The Baltimore Orioles and Toronto Blue Jays enter the third meeting in a four-game series at the Rogers Centre. Toronto is looking to bounce back after a 6-5 loss at home last night. Jordan Lyles wasn’t good, as he allowed 5 hits and 4 earned runs in 5.1 frames, but the bats helped out.
Jorge Mateo 😲 pic.twitter.com/TMOyWhAdMe
— Orioles on MASN (@masnOrioles) June 15, 2022
Yusei Kikuchi, who was hot for a few starts, is regressing as of late. He allowed 5 hits and 4 earned runs through 4 innings. Trevor Richards didn’t help matters out of the bullpen, with 2 hits and 2 earned runs yielded in 1.1 innings.
This effort wasn’t consistent with what the Blue Jays have accomplished over the last few weeks. The Blue Jays won 14 of their last 18 matchups before the loss last night.
Toronto is playing catch up with the New York Yankees, who’ve been in great shape to open the season. The Yankees lead the AL East with a strong record of 45-16 and a nine-game lead on the Jays.
There isn’t a team in the majors with as many wins as the Yankees have going into Wednesday. There isn’t another team in the American League with 40 wins. The next best record is the Mets at 41-22.
The most realistic scenario is that Toronto is a wildcard team in the postseason, though. Tampa is also hanging around, and the Red Sox have been hotter recently.
Jose Berrios signed a seven-year $131 million deal to stay in Toronto after he was traded from the Twins last year. His numbers don’t look like a $131 million pitcher, but he’s sometimes looked like it.
Berrios is called on to work on Wednesday night at the Rogers Centre. Bruce Zimmermann gets the nod for the Orioles on the road. Head below for our free Orioles vs. Blue Jays prediction on June 15, 2022.
Baltimore Orioles vs. Toronto Blue Jays Live Betting Odds:
|Baltimore Orioles||+1.5 (+125)||+240||Over 9.5 (-115)|
|Toronto Blue Jays||-1.5 (-145)||-300||Under 9.5 (-105)|
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|Team Data||Baltimore Orioles||Toronto Blue Jays|
|Batting Average Away/Home||.230||.265|
|Runs Per 9||3.99||4.70|
|Team ERA Away/Home||5.31||3.85|
Orioles vs. Blue Jays Prediction:
Bruce Zimmermann will be asked to raise his game on Wednesday night at the Rogers Centre. The lefty was expected to show some promising work last year, but that wasn’t the case.
He had 14 games to show flash his potential, though Zimmermann could not find a groove. It was the biggest workload for Zimmermann in his career after a 7.71 ERA through two appearances in 2020.
Zimmermann was fine to open this season and showed potential. However, he’s been at his worst since allowing 7 hits and 5 earned runs to the Yankees on May 19.
Brandon Hyde explains what went wrong for Bruce Zimmermann tonight.
— Orioles on MASN (@masnOrioles) June 11, 2022
Zimmermann is reeling with a minimum of 4 earned runs allowed in five straight performances. He’s looking at an 11.30 ERA and 2.02 WHIP in his previous three attempts through 15 innings.
He’s going into this one with an ERA of 6.89 and a 1.50 WHIP on the road. The Jays don’t have much experience against Zimmermann, but this lineup has hit .517 with 3 RBIs in 8 at-bats.
Baltimore Orioles vs. Toronto Blue Jays Betting Trends:
- Record (Last 10): 5-5
- 1-5 overall in their previous six games at Toronto
- 3-8 overall in their previous 11 games on a Wednesday
- 1-7 overal in their previous eight games versus the Blue Jays
- 26-71 overall in their previous 97 games on the road
- 24-61 overall in their previous 85 games versus the AL East
- Record (Last 10): 6-4
- 14-5 overall in their previous 19 games
- 5-1 overall in their previous six games versus the Orioles at home
- 37-14 overall in their previous 51 games after a loss
- 13-6 overal in their previous 19 games versus a left-handed starter
- OVER is 12-4 in their previous 16 games versus the AL East
Jose Berrios takes a trip to the mound at the Rogers Centre with a 4.73 ERA and 1.33 WHIP. He had a 5.62 ERA on May 29, so Berrios has recently brought his numbers down nicely.
Berrios posted an ERA of 1.80 and a 0.73 WHIP in his last two starts. The Twins and Tigers notched a .160 OBP versus Berrios across a total of 15 innings.
The O’s are hitting .209 with 1 home run in 47 at-bats against Berrios in his career. He’s been stronger at home than on the road, with a 3.00 ERA and 1.22 WHIP as opposed to a 5.97 ERA and 1.41 WHIP.
This start sets up well for Berrios in Toronto this evening. Look for the Blue Jays to win and clear the runline for a cover at home.