2019-09-13 18:10:00 EDT
The Baltimore Orioles and the Detroit Tigers will meet up on the MLB diamond Friday to begin their series.
The Orioles are coming out of a series versus the Dodgers. After splitting the first two games by 7-3 scores, in the rubber match Thursday Baltimore fell 4-2.
For Friday’s outing, the Orioles will go with Aaron Brooks in the start. Across his 95.2 innings and 4-8 mark so far, Brooks has a 6.21 ERA with 77 Ks and 29 BBs.
Over on the Tigers’ side, they just finished up a set versus the Yankees. After a big comeback win 12-11 on Tuesday and a rainout Wednesday, in the Thursday doubleheader Detroit dropped both games 10-4 and 6-4.
For Friday’s start, the Tigers will send out Jordan Zimmermann. Across a 1-10 record and a 6.27 ERA this year, Zimmermann has amassed 71 strikeouts.
The Orioles are 18-46 in their last 64 Friday games and 17-63 in their last 80 in game one of a series. Baltimore is 2-5 in Brooks’ last seven starts and 2-5 in his last seven on grass.
Meanwhile, the Tigers are 17-40 in their last 57 Friday games and 7-20 in their last 27 in game one of a series. The over is also 5-0-1 in Detroit’s last six in game one of a series.
Brooks had a three-game stretch of solid outings going earlier this month, totaling four earned in 15.1 innings with a 2-0 record. He faltered with six earned on six hits in 2.2 innings during a loss his last time out, however.
There’s not a whole lot of intrigue in this matchup, but I’m going to go with Brooks pitching well here and helping the Orioles to a win.