New York Yankees vs. Arizona Diamondbacks
MLB: Tuesday, April 30, 2019 at 9:40 PM EST
The Yankees have many of their key players on the DL, but the team just keeps on winning. They are coming off a three-game sweep over the San Francisco Giants and they have won nine of their last 10 games. New York is right on the heels of the Tampa Bay Rays for first place in the AL East and guys have been getting it done at the dish as of late and in the sweep over the Giants, the club totaled 24 runs.
The Diamondbacks have lost two in a row and this comes after winning four straight. They are 2-5 games out of first place in the NL West and while the team is led by their lineup they have only totaled six runs in their last two games. Arizona is under .500 at home this season and they have not faced the Yankees since taking two of three games against them back in the 2016 season.
A win is a win
CC Sabathia (1-0 2.40 ERA) takes the hill for the Bronx Bombers in this game and while he had a less than stellar last outing the Yanks still got the W. New York has won all three of his starts on the season and after not giving up any runs in his first two starts where he went 10 innings he was not sharp in his last start giving up five runs in five innings, but the lineup had his back in a 6-5 win over the L.A. Angels. New York has won 20 of Sabathia’s last 27 interleague starts, but have lost four of his last five starts facing a team that has a losing record.
Many of the Yankees are on the DL, but the other guys stepping in are getting it done at the plate. Gary Sanchez and Luke Volt have led New York, who have scored the 4th most runs, and each have gone yard eight times.
On the season, New York is a solid 9-5 on the road.
Long, long loss
In their last game, the Diamondbacks fell 6-5 to the Chicago Cubs in 15 innings in the 2nd longest game in Chase Field history. In losing two in a row they have scored six runs while in the previous four games they totaled 30 runs. Arizona ranks just behind the Yankees ranking 5th in the Majors in runs scored and the lineup has balance. Christian Walker leads the club in both batting average and HR and he has three multi-hit games in his last five games. This season, the Diamondbacks are only 5-7 at home.
Zach Greinke (4-1 3.72 ERA) goes in this interleague game and in his last start he pitched a gem not giving up any runs in seven innings and only allowed two hits in a 5-0 win over the Pirates. After getting lit up in his season debut the Diamondbacks have won his last five starts and in his last two starts, he has not given up any runs and has only allowed five hits in 13 innings. Greinke is tied for the NL lead with four wins and after allowing six HR in his first two starts this season he has only allowed two in his last four outings.
The Arizona Diamondbacks are:
- 2-10 in their last 12 vs. American League East
- 1-4 in their last 5 home games vs. a team with a road winning % of greater than .600
- 2-6 in their last 8 home games
The New York Yankees are:
- 4-1 in their last 5 interleague road games
- 7-1 in their last 8 games vs. a right-handed starter
- 9-1 in their last 10 overall