Tampa Bay Rays (8-13) vs Baltimore Orioles (6-16)Date : 04/25/2018
Time : 7:05 PM ET
Location : Oriole Park
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Tampa Bay Rays vs Baltimore Orioles
The Baltimore Orioles will welcome the Tampa Bay Rays to Oriole Park. The Rays are on a 4 game win streak as for the Rays they have dropped 10 of their last 12 games sitting last in the AL East division.
Tampa Bay Rays's Latest Performance :
The Rays are coming off a series win against the Twins at home, Carlos Gomez was the beneficiary as he struck a two-run walk-off homer in the 9th to secure the win for the Rays. The Rays have now won four games in a row and hope that the streak will continue as they face off against the Orioles.
Gomez showed a lot of passion in this game as he was so disappointed in himself breaking his own bat in the 5th inning. Learning from his previous mistake he pulled out his first career walk-off. What a bounce back for a player who was in a huge slump hitting only 2 for 34.
The Rays will use this inspiring win to help them win games/series in the future, as a player you always want to play at a high intensity because it will allow players to push themselves to the next level as they keep getting better and better every day.
Chris Archer will be taking the pitch. Archer had his best outing of the season Friday, holding the Twins to two runs while striking out five in 6 2/3 innings. But he came away with a no-decision. He is 1-5 with a 6.69 ERA in seven career appearances (six starts) at Camden Yards.
Baltimore Orioles's Latest Performance :
Manny Machado seems to be on a one-man team, the Machado Orioles. He has already put up 17 RBIs this season along with 8 homers. He leads the team in batting average, home runs, and RBIs. He crushed 2 homers off of Kluber pitches and Kluber is considered to be one of elites pitcher in the league and Machado just does it with ease although his efforts weren’t enough for the struggling Orioles who has now lost 10 of their last 12 games as they will face the Rays who is currently on a 4 game winning streak. Things don’t get any better for the struggling Orioles.
The Orioles has yet to win a series at home it also marks the 15th time in the club’s first 22 games that it has been held to three or fewer runs. The mentality of a bad team is they should always see the bigger picture and move forward as a collective group instead of pointing fingers to figure out whose mistake was it that cause the team to lose. This will destroy the team morale and chemistry in the locker room.
Machado is also on a 10 game hitting streak so not all is lost for the Orioles they have a bright future and a superstar in the making. Now the Orioles must find a way to rebuild around him by potentially signing free agents or build a team through a draft with young talent. Cashner has been consistent all year long struck out 7 allowed 4 runs and 8 hits.
Dylan Bundy will be starting this game. Bundy finally got a much-deserved first win on Friday against the Indians, when he struck out nine. The O’s ace has 40 strikeouts this season and just nine walks to go with a 1.42 ERA.
How Tampa Bay Rays & Baltimore Orioles Matchup.
Vegas Odds, Offshore Odds, & Odds ATS:
Orioles are 4-12 in their last 16 during game 1 of a series.
Rays are 4-0 in their last 4 overall.
Against The Spread Selection: Tampa Bay Rays
My reason for the pick :
The Rays should be able to continue their impressive win streak as they should beat the Orioles on the road. All the momentum will be with the Rays as that build on Gomez historic night.
As for the Orioles, it will be hard for them to get anything going because they only have Machado to lean on and if Machado doesn’t produce runs the Orioles will keep on losing.
Betting trends for Tampa Bay Rays:
- Rays are 3-9 in their last 12 road games.
Betting trends for Baltimore Orioles:
- Orioles are 2-6 in their last 8 home games.