Oakland Athletics at Baltimore Orioles
|Date & Time||Thursday April 11, 2019, 12:35 PM (EDT)|
Over: 10 (+101) / Under: 10 (-118)
The Oakland A’s and the Baltimore Orioles meet in game three of a four game set from Camden Yards in MLB action on Wednesday.
The Oakland A’s will look to keep their offensive groove going after evening up the set with a 13-2 win on Tuesday. Jurickson Profar led the A’s with five RBIs, going 4 for 5 at the dish with a home run while Marcus Semien had a homer and four RBIs. Ramon Laureano had a pair of RBIs and Josh Phegley had an RBI and a double while batting 2 for 5. Chad Pinder went 3 for 4 at the dish and Stephen Piscotty had a double while Khris Davis and Mark Canha each chipped in a base hit as well in the winning effort. Brett Anderson got the win to improve to 3-0 after allowing both runs on seven hits while striking out four over 6.2 innings of work. Frankie Montas will start game three and is 1-1 with a 2.45 ERA and 11 strikeouts this season. This will be Montas’ first career start against Baltimore.
The Baltimore Orioles will look to rebound after being blown out in Tuesday’s loss. Pedro Severino accounted for both Baltimore RBIs along with a double while Dwight Smith Jr. had two hits. Jonathan Villar, Joey Rickard, Trey Mancini and Hanser Alberto each added a base knock as well in the losing effort for the O’s. John Means took the loss, allowing five runs, one earned, on four hits over three innings of work. Alex Cobb will start game three and is 0-0 with a 3.18 ERA and 4 strikeouts this season. In his career, Cobb is 4-3 with a 2.18 ERA and 50 strikeouts against Oakland.
Oakland is 1-6 in their last 7 road games and 5-2 in Montas’ last 7 road starts while the over is 7-2 in their last 9 games against the AL East. Baltimore is 16-35 in their last 51 games against a team with a losing record and 19-62 in their last 81 games against a right-handed starter while the over is 5-0 in their last 5 games overall. Oakland is 6-2 in the last 8 meetings between these two teams.
The plus money with Baltimore is worth a look as Cobb pitched decent in his first start of the year and has had success against the A’s in his career. However, Baltimore is starting to show the signs of futility that we expected to see from the O’s this season, as Baltimore had issues keeping crooked numbers off of the board on Tuesday night. I think Oakland’s offense can carry over to Wednesday so I’ll lay the juice with the A’s on the road to take game three.