Kevin Correia (0-0, 0.00 ERA) and the Philadelphia Phillies (22-44) meet Ubaldo Jimenez (4-3, 3.19 ERA) and the Baltimore Orioles (33-31) in the first of a two-game interleague series at Citizens Bank Park. The Phillies go into this series on an eight-game losing streak. The game starts at 7:05 p.m. ET on Wednesday, Jun. 17 and will air on MASN and CSN-PHI.
Correia has a 3.79 ERA and a 2-1 record in his career against the Orioles, and faces a solid Baltimore offense that's hitting .260 on the year. In his career against the Phillies, Jimenez is 0-2 with an 11.25 ERA. He gets a struggling Philadelphia offense that's batting just .236. Manny Machado (.290, 42 Rs, 13 HRs, 33 RBIs, 9 SBs) has been doing well offensively for the Orioles, going 3 for 4 yesterday with three runs, two home runs, and three RBIs.
Philadelphia, a +143 underdog, will look to capitalize at home against Baltimore. Oddsmakers have set the Over/Under (O/U) at eight runs. The Phillies perform poorly as an underdog with a 19-38 record and have an overall money line of -1,708. Over the last 10 games, they have performed poorly when playing as the underdog (1-9). Philadelphia has averaged 1.5 runs per game during interleague play, lower than its season average of 3.0.
Moving on to the opposing team, the Orioles come into this game with a solid win percentage of .606 when playing as the favorite (20-13) and an overall money line of +96. They have played at the top of their game when rated as favorite recently. They managed a 4-1 record when playing as the favorite and an SU record of 8-2. When it comes to scoring runs, the Orioles haven't performed as well against teams from the NL. During those games, they averaged two runs per game, below their 4.3 season average. The Orioles are a problem for opposing batters, sporting a 3.69 ERA this season. They also average just 7.8 hits allowed per road game, third-best in the AL.
So far this season, the Orioles are 2-0 against the Phillies. The Phillies will take on a right-hander (Jimenez) in this game. They have struggled against right-handed starting pitchers this season, going 18-34. Taking the hill against the Orioles will be the right-hander Correia. They sport a 24-25 record against righties.
Predictions: SU Winner - BAL, O/U - Under
In their last game, the Orioles won by a margin of 16 runs. The Phillies are 0-1 in games decided by a margin of 10 runs or more. The Orioles have a 2-0 record in blowouts.
When leading after 7 innings, Baltimore is 15-11, while Philadelphia is 10-21.
The Phillies managed to give up eight walks in their last game. They'll have to pick it up against the Orioles who are coming in with a 1-1 record against opponents who give up that many walks or more.
The Orioles are coming into the game with two consecutive wins, while the Phillies currently have a losing streak of eight.
When they outhit their opponents, the Phillies are 14-6. The Orioles have a 26-6 record when outhitting opponents.
Ranking 30th, Philadelphia is at the bottom of the league in runs, scoring 200 this season. Baltimore ranks in the top 10 at sixth with 288.
Philadelphia and Baltimore both rank near the bottom of the league in walks. Philadelphia sits at 27th with 146 this season and Baltimore ranks 23rd with 160.
When the Phillies hit at least one home run, they are 12-15. When the Orioles hit at least one homer, they have a 27-15 record.