Baltimore Orioles at Arizona Diamondbacks
|Date & Time||Monday July 22, 2019, 9:40 PM (EDT)|
The Line: Baltimore Orioles +185 / Arizona Diamondbacks -227 -- Over/Under: 9
The Baltimore Orioles and Arizona Diamondbacks meet Monday in MLB action at Chase Field.
The Baltimore Orioles look for a win after splitting their last eight games. The Orioles have scored 22 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in five of their last seven gams. The Baltimore Orioles have split their last six games when scoring four or more runs. Trey Mancini leads the Orioles with 103 hits and 47 RBI while Jonathan Villar and Hanser Alberto have combined for 187 hits and 69 RBI. Aaron Brooks gets the ball, and he is 0-0 with a 1.69 ERA and two strikeouts this season. This will be Brooks’ second career game against the Diamondbacks.
The Arizona Diamondbacks look for a win after losing five of their last eight games. The Diamondbacks have scored 17 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in five of their last nine games. The Arizona Diamondbacks have won four of their last five games when scoring four or more runs. Ketel Marte leads the Diamondbacks with 124 hits and 60 RBI while Eduardo Escobar and Nick Ahmed have combined for 206 hits and 122 RBI. Robbie Ray gets the ball, and he is 8-6 with a 3.92 ERA and 152 strikeouts this season. This will be Ray’s second career game against the Orioles.
The Orioles are 8-20 in their last 28 Monday games, 10-28 in their last 38 interleague games and 1-5 in their last 6 interleague road games. The Diamondbacks are 4-0 in their last 4 vs. American League East, 5-2 in their last 7 during game 1 of a series and 1-4 in Rays last 5 home starts. The Orioles are 0-5 in the last 5 meetings in Arizona and 4-9 in the last 13 meetings. The under is 4-1 in Rays last 5 home starts. The under is 4-1-1 in Orioles last 6 interleague games.
Brooks has been solid in a limited role, allowing 11 hits and five runs in his last 18.1 innings, but his issues have come on the road this season where he has a 6.17 ERA and .271 allowed batting average in 23.1 innings. Ray has allowed 10 hits and six runs in his last 18.1 innings, and he has every reason to continue pitching well with his name in trade rumors for a contender. The bottom line is the Diamondbacks have the starting pitching edge and are the better team overall. I just don't back the Baltimore Orioles often unless the price is completely out of whack.