The Tampa Bay Rays and Baltimore Orioles meet Wednesday in MLB action at Oriole Park at Camden Yards. Let’s preview this game and give out a pick and prediction.
The Tampa Bay Rays have scored 13 runs in their last 3 games and 4 or more runs in 6 of their last 10 games. The Rays have won 13 of their last 14 games when scoring 4 or more runs. Wander Franco leads the Rays with 44 hits and 22 RBI, while Randy Arozarena and Yandy Diaz have combined for 82 hits and 49 RBI. Yonny Chirinos gets the ball, and he is 1-0 with a 1.86 ERA and 8 strikeouts this season. Chirinos is 4-2 with a 3.05 ERA and 32 strikeouts in his career against the Orioles.
The Baltimore Orioles have scored 6 runs in their last 3 games and 4 or more runs in 9 of their last 12 games. The Orioles have won 12 of their last 15 games when scoring 4 or more runs. Ryan Mountcastle leads the Orioles with 40 hits and 26 RBI, while Adley Rutschman and Anthony Santander have combined for 70 hits and 40 RBI. Dean Kremer gets the ball, and he is 3-1 with a 5.80 ERA and 28 strikeouts this season. Kremer is 0-1 with a 4.00 ERA and 16 strikeouts in his career against the Rays.
The Rays are 4-1 in their last 5 Wednesday games and 10-1 in their last 11 during game 3 of a series. The Orioles are 5-1 in their last 6 during game 3 of a series and 26-57 in their last 83 Wednesday games. The under is 5-2 in Orioles last 7 home games. The Rays are 37-15 in the last 52 meetings.
The Baltimore Orioles and plus money is always worth a look given their offensive firepower but getting behind Dean Kremer isn't something I'm excited about. The Tampa Bay Rays are also still the best team in the league, and you don't get them at prices this cheap often these days. The Rays have lost back to back games just twice this season. I'm concerned with Kremer against this Rays lineup. Give me the Rays.