Ubaldo Jimenez (4-7, 6.97 ERA) and the Baltimore Orioles (45-30) are in San Diego to go up against Erik Johnson (0-5, 8.54 ERA) and the Padres (33-44) in a matchup that has the potential for plenty of offense. This is the first of a two-game series at Petco Park. The Orioles go into this series on a five-game winning streak. The game gets underway at 10:10 p.m. ET on Tuesday, Jun. 28 and will air on MAS2 and FSSD.
In his most recent outing, Johnson pitched 4.0 innings, allowing six runs, striking out three and walking one in a 7-2 loss to the Orioles. The Orioles were victorious over the Padres 7-2 the last time Jimenez pitched. He went 6.0 innings, allowing two runs, striking out seven and walking four. Manny Machado (.325, 55 Rs, 18 HRs, 44 RBIs) has been doing well offensively for the Orioles, going 3 for 5 Sunday with three runs and one RBI.
The Orioles are a -130 favorite with a total of 8.5 runs for this interleague matchup.
Pick - Bal
San Diego has won 45% (15-18) of its games when leading after seven innings. However, Baltimore has won 70% (23-10) of its games when taking a late lead.
The Orioles are coming into this meeting after a high-scoring game where they scored an impressive 12 runs. The Padres have a 0-5 record when opponents score that many runs or more.
When they outhit their opponents, the Padres are 26-6. The Orioles have a 28-5 record when outhitting opponents.
Ranking 16th in runs, San Diego has earned 326 this season. Baltimore ranks fifth with 377 runs.
Ranking 28th, San Diego is near the bottom of the league for its on-base plus slugging percentage (.691). Baltimore ranks in the top five at third with an OPS of .804.
The Orioles are 28-22 in games where they allow one or more home runs. The Padres are 16-31 when they allow at least one homer.