Bud Norris (0-1, 24.00 ERA) and Nathan Eovaldi (0-0, 5.06 ERA) take the hill in the last of a three-game series between the Baltimore Orioles (4-4) and the New York Yankees (3-5) at Camden Yards. The Orioles won the last game 4-3 and the series is currently tied 1-1. Action begins at 7:05 p.m. ET on Wednesday, Apr. 15 and can be seen on YES and MASN.
Norris pitched 3.0 innings in his last outing, surrendering eight runs, striking out one and walking one in a 12-5 defeat to the Blue Jays. Adam Jones (.429 ) went 1 for 3 yesterday with one run, one home run, and two RBIs. Eovaldi went 5.1 innings, surrendering three runs, striking out one and walking one in a 6-5 defeat to the Red Sox in his most recent start. Chris Young (.333 ) went 1 for 4 yesterday.
Baltimore is a -138 favorite against New York and the Over/Under (O/U) for this game is sitting at eight runs. The Orioles have an overall money line of -131 and a record as the favorite of 2-3. Baltimore has had a discouraging season against division opponents, earning records of 2-3 and 3-4 as the favorite and SU respectively. The Orioles are one of the best in the AL in terms of hits at home with an impressive 10.2 per game. As for the pitchers, opponents have consistently been struck out by the Orioles, who rank fifth in the AL in strikeouts per game with 7.7.
In games where it is the underdog, New York has a 1-1 record and an overall money line of -147. They are 1-1 as the underdog against AL East foes, and 3-4 SU. Offensively, they average six runs per game on the road, which is fifth in the AL. The Yankees have a dynamic offense, ranking fifth in the league with 26 extra base hits. New York is excellent at drawing walks with 3.9 per game, ranking fourth in the AL. The Yankees have established a reputation of overwhelming hitters with an AL-best 9.4 strikeouts per game, making them one of the top five teams in the league.
The Orioles have a 3-3 record against right-handed starting pitchers on the year, which is what they'll be facing when Eovaldi takes the mound.
Predictions: SU Winner - BAL, O/U - Over
The Orioles are 4-4 against other teams in their division, while the Yankees are 3-5 against their rivals.
New York recorded at least two errors for the third time this season. Baltimore has never registered more than one error in a game this season.
In extra innings, the Yankees are 0-1.
The Yankees are coming into this game after allowing one walk during their last outing. The Orioles have a 1-1 record when opponents give up that many walks or fewer.
When they outhit their opponents, the Orioles are 3-1. The Yankees have a 1-0 record when outhitting opponents.
Both Baltimore and New York are tied at fifth in runs, each scoring 40 this season.
Ranking 11th, Baltimore is in the top half of the league in walks, notching 22 this season. New York ranks in the top five at fourth with 28.
The Orioles are 4-3 in games where they hit one or more home runs. The Yankees are 2-4 when they hit at least one homer.