Arizona Diamondbacks @ Cleveland Indians Matchup Preview - August 2nd, 2022
Zac Gallen (50th ranked SP via THE BAT) is projected to take the mound for D-Backs as they battle the Guardians and Triston McKenzie (114th ranked SP) at Progressive Field. The quick scouting report on Gallen: his main fastball is a four-seamer, which he uses 49.2% of the time. His primary out-pitch is a curveball (19.0%). Meanwhile, McKenzie primarily throws a four-seamer fastball (58.0%) and his most-used secondary offering is his slider (21.1%). THE BAT X projects Gallen for 2.8 earned runs and 4.4 strikeouts in this matchup. On the other side, McKenzie is forecasted for 2.6 earned runs and 5.7 strikeouts.
Arizona Diamondbacks Insights
Zac Gallen has been given more leash than the average pitcher this year, throwing 4.8 more adjusted pitches-per-game than average.
Carson Kelly is an extreme flyball batter and matches up with the strong outfield defense of Cleveland (#2-best on the slate today).
The Arizona Diamondbacks have been the 6th-unluckiest offense in MLB this year, according to THE BAT X, and are likely to hit better in the future
Cleveland Indians Insights
Triston McKenzie has a large reverse platoon split and has the benefit of facing 7 opposite-handed bats in this game.
Myles Straw has primarily hit in the top-half of the batting order this season (62% of the time), but he is projected to hit 9th in the batting order today.
The Cleveland Guardians bullpen projects as the 9th-best in MLB, via THE BAT.
The Cleveland Guardians have hit the Moneyline in 35 of their last 62 games (+9.40 Units / 12% ROI)
The Arizona Diamondbacks have hit the 1st Five Innings (F5) Run Line in 20 of their last 26 games (+14.90 Units / 51% ROI)
Geraldo Perdomo has hit the Total Bases Under in 23 of his last 35 games (+9.90 Units / 24% ROI)