Tampa Bay Rays vs Baltimore Orioles 6-18-22

Tampa Bay Rays vs Baltimore Orioles 6/18/2022 Picks Predictions Previews

Tampa Bay Rays vs Baltimore Orioles 6/18/2022 Picks Predictions Previews

 

The Tampa Bay Rays (29-33) will slug it out against the Baltimore Orioles (24-38) in Game 1 of 4 of the AL Central Inter-Division at Oriole Park at Camden Yards in Baltimore on Saturday at 4:05 PM ET.

 

Tampa Bay looks to end a four-game losing streak in coming to this match-up facing Baltimore after a 0-1 defeat on Friday.

 

The Rays also gave up a 3-game series to the New York Yankees last time out. Tampa Bay dropped to 3rd place at 35-29 in the AL East Division with a .547 team percentage and 13 games behind first place after earning 259 runs while wasting 242.

 

The Rays knocked 8 hits but failed to complete a single run in a shutout loss while Shane Baz finished 6.0 frames after allowing just 2 hits and wrung up 7 hitters from the Orioles.

 

CF Kevin Kiermaier led the Tampa Bay batting unit with 7 dingers, 17 RBIs, and a batting average of .225 while 1B Ji-Man Choi contributed a team-high 32 runs batted with 5 long balls and averages .290 at the plate this year.

 

1B Yandy Diaz recorded a batting average of .269, an OBP at .393, and a slugging percentage of .348 for the Rays this season. Left-hander Jeffrey Springs (3-2, 1.45 ERA, 0.91 WHIP, 50 Ks) will be heading to the hill to start game 2 of a series versus Baltimore On Saturday.

 

The southpaw thrower gave up 33 hits, 5 homers, and 12 walks in pitching for 49.2 innings in the majors this season.

 

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Tampa Bay Rays vs Baltimore Orioles Predictions 6/18/2022

 

The Baltimore Orioles will try to continue their success in facing the Tampa Bay Rays after a 1-0 victory in the series opener on Friday.

 

The Orioles split a four-game set against the Toronto Blue Jays after closing the series with a 10-2 win on Thursday. Baltimore is in 5th place at 29-37 in the American League East Division with a team percentage of .439 and 20 contests behind first place after collecting 270 runs but surrendering 309 for a run difference of -39 this season.

 

DH Ryan Mountcastle scored one run on one hit in leading the Orioles in the win while Dean Kremer pitched for 6.0 innings with 5 hits and one walk allowed but struck out 5 batters in the winning effort.

 

Baltimore 1B Ryan Mountcastle knocked 12 balls outside the park with 35 RBIs and a .270 batting average while LF Austin Hays pitched in 9 homers with a team-high 37 RBIs and a batting average of .284 for the Orioles.

 

RF Trey Mancini marked a team-leading .290 BA, an on-base percentage of .372, and slugging .425 throughout the campaign.

 

Baltimore will be sending right-hander Kyle Bradish (1-4, 6.86 ERA, 43 Ks, 1.67 WHIP) to the pitcher’s mound to start the second installment of a series facing Tampa Bay on Saturday.

 

The righty thrower conceded 53 hits, 10 dingers, and 17 BBs after pitching for 42.0 innings in his MLB career this year.        

 

Tampa Bay Rays vs. Baltimore Orioles. The MLB Pick for this contest is Tampa Bay -180. The Rays earned a team ERA of 3.16 while the Orioles held a 4.34 team ERA.

 

Tampa Bay will be sending a better starter in Jeffrey Springs (3-2, 1.45 ERA) while Baltimore will be assigning Kyle Bradish (1-4, 6.86 ERA)  to start this match on Saturday. Prediction: The Tampa Bay Rays will win at 6-5.  

 

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Tampa Bay Rays vs Baltimore Orioles 6/18/2022 Picks Predictions Previews

MLB Starting Time: 4:05 PM ET

 

Location: Oriole Park at Camden Yards in Baltimore, MD

 

Date: Saturday, June 18, 2022

 

TV: BSUN, MASN2  

 

MLB Odds/Point Spread: Tampa Bay Rays -180               

          

MLB Totals: 8.5

 

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