The Baltimore Orioles will be going for their third win in their last four games against the Toronto Blue Jays when they play the second game of their three-game series on Wednesday night. The game will be played at Oriole Park at Camden Yards and is scheduled to begin at 7:05 PM. ET.
(This preview was written before Tuesday’s game was played).
Blue Jays Going For Fifth Win In Seven Games
The Blue Jays are playing well right now and are coming off series wins over the New York Yankees and Boston Red Sox, giving them four wins in their last six games. They will be hoping to keep their current streak going with another series win over an AL East rival when they face the Orioles on Wednesday.
— Toronto Blue Jays (@BlueJays) September 16, 2019
Toronto hasn’t been a very good offensive team. The team’s .235 batting average is 30th in the league. Their .303 on-base percentage is 28th, while their .423 slugging percentage is 22nd in the league. The 658 runs they have scored are 23rd in the league.
Vladimir Guerrero Jr. leads the team with a .269 batting average, while Randal Grichuk leads the team with 28 home runs and 71 RBI.
Toronto’s pitching is also among the worst in the league. Opponents have a .259 batting average against the Blue Jays, which is 21st in the league. Their 4.74 ERA is 21st, while their 39 quality starts are 27th in the league.
In his last start, Buchholz gave up seven hits and four earned runs in four innings, leading to a 7-4 loss to the Red Sox. He is 1-2 with a 4.42 ERA in his last four appearances against the Orioles.
Orioles Going for Second Win In Three Games
The Orioles aren’t playing as well as the Blue Jays, but they have played well by their standards over the past week and have won three of their last six games. They will be trying to keep their momentum going with a win over the Blue Jays on Wednesday night.
— Baltimore Orioles (@Orioles) September 16, 2019
Baltimore isn’t a good offensive team. The team’s .246 batting average is 21st in the league. Their .308 on-base percentage is 25th, while their .411 slugging percentage is 25th in the league. The 657 runs they have scored are 24th in the league.
Hanser Alberto leads the team with a .316 batting average, while Trey Mancini leads with 33 homers and 84 RBI.
Baltimore’s pitching is among the worst in the league. Opponents have a .273 batting average against the Orioles, which is 28th in the league. Their 5.68 ERA is 30th, while their 37 quality starts are 28th in the league.
In his last start, Bundy gave up six hits and four runs in 5.2 innings, leading to a 4-2 loss to the Los Angeles Dodgers. He is 1-0 with a 2.25 ERA in two appearances against the Blue Jays this season.
- 8-3 in their last 11 games vs. a team with a winning % below .400.
- 17-45 in their last 62 vs. American League East.
- 2-5 in their last 7 games vs. a starter with a WHIP greater than 1.30.