Orioles vs Athletics Prediction - MLB Picks 8/19/23
Oakland Athletics (34-87) vs Baltimore Orioles (74-47)
Game Info: Saturday, August 19, 2023 at 9:07 pm (Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum)
Ken Waldichuk (2-7) (6.07) vs Cole Irvin (1-3) (4.92)
Betting Odds: Oakland Athletics +160 / Baltimore Orioles -175 --- Over/Under: 9 Click Here for the Latest Odds
The Oakland Athletics will host the Baltimore Orioles for game two of their three-game set this Saturday from the Oakland Coliseum.
Orioles Preview & Projected Starter
Baltimore comes in at 75-47 after defeating Oakland The Orioles capitalized from the jump on the light matchup, and they’ll look to take a 2-0 series here in game two. The Baltimore offense is scoring 4.95 runs per game, while batting .252, with a .329 on-base percentage. The pitching staff carries a 4.09 ERA, with a 1.29 WHIP.
Cole Irvin (1-3, 5.44 ERA, 44 Ks) will get the ball for Baltimore. The fifth-year pitcher put together a good outing in Seattle last week, striking out six over five shut out frames en route to an Orioles win. Irvin enters this revenge spot in Oakland with some momentum, as he’s held teams scoreless through his last four appearances.
Orioles Player Trends & Props
Adley Rutschmann collected multiple hits in the game one victory, and he leads Baltimore in hits (122), with splits of .272/16/58.
Ryan Mountcastle brings a six-game hit streak into this matchup,, and he’s posting an identical of .270/16/56.
Gunnar Henderson has produced a run in three of the last four contests, he’s hit 19 homers with 56 RBI for the season.
Cedric Mullins has totaled multiple bases in three of the previous four games, he’s batting .254, with 49 RBI for the season.
Anthony Santander leads Baltimore in HR (21) and RBI (65).
Athletics Preview & Projected Starter
Oakland moved to 33-87 after losing to Baltimore. The A’s couldn’t keep up with the O’s after the third inning last night, and they’ll attempt to avoid another loss here Saturday. The Oakland offense is scoring 2.81 runs per game, while batting .222, with a .303 on-base percentage. The pitching staff carries a 6.00 ERA, with a 1.62 WHIP.
Ken Waldichuk (2-7, 6.07 ERA, 100 Ks) will get the ball for Oakland. The second-year lefty pitched well in DC last week, holding the Nats to one run over five innings of work. Three of Waldichuk’s last four starts have gone surprisingly well, and it’ll be interesting to see if he contains the O’s lineup here at home. Waldichuk was solid in a start in Baltimore back in April (6.1 IP, 3 ER), and he’ll look to build on last week’s effort here.
Athletics Player Trends & Facts
Brent Rooker has recorded a hit in five of the last six games, and he leads Oakland in home runs (19) and RBI (49).
Zach Gelof had a career-day in St. Louis on Wednesday, recording four hits in the game three win, and he’s now batting .294 thru 28 big league games.
Seth Brown has produced a run in three of the last four games, and he’s posted splits of .219/11/39.
Corey’s Free Pick
Baltimore went out and handled business last night, and I like their chances of doubling down Jerez. The Orioles are a non-nonsense club, and they’ve emphasized leaving nothing behind and winning each time out. They’ve got their eyes on a 100-win season, and I don’t think they slow down here in the Bay. Back Baltimore to take game two Saturday.