Rays at Orioles - 5/1/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Tampa Bay Rays (12-10) at Baltimore Orioles (10-10)
MLB Baseball: Friday, May 1, 2015 at 7:05 pm (Tropicana Field)
A Colome (0-0) (0.00) vs. C Tillman (2-2) (5.68)
The Line: Baltimore Orioles / Tampa Bay Rays --- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: SunSports, MASN2
The Tampa Bay Rays and Baltimore Orioles begin a three-game series Friday night.
The Tampa Bay Rays look to stay hot after winning six of their last eight games. The Rays have allowed 10 run in their last three games and three or less runs in five of their last seven games. The Rays have won five straight games when allowing three or less runs. Offensively, Evan Longoria leads Tampa Bay with 22 hits and four RBI while Steven Souza Jr. and Logan Forsythe have combined for 21 RBI. The Tampa Bay Rays have won five of their last eight road games. Alex Colome gets the ball, and he was 2-0 with a 2.66 ERA and 13 strikeouts last season. This will be Colome’s second career game against the Orioles.
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The Baltimore Orioles look for a win after splitting their last six games. The Orioles have scored 31 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in five straight games. The Orioles have won seven of their last 10 games when topping three runs. Adam Jones leads Baltimore with 30 hits and 19 RBI while Manny Machado and Chris Davis have combined for 28 RBI. The Baltimore Orioles have won five of their last six games on their home field. Chris Tillman takes the hill, and he’s 2-2 with a 7.58 ERA and 13 strikeouts this season. Tillman is 5-6 with a 3.87 ERA and 54 strikeouts in his career against the Rays.
The Rays are 6-2 in their last 8 vs. American League East and 1-4 in their last 5 games following an off day. The Orioles are 39-16 in their last 55 home games and 43-21 in Tillmans last 64 starts. The Orioles are 4-0 in Tillmans last 4 starts vs. Rays.
You guys know how I feel about pitchers taking the hill for the first time in a season that's already started. It's also hard to bet against Tillman, one of those pitchers who wins more times than not when on the mound. I like the Orioles here.