Monday, December 05, 2022

Diamondbacks visit Cubs on 3-game road win streak

Pitching Prospects: Diamondbacks: Meryl Kelly (3-2, 3.27 ERA, 1.27 whips, 40 strikeouts); Cubs: Wade Miley (1-0, 2.70 ERA, 1.10 WHIP, seven strikeouts)

fanduel sportsbook Line: Cubs-123, Diamondbacks +104; over/under is 7 1/2 runs

Bottom line: The Arizona Diamondbacks tried to continue their three-game winning streak on the road against the Chicago Cubs.

Chicago is 15-24 on aggregate and 6-15 at home. The Cubs have a 10th-ranked team batting average in the NL at .231.

Arizona has a 21–21 record overall and a 10–11 record in home games. The Diamondbacks have scored a total of 50 home runs to finish sixth in MLB play.

Sunday’s game is the seventh time these teams have matched this season. The Diamondbacks lead 4–2 in the season series.

Top Performers: Wilson Contreras has seven doubles, one triple and five home runs for the Cubs. Frank Schwindell is 11-for-40 in the last 10 games with three doubles and home runs.

Christian Walker leads Arizona with 10 home runs while slugging .458. Josh Rojas is 9-for-29 in the last 10 matches with three home runs and six RBIs.

Last 10 games: Cubs: 5-5, .219 batting average, 3.10 ERA, beat opponents by 12 runs

Diamondbacks: 4-6, .249 batting average, 5.17 ERA, outscore by eight runs

Injuries: Cubs: Wilson Contreras: Days to Day (right hamstring), Michael Rooker: 15-days IL (turf toe), Michael Hermosillo: 10-days IL (Covid), Jason Hayward: 10-days IL (unknown) , Nico Horner: 10-day IL (ankle), Sean Newcomb: 15-day IL (ankle), Nick Madrigal: 10-day IL (low back), Ethan Roberts: 10-day IL (shoulder), Clint Frazier: 10 -Day IL (appendicitis), Alec Mills: 10-Day IL (Back), Edbert Aljole: 60-Day IL (Shoulder), Cody Heuer: 60-Day IL (Elbow), Brad Wieck: 60-Day IL (Elbow) , David Botte: 60-Day IL (Unknown)

Diamondbacks: Josh Rojas: Days to Day (left hand), Jose Herrera: 10-Day IL (Unknown), Kyle Nelson: 10-Day IL (Unknown), Cooper Hummel: 10-Day IL (Unknown), Kenan Middleton: 15 -D IL (unknown), Nick Ahmed: 10-day IL (unknown), Carson Kelly: 10-day IL (oblique), Luke Weaver: 10-day IL (elbow), JB Bukauskas: 60-day IL (shoulder)

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