Arizona Diamondbacks @ Cleveland Indians Matchup Preview - August 2nd, 2022

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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.

Betting Trends

  • 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)