Nova and righties vs. Corbin and lefties
Nova and righties vs. Corbin and lefties. The Pirates will deploy eight right-handers in the lineup against the southpaw (including Nova), but Corbin has significantly better splits against righties than lefties (.576 OPS allowed against RH, .772 against LH). The Diamondbacks will start six lefty batters (including Corbin). Southpaws are slashing .327/.359/.503 against Nova this season.
Ivan Nova (4-5, 4.42) will try to extend his winning streak to three Friday at 7:05 p.m.. The Diamondbacks will send Patrick Corbin (6-3, 3.48) to the hill following Arizona’s 9-3 win Thursday...