The Baltimore Orioles will be trying to bounce back from their loss to the Toronto Blue Jays when they take on the Tampa Bay Rays in the first game of their three-game weekend series on Friday night. The game will be played at Oriole Park at Camden Yards and it is scheduled to begin at 7:05 PM. ET.
Rays Going For Third Consecutive Win
The Rays have played well this season and wrapped up the first half of the season on a two-game winning streak. They will try to extend their streak to three games and make up some ground in the AL East standings with a win over the Orioles on Friday.
From the Tampa Bay Rays….
— Tampa Bay Rays (@RaysBaseball) July 10, 2019
Offensively, Tampa Bay has been inconsistent this season. The team’s .254 batting average is 16th in the league. Their .326 on-base percentage is 14th, while their .423 slugging percentage is 20th in the league. The 415 runs they have scored is 19th in the league.
Austin Meadows leads the Rays with a .289 batting average, while Brandon Lowe leads the team with 16 homers and 49 RBI.
Tampa Bay’s pitching is among the best in the league. Opponents have a .224 batting average against the Rays, which is second in the league. Their 3.32 ERA is first, while their 37 quality starts are 14th in the league.
In his last start, Chirinos gave up five hits and three earned runs in seven innings as the Rays lost to the New York Yankees 8-4. The team will need a significantly better performance from him to get the win on Friday.
Orioles Going For Fourth Win In Five Games
The Orioles have struggled this season, but they ended the first half of the season on a high note, winning three of their last four games. They will try to keep the momentum going against the Rays as they try to pick up their fourth win in their last five games.
— Baltimore Orioles (@Orioles) July 9, 2019
Offensively, Baltimore is one of the worst teams in the league. The team’s .240 batting average is 26th in the league. Their .303 on-base percentage is also 26th, while their .402 slugging percentage is 25th in the league. The 375 runs they have scored is 26th in the league.
Hanser Alberto leads the Orioles with a .309 batting average, while Renato Nunez leads the team with 20 homers and 49 RBI.
Baltimore’s pitching is also among the worst in the league. Opponents have a .269 batting average against the Orioles, which is 26th in the league. Their 5.59 ERA is 30th, while their 23 quality starts are 28th in the league.
In his last start, Bundy gave up three hits and one earned run in 6.2 innings, helping the Orioles get a 4-1 win over the Toronto Blue Jays. The team will need a similar effort from him to beat the Rays on Friday night.
Tampa Bay is:
- 4-1 in their last 5 road games vs. a team with a home winning % of less than .400.
- 8-2 in their last 10 games vs. a team with a winning % below .400.
- 4-1 in Chirinos’ last 5 starts vs. a team with a losing record.
- 14-40 in their last 54 overall.
- 0-6 in their last 6 home games following a road trip of 7 or more days.
- 7-21 in Bundy’s last 28 home starts.