Rays vs. Orioles Prediction
The Tampa Bay Rays and the host Baltimore Orioles have a busy day on tap as they will play a day-night doubleheader. Which side will win the second game of the double dip?
Saturday, July 13, 2019
Camden Yards at 1:05PM ET
TV: MLB Network
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Rays erupt for 16 runs
Tampa Bay scored seven runs in the first inning Friday night at Baltimore and cruised to a 16-4 victory. Nate Lowe helped pace the Rays offense as he finished 4-for-5 with a home run, a double, two runs and three RBIs. Tommy Pham ended the night 2-for-5 with a home run, two runs and two RBIs. Kevin Kiermaier finished the game 3-for-6 with two doubles, three runs and two RBIs. Yonny Chirinos picked up the win as he gave up two earned runs on four hits with eight strikeouts and one walk over seven innings of work. Charlie Morton gets the start tonight for Tampa Bay as he enters with a 10-2 record, 2.32 ERA and 1.03 WHIP with 142 strikeouts over 112 2/3 innings.
O's blasted at home
Baltimore was shelled to the tune of 16-4 Friday night at home against Tampa Bay as it fell behind 9-0 through two innings and could not recover. Renato Nunez finished the contest 2-for-4 with a home run, a double and two RBIs to pace the Orioles offense. Jonathan Villar went 1-for-3 with an RBI. Rio Ruiz was 1-for-3 with a triple and a run scored. Dylan Bundy took the loss as he surrendered seven earned runs on eight hits with one strikeouts and no walks over one inning. John Means will start for the Orioles as he comes in with a 7-4 record, 2.50 ERA and 1.08 WHIP with 69 strikeouts over 82 2/3 innings pitched.
MLB Betting Trends
The Rays are 7-3 in their last 10 games overall. Tampa Bay is 7-3 in the last 10 Morton road starts.
The Orioles are 19-48 in their last 67 games versus the AL East. Baltimore is 5-2 in the last seven Means home starts.
I would say that Baltimore might have a better shot if it started Means in the doubleheader opener and let him matchup up against a Rays team perhaps having a letdown following last night's offensive explosion. As talented as Brendan McKay is, he's not quite to the standard of Morton yet. So what I see here is Means keeping Baltimore competitive, but in the end I think Morton dominates again and leads Tampa Bay to what might be a narrow win but a win nonetheless.
MLB DAILY PREDICTION: TAMPA BAY RAYS