Baltimore Orioles (8-22) at Los Angeles Angels (18-12)
|Date & Time||Thursday May 3, 2018, 10:07 PM (EDT)|
The Line: Los Angeles Angels / Baltimore Orioles --- Over/Under:
The Baltimore Orioles and Los Angeles Angels meet Thursday in MLB action at Angel Stadium.
The Baltimore Orioles could use a win here after losing 12 of their last 15 games. The Orioles have allowed 16 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in six of their last 10 games. The Baltimore Orioles have lost 13 of their last 14 games when allowing more than one run. Offensively, Manny Machado leads the Orioles with 41 hits and 25 RBI while Adam Jones and Trey Mancini have combined for 58 hits and 26 RBI. Chris Tillman gets the ball, and he is 1-4 with a 7.03 ERA and 13 strikeouts this season. Tillman is 3-0 with a 2.84 ERA and 22 strikeouts in his career against the Angels.
The Los Angeles Angels look for a spark of consistency after splitting their last 10 games. The Angels have scored 13 runs in this series and three or less runs in seven of their last nine games. The Los Angeles Angels have won 10 of their last 11 games when scoring at leas three runs. Andrelton Simmons leads the Angels with 32 hits and 16 RBI while Mike Trout and Albert Pujols have combined for 61 hits and 34 RBI. Garrett Richards gets the ball, and he is 3-1 with a 4.88 ERA and 37 strikeouts this season. Richards is 0-4 with a 5.46 ERA and 22 strikeouts in his career against the Orioles.
The Orioles are 3-13 in their last 16 during game 3 of a series, 0-4 in Tillmans last 4 road starts and 1-4 in Tillmans last 5 starts. The Angels are 0-4 in their last 4 during game 3 of a series, 1-6 in their last 7 Thursday games and 3-8 in their last 11 home games. The Orioles are 1-4 in the last 5 meetings in Los Angeles, 1-5 in the last 6 meetings and the under is 25-10 in the last 35 meetings.
As it wasn't hard enough to back the Baltimore Orioles as it is, they're throwing out Tillman, who is coming off an impressive performance against the Detroit Tigers, but he's still allowed 19 runs in 24.1 innings and is allowing a .316 batting average. Besides that one start against the Tigers, you can make a case Tillman has been the worst pitcher in baseball up to this point. I don't care who is on the other side for the Los Angeles Angels, I have to back the home team as a fade from Baltimore.