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Tampa Bay Rays vs. Baltimore Orioles Preview and Predictions 08-25-2019


One night after riding a grand slam to their third victory in a row, the Tampa Bay Rays had the tables turned on them by the Baltimore Orioles. Despite absorbing a 7-1 drubbing on Saturday night, Tampa Bay can secure its fifth consecutive road series victory when it wraps up a four-game set against the Orioles on Sunday afternoon at Camden Yards.

Rookie Mike Brosseau accounted for the Rays' only run with his sixth home run - five of which have come against Baltimore in 23 at-bats. Tommy Pham had to exit Friday's game with a jammed wrist but he had two hits Saturday to improve to 5-for-12 in the series for Tampa Bay, which lost for only the second time in its last 13 road contests. While the Rays dropped a half-game behind Cleveland for the top wild card, the Orioles halted a 12-game losing streak against American League East foes as Pedro Severino hit a grand slam. Jonathan Villar and Hanser Alberto each homered among two hits for Baltimore - the fourth in six games for Villar and third in five contests for Alberto.

TV: 1:05 p.m. ET, FS Sun (Tampa Bay), MASN2 (Baltimore)

PITCHING MATCHUP: Rays RH Diego Castillo (2-6, 3.44 ERA) vs. Orioles RH Dylan Bundy (5-13, 5.03)

Castillo will make his 51st appearance when he serves as the opener before turning the ball over to Jalen Beeks, who pitched five innings in each of his last two appearances while taking the loss both times. The lefty gave up four runs (two earned) versus Seattle on Tuesday and was roughed up for five runs and eight hits at San Diego on Aug. 14. Beeks struggled in a relief appearance against the Orioles on April 18, giving up three runs and six hits over six innings.

Bundy gets a chance to atone for a wretched performance against Tampa Bay in the first game after the All-Star break, when he was tattooed for seven runs and eight hits in just one inning. He split a pair of decisions against the Rays earlier this season, earning the win with 7 1/3 scoreless innings of three-hit ball on May 4 and taking the loss after allowing three runs and three hits over five innings on April 16. Avisail Garcia is 6-for-13 with a home run against Bundy.

WALK-OFFS

1. Garcia was hitless in four at-bats in his first game coming off the injured list.

2. Villar needs one homer to become the sixth player in franchise history with 20 blasts and 20 stolen bases.

3. Rays LHP Jose Alvarado, who served as the opener Saturday, is heading to the IL with an elbow issue.

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Oriole Park at Camden Yards
Baltimore, Maryland, USA.
Capacity: 45,971

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Last Injuries

Baltimore Orioles

  • Hunter Harvey

    Bicep
    Ques Fri | questionable

    Harvey is sidelined due to right biceps soreness, and it is unknown if he will be available against the Tigers on Friday.

  • Yefry Ramirez

    Calf
    Mid Sept | 10-day IL

    Ramierz has hit the 10-day injured list with a right calf strain. He is likely to remain idle until at least the middle of September.

  • Darren O'Day

    Forearm
    Prob Thurs | probable

    O'Day has been reinstated from the 60-day injured list after a forearm strain. He is expected to be available for Thursday's contest against the Nationals.

  • Mark Trumbo

    Knee
    Prob Mon | probable

    Trumbo has been activated from the 60-day injured list after recovering from right knee surgery. He is likely to be in the lineup for Monday's game against the Rays.

Tampa Bay Rays

  • Blake Snell

    Elbow
    Late Sept | 10-day IL

    Snell has been placed on the 10-day injured list after having arthroscopic surgery to remove a loose body in his left elbow. He is not expected to return to the rotation until near the end of September.

  • Hoby Milner

    Neck
    out for season | 60-day IL

    Milner has been placed on the 60-day injured list due to a cervical nerve injury. He is expected to miss the remainder of the season.

  • Christian Arroyo

    Forearm
    Late Sept | 60-day IL

    Arroyo has been transferred to the 60-day injured list due to tendinitis in his right forearm. He is not expected to return to the lineup until at least the end of September.

  • Yonny Chirinos

    Finger
    Late Sept | 10-day IL

    Chirinos has hit the 10-day injured list with right middle finger inflammation, but he is likely to return by the end of September.

  • Kevin Kiermaier

    Neck
    Doub Fri | doubtful

    Kiermaier has missed the last three games due to neck spasms, and it is unlikely that he will be in the lineup for Friday's clash against the Angels.

  • Eric Sogard

    Foot
    Doub Thurs | doubtful

    Sogard is battling a right foot contusion and is unlikely to be available Thursday against the Rangers.

  • Avisail Garcia

    Buttocks
    Prob Thurs | probable

    Garcia was held out of the previous game due to a glute strain, but it is expected that he will play against the Rangers on Thursday.

  • Tommy Pham

    Elbow
    Ques Wed | questionable

    Pham sat out the previous game with tightness in his right elbow and forearm, leaving his status in question for Wednesday's contest with the Rangers.

baltimore-orioles Stats 2019

Hitting Statistics
Player G GS AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI TB SB K CS Avg SP OBP
Player G GS AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI TB SB K CS Avg SP OBP
John Means 2 2 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1.000 1.000 1.000
Trey Mancini 142 141 551 97 153 32 2 32 83 285 1 131 0 .278 .517 .350
Jonathan Villar 149 146 580 100 160 30 4 21 67 261 35 159 8 .276 .450 .343
Anthony Santander 87 86 350 41 95 19 1 18 53 170 1 78 2 .271 .486 .308
Mike Yastrzemski 95 80 324 55 86 17 3 19 51 166 2 94 3 .265 .512 .325
Pitching Statistics
Player G GS OP ST HBPA HA HRA IWA RA SFA SHA SBSA WA PT
Player G GS OP ST HBPA HA HRA IWA RA SFA SHA SBSA WA PT
Miguel Castro 62 0 212 65 0 59 9 3 36 0 0 17 39 1168
Paul Fry 60 0 160 52 6 49 5 1 37 0 0 4 27 987
Mychal Givens 52 0 173 80 2 42 11 1 28 0 0 8 24 986
Josh Osich 51 0 186 55 0 58 14 1 36 0 0 3 14 952
Richard Bleier 47 0 141 24 4 57 5 2 31 0 0 6 8 665
Field Statistics
Player GP GS CI SABC SCBC FE OA PB
Player GP GS CI SABC SCBC FE OA PB
Chance Sisco 55 44 0 24 4 6 0 1
Austin Wynns 21 14 1 9 3 3 0 1
Jesus Sucre 21 17 0 4 4 1 0 4
Anthony Santander 87 86 0 0 0 1 4 0
Cedric Mullins 22 18 0 0 0 1 0 0

tampa-bay-rays Stats 2019

Hitting Statistics
Player G GS AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI TB SB K CS Avg SP OBP
Player G GS AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI TB SB K CS Avg SP OBP
Johnny Davis 2 0 1 1 1 0 1 0 0 3 0 0 0 1.000 3.000 1.000
Oliver Drake 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 1.000 1.000
Wilmer Font 14 3 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 .333 .333 .333
Nick Solak 25 25 87 18 28 4 1 4 15 46 1 24 0 .322 .529 .433
Austin Meadows 127 118 488 74 141 28 7 30 84 273 11 122 5 .289 .559 .357
Pitching Statistics
Player G GS OP ST HBPA HA HRA IWA RA SFA SHA SBSA WA PT
Player G GS OP ST HBPA HA HRA IWA RA SFA SHA SBSA WA PT
Chaz Roe 64 0 144 61 1 45 3 2 24 0 0 10 29 863
Emilio Pagan 60 0 191 88 1 38 10 1 16 0 0 2 13 983
Diego Castillo 58 6 186 73 4 56 7 4 30 0 0 3 24 1025
Colin Poche 44 0 136 65 4 29 9 1 25 0 0 5 17 780
Oliver Drake 42 0 140 57 1 35 8 1 19 0 0 1 16 819
Field Statistics
Player GP GS CI SABC SCBC FE OA PB
Player GP GS CI SABC SCBC FE OA PB
Mike Zunino 84 75 2 23 17 6 0 5
Michael Perez 18 14 0 14 3 1 0 0
Anthony Bemboom 17 10 0 5 6 0 0 2
Nick Ciuffo 3 1 0 1 1 0 0 1
Adam Kolarek 19 0 0 0 0 1 0 0