Rockies vs Orioles Prediction - MLB Picks 8/26/23
Baltimore Orioles (80-48) vs Colorado Rockies (48-80)
Game Info: Saturday, August 26, 2023 at 7:05 pm (Oriole Park at Camden Yards)
Kyle Bradish (8-6) (3.03) vs Chris Flexen (1-5) (7.18)
Betting Odds: Baltimore Orioles -300 / Colorado Rockies +262 --- Over/Under: 9 Click Here for the Latest Odds
The Baltimore Orioles will host the Colorado Rockies for game two of their interleague series this Saturday from Camden Yards. Baltimore took game one after scoring in the eighth inning, 5-4.
Rockies Preview & Projected Starter
Colorado moved to 48-80 after falling to Baltimore. The Rockies let another contest slip from their grasp, and they’ll attempt to bounce back here in game two. The Colorado offense is scoring 4.5 runs per game, while batting .256, with a .317 on-base percentage. The pitching staff carries a 4.70 ERA, with a 1.43 WHIP.
Chris Flexen (1-5, 7.18 ERA, 50 Ks) will get the call for Colorado. The seventh-year pitcher turned back the clock or sorts last time out, after holding Chicago to just one run through six innings at Coors. Flexen has bounced around the Rockies pitching staff this season, but since joining the rotation in late July, he’s allowed four runs or more runs in three of his first five starts.
Rockies Player Trends & Props
• Ryan McMahon has recorded a hit in eight of the last ten games, and he leads Colorado in hits (114), home runs (21), and RBI (65).
• Elias Diaz has produced a run in five of the last six games, and he’s posting splits of .272/13/60.
• Ezequiel Tovar provided a two-run shot in game one loss, and he’s batting .261, with fifteen homers and 59 runs batted in.
Orioles Preview & Projected Starter
Baltimore comes in at 80-48 after defeating Colorado. The Orioles used timely hitting to take the first contest, and they’ll look to win a fourth straight contest here Saturday. 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.
Kyle Bradish (8-6, 3.03 ERA, 122 Ks) will take the bump for Baltimore. The sophomore righty took care of business in the Bay last week, striking out eight thru six shutout innings against Oakland en route to his eighth win. Bradish’s development has been a big part of Baltimore’s success this season, and aside from a blown spot in Philly, he’s allowed three runs or less in each start since June 1st. Bradish is among league leaders in ERA, and he’ll look to keep things going at home this weekend.
Orioles Player Trends & Props
• Adley Rutschmann has recorded a hit in seven of the last eight games, and he leads Baltimore in hits (131), with splits of .276/16/61.
• Ryan Mountcastle homered in the game one victory, and he’s posting an identical line of .272/18/62.
• Anthony Santander has produced a run in three of his last five games, and he leads O’s in home runs (24) and RBI (69)
• Gunnar Henderson also went yard in Friday’s win, and after extending his hitting streak to ten games, he’s hit 22 homers with 65 RBI for the season.
• Austin Hays has totaled multiple bases in five of the previous seven games, and he leads the Orioles in batting (.284), while totaling 52 RBI.
Corey’s Free Pick
Baltimore came through in a nail biter last night, but I don’t think game two will be as tough for them. The O’s will be sending their sturdiest arm to the mound in Kyle Bradish, and they get to face a vulnerable Chris Flexen. Bradish has been great with containment this season, and if he gets the expected support from the bats, we’ve got the recipe for a strong two-way effort. Let’s bet on Baltimore to be great today and back them for this interleague matchup.