Baltimore Orioles at Los Angeles Angels
|Date & Time||Sunday July 28, 2019, 4:07 PM (EDT)|
Los Angeles Angels / Baltimore Orioles -- O/U:
The Baltimore Orioles and the Los Angeles Angels meet in the finale of their four game set in MLB action from Angel Stadium on Sunday.
The Baltimore Orioles will look to complete a surprising four game road sweep after taking the first three games of the series including an 8-7 win in game three on Saturday. Pedro Severino went 4 for 5 with a home run and four RBIs while Hanser Alberto had two RBIs. Jonathan Villar went 3 for 5 with a solo home run while Anthony Santander went 2 for 5 with a double and an RBI to round out Baltimore’s scoring as a team in the win. Renato Nunez and Stevie Wilkerson each had a double with Nunez going 2 for 4 at the dish. Richie Martin added a base hit as well in the winning effort for the O’s. Aaron Brooks allowed five runs on seven hits while striking out six over six innings of work, not factoring in the decision. Richard Bleier got the win to improve to 2-0 on the year while Mychal Givens picked up his 9th save of the year. Dylan Bundy will start game four and is 5-11 with a 5.14 ERA and 102 strikeouts this season. In his career, Bundy is 1-2 with a 7.13 ERA and 16 strikeouts against the Angels.
The Los Angeles Angels will look to salvage a win to avoid the sweep after Saturday’s defeat. David Fletcher went 4 for 5 with a pair of doubles and three RBIs while Mike Trout had a two run home run. Shohei Ohtani and Albert Pujols each had a solo home run to sum up L.A.’s scoring as a team in the loss while Kevan Smith and Matt Thaiss each had a base hit to cap off the Angels’ offense in the loss. Dillon Peters gave up five runs on eight hits over four innings of work, not factoring in the decision. Ty Buttrey took the loss, falling to 6-5 on the year in relief. Felix Pena will start game four and is 8-3 with a 4.82 ERA and 96 strikeouts this season. This will be Pena’s second career start against Baltimore.
Baltimore is 15-38 in Bundy’s last 53 starts, 5-11 in Bundy’s last 16 road starts and 40-108 in their last 148 road games while the under is 4-0 in their last 4 Sunday games. Los Angeles is 0-5 in their last 5 home games and 0-4 in their last 4 game four matchups while the over is 5-0 in their last 5 games against the AL East. The over is 5-0 in the last 5 meetings between these two teams in Los Angeles.
You get the feeling that the Angels will want to avoid a humiliating sweep against one of the worst teams in all of baseball, and it could come against a pitcher in Bundy who has had his issues in his career against the Halos. However, Bundy has been a better pitcher on the road than at home this season and has only allowed three runs across 1.2 innings in his last two starts on the road, while Pena’s last foray as a starter saw him allow eight runs in less than five innings of work. The Orioles have also been the better team in the first three games of the series. I think if there was ever a time to swallow your pride and take Baltimore, this is it, so I’ll begrudgingly take Baltimore for the sweep on Sunday.