The Arizona Diamondbacks open an interleague series at the AL East-leading New York Yankees on Tuesday night, meaning the Snakes will add the designated hitter in the American League park. The Yankees are heavy favorites on the MLB Odds.
How to Bet Diamondbacks vs Yankees MLB Lines & Game Info
- When: Tuesday, 7:05 PM ET
- Where: Yankee Stadium
- Probable pitchers (away/home): Taylor Clarke/JA Happ
- TV: MLB Extra Innings
- Live Stream: MLB.tv
- Radio: WFAN
- MLB Lines: New York Yankees -210 (Total 11.5)
Why Bet on Arizona?
Expect the Snakes to be active ahead of Wednesday’s trade deadline. Starting pitcher Robbie Ray seems likely to go – perhaps to the Yankees. Ray improved his trade stock on Sunday in a start against the Marlins in which he went six innings, allowing three runs (only two earned) with no walks and a whopping 11 strikeouts. He threw 109 pitches, 81 for strikes — the first time a D-backs pitcher has had 100 or more pitches with 80 or more for strikes since Ray himself did it in 2017.
Diamondbacks manager Torey Lovullo said Sunday that Greg Holland will be removed from the closer role for the time being. The skipper added that he hopes that it’s just a temporary demotion. Lovullo has not decided who will take over at closer, saying that he might play the matchups for now. Yoan Lopez picked up a save last week and has been the team’s best reliever this season, so he could get the first crack at the job. Archie Bradley, Yoshihisa Hirano, and Andrew Chafin might also be in the mix.
Ketel Marte is the only player in the Majors, and the first player in franchise history, with 10+ home runs from both sides of the plate (10 as RHB, 12 as LHB). He is the first Major Leaguer to accomplish this feat since Francisco Lindor and José Ramírez/CLE in 2017, and the first NL player since Chase Headley/SD in 2012. Eduardo Escobar is 1 triple away from being the third D-back (fourth time) with 20+ home runs/20+ doubles/10+ triples in a season. Reaching 100 RBI would make him the fifth switch-hitter with 20+ home runs/20+ doubles/10+ triples/100+RBI, joining Carlos Beltran (2001), Roberto Alomar (2001), Ruben Sierra (1989) and Ripper Collins (1934-35).
Arizona has reinstated Taylor Clarke from the paternity list and will start him here. Clarke, 26, and his wife welcomed their third child, a daughter, Bayley Marie, on July 25. Clarke is 3-3 with 1 save and a 6.10 ERA (35 ER in 51 2/3 IP) in 12 games (11 starts) with the D-backs in 2019, including a win in his last start on July 24 vs. Orioles, allowing 2 runs over 6 innings with a career-high 7 strikeouts.
- Runs: 5.12
- Hits: 9.05
- Walks: 3.23
- Strike Outs: 8.42
- Runs: 4.50
- Hits: 8.47
- Walks: 3.10
- Strike Outs: 8.84
Why Bet on NY Yankees?
The Yankees are 0-2 vs. the Diamondbacks this season are 12-8 all-time vs. Arizona. The Diamondbacks will be making their second trip to the current Yankee Stadium.
Yankees manager Aaron Boone said over the weekend that DJ LeMahieu is dealing with a low-grade groin strain and they believe he’ll be able to play through it – although he got Saturday and Sunday off. He has been a catalyst atop the Yankees’ lineup this season, slashing a robust .332/.382/.517 with 15 homers, 71 RBI and 74 runs scored.
The Yankees a Major League-high 21 different players who have homered in 2019. It’s the fourth time in franchise history the Yankees have had at least 21 different players homer in a season (23 in 2013, 22 in 2000 and 22 in 1965). The Yankees have scored a run in 187 consecutive games, their last shutout coming on 6/30/18 vs. Boston (11-0 loss). It’s the fourth-longest stretch without being shut out in the Modern Era (since 1900).
It’s lefty JA Happ (8-5) on the mound. Happ lasted 3.1 innings and did not factor into the decision during Wednesday’s 10-7 win over the Twins, surrendering six runs on six hits and two walks while striking out three. Happ pitched at least five innings in each of his last three starts but could not go the distance against a potent Twins lineup. The southpaw gave up two home runs, a two-run homer to Eddie Rosario in the first inning and a solo shot to Marwin Gonzales in the fourth. Luckily, the Yankees offense provided enough run support to pull ahead and win the contest, 10-7.
Through 20 starts, Happ owns a lackluster 5.23 ERA, 1.34 WHIP and 87:27 K:BB. Prior to that Twins start, Happ had pitched to a 2.87 ERA in his previous three starts, allowing five runs in 15 2/3 innings.
- Runs: 5.81
- Hits: 9.28
- Walks: 3.70
- Strike Outs: 8.88
- Runs: 4.68
- Hits: 8.75
- Walks: 3.03
- Strike Outs: 9.35
Diamondbacks vs Yankees MLB Betting Trends
- Yankees are 7-1 in Happ’s last 8 starts during game 1 of a series
- Diamondbacks are 5-2 in Clarke’s last 7 starts
- Diamondbacks are 8-1 SU in their last 9 games against an opponent in the American League
- The total has gone OVER in 4 of Arizona’s last 6 games on the road
- Yankees are 5-1 SU in their last 6 games at home
- The total has gone UNDER in 6 of NY Yankees’ last 6 games when playing at home against Arizona
Expert Final Score Prediction for Diamondbacks vs Yankees
Arizona Diamondbacks 2 – New York Yankees 7