The Pittsburgh Pirates and Baltimore Orioles meet Sunday in MLB action at Oriole Park at Camden Yards. Let’s preview this game and give out a pick and prediction.
The Pittsburgh Pirates have scored 6 runs in their last 3 games and 3 or fewer runs in 12 straight games. The Pirates have lost 11 of their last 12 games when scoring 3 or fewer runs. Bryan Reynolds leads the Pirates with 43 hits and 23 RBI, while Ke'Bryan Hayes and Carlos Santana have combined for 67 hits and 29 RBI. Mitch Keller gets the ball, and he is 4-1 with a 2.72 ERA and 56 strikeouts this season. This will be Keller’s second career game against the Orioles.
The Baltimore Orioles have scored 10 runs in their last 3 games and 4 or more runs in 5 of their last 9 games. The Orioles have won 7 of their last 8 games when scoring 4 or more runs. Ryan Mountcastle leads the Orioles with 42 hits and 27 RBI, while Adley Rutschman and Austin Hays have combined for 78 hits and 35 RBI. Kyle Gibson gets the ball, and he is 4-2 with a 4.40 ERA and 31 strikeouts this season. Gibson is 2-0 with a 2.75 ERA and 20 strikeouts in his career against the Pirates.
The Pirates are 70-149 in their last 219 road games and 3-8 in their last 11 Sunday games. The Orioles are 4-0 in their last 4 home games and 20-7 in their last 27 overall. The under is 3-1-1 in Pirates last 5 overall. The under is 5-0-1 in Orioles last 6 overall. The Pirates are 1-11 in the last 12 meetings in Baltimore and 1-4 in the last 5 meetings.
I'm not excited to lay juice with Kyle Gibson, and you can argue the Pirates have the edge on the mound with Mitch Keller. However, the Pirates haven't scored 4 or more runs since April 29. The offense is dead. It's hard to get behind a team that can't score runs and hasn't been able to for two weeks. Give me the O's at home.