The Arizona Diamondbacks (46-30) take one of the highest-scoring offenses in the league on the road to face the San Francisco Giants (42-33) at Oracle Park on Friday for the first of a three-game series.
The Diamondbacks are in the midst of a seven-game road trip. They won their last game 5-3 over the Nationals at Nationals Park on Thursday. Geraldo Perdomo was 2 for 3 with one run.
The Giants are in the midst of a seven-game homestand. They won three of four against the Padres in their last series, dropping the finale 10-0 on Thursday at Oracle Park. Patrick Bailey went 2 for 2.
The Diamondbacks have won three of four in the season series between the NL West rivals, including a 2-1 victory in their most recent meeting on May 14 at Chase Field. Miguel Castro threw one scoreless inning of relief to get the win.
ON THE MOUND
Zach Davies (1-3, 7.11 ERA) is in line to take the mound for Arizona. The RHP allowed nine runs (eight earned) over 3.2 innings in his last start, a 12-3 road defeat against the Guardians on Sunday.
He was charged with the loss, scattering nine hits while striking out two and walking one. Davies is making his first appearance against the Giants this season.
Over two starts against the Giants in 2022, Davies was 0-0 with a 1.80 ERA over 10 innings. He had nine strikeouts and seven walks. Right-hander Logan Webb (6-6, 3.11 ERA) will toe the rubber for San Francisco.
He has made one prior start against the Diamondbacks this season, giving up one run over seven innings in a 2-1 road defeat on May 14. He gave up three hits and walked three while striking out three in the no-decision.
In his last start on Sunday, Webb got the win on the road against the Dodgers. He threw seven innings and gave up two runs on eight hits, striking out five and walking two in the 7-3 victory.
AT THE PLATE
The Arizona offense is averaging 5.2 runs per game for the season, fifth best in MLB, with a slash line of .264/.332/.439. Four Diamondbacks hitters have an OPS of .800 or better, led by Corbin Carroll (.962).
The center fielder is slashing .298/.381/.581 with 16 home runs, 40 RBIs, and 57 runs over 73 games. Against righties like Webb this season, the D-backs have a .783 OPS, fourth highest in MLB. Carroll also is the team’s most potent producer against right-handers with a 1.043 OPS in 188 at-bats.
San Francisco is slashing .254/.331/.421 for the season and averaging 4.9 runs per game. LaMonte Wade Jr. leads the team with an .878 OPS. The left fielder has nine home runs, 27 RBIs, and 38 runs scored with a slash line of .280/.415/.463. The Giants have a .762 OPS against right-handers in 2023. With a .899 OPS over 178 at-bats, Wade Jr. also has been their best hitter against right-handers.
HOME AND AWAY
Arizona is 23-12 in road games in 2023, scoring 5.6 runs per game while allowing 4.8 runs. San Francisco has gone 21-18 in front of their home fans this season, averaging 4.2 runs per game while surrendering 4.3. In the last 10 games at Oracle Park between the teams, San Francisco is 6-4 with an average scoreline of 4.8-3.2.
The Diamondbacks lead the NL West by two games over the Giants.
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