The Baltimore Orioles are set to face off against the Toronto Blue Jays in an exciting matchup at Oriole Park at Camden Yards. The Orioles, currently leading the American League East with a record of 77-48, are eager to extend their division lead. On the other hand, the Blue Jays, with a solid record of 70-56, are determined to climb higher in the division standings.
Orioles vs Blue Jays: Kremer to Face Gausman
The pitching matchup for this game features Dean Kremer taking the mound for the Orioles. Kremer has a record of 11-5 and an ERA of 4.50. He has been a dependable starter for the Orioles this season. He will be going head-to-head against Kevin Gausman of the Blue Jays. Gausman boasts a record of 9-7 and an impressive ERA of 3.24. Expect a compelling battle between these two talented pitchers.
The Orioles have been in fine form recently, winning six out of their last 10 games. Though they suffered a setback in their previous game, they will be looking to bounce back and regain their winning momentum. The Blue Jays, on the other hand, have won five of their last 10 games. They are currently on a 3-game winning streak. Both teams will be determined to secure a victory in this crucial matchup.
The game is scheduled to take place on Wednesday, August 23rd at 7:05 PM Eastern Time. Fans can catch all the action on the MASN2 channel.
What to Watch For:
– Despite their impressive lineup, the Orioles will be keeping a close eye on the injuries that have plagued several key players. The statuses of players like Jack Flaherty, Anthony Santander, and John Means will greatly impact the team’s performance.
– The Blue Jays will be relying on the strong batting averages of Bo Bichette and Whit Merrifield. These two players have been consistent contributors throughout the season and could play a crucial role in deciding the outcome of the game.
– The battle between Kremer and Gausman on the mound will be a matchup to watch. Both pitchers have the ability to dominate opposing hitters and can swing the game in their team’s favor.
– The Orioles’ Austin Hays has been leading the team in batting average with an impressive .280. Keep an eye on Hays as he looks to continue his hot streak and provide a spark for the Orioles’ offense.
– The Blue Jays will have to rely on their bullpen to shut down the potent Orioles’ lineup. Look for pitchers to step up and deliver in high-pressure situations.
Orioles: Jack Flaherty (SP, Undisclosed, Day-to-Day), Anthony Santander (RF, Back, Day-to-Day), Dillon Tate (RP, Elbow, D60), Austin Voth (RP, Elbow, D60), John Means (SP, Elbow, D60), Keegan Akin (RP, Back, D15), Aaron Hicks (LF, Back, D10), Danny Coulombe (RP, Biceps, D15)
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