The Orioles (62-39, 32-19 away) and Phillies (54-47, 27-20 home) head into game three of this interleague matchup all tied at 1-1. Kyle Bradish is scheduled to get the start for the Orioles against Ranger Suárez for the Phillies. Check out my best bet for today’s Baltimore Orioles vs. Philadelphia Phillies showdown.
BALTIMORE ORIOLES VS PHILADELPHIA PHILLIES BETTING PICK
The Pick: Baltimore Orioles -101
This game will be played at Citizens Bank Park at 6:05 ET on Wednesday, July 26th.
WHY BET THE BALTIMORE ORIOLES:
- The Orioles will be taking on a Phillies club that is just 2-3 over their last five games.
- Over their last five games on the road, Baltimore has a straight-up record of 3-2.
- Opponents are hitting a healthy .311 against Ranger Suárez in his last four starts.
BALTIMORE ORIOLES LOOKING TO EXTEND AL EAST LEAD
The Orioles take on the Phillies sitting in first place in AL East on an overall record of 62-39. Overall, they have played in 32 series, going 19-10-3. This season, they have put together a 32-19 record on the road and 30-20 at home.
Kyle Bradish will take the mound for the Orioles with a 6-5 record. In 18 appearances, he has an ERA of 3.05 and opponents are batting .232 against him. He has issued 25 walks and struck out 92 batters, resulting in a WHIP of 1.13 and SLG allowed of .355.
Kyle Bradish was dealt a defeat in his last outing for the Orioles, pitching six innings and allowing two runs against the Rays. The loss was credited to Bradish, who has had an up-and-down season thus far in 2023.
The Orioles have been one of the top power lineups in the league of late, having hit 5 home runs over their last five games. Compared to other clubs, this is 7th best in that span. For the season, they are ranked 13th in home runs and 9th in slugging percentage. Overall, Baltimore is averaging 4.9 runs per game (9th).
Anthony Santander is the Orioles’ home-run king in 2023, with 17 round-trippers and a total of 55 RBIs. His slugging percentage for the year is a solid .474.
WILL THE PHILADELPHIA PHILLIES TAKE CARE OF BUSINESS AT HOME?
For the season, the Phillies have put together a record of 54-47 and are 2nd in the NL East, putting them 11 games out of first place. Philadelphia’s overall series record sits at 17-13-2. On the road, they have gone 27-27 and 27-20 at home.
Today marks Ranger Suárez’s 14th outing of the 2023 season, and he holds a 2-5 record. His ERA is 4.07, and opposing batters have a .320 OBP against him. The right-hander has fanned 67 batters and has a WHIP of 1.40. On the road, his ERA is 3.42 while it stands at 7.16 at home.
Ranger Suárez was dealt the loss in the Phillies’ 6-5 defeat to the Guardians after surrendering four runs on eight hits in five innings of work.
So far this season, the Phillies’ has gone deep 110 times, placing them 19th 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 17th in the league. The Phillies’ overall team batting average stands at .255 along with an OBP of .319.
Kyle Schwarber is the Phillies’ home-run leader in 2023, having already clubbed 26 long balls and driven in 62 runs. His slugging percentage for the season is an impressive .427.