In the second of a three-game series between the Miami Marlins (16-27) and the Baltimore Orioles (16-27) at Marlins Park, Dan Haren (4-2, 3.47 ERA) and Mike Wright (1-0, 0.00 ERA) get the start. The Marlins lost the last game 8-5, extending an eight-game losing streak. The game starts at 7:15 p.m. ET on Saturday, May. 23 and will air on FOX.
Haren has a 3.87 ERA and a 5-4 record in his career against the Orioles, and faces a strong Baltimore offense that's hitting .261 on the year. Dee Gordon (.386, 24 Rs, 14 RBIs, 16 SBs) continued his strong season yesterday, going 2 for 5 with one run and four stolen bases. The Orioles were victorious over the Angels 3-0 the last time Wright pitched. He went 7.1 innings, allowing zero runs and striking out six. Jimmy Paredes (.353, 19 Rs, 6 HRs, 24 RBIs, 1 SB) has been hitting the ball well for the Orioles, going 3 for 5 yesterday with one RBI.
Miami, a -123 favorite, will look to capitalize at home against Baltimore. The Over/Under (O/U) for the matchup is seven runs. The Marlins have a losing record of 8-15 when playing as the favorite and an overall money line of -1,220. They have struggled as the favorite over their last 10 games, going 0-7. Miami has averaged 2.6 runs per game over the last 10 games, lower than its season average of 3.9. Miami's pitching staff will be looking to pick it up in this one after recent struggles. The Marlins have given up an average of 5.6 runs to opponents in their last 10 games, above their season average of 4.3 runs per game. The Marlins don't give up many walks to opposing batters, ranking fifth in the NL with only 2.7 walks allowed per game.
On the other side, the Orioles have a subpar record of 6-11 when they are the underdog and are -271 overall with the money line. NL opponents have been able to handle Baltimore with ease. Over the past 10 matchups, they have not won a game and have a 0-2 record when they were an underdog to win. The Orioles have not played up to par on offense against the NL. Baltimore has averaged 1.5 runs per game, less than their 4.5 season average.
So far this season, the Orioles are 1-0 against the Marlins. The Marlins will take on a right-hander (Wright) in this game. They have struggled against right-handed starting pitchers this season, going 11-24. Taking the hill against the Orioles will be the right-hander Haren. They sport a 15-16 record against righties.
Predictions: SU Winner - BAL, O/U - Over
When leading after 7 innings, Baltimore is 7-8, while Miami is 7-12.
The Marlins managed to give up seven 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 Marlins currently have a losing streak of eight.
When they outhit their opponents, the Marlins are 14-9. The Orioles have a 15-5 record when outhitting opponents.
Ranking 19th in runs, Miami has earned 167 this season. Baltimore ranks 13th with 180 runs.
Ranking 26th, Baltimore is near the bottom of the league in walks, notching 100 this season. Miami ranks in the bottom half at 20th with 109.
The Marlins are 7-14 in games where they hit one or more home runs. The Orioles are 16-12 when they hit at least one homer.