Oakland Athletics vs Baltimore Orioles Prediction, 9/2/2022 MLB Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Oakland Athletics vs Baltimore Orioles
Date: Friday, September 2, 2022
Location: Oriole Park at Camden Yards in Baltimore, MD
The Baltimore Orioles (68-61) will go up against the Oakland Athletics (49-82) at Oriole Park at Camden Yards on Friday. The pitchers expected to start will be JP Sears and Dean Kremer.
As a team, the Oakland Athletics are knocking in 3.4 runs per game, which has them sitting at 29th in baseball. They are sitting with 444 runs scored while holding a team on-base percentage of .280. The Athletics have tallied 205 two-baggers as a unit and have smacked 110 baseballs out of the stadium. They have 417 RBI's in addition to 924 base knocks so far this year, and their average at the plate comes in at .215. Oakland has a slugging rate of .344 and have been rung up 1,097 times, while drawing a walk on 346 occasions.
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Athletics pitchers have conceded 149 long balls and also 594 runs in total (23rd in baseball). They have walked 417 players from the other team and their FIP sits at 4.34 as a team on the year. They have a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.32 and their pitching staff has earned a collective WHIP of 1.31. The Athletics have an earned run average of 4.28 on the season (24th in MLB), and their staff has rung up 966 hitters.
Athletics bullpen pitchers have come into the game with runners on base 149 times in addition to having 140 appearances in high leverage situations. The relief pitchers have notched 94 holds for the year (1st in MLB). The Athletics bullpen have earned a save percentage of 60.4% and has stepped onto the mound in 144 save situations. They have compiled 29 saves so far this year and have blown 19 of their 48 save chances. The bullpen pitchers have inherited 216 base runners on the year and 29.2% of them ended up crossing the plate. The Athletics have sent 433 relievers to the hill on the year.
The Oakland Athletics have a tally of 3,464 putouts this year, in addition to 1,180 assists and 76 errors. Their fielding rate is at .984 which has them sitting 21st in pro baseball, and they have twisted 105 double plays. The Athletics have transformed 70.4% of balls in play into outs in their 10,392 innings on the field, which has them sitting at 9th in MLB.
Sears has taken the mound for 43 innings and has earned 26 strikeouts during his MLB career. Sears (5-1 win-loss mark in his career) holds a FIP of 3.79 while he has faced 168 hitters in the major leagues. His ERA is 2.28 (11 earned runs allowed) and his career WHIP is 1.108. He has conceded 35 hits (7.3 hits per nine innings) with 13 walks.
Baltimore has hit 134 home runs on the year to go along with 514 RBIs. They have 227 two-baggers, while walking 370 times as well as recording 543 runs. The Baltimore Orioles have recorded a team on-base percentage of .304 in addition to a batting average of .236 on the season. The Orioles have a slugging percentage of .389 and they are recording 4.21 runs per game (20th in the league). They have been rung up on 1,121 occasions (12th in the league) and have totaled 1,022 hits.
The Baltimore pitching staff have conceded 529 runs for the season and come in with a team ERA of 3.82 (485 earned runs relinquished). They have conceded 138 homers and they surrender 4.17 runs per 9 innings (11th in MLB). The Orioles have a team WHIP of 1.278 and have a FIP of 4.03 as a unit this season. Their K/BB ratio comes in at 2.82 (973 strikeouts against 345 walks). They are currently ranked 23rd in baseball as a pitching staff in total hits conceded with 1,114.
Baltimore bullpen pitchers have an inherited score rate of 29.3% out of 246 inherited runners. Their relief pitchers have come in 152 times in high leverage situations and on 174 occasions with runners on base. With 120 save situations, the Orioles have recorded 69 holds in addition to 11 blown saves. They sit at 1st in MLB holding a save percentage of 77.1%, and they have sent 436 bullpen pitchers onto the diamond for the year. Baltimore has had bullpen pitchers step onto the hill in 48 save opportunities and they have walked away with 37 saves.
The Baltimore Orioles have turned 118 double plays and have accounted for a fielding rate of .984 (22nd in professional baseball). The Orioles have accrued 1,205 assists, 76 errors and have a total of 3,425 putouts so far this season. In 10,275 innings on the diamond, the Orioles hold a efficiency on defense of 69.0% (21st in MLB).
Thus far in his career, Kremer has conceded 162 hits while he has earned 131 strikeouts in 155 innings pitched. He has conceded a total of 85 ER's while holding a WHIP of 1.394 and being the owner of a FIP of 4.6. He has a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.38 and he has faced 665 hitters during his career. Kremer (7-12 career win-loss record) is the owner of a 4.91 earned run average while allowing 9.4 hits per nine innings.
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Tony Sink's Pick: Take Oakland
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