Heading into game two of this interleague matchup, it will be Slade Cecconi on the mound for the Diamondbacks (70-65, 36-32 home), facing off against the Orioles (83-51, 41-25 away) and Kyle Bradish. Find out my prediction for today’s Baltimore Orioles vs. Arizona Diamondbacks game in Phoenix.
BALTIMORE ORIOLES VS ARIZONA DIAMONDBACKS BETTING PICK
The Pick: Arizona Diamondbacks +119
This game will be played at Chase Field at 8:10 ET on Saturday, September 2nd.
WHY BET THE ARIZONA DIAMONDBACKS:
- In their previous ten games, the Diamondbacks have a record of 6-4.
- The Diamondbacks are on a two game winning streak as the home favorite.
- Across Slade Cecconi’s three starts, the Diamondbacks have put together a record of 2-1.
BALTIMORE ORIOLES LOOKING TO EXTEND AL EAST LEAD
This season, the Orioles have played a total of 43 series and are above .500 at 27-13-3. On the road, Baltimore is 41-25 and 42-26 at home. Their overall record of 83-51 has the Orioles sitting 1st in the AL East.
Kyle Bradish has been a reliable starter for the 2023 season, taking the mound 24 times and boasting a 9-6 record. His streak of four games without allowing a home-run is impressive, as is his .344 slugging percentage allowed and 130 strikeouts. His WHIP currently stands at an impressive 1.11.
In his latest outing, Kyle Bradish earned the win in a 5-4 triumph over the Rockies after delivering a quality start. The right-hander allowed two runs and six hits over six frames.
For the season, the Orioles’ offense is averaging 5 runs per game. Over their last five games they have swung the bats well, sitting 5th in the league in scoring, with a total of 28 runs. Overall, Baltimore’s team batting average is .255, putting them 9th in the MLB.
Anthony Santander has been a major contributor to the Orioles’ offense this season, leading the team with 26 home runs over their last five games. His batting average of .258 is also impressive, making him a key player in the team’s success.
WILL THE ARIZONA DIAMONDBACKS TAKE CARE OF BUSINESS AT HOME?
The Diamondbacks head into today’s game looking to build on their above .500 record at home (36-32). Their overall record of 70-65 has them placed 2nd in the NL West. Through 45 series, the Diamondbacks are 24-17-4.
Slade Cecconi takes the mound for his sixth outing of the season, boasting an unblemished record of 0-0. He has held opposing hitters to a .200 batting average and an OPS of .600, while surrendering two home runs and maintaining a 2.57 ERA.
Slade Cecconi was not credited with the decision, but the Diamondbacks still emerged victorious in their 5-2 win over the Reds. The right-hander allowed one run and three hits in his latest outing.
So far this season, the Diamondbacks’ has gone deep 147 times, placing them 17th in the league. Over Arizona’s previous five games, they are 13th in runs scored, with their season average of 4.7 runs per game putting them 13th in the league. The Diamondbacks’ overall team batting average stands at .254 along with an OBP of .324.
Over the last five games, Lourdes Gurriel Jr. has been a force for the Diamondbacks’ offense, leading the team in home runs with one. He has gone yard 21 times this season and is batting .257.