Written and authored by Major League Baseball Expert Analyst Charlie Red McDougall. Charliessports.com produces it for Baseball news and notes. The teams will play on Wednesday July 8th, 2015. At 8:05 PM EST.
The (40-42) Arizona Diamondbacks of the National League West Division will stay in the “METROPLEX”. For game two of a two-day series. Arizona will play the (41-42) Texas Rangers of the AL West in 2015 Interleague Baseball action. The teams will play at Globe Life Park in Arlington as a suburb of Dallas, Texas. The Best Sports Handicapper believes the Arizona Diamondbacks have enough talent to make a run at a playoff spot in the second half of the season. The Texas Rangers have one of the most potent offenses in the American League. The opening betting line has Texas as a -140 Home Favorite Against The Spread. The betting odds total is nine and a half runs for Wednesday’s game.
The 2015 Arizona Diamondbacks won three of four in their last series against Colorado. Arizona is third in the NL West, six games out of first-place. Arizona is 18-21 on the road this season.
*First Baseman Paul Goldschmidt leads the batting order in all five major categories.
*Center Fielder A.J. Pollock has a .303 batting average.
*The Arizona offense has a .403 slugging percentage.
*Starting Pitcher, Chase Anderson has a staff best 3.71 earned runs average.
*Relief Pitcher Brad Ziegler has a team-high twelve saves.
*Arizona Pitchers have given up ninety-one homers this season.
*Arizona will begin a three-game trip at the Mets on Friday July 10th.
*Notable injuries: Center Fielder Ender Inciarte is out until later this month with a hamstring injury.
*The betting odds under the total are 9-3-1 Arizona last thirteen interleague baseball games.
*Arizona is 1-9 the last ten between the teams in the “LONE STAR STATE”.
*The Arizona Diamondbacks are 5-5 their last ten MLB Betting Predictions overall, going over the betting odds total six times, staying under the betting odds total three and has a push.
*The Arizona Diamondbacks will have the Right Handed Jeremy Hellickson. Who is (6-5) with a 5.06 earned run average on the mound for the second game of the series. The Des Moines, Iowa native went seven innings, giving up three hits and a run his last start on July 2nd, an 8-1 victory over Colorado.
*Bovada.Lv lists the Arizona Diamondbacks at 66/1 to win the 2015 MLB National League Title.
The 2015 Texas Rangers are on a three-game losing streak. The Rangers are third in the Division, seven games from the top spot. Texas is 15-22 at home this season.
*Designated Hitter Prince Fielder leads the batting order with a .347 batting average, fifty RBI’S, a .413 on base percentage and has one hundred and ten hits.
*First Baseman Mitch Moreland has a team-high fourteen homers.
*The Rangers batting order has gone “YARD” ninety times this season.
*Starting Pitcher Colby Lewis leads the rotation with eight wins and seventy-five strikeouts.
*Relief Pitcher Shawn Tolleson leads the staff with twelve saves.
*Notable injuries: Outfielder Josh Hamilton is nursing a groin injury.
*Texas entertains San Diego for three games on Friday July 10th.
*The Rangers are 8-2 their last ten interleague baseball games.
*Texas is 14-6 the last twenty meetings between the teams.
The Texas Rangers are 4-6 their last ten overall, going over the betting odds total five times, staying under the betting odds total seven four with a push.
*Left Hander Matt Harrison, who is (0-0) with a 0.00 earned run average, will be on the hill. The 6’4″ 250 pound Durham, North Carolina native is seeing his first action of the season due to a spine injury.
*The Texas Rangers are 14/1 to win the 2015 MLB AL Pennant.