Baltimore Orioles vs Philadelphia Phillies Picks and Predictions June 14th 2024

Baltimore Orioles vs Philadelphia Phillies MLB Fri, Jun 14, 19:05 pm.
Baltimore Orioles
ML: -130
0
0
Philadelphia Phillies
ML: 110
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Phillies and Orioles Clash in High-Stakes Weekend Showdown

The Baltimore Orioles and Philadelphia Phillies, both having stellar seasons, are set to face off in a highly anticipated three-game series starting Friday night in Baltimore. Even with some recent bumps in the road, these teams are among the top three in MLB for winning percentage, promising an exciting showdown.

Recent Performance Woes

The Phillies have hit a rough patch, dropping three of their last four games. Their latest setback, a 9-3 loss to the Boston Red Sox on Thursday, was their fourth-largest defeat of the season and their worst loss since April 23. Phillies manager Rob Thomson is staying calm, chalking up the loss to an off day for pitcher Aaron Nola.

“I’m going to flush this one pretty quick,” Nola said, mirroring Thomson’s calm approach.

On the flip side, the Orioles had their season-best six-game winning streak halted on Thursday with a 6-3 loss to the Atlanta Braves. Despite this, Orioles manager Brandon Hyde remains optimistic.

“We’ll be fine,” Hyde assured. This loss was just the fifth in Baltimore’s last 21 games, highlighting their overall strong performance

High-Stakes Pitching Matchups

Friday night’s game will feature Phillies left-hander Ranger Suarez (10-1, 1.81 ERA), who has been a standout this season. In his recent outing against the New York Mets, Suarez allowed just two runs on eight hits over 5 2/3 innings. However, his record against the Orioles includes a 0-1 mark with a 4.50 ERA in two career starts.

The Orioles will counter with right-hander Kyle Bradish (2-0, 2.62 ERA), who delivered six scoreless innings of one-hit ball in his last outing against Tampa Bay. Bradish’s only previous start against the Phillies resulted in five runs over 6 2/3 innings during a road loss in July 2023.

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Team Resilience and Player Updates

Despite recent losses, both teams show resilience and high confidence. Orioles outfielder Kyle Stowers, who hit a three-run homer on Thursday, emphasized the team’s unyielding spirit.

“This team doesn’t give up,” Stowers said. “We don’t quit. We all play hard, pull for each other.”

For the Phillies, the series in nearby Baltimore presents an opportunity to make convenient player moves. Outfielder Brandon Marsh (right hamstring) is nearing a return after a successful rehabilitation assignment, and shortstop Trea Turner (left hamstring) could be back this weekend without needing a rehab stint.

Road Challenges and Opportunities

The Phillies have lost their past three road series, though they maintain a solid 19-12 road record. This series against the Orioles at Camden Yards, where both teams boast winning records, presents a significant test.

Conclusion

As the Orioles and Phillies gear up for their weekend showdown, both teams are eager to bounce back from their recent defeats and reaffirm their status among MLB’s elite. With strong pitching matchups and key players returning from injury, fans can expect a competitive and thrilling series.

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moneyline
over/under
Baltimore Orioles
-1.5
155
-130
O 7
-115
Philadelphia Phillies
+1.5
-190
110
U 7
-105
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