The Baltimore Orioles battle the San Diego Padres in a three-game series.
The Orioles defeated the Mariners 5-3 on Sunday, clinching the series 2-1. Cedric Mullins was 1 for 2 and blasted the game-winning home run in the top of the tenth. Kyle Bradish pitched 6.0 innings, allowing five hits and two earned runs. He also walked one and struck out seven in the win.
The Padres fell to the Diamondbacks 4-5 yesterday, losing the series tied 1-2. Manny Machado went 1 for 4, scoring two runs and an RBI. Seth Lugo surrendered six hits and two earned runs in 5.0 innings on the hill. He also struck out four in a losing effort.
Can the Orioles continue dominating their opponents, or will the Padres clip their wings at home and get the win?
Orioles vs. Padres Information & Odds
- Fixture: Baltimore @ San Diego
- Date and Time: August 14, 2023, at 9:40 pm EST
- Location: Petco Park in San Diego, California
Baltimore(73-45) sits atop the AL East standings. They have won seven of their last ten games and have a 3.0-game lead over the Rays. The Orioles offense is ranked 16th, with a team batting average of .251 and an OPS of .737. Austin Hays leads the team with a .280 batting average, while Adley Rutschman has tallied 117 hits and has an OBP of .366. Anthony Santander has smacked a team-high 21 home runs and has compiled 64 RBIs.
Grayson Rodriguez will toe the slab for game one. He is 2-3 with an ERA of 5.84 and 80 strikeouts. He has pitched 74 innings in 15 games and carries a WHIP of 1.49. Baltimore’s bullpen is ranked 14th, with a team ERA of 4.09 and 38 saves. They have given up 481 earned runs, struck out 1,076 batters, and carries a WHIP of 1.28.
San Diego Padres
San Diego has a record of 56-62 and is currently fourth in the NL West standings. They have lost seven of their previous ten games and are 15.5 behind the Dodgers for first. The Padres have a team batting average of .240, an OPS of .738, and their offense ranks 20th in the league. Ha-Seong Kim leads the team with a .286 batting average, and Xander Bogaerts has collected 116 hits. Juan Soto has blasted a team-high 24 home runs, drove in 75 RBIs, and has an OBP of .407.
Yu Darvish (8-7) will take the bump in this one. He has an ERA of 4.19 and struck out 125 batters this season. Darvish has played 21 games, pitched 120.1 innings, and has a WHIP of 1.25. San Diego’s pitching has been solid this year and ranks fifth in the league. They have a team ERA of 3.83 and 28 saves. They have given up 446 earned runs, struck out 1,041 batters, and carry a WHIP of 1.28.
Orioles vs. Padres Betting Trends
Baltimore is 73-45 ATS this season and is 8-2 ATS in their last ten games. San Diego carries a 57-61 record ATS and is 3-7 ATS in their previous ten games. The Padres have a 56% to win outright, while the Orioles have a 64% chance to cover the +1.5 run line. The over in this one has a 53% chance of hitting. The over has hit in five of the O’s last five games against the Padres on the road.
Orioles vs. Padres Game Prediction
This Orioles team has played well all year, and the Padres have been a major disappointment. San Diego has struggled offensively despite being loaded with players who can produce at the plate. It baffles me how a team that has Soto, Machado, Tatis Jr., and Bogaerts isn’t ranked in the top five offensively. The young guns on this Orioles team have a tough matchup with Darvish toeing the slab, but they will be able to score a few. The Padres have a favorable matchup with Rodriguez pitching and should have no problems running up the score. I am going with my gut in this one and rolling with Padres to cover the run line and take a 1-0 series lead at home.
Dusty’s Sharktastic Pick
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