284.50.2500.3160.4040.7204.30.2390.3030.3750.678
Past 7 Games3-4-1.82-53.10.2220.2920.3300.6233.70.2200.2770.3460.624
Grass Games36-39-5.635-344.50.2490.3160.4020.7184.60.2490.3100.3940.704
Day Games16-16-0.413-174.40.2390.3030.4010.7044.00.2360.2980.3760.673
PITTSBURGH - Team Hitting and Fielding Statistics
Team BattingTeam BattingTeam Fielding
 RunsAVGOBPGABH2B3BHRSLGRBIBBSOSBLOBGIDPERRDPOSB
All Games4.50.2490.31675253463212122740.4023232475632551261485935
Home Games4.60.2610.3324013263466912330.4061771402791429028243124
Righty Starters4.50.2500.3165819644918519600.4042511884332039747374526
PITTSBURGH - Bullpen Pitching Statistics
 ERAWHIPIPRERHHRBBSOW-LSVBSVPct.
All Games4.261.368253.71311202412710626812-13161061.5%
Home Games3.521.315140.7635512918561387-58561.5%
SCHEDULE AND RESULTS
ARIZONA - Schedule
 Team StatsOpp Stats
DateTeam StarterOpponentOpp StarterScoreW/LLineTot.O/UHLOBEHLOBE
6/9/2018KOCH(R)@ COLORADOBETTIS(R)12-7W13513 ovO1391912
6/10/2018GODLEY(R)@ COLORADOFREELAND(L)8-3W14012 unU1080870
6/11/2018CORBIN(L)PITTSBURGHMUSGROVE(R)9-5W-1457.5 unO961871
6/12/2018BUCHHOLZ(R)PITTSBURGHWILLIAMS(R)13-8W-1409 unO11411283
6/13/2018GREINKE(R)PITTSBURGHTAILLON(R)4-5L-1507 ovO880650
6/14/2018KOCH(R)NY METSVARGAS(L)6-3W-1259 unP850420
6/15/2018GODLEY(R)NY METSLUGO(R)7-3W-1308 evO1281770
6/16/2018CORBIN(L)NY METSMATZ(L)1-5L-1707.5 evU6801081
6/17/2018BUCHHOLZ(R)NY METSWHEELER(R)3-5L-1309 evU770981
6/18/2018GREINKE(R)@ LA ANGELSBARRIA(R)7-4W1057.5 unO10701292
6/19/2018KOCH(R)@ LA ANGELSPENA(R)4-5L1359 unP582880
6/21/2018GODLEY(R)@ PITTSBURGHKUHL(R)9-3W1108 ovO1080871
6/22/2018CORBIN(L)@ PITTSBURGHNOVA(R)2-1W-1207.5 unU891493
6/23/2018GREINKE(R)@ PITTSBURGHMUSGROVE(R) 
6/24/2018BUCHHOLZ(R)@ PITTSBURGHWILLIAMS(R) 
6/25/2018MILLER(R)@ MIAMISTRAILY(R) 
6/26/2018GODLEY(R)@ MIAMIURENA(R) 
6/27/2018CORBIN(L)@ MIAMICHEN(L) 
6/28/2018GREINKE(R)@ MIAMIRICHARDS(R) 
6/29/2018 SAN FRANCISCO  
6/30/2018 SAN FRANCISCO  

PITTSBURGH - Schedule
 Team StatsOpp Stats
DateTeam StarterOpponentOpp StarterScoreW/LLineTot.O/UHLOBEHLOBE
6/9/2018KINGHAM(R)@ CHICAGO CUBSLESTER(L)0-2L1608 ovU130690
6/10/2018NOVA(R)@ CHICAGO CUBSHENDRICKS(R)7-1W1759 unU972450
6/11/2018MUSGROVE(R)@ ARIZONACORBIN(L)5-9L1357.5 unO871961
6/12/2018WILLIAMS(R)@ ARIZONABUCHHOLZ(R)8-13L1309 unO12831141
6/13/2018TAILLON(R)@ ARIZONAGREINKE(R)5-4W1407 ovO650880
6/15/2018KUHL(R)CINCINNATIHARVEY(R)3-2W-1359 evU6537100
6/16/2018NOVA(R)CINCINNATICASTILLO(R)6-2W-1108.5 ovU10617100
6/17/2018MUSGROVE(R)CINCINNATIDESCLAFANI(R)6-8L-1508.5 evO11601360
6/18/2018WILLIAMS(R)MILWAUKEECHACIN(R)1-0W+1109 unU760250
6/19/2018TAILLON(R)MILWAUKEEPERALTA(R)2-3L-1208 evU560961
6/21/2018KUHL(R)ARIZONAGODLEY(R)3-9L-1208 ovO8711080
6/22/2018NOVA(R)ARIZONACORBIN(L)1-2L+1107.5 unU493891
6/23/2018MUSGROVE(R)ARIZONAGREINKE(R) 
6/24/2018WILLIAMS(R)ARIZONABUCHHOLZ(R) 
6/25/2018TAILLON(R)@ NY METSLUGO(R) 
6/26/2018KUHL(R)@ NY METSMATZ(L) 
6/27/2018NOVA(R)@ NY METSWHEELER(R) 
6/29/2018 @ SAN DIEGO  
6/30/2018 @ SAN DIEGO  
KEY GAME INFORMATION
ARIZONA: 2017 93-69, second place, wild card, lost to Dodgers in NLDS
MANAGER Torey Lovullo (second season)
ADDITIONS: OF Steven Souza Jr., OF Jarrod Dyson, C Alex Avila, RHP Yoshihisa Hirano, RHP Brad Boxberger
SUBTRACTIONS: OF J.D. Martinez, 2B Brandon Drury, C Chris Iannetta, RHP Fernando Rodney
OUTLOOK: With all five starters back and nearly every position player returning, the Diamondbacks expect to be in the thick of things in the NL West after their big turnaround season under Lovullo, the NL MANAGER of the Year. The loss of Martinez hurts the offense but the acquisition of Souza -- who will begin the season on the disabled list -- and signing of Dyson should help. In addition, several players who missed much or most of last season with injuries are back, including Ahmed and utilityman Chris Owings. Greinke's initial start was pushed back a few days after he experienced tightness in his groin during a spring training outing, but it's not expected to be serious. Ray hopes to improve on his breakout season, giving the team a solid 1-2 pitching punch. The lineup could use a return to form at the plate for Pollock, who struggled a bit after missing nearly all of 2016 due to injury. Marte figures to get plenty of time at second base and some at shortstop. Owings and Daniel Descalso can play pretty much every infield spot as well as the outfield.
PITTSBURGH: 2017 75-87, fourth place
MANAGER Clint Hurdle (seventh season)
ADDITIONS: OF Corey Dickerson, LHP Kyle Crick, RHP Joe Musgrove, RHP Michael Feliz, 3B Colin Moran
SUBTRACTIONS: CF Andrew McCutchen, RHP Gerrit Cole, RHP Daniel Hudson, C Chris Stewart, 1B John Jaso, RHP Joaquin Benoit
OUTLOOK: General Manager Neal Huntington insists the Pirates are not rebuilding, but it certainly looks that way after they flipped franchise cornerstones McCutchen and Cole for less expensive and less proven talent. The Pirates did nothing in free agency, though they were able to grab Dickerson -- an All-Star for Tampa Bay last season -- in February. Dickerson's arrival gives Pittsburgh some stability in the outfield, but the Pirates still have some serious power issues outside of Bell, who finished third in NL Rookie of the Year voting. Pittsburgh finished 29th in the majors in home runs in 2017, and while McCutchen and Dickerson's numbers are comparable, the rest of the lineup isn't exactly imposing. If Marte can put his suspension-marred 2017 behind him, if Polanco and his hamstrings can stay healthy, if Moran proves he can do more than spell Freese at third, and if Taillon, Kuhl and Williams all improve, Pittsburgh could be competitive. That's a lot of "ifs," probably a few too many.
PREVIEW
Expect more scoring in Saturday's Diamondbacks-Pirates game
 

Forget the anomaly that was Friday's low-scoring game.

In May, the Arizona Diamondbacks averaged 2.9 runs per game, fewest in the major leagues. So far in June, however, they are averaging 6.5 runs, including 37 in five games against the Pittsburgh Pirates.

The Diamondbacks (42-33) and Pirates (36-39) play the third game of a four-game series Saturday at PNC Park in Pittsburgh after Arizona's 2-1, 13-inning win Friday.

The Diamondbacks this month have 178 hits, nine triples, 81 walks and 32 homers.

A couple of players -- leadoff batter Jon Jay and Paul Goldschmidt -- seem to have sparked Arizona's offense.

Jay has multiple hits in seven of his 14 games since he was acquired by trade June 6 from Kansas City. He has reached base in all but one game and reached base twice in eight games. He has scored 16 runs with eight RBIs.

"He's come in and he's been unbelievable for us at the top of the lineup," Diamondbacks general manager Mike Hazen told the Arizona Republic. "Almost every day he's getting on base a couple of times and he's just sparking us in so many different ways. He's giving us professional at-bats. That's something that we weren't putting together consistently during that rut in May, which we've come around to doing now. It's all sort of adding back up together again."

Don't look for Jay to cough up any secrets.

"I'm just trying to go out there and be myself," he told MLB.com. "I just try to keep it simple. We've got a great core group of guys here. I'm just trying to be a complement to the group we have already."

Goldschmidt is batting .475 with six doubles, a triple, eight home runs and 20 RBIs in his past 16 games.

The Diamondbacks got caught in a pitchers' duel Friday but won their second straight game and third in their past four. They have won six of seven on the road.

Pittsburgh has lost three straight and four of five.

On Saturday, Pittsburgh right-hander Joe Musgrove (2-2, 3.68 ERA) is scheduled to face Diamondbacks righty Zack Greinke (6-5, 3.90).

Musgrove will be making is sixth start since beginning the season on the disabled list. He was dynamic out of the gate but was flat in his most recent outing, an 8-6 loss Sunday against Cincinnati when he gave up six runs and eight hits in 4 1/3 innings, with six strikeouts and one walk.

"I felt OK. That's my first day game in a while. Just trying to get my body alert," Musgrove said. "It was hot out there. I felt drained. But that's something I'm aware of now, and that's something I'll try to prepare for."

Saturday's game also is a day game, although with a late-afternoon start.

"I don't feel like I'm lost right now. I still feel really good," Musgrove said."

Musgrove is 0-0 with a 2.45 ERA in two career appearances, including one start, against Arizona. That start was June 11 when the first five of his six-plus innings were scoreless in what became a no-decision. He ended up allowing three runs (two earned) on five hits in six innings.

Greinke has won three of his past four starts. He is 7-4 with a 4.91 ERA in 12 career starts against Pittsburgh. In his one start against the Pirates this season, Greinke gave up five runs on five hits and four walks over 4 2/3 innings. He took the loss in that June 13 game, which ended with a 5-4 Pirates victory.


Last Updated: 9/22/2018 6:22:21 PM EST


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