Baltimore Orioles (23-31) at Boston Red Sox (20-34)
MLB Baseball: Wednesday, September 23, 2020 at 7:30 pm (Fenway Park)
Dean Kremer (1-0) (1.69) vs. Nathan Eovaldi (3-2) (4.25)
The Line: Boston Red Sox -142 / Baltimore Orioles +131 --- Over/Under: 9 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
The Baltimore Orioles and the Boston Red Sox meet Wednesday in MLB action from Fenway Park.
This will be the second installment of a three-game series between the Orioles and the Red Sox this week. In the set opener on Tuesday, the Red Sox posted three runs in the second inning and four more in the sixth to cruise on an 8-3 victory. Check back all season long for free MLB picks and MLB predictions at Sports Chat Place.
The Orioles posted 11 hits in the Tuesday loss, but couldn’t get much going on the scoreboard beyond three errors. Renato Nunez put up a solo homer in that one, and starting pitcher Keagan Akin had 4.0 innings with eight hits, four runs (two earned) and six strikeouts.
For the Wednesday starting pitcher role, the Orioles are going with Dean Kremer. In his three games this season, Kremer is 1-0 with a 1.69 ERA and 20 strikeouts in 16.0 innings of work. This is the 24-year-old Kremer’s first season of MLB activity.
Over on the Red Sox’ side, Tuesday starting pitcher Nick Pivetta posted 5.0 innings with four hits, one earned, three walks and eight strikeouts in a win. Christian Vasquez posted a three-run homer and plated a pair of runs as well.
In Wednesday’s starter job, the Red Sox will send out Nathan Eovaldi. This season over eight starts, Eovaldi is 3-2 with a 4.25 ERA and 44 Ks in 42.1 innings. On his MLB career, Eovaldi is 49-56 with a 4.29 ERA and 724 Ks in 960.0 innings total.
The Orioles are 117-239 in their last 356 games on grass and 128-273 in their last 401 overall. Baltimore is 60-141 in their last 201 road games and 17-44 in their last 61 Wednesday games.
Meanwhile, the Red Sox are 1-5 in their last six during game two of a series and 46-20 in their last 66 Wednesday games. The under is 8-2-1 in the Red Sox’ last 11 games as a favorite and they’re 7-19 in their last 26 home games.
Pick: Going Orioles here. It’s a pretty close one, though. Eovaldi has been stellar since he came off the injured list, posting just one run over eight innings with no walks and 11 strikeouts. As for Kremer, he’s done awesome in his debut season as well. Kremer is the first prospect from the Manny Machado deal to reach the MLB, and he’s got a bright future in Baltimore if he can keep it going. This should be a great starting pitcher battle and I think the O’s eke one out in the end.