Game 3: RHP Shelby Miller (1-0, 5.06 ERA) vs. RHP Matt Cain (0-1, 8.13 ERA)
Miller allowed three runs in the first two innings, but like Walker, he was sharp from the third inning on. The right-hander’s mechanics was on point, allowing him to throw his fastball in the upper 90’s. His secondary stuff looked sharp and Miller looked more like the 2015 version.
The right-hander’s mechanics was on point, allowing him to throw his fastball in the upper 90’s. His secondary stuff looked sharp and Miller looked more like the 2015 version.
Miller’s mechanics started to really get off track in San Francisco last season. He hopes to have a better experience at AT&T Park.
The Diamondbacks have scored first once in their first seven games, and it would help for Miller to get into an early rhythm and set the tone. If he can follow Corbin’s formula, Arizona can spoil San Francisco’s home party.
Cain will make his first start at AT&T Park this season. Returning to a place where he has experienced success might help the right-hander. Cain owns a 3.37 ERA in 161 career starts at home. He is 14-8 with a 3.47 ERA for his career against Arizona.
Players to Watch:
Paul Goldschmidt: Paul Goldschmidt loves facing Giants pitching, and he loves hitting at AT&T Park. The Diamondbacks first baseman owns a .320 career batting average with 57 hits, eight home runs and 35 RBI in 50 career games in San Francisco.
Jake Lamb: Jake Lamb will need to cut down on strikeouts, and AT&T Park might help him do that. In 21 career games in that ballpark, Lamb is hitting .339 with three long balls and seven RBI.
Hunter Pence: Since 2015, with a minimum of 50 plate appearances, the Giants right-fielder owns the highest batting average against the Diamondbacks (.378).
Joe Panik: The Giants second baseman is also on that list with Pence. He owns the fourth-highest average against Arizona since 2015 (.361).
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