Wei-Yin Chen (1-1, 2.52 ERA) takes the mound for the Baltimore Orioles (15-17) as they go up against Jered Weaver (1-4, 4.98 ERA) and the Los Angeles Angels (17-17) in the first of a three-game series at Camden Yards. The game starts at 7:05 p.m. ET on Friday, May. 15 and will air on FSN-W and MASN.
Chen has a 5.23 ERA and a 0-1 record in his career against the Angels, but is up against a less-than-stellar Los Angeles offense that's hitting just .231 on the year. Jimmy Paredes (.364, 16 Rs, 5 HRs, 18 RBIs, 1 SB) continued his strong season Wednesday, going 2 for 4 with one RBI. In his career against the Orioles, Weaver is 7-4 with a 3.46 ERA. He meets a solid Baltimore offense that's batting .266. Kole Calhoun (.314, 14 Rs, 3 HRs, 18 RBIs, 1 SB) has been hitting the ball well, going 2 for 5 Wednesday.
Oddsmakers have deemed this game an even matchup and the Over/Under (O/U) is presently unavailable. Baltimore has been struggling as of late. In the last 10 games, Baltimore has only averaged 3.5 runs per game compared to the 4.7 they've averaged on the season. As for the pitching staff, the Orioles are second in the AL in hits allowed with just 7.6 per game.
They have a WHIP of 1.18, fifth best in the MLB.
This game will feature Weaver (RHP) on the mound against the Orioles, who have a 13-14 record when they take on a right-handed starter. The left-handed Chen will take the mound against the Angels. Against lefty starters this season, they've racked up an impressive 6-3 record.
Predictions: SU Winner - BAL
The Angels won their last game by a one-run margin. In games decided by one run, the Orioles are 3-6. The Angels are 5-7 in close games this season.
The Orioles are 1-0 in games that go into extra innings. Meanwhile, the Angels are 1-1 in such matchups.
The Angels are coming into this game after allowing zero walks during their last outing. The Orioles have a 0-4 record when opponents give up that many walks.
When they outhit their opponents, the Angels are 10-6. The Orioles have a 13-5 record when outhitting opponents.
Ranking 25th in runs, Los Angeles has earned 125 this season. Baltimore ranks 10th with 151 runs.
Baltimore and Los Angeles both rank near the bottom of the league in walks. Baltimore sits at 25th with 81 this season and Los Angeles ranks 23rd with 86.
The Orioles are 14-10 in games where they hit one or more home runs. The Angels are 10-10 when they hit at least one homer.