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Baltimore Orioles vs. San Diego Padres - 6/22/16 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

San Diego Padres (30-42) at Baltimore Orioles (40-30)

MLB Baseball: Wednesday, June 22, 2016 at 7:05 pm (Camden Yards)

E Johnson (0-4) (7.65) vs. U Jimenez (3-7) (7.34)

The Line: Baltimore Orioles TBA / San Diego Padres TBA --- Over/Under: TBA See the Latest Odds


On Wednesday, the San Diego Padres and the Baltimore Orioles will be wrapping up their series at Oriole Park.

This will be the second of a two-game set. In Tuesday’s opener, the Orioles showed some late life in the bottom of the ninth, but ultimately the Padres came out on top 10-7.

Baltimore Orioles vs. San Diego Padres - 6/22/16 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction


The Padres will be whipping out right-hander Erik Johnson for Wednesday’s game. Over his four starts this year (all losses), Johnson has managed a 7.66 ERA with a 1.79 WHIP in 22.1 innings. On Thursday against the Nationals, Johnson had another rough outing with five earned on seven hits in six innings.

A quick glance at the Padres’ batting order will show you where the stars lie. Jon Jay has 80 hits with 35 runs and 23 RBI this season. Jay is currently day-to-day with a bruised forearm. Wil Myers is right alongside on 80 hits with 46 runs, 16 homers and 45 RBI. Matt Kemp has hit 15 homers with 49 RBI, 76 hits and 36 runs.

For Wednesday’s game, the Orioles will be giving right-hander Ubaldo Jimenez a spot start. In his 14 games (13 starts) and 3-7 record this year, Jimenez has logged a 7.34 ERA with a 2.00 WHIP across 65 innings. Jimenez had previously been moved into the bullpen last week (and was intended to stay there), but the Orioles needed to patch things together after using Odrisamer Despaigne on relief duties in Tuesday's game. 

The Baltimore lineup is chock full of big hitters. Manny Machado has 86 hits with 50 runs, 17 homers and 42 RBI to his credit. Mark Trumbo has hit a team-high 20 homers with 51 RBI, 77 hits and 38 runs. Trumbo came up 0-for-5 on Tuesday. Jonathan Schoop has 34 runs with 72 hits, 12 homers and 41 RBI.

The Padres are 2-6 in their last eight game twos of a series, and 3-7 in their last 10 against the American League East. San Diego is also 5-13 in their last 18 against a team with a winning record, and 2-5 in their last seven interleague games.
As for the Orioles, they’re 13-6 in their last 19 Wednesday games and 2-6 in their last eight game twos of a series. Baltimore is also 4-1 in their last five interleague games and 36-17 in their last 53 home games.

I have no faith whatsoever in Johnson right now, so I’ll take the Orioles for the win here.

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