The Orioles (61-38, 31-18 away) travel to take on the Phillies (53-46, 26-19 home) in game one of this interleague matchup. Dean Kremer is getting the start for the Orioles while Cristopher Sánchez is starting for the Phillies. See who I like to pick up the win in today’s Baltimore Orioles vs. Philadelphia Phillies showdown at Citizens Bank Park.
BALTIMORE ORIOLES VS PHILADELPHIA PHILLIES BETTING PICK
The Pick: Baltimore Orioles +109
This game will be played at Citizens Bank Park at 6:40 ET on Monday, July 24th.
WHY BET THE BALTIMORE ORIOLES:
- The Orioles will be taking on a Phillies club that is just 1-4 over their last five games.
- On the road, the Orioles have picked up two straight victories.
- For the season, the Orioles have gone 14-6 with Dean Kremer on the mound as the starter.
BALTIMORE ORIOLES LOOK TO CONTINUE WINNING WAYS ON THE ROAD
As the Orioles head into today’s game vs. the Phillies, they have the top spot in the AL East with an overall record of 61-38. Currently, their home/away splits sit at 30-20 and 31-18, respectively. Through 31 series, they have gone 18-10-3.
Today marks Dean Kremer’s 21st outing of the season, with an impressive 10-4 record to show for it. His ERA stands at 4.80 and opponents have a .320 OBP against him. He has racked up 101 strikeouts and owns a WHIP of 1.34. On the road, his ERA is 4.90, slightly higher than his 6.35 mark at home.
Dean Kremer’s most recent outing saw him surrender four hits over 4 2/3 innings, resulting in five earned runs. Fortunately for the Orioles, they were able to come away with a 8-5 victory over the Dodgers despite Kremer not factoring into the decision.
This season, the Orioles are 9th in the league at 4.9 runs per game. Over their last ten games, they have a combined batting average of .229 (15th) leading to 4.6 runs per contest. Overall, they are generating 3.3 walks per game compared to 8 strikeouts. Baltimore’s on-base percentage of .320 has them 12th in the MLB.
Gunnar Henderson has been a consistent presence in the Baltimore lineup this season, boasting a .247 batting average and .477 slugging percentage. Over the past ten games, Henderson has been particularly impressive at the plate, leading the team with hits and hitting .250.
WILL THE PHILADELPHIA PHILLIES TAKE CARE OF BUSINESS AT HOME?
On a record of 53-46, the Phillies come into today’s game 2nd in the NL East. When playing at home, they are 26-19 and 27-27 on the road. Philadelphia has played in 32 series thus far, and have gone 17-13-2.
Cristopher Sánchez has made eight appearances in the 2023 season, entering with a 0-3 record. His ERA stands at 3.06 and he has allowed a batting average of .226. On the road, Sánchez is yet to earn a win, but his ERA is an impressive .75. At home, he has gone 0-3 with an ERA of 4.07. Across all games this season, teams have managed a slugging percentage of .387 against him.
Cristopher Sánchez’s most recent outing saw him take the mound for five innings against the Brewers. Despite his efforts, the Phillies fell 5-3. Sánchez was tagged with a no-decision after surrendering three runs on six hits.
So far this season, the Phillies’ has gone deep 109 times, placing them 18th in the league. Over Philadelphia’s previous five games, they are 16th in runs scored, with their season average of 4.5 runs per game putting them 16th in the league. The Phillies’ overall team batting average stands at .256 along with an OBP of .320.
Bryson Stott has been a consistent presence at the plate for the Phillies this season, boasting a .304 batting average and .436 slugging percentage. During Philadelphia’s last ten games, Stott has been their most productive hitter, racking up the most hits with a .273 average.