Wednesday, September 2, 2015
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Probable Pitchers: Erasmo Ramirez (10-5) vs. Kevin Gausman (2-6)
The Baltimore Orioles welcome the Tampa Bay Rays to Oriole Park on Wednesday. Erasmo Ramirez is the probable starter for the Rays and he'll face Kevin Gausman of the Orioles. The opening line for this matchup has Tampa Bay at +125 and Baltimore at -135. The over/under was set at 8. The Rays have a 59-63 over/under record and a 71-60 run line mark, meaning they cover 54% of the time. The Orioles have a 55-68 over/under record and a 66-65 run line mark, which means they are covering the spread 50% of the time.
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The Rays head into this matchup with a 65-66 record, including 33-33 on the road. Erasmo Ramirez has an earned run average of 3.68 and is 10-5 so far on the season while having a 1.15 WHIP. The Rays are 14-7 over his 127.1 innings pitched and he's also given up 109 hits over that time period. The Rays are also 8-11 against the over/under in his starts. He is getting 4.2 runs from the team when he takes the mound. The bullpen's earned run average is currently 3.80 and they've given up 380 hits on the season. Teams are hitting .231 against the bullpen while being struck out 420 times and walking 154 times this season. As a team, Tampa Bay has allowed 8.06 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.47 batters per nine. They are 9th in the league in team earned run average at 3.67.
As a team, Tampa Bay is batting .247, good for 24th in the league while putting together a .250 average away from home. Ranked at 19th in the league in on-base percentage, the Rays sit at .310 and they hold a .394 team slugging percentage. They rank 26th in baseball with 8.28 hits per game and Evan Longoria leads the team with 129.
With a 39-27 home record, Baltimore will hope to improve on their 63-68 overall mark. Kevin Gausman is starting this game 2-6 for the season with an earned run average of 4.39 and a WHIP of 1.16. The Orioles have a record of 3-8 over the 80 innings he's pitched during which he's given up 75 hits. The Orioles are also 3-7 against the over/under in his starts. He is getting 2.7 runs from the team when he takes the mound. The bullpen's earned run average is currently at 2.84 and they have given up 347 hits on the season. Teams are hitting .228 against the Orioles bullpen while being struck out 403 times and walking 146 times this season. As a team, Baltimore has allowed 8.7 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.64 batters per nine. They are 14th in the league in team earned run average at 3.89.
As a team, they are batting .252, good for 15th in the league while putting together a .269 average at home. Ranked at 24th in the league in on-base percentage, the Orioles sit at .305 and they hold a .419 team slugging percentage. They rank 17th in baseball with 8.54 hits per game and Manny Machado leads the team with 150.
The Rays have committed 80 errors and have combined for 1,136 assists and 3,516 put outs leading to a .983 team fielding percentage. For the home team, they hold a .989 team fielding percentage while committing 54 errors, accumulating 1,281 assists and compiling 3,471 put outs.
Tampa Bay Rays Betting Trends
The Tampa Bay Rays are 59-63 against the over/under so far this season
The Tampa Bay Rays are 71-60 against the run line so far this season
Baltimore Orioles Betting Trends
The Baltimore Orioles are 55-68 against the over/under so far this season
The Baltimore Orioles are 66-65 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
Tampa Bay Rays
09/01/15 CF Kevin Kiermaier Ankle is not expected to be in the starting lineup Tuesday vs. Baltimore Orioles
08/27/15 CF Desmond Jennings Knee Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (8/26)
08/26/15 C Curt Casali Hamstring Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (8/25)
08/21/15 P Jake McGee Knee Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (8/19)
08/01/15 RF Steven Souza Hand Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (8/2)
05/09/15 P Alex Cobb Forearm Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (3/27), out for season
04/29/15 P Kirby Yates Pectoral Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (4/29)
04/18/15 P Jeff Beliveau Shoulder Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (4/22), out for season
09/01/15 P Miguel Gonzalez Shoulder expected to miss 1 start
08/24/15 SS J.J. Hardy Groin Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (8/24)
08/01/15 P Mike Wright Calf Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (8/1)
05/13/15 P Jason Garcia Shoulder Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (5/11)
Josh's Pick: Take the Rays
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