The Rockies (48-81, 20-48 away) and Orioles (81-48, 40-24 home) square off in three of this interleague series. Jack Flaherty will take the mound for the Orioles against Ty Blach for the Rockies. See who I like to come out on top in this Colorado Rockies vs. Baltimore Orioles showdown in Baltimore.
COLORADO ROCKIES VS BALTIMORE ORIOLES BETTING PICK
The Pick: Colorado Rockies +1.5 Runs
This game will be played at Oriole Park at Camden Yards at 1:35 ET on Sunday, August 27th.
WHY BET THE COLORADO ROCKIES:
- In their last three games, the Rockies have gone 2-1 vs. the runline.
- The Orioles have dropped two straight games vs. the runline at home.
- The Rockies have gone 0-2 in Jack Flaherty’s last two starts.
COLORADO ROCKIES LOOKING FOR UPSET AS ROAD UNDERDOGS
On a record of 48-81, the Rockies find themselves in 5th place in the NL West. When playing away from home, Colorado is just 20-48 and come into the game with an overall series record of 14-24-3.
Ty Blach has had an up-and-down season for the Rockies thus far. The starter holds a 1-1 record in 13 appearances, with an ERA of 4.39 and a K/9 of 4.17. Additionally, his FIP stands at 4.88 and OBP is .357.
Ty Blach’s last outing ended with a no-decision, as he pitched four innings in the Rockies’ 12-4 defeat to the Rays. The right-hander allowed three runs on seven hits in the contest.
Offensively, Colorado is ranked 20th in the league with an average of 4.4 runs per game. When looking over their last ten matchups, the Rockies averaged 4 runs per contest, which is 5th best in that span. In terms of their power numbers, Colorado is 24th in all of baseball, with a total of 130 home runs.
The Rockies’ offensive leader, Ezequiel Tovar, has tallied a .258 batting average this season. He boasts a .433 slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .295 heading into the game.
WILL THE BALTIMORE ORIOLES TAKE CARE OF BUSINESS AT HOME?
The Orioles head into today’s game looking to build on their above .500 record at home (40-24). Their overall record of 81-48 has them placed 1st in the AL East. Through 41 series, the Orioles are 25-13-3.
Jack Flaherty is set to take the mound for Baltimore with an 8-8 record this season. The right-hander has made 23 appearances, boasting a 4.73 ERA and 9.1 K/9 rate. His FIP stands at 4.25, while his OBP is .361.
Jack Flaherty was unable to secure a win against the Padres, as the Orioles fell 10-3. The right-hander surrendered seven earned runs on four hits in a brief start.
The Orioles have been one of the top power lineups in the league of late, having hit 15 home runs over their last ten games. Compared to other clubs, this is 6th best in that span. For the season, they are ranked 16th in home runs and 8th in slugging percentage. Overall, Baltimore is averaging 4.9 runs per game (8th).
The Orioles’ offensive leader, Adley Rutschman, has been a consistent presence in the lineup this season. He currently leads the team in hits with a .274 batting average and boasts an impressive .425 slugging percentage and .367 on-base percentage.