Oakland Athletics at Baltimore Orioles
|Date & Time||Tuesday April 9, 2019, 7:05 PM (EDT)|
Oriole Park at Camden Yards
The Line: Oakland Athletics -150 / Baltimore Orioles +140 -- Over/Under: 9.5
The Oakland Athletics and Baltimore Orioles meet Tuesday in MLB action at Oriole Park at Camden Yards.
The Oakland Athletics could use a win after losing five of their last six games. The Athletics have allowed 27 runs in their last three games and six or more runs in four of their last six games. The Oakland Athletics are 0-7 this season when allowing more than three runs. Offensively, Marcus Semien leads the Athletics with 16 hits and three RBI while Matt Chapman and Stephen Piscotty have combined for 28 hits and 15 RBI. Brett Anderson gets the ball, and he is 2-0 with a 2.38 ERA and seven strikeouts this season. Anderson is 0-2 with a 7.53 ERA and seven strikeouts in his career against the Orioles.
The Baltimore Orioles look to get a game above a .500 record with a victory here. The Orioles have scored 19 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in six of their last nine games. The Baltimore Orioles are 4-2 this season when scoring more than three runs. Trey Mancini leads the Orioles with 15 hits and 11 RBI while Jonathan Villar and Dwight Smith Jr. have combined for 25 hits and 10 RBI. John Means gets the ball, and he is 1-0 with a 1.59 ERA and nine strikeouts this season. This will be Means’ first career game against the Athletics.
The Athletics are 22-8 in their last 30 during game 2 of a series, 0-5 in their last 5 road games and 0-6 in Anderson's last 6 road starts. The Orioles are 17-44 in their last 61 during game 2 of a series, 16-35 in their last 51 vs. American League West and 7-19 in their last 26 Tuesday games. The Athletics are 4-9 in the last 13 meetings in Baltimore and 5-1 in the last 6 meetings. The over is 5-2 in Orioles last 7 overall. The over is 3-1-1 in Anderson's last 5 starts overall.
Anderson was awful on the road last season where he had an ERA of 6.06 and an allowed batting average of .335. The Oakland Athletics also struggled as a team last year, and it feels to be more of the same this season at least to start. On the other side, I'm not sure how much stock to put into the start of the Baltimore Orioles, as this was projected to be the worst team in baseball before the season started. Even with the A's not good on the road and Anderson not being able to pitch well outside of Oakland, we're getting the much better team at a decent price. I'll take it.