2019-09-02 12:10:00 EDT
The Baltimore Orioles and Tampa Bay Rays meet Monday in MLB action at Tropicana Field.
The Baltimore Orioles look for a win after splitting their last eight games. The Orioles have scored 23 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in 10 of their last 13 games. The Baltimore Orioles have split their last 10 games when scoring four or more runs. Jonathan Villar leads the Orioles with 147 hits and 62 RBI while Hanser Alberto and Trey Mancini have combined for 277 hits and 122 RBI. Asher Wojciechowski gets the ball, and he is 2-7 with a 5.12 ERA and 61 strikeouts this season. Wojciechowski is 0-1 with a 4.91 ERA and 10 strikeouts in his career against the Rays.
The Tampa Bay Rays look for another win to build on their four-game winning streak. The Rays have scored 21 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in their last five games. The Tampa Bay Rays have won seven of their last eight games when scoring four or more runs. Tommy Pham leads the Rays with 132 hits and 58 RBI while Austin Meadows and Avisail Garcia have combined for 240 hits and 130 RBI. Ryan Yarbrough gets the ball, and he is 11-3 with a 3.36 ERA and 98 strikeouts this season. Yarbrough is 3-0 with a 2.83 ERA and 25 strikeouts in his career against the Orioles.
The Orioles are 68-156 in their last 224 games following a loss, 17-60 in their last 77 during game 1 of a series and 1-5 in Wojciechowskis last 6 starts. The Rays are 4-0 in their last 4 home games, 23-7 in their last 30 Monday games and 9-4 in Yarbroughs last 13 starts. The Orioles are 5-16 in the last 21 meetings in Tampa Bay and 6-14 in the last 20 meetings. The under is 4-1 in Yarbroughs last 5 home starts. The over is 5-2 in Wojciechowskis last 7 starts overall.
Wojciechowski has allowed 31 hits and 21 earned runs in his last 28 innings, and he has a 5.76 ERA on the road. Yarbrough has allowed 17 hits and five earned runs in his last 30 innings, and he has a 4.66 ERA at home. Yarbrough is coming off easily his best month of the season, and he’s been pretty reliable overall since July. The Rays have also done their fare share of beating up on the Orioles and need to keep this streak going to improv their playoff odds. I’ll side with the home team.