The Arizona Diamondbacks will be going for the series win when they take on the Baltimore Orioles in the final game of their three-game interleague series on Wednesday afternoon. The game will be played at Chase Field and it is scheduled to begin at 3:40 PM. ET.
(This preview was written before Tuesday’s game was played).
Orioles Going For Fourth Win In Six Games
The Orioles have struggled to get wins this season but they have played well over the past week and have won three of their last five games. They will try to keep the momentum going with a win over the Diamondbacks, which will give them their second consecutive series win and fourth win in their last six games.
— Baltimore Orioles (@Orioles) July 23, 2019
Offensively, Baltimore is one of the worst teams in the league. The team’s .242 batting average is 26th in the league. Their .303 on-base percentage is 27th, while their .406 slugging percentage is 26th in the league. The 421 runs they have scored is 27th in the league.
Hanser Alberto leads the Orioles with a .307 batting average, while Renato Nunez leads the team with 23 homers and 55 RBI.
Baltimore’s pitching has been as bad as the team’s offense. Opponents have a .269 batting average against the Orioles, which is 25th in the league. Their 5.60 ERA is 30th, while their 25 quality starts are 28th in the league.
In his last start, Means gave up four hits and two earned runs in six innings, helping the Orioles get an 11-2 win over the Boston Red Sox. The team will need another solid effort from him to get the win on Wednesday.
Diamondbacks Going For Second Win In Three Games
The Diamondbacks bounced back from their series loss to the Milwaukee Brewers with a win over the Orioles in their series-opener. They will be trying to pick up the series win and their second win in their last three games when they face the Orioles on Wednesday.
— Arizona Diamondbacks (@Dbacks) July 23, 2019
Offensively, Arizona is one of the better teams in the league. The team’s .260 batting average is ninth in the league. Their .326 on-base percentage is 11th, while their .450 slugging percentage is 10th in the league. The 524 runs they have scored is also 10th in the league.
Ketel Marte leads the Diamondbacks with a .322 batting average, while Eduardo Escobar leads the team with 22 homers and 79 RBI.
Arizona’s pitching has also been very good. Opponents have a .248 batting average against the Diamondbacks, which is 11th in the league. Their 4.28 ERA is 12th, while their 44 quality starts are 11th in the league.
In his last start, Clarke gave up seven hits and four earned runs in 3.2 innings, but the Diamondbacks were able to get a 10-7 win over the Brewers. The team will need a better performance from him to beat the Orioles on Wednesday.
- 0-5 in their last 5 vs. National League West.
- 1-6 in their last 7 interleague road games.
- 1-5 in Means’ last 6 road starts.
- 7-0 in their last 7 interleague games.
- 5-0 in their last 5 vs. American League East.
- 20-8 in their last 28 interleague home games.